Dr Girish Patel

Sydney

About Dr Girish Patel

Dr Girish Patel is a Respiratory Medicine specialist in Bella Vista, NSW, Australia.


Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory medicine concerns the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the lungs and breathing. The lungs, located within the chest, bring oxygen to the bloodstream and remove carbon dioxide from it. When you breathe in, air passes through the throat into the trachea (windpipe). The base of the trachea divides into the right and left bronchi (tubes). These divide again and again, becoming smaller and smaller until the smallest airways, the alveoli, are reached. Oxygen moves across the walls of the alveoli and enters the bloodstream. After passing through the heart the arteries carry it throughout the body. Carbon dioxide is passed from the blood into the alveoli and is breathed out of the lungs. A range of conditions affect the respiratory system. Common problems include asthma, involving inflammation of the bronchi, which makes them swell, narrowing the airways. Sleep apnoea is characterised by a reduction or pause of airflow during sleep. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is any disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COPD mainly involves two related diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Contact Dr Girish Patel

02 8315 3138
Ste 415, Lvl 4
14 Lexington Dr
Bella Vista 2153 NSW

02 9456 9960
Ste 3, Nepean Pvt Specialist Ctr
1A Barber Ave
Kingswood 2747 NSW

14 Lexington Dr NSW 2153 Australia
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