Pulmonology (Lungs Care)

The department has been equipped with state of art facilities in the care of respiratory and other thoracic disorders.
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There is an advanced pulmonary function laboratory, a dedicated sleep medicine unit apart from an interventional pulmonology suite. The department also has programs running for smoking cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation and respiratory allergies.
Experts in Pulmonary Medicine at Pushpanjali Hospital provide comprehensive consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with illnesses that affect the lungs and breathing. The latest technology is used to provide state-of-the-art care in both the outpatient and hospital settings, including the intensive care units.

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Pulmonary specialists have expertise in a range of respiratory conditions including but not limited to: lung cancer diagnosis and treatment; chronic obstructive lung diseases including asthma; interstitial lung diseases; pulmonary vascular disease including pulmonary hypertension; sleep disorders; acute and chronic respiratory failure; and various lung infections.


Pulmonary medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract. A pulmonologist has expertise in the evaluation of patients with breathlessness, cough, wheezing, and chest tightness, as well as abnormalities of the chest x-ray, chest CT scan and other chest imaging studies.


Outpatient clinics for evaluation and treatment of various lung conditions
Hospital inpatient services for evaluation and treatment of various lung conditions
Intensive care services for management and treatment of the critically ill
Sleep disorders evaluation and treatment
Bronchoscopic diagnosis and treatment
Medical thoracoscopy for both diagnosis and treatment
Pulmonary function laboratory
Pulmonary rehabilitation program
Smoking cessation program



Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.


Shortness of breath
Chest tightness or pain
Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing
A whistling or wheezing sound when exhaling (wheezing is a common sign of asthma in children)
Coughing or wheezing attacks that are worsened by a respiratory virus, such as a cold or the flu



Airborne allergens, such as pollen, animal dander, mold, cockroaches and dust mites
Allergic reactions to some foods, such as peanuts or shellfish
Respiratory infections, such as the common cold
Physical activity (exercise-induced asthma)
Cold air
Air pollutants and irritants, such as smoke
Certain medications, including beta blockers, aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve)
Strong emotions and stress
Sulfites and preservatives added to some types of foods and beverages
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which stomach acids back up into your throat
Menstrual cycle in some women



Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by infection. Bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites can cause pneumonia. Pneumonia is a particular concern if you're older than 65 or have a chronic illness or weak immune system. It can also occur in young, healthy people.


Fever
Lower-than-normal body temperature in older people
Cough
Shortness of breath
Sweating
Shaking chills
Chest pain that fluctuates with breathing (pleurisy)
Headache
Muscle pain
Fatigue

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