There is a wide variety of conditions that can affect the lungs.
Persistent cough has many possible causes and should be evaluated
The feeling of breathlessness can range from being mildly less fit to being really frightening and suffocating.
Everyone suffers respiratory tract infections from time to time - usually viral and self-limiting. Some people have more frequent infections prompting the need to investigate for a cause.
Coughing up blood or blood-stained mucus is alarming. It should be investigated if it persists.
Chest pain can be worrying because it can be a symptom of an underlying lung problem or of heart disease.
Infection with SARS-CoV2, the virus causing COVID-19 illness, hit the UK in March 2020.
You might have had chest x-ray, CT scan or other imaging test and the radiologist reporting the image has the impression that underlying respiratory disease needs to be considered by a specialist.
Simple snoring is common. Sometimes it is severe enough to cause domestic disharmony or embarrassment. It can also be associated with obstruction to your breathing while you sleep.
Dusts, fibres, spores, proteins and allergens, chemicals, vapours, and other substances in the atmosphere can affect the lungs in different ways.
Dr McAlpine can assess applicants for CAA Class 1 and Class 2 certification and who have a history of asthma or other respiratory medical condition.