Lung and Bronchial Tract
The respiratory organ is dependant on the environment to transport oxygen into the entire body. This makes it susceptible to infections and pollutants. The immune system is therefore particularly active on the bronchial wall to ward off harmful influences. If the immune system is disturbed, allergies, asthma and autoimmune disorders are the result. An overload of pollutants such as cigarette smoke or fine dust lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also called COPD (chronic obstructive lung disease). Lung cancer develops mainly through smoking, but can also occur spontaneously.
If the tone of the pharyngeal muscles is weakened by heavy snoring, it can lead to partial closure of the upper respiratory tract during sleep. The oxygen supply is repeatedly interrupted. This is called sleep apnoea. Since this is a disturbed regulation of breathing, sleep medicine examinations and therapies are mainly performed at a pulmonary specialist clinic.
Breathing is associated with all brain functions through the involuntary and voluntary nervous system network. Breathing is therefore highly influenced by thoughts, emotions and vegetative conditions such as sweating, cold and pain.
Asian exercises to improve health such as Qigong, Taiji or Yoga use this network to harmonise the respiratory function.
The lung is a sensitive environmental organ and with its bronchial tree needs to be nurtured with fresh air, exercise and restful sleep.
In the context of lung and bronchial medicine as well as allergology we examine and treat not only adults in our clinic but also children from the second year of life.