Dr James Di Michiel

Sydney

About Dr James Di Michiel

Dr James Di Michiel is a Respiratory Medicine specialist in Miranda, 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 James Di Michiel

02 9540 1455
Ste 103
26-28 Gibbs St
Miranda 2228 NSW

02 8076 3430
Ste 44
23 Norton St
Leichhardt 2040 NSW

26-28 Gibbs St NSW 2228 Australia
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