When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Throughout the world millions of people are affected by lung disease.
The term "lung disease" refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, infections including influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and breathing problems including sleep apnoea (a condition where the body forgets to breathe whilst you are asleep and results in tiredness and lethargy).
Respiratory medicine is the area of health care that specifically deals with disorders of the lungs. At the Specialist Medical Clinic, Dr Waqar Haider provides a dedicated respiratory healthcare service.
If you are concerned about any health problems relating to your lungs or breathing disorders, contact the clinic for an appointment.