Respiratory Diseases Clinic

Respiratory Diseases Clinic

Specialized care provided by a multidisciplinary and multiprofessional team, which will help you in the decisions to be made concerning diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and follow-up of respiratory diseases.

Respiratory diseases have strong prevalence, and continue to increase. They have great impact on mortality, working capacity limitation and on the individual quality of life, consuming large health resources.

Persistent cough and shortness of breath (dyspnea) at rest or on effort, and thoracic pain triggered or aggravated by respiratory movements are nonspecific symptoms, but that usually indicate respiratory system diseases.

Some habits (smoking), hobbies (close contact with birds or other domestic animals) and professions (metallurgy, civil construction, carpentry, among others) involve risk of pulmonary disease.

Several acute pulmonary diseases (tuberculosis, pneumonia, pleurisy, among others) can produce pulmonary sequels generating frequent infections or functional incapacity.

Snoring and respiratory alterations during sleep can have serious consequences on interpersonal relationships, daily activities and on present and future state of health.

Hospital da Luz Arrábida offers now to its clients the unit Clínica de Doenças Respiratórias (Respiratory Diseases Clinic), with medical and surgical specialized knowledge, complemented with advanced imagiology, a modern laboratory of study of pulmonary function and a differentiated respiratory techniques office.

 

When should you go to Clínica de Doenças Respiratórias?

  • If you have any of the aforesaid symptoms or belong to any of the risk groups abovementioned, and if, even with no symptoms, you wish to screen or prevent a possible pulmonary disease.
  • If your family doctor recommended specialized opinion or exams.
  • If you have a pulmonary disease already diagnosed and considered uncontrolled.
  • If you snore or have trouble sleeping, if you are told to have sleep apnea, wake up tired and fall easily asleep during the day.