Diseases of the lung, pleural cavity, trachea, upper respiratory tract and the respiratory nerves and muscles can be debilitating and life threatening. This is why at 3fivetwo we provide a comprehensive respiratory medical and assessment service.
The symptoms of respiratory disease differ depending on the disease.
Common symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Coughing up blood or excessive phlegm
- Loss of appetite
- Cachexia (marked weight loss)
- Cyanosis - a bluish discoloration of the lips, tongue or fingers
In some cases respiratory disease without symptoms can be diagnosed during the investigation of another disease or through a routine check-up. If so, 3fivetwo respiratory medical consultation can initiate your care pathway. Treatment and investigation of respiratory conditions depends on the extent of the particular disease and the severity of symptoms.
At 3fivetwo Healthcare we can offer consultation with full history and investigation, and arrange the following investigations as required:
- Chest xray
- Pulmonary function test - spirometry
- Sputum culture
- CT scan
- Ventilation perfusion scan