Respirology focuses on the many respiratory-related illnesses in existence. On the rise, these illnesses include asthma, chronic coughing and smoking-related respiratory problems such as emphysema and cancer. Early detection of these illnesses is important to ensure the best possible treatment. Special consultations to quit smoking are also available. Respirology aims to prevent, diagnose and treat respiratory illnesses.
Sleep medicine deals with problems related to snoring, sleep apnoea, insomnia and leg movement during sleep. These problems are diagnosed using examination techniques performed on an outpatient basis. The essential aim of sleep medicine is to improve sleep quality.