A/Prof Jeffrey Garrett

Auckland
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About A/Prof Jeffrey Garrett

A/Prof Jeffrey Garrett is a Respiratory Medicine specialist in Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand.

The following description is a generic description for the category and does not necessarily reference all the services/ procedures offered by A/Prof Jeffrey Garrett.


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 A/Prof Jeffrey Garrett

09 638 6022
Ascot Office Park, 3 B
93-95 Ascot Ave
Greenlane
Auckland

PO Box 109409,
Newmarket
Auckland 1149

EDI: auckphys
09 930 6109
GA1-2
93-95 Ascot Ave
Greenlane East
Auckland

93-95 Ascot Ave Auckland 1051 New Zealand
Page last updated on 2 November 2018