Shortness of breath is one of the most common symptoms in everyday medical life. Besides the heart, the lung is the central organ for the oxygen supply of the body and thus an important part of the medical examination if the symptom of shortness of breath is indicated.
Classical fields of activity for lung specialists include allergic bronchial asthma or the smoker's disease COPD. Especially in the case of these diseases, there have been major changes in therapy concepts in recent years, e.g. with regard to drug therapy approaches.