Dr Melissa Yang

Central Victoria

About Dr Melissa Yang

Dr Melissa Yang is a Respiratory Medicine specialist in Bacchus Marsh, VIC, Australia.

The following description is a generic description for the category and does not necessarily reference all the services/ procedures offered by Dr Melissa Yang.

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 Melissa Yang

03 9318 4577
Bacchus Marsh Eye Clinic
16 Grant Rd
Bacchus Marsh 3340 VIC

03 9318 4577
Patterson Lakes Specialist Centre
21 Thompson Rd
Patterson Lakes 3197 VIC

03 9318 4577
Sydenham Specialist Suites
574 Melton Hwy
Sydenham 3037 VIC

16 Grant Rd Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340 Australia
Page last updated on 23 November 2017