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  • Breathing is a crucial part of life. At birth, the baby’s first action is to cry, which is essential for the baby’s first breath. Life is represented by breath.
  • In the cases of respiratory patients, the pulmonology department helps patients who have discomfort in breathing and discomfort in the lungs.
  • The pulmonology professionals treat respiratory diseases such as lung cancer, tuberculosis, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, bronchial asthma, various allergies, respiratory failure, pleural disease (pleural effusion, pneumothorax), interstitial lung disease, chronic cough, and hemoptysis.

This department usually diagnoses more than 200 lung cancer cases per year.
Tuberculosis is still difficult to treat. This department is dedicated to encourage people to get tested for tuberculosis, in order for prevent further increase of the decease when early detected.

The pulmonology department also pays attention to asthma patients, as asthma is a frequent occurrence in people. The patients are also educated how to use the medication and inhalers efficiently by pharmacists and counselors.

To diagnose respiratory diseases, pulmonary function tests, bronchoalveolar drug examinations, bronchoscopy, skin prick test, and respiratory-related tests are performed. Pulmonary function tests, including simple lung function tests, have also been implemented. Skin prick tests track the cause of bronchial asthma and allergy sufferers.

Bronchoscopy directly observes the bronchial tubes with a camera at the end of the endoscope, cleaning and biopsy. This is very useful in the diagnosis of lung cancer, bronchial tuberculosis, hemoptysis, and interstitial pulmonary disease. The hospital diagnoses more than 1200 cases annually for various respiratory diseases.

In the future, photodynamic examination via bronchoscopy for the early diagnosis of lung cancer is expected.

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