Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does a pulmonary doctor check for?
Testing by a pulmonologist to determine the cause of symptoms such as shortness of breath and chronic coughing. Bronchitis, COPD, and sleep apnea are all conditions that pulmonologists treat. The pulmonologist also performed sleep apnea treatment and pulmonary function testing.
2. What are the tests for a Pulmonology Checkup?
The tests for a Pulmonology Checkup are:
3. How often should you get your pulmonology Checkup done?
If you have breathing problems, see your doctor as soon as possible. This is an important part of maintaining lung health and controlling chronic pulmonary diseases. And, your doctor might recommend you for a regular health checkup.
4. What is X-Ray Chest PA View?
An X-ray of the chest is a safe and painless test to visualize the structures of the chest wall which includes the collar bone, breastbone, ribs, shoulder blade, and surrounding muscles. It also helps to visualize the internal organs of the chest which includes the lungs, airways, heart, food pipe, and diaphragm. The image is recorded on a special X-ray film using a small amount of radiation. The actual exposure time to radiation is usually less than a second, although the overall test may take 15-20 minutes.
5. What is PFT (Pulmonary Function Test)?
PFTs (pulmonary function tests) are noninvasive exams that determine how effectively the lungs are functioning. Lung volume, capacity, flow rates, and gas exchange are all assessed in these tests. This information can assist your doctor in diagnosing and treating specific lung conditions.
6. what is an echo (echocardiogram) screening test?
An echocardiogram (echo) is a graphic outline of the heart's movement. During an echo test, ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) from a hand-held wand placed on your chest provides pictures of the heart's valves and chambers and helps the sonographer evaluate the pumping action of the heart.
7. Why is a PFT(pulmonary function test) done?
A pulmonary function test (PFT) is a noninvasive examination that determines how well the lungs are functioning. The most basic test is spirometry. This test measures the amount of air the lungs can hold & also measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange.
8. What is an echocardiogram used to diagnose?
An echocardiogram can help your doctor diagnose heart conditions. An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. This common test allows your doctor to see your heart beating and pumping blood. Your doctor can use the images from an echocardiogram to identify heart disease.
9. How many Investigations and Consultations are in Pulmonology health checkup?
There are 3 Investigations & 1 Specialist Consultation in Pulmonology Health Checkup.