The Pulmonology Department at Vivekananda Hospital is led by a senior consultant. He is expert in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of wide variety of respiratory and sleep disorders. He holds expertise in handling simple to complex medical challenges that affect the lungs and breathing including,
We use the latest technology to provide individualized care needed to an outpatient or an inpatient, backed up by all other specialties and an intensive care unit(ICU) as needed.
Pulmonary medicine is an internal medicine specialist concerned with preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract. The following are some of the most prevalent conditions diagnosed and treated by our pulmonologists:
Damage to and dilatation (widening) of the significant bronchial airways causes this syndrome. The bronchial tubes swell and generate tiny pockets where infection can spread. Bronchitis can be inherited or acquired later in life, most commonly due to inhaling a foreign item or recurring lung infections. Cystic fibrosis is responsible for around half of all cases in the United States today.
Infection frequently causes inflammation of the airways. It can be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term). A mucus-producing cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, exhaustion, and a moderate temperature are symptoms. A viral respiratory illness, such as a cold or the flu, is frequently followed by acute bronchitis. It’s also typical to get a subsequent bacterial infection.
COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
COPD is a collection of lung disorders marked by inflammation of the airways, lung tissue destruction, and restricted airflow. The most prevalent forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs become partially clogged in COPD, making breathing difficult. COPD is most commonly caused by cigarette smoking, although other lung irritants such as dust, chemicals, and pollutants can also cause or contribute to the disease.
COPD is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. When a patient has had a cough with significant mucus on most days of the month for at least three months, they may be diagnosed with chronic bronchitis.
COPD is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Emphysema is a lung disease that affects the air sacs (alveoli). The air sacs lose their flexibility and become unable to fully deflate, preventing them from filling with fresh air and providing appropriate oxygen to the body.
Interstitial lung disease (ILD).
ILD (interstitial lung disease) is a broad term that refers to various chronic lung diseases. Though symptoms vary based on ILD type, many of them share the same symptoms: dyspnea and a dry cough.
A sickness brought on by contact with irritating or harmful substances in the workplace. These compounds can cause acute or chronic respiratory difficulties; however, extended or recurrent exposure is more prevalent.
Exposure to tiny asbestos fibers causes progressive scarring of lung tissue. Construction and industrial workers are the most susceptible to asbestosis.
A chronic disorder in which the tiny airways become obstructed, resulting in substantially compromised lung function. Dust from hemp, flax, and cotton processing is the most typical culprit.
Exposure to an organism that develops on hay, straw, grains, and other organic materials found on farms causes an allergic reaction. Acute farmer’s lungs can grow 4 to 8 hours after exposure to moldy dust, with flu-like symptoms occurring 4 to 8 hours later. It is irreversible.
An inhaled allergen, such as mold, bacteria, or fungi, causes acute or persistent airways inflammation. The lungs’ air sacs become irritated, and fibrous scar tissue forms, obstructing normal function and causing shortness of breath and coughing.
Silica poisoning is a lung condition induced by exposure to silica dust in mines, foundries, blasting operations, and stone, clay, and glass fabrication.
A pulmonologist is a doctor who concentrates on the lungs and respiratory system. A pulmonologist is a doctor who wants to see if your problem includes the lungs or any portion of the respiratory system, from the windpipe to the lungs. Pulmonology is a medical specialty that falls within the umbrella of internal medicine.