Respiratory symptoms and disorders
Common symptoms that may alert us to a possible respiratory disease include coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, choking, chest pain, and sputum (if yellow or greenish in colour will suggest an infection or bacterial growth).
The Pulmonology Department at Hospital Ochoa studies, diagnoses and treats:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- Sleep apnea-hypopnea.
- Sarcoidosis and interstitial pulmonary fibrosis.
- Pulmonary embolism.
- Respiratory infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, tuberculosis and bronchiectasis.
- Malignant growths such as lung cancer (screening and prevention).