Pulmonology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory tract. Diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect breathing and the lungs may involve evaluation of various parts of the respiratory tract, including the sinuses, nose, pharynx (throat) and trachea (windpipe). Sometimes, it also involves evaluating other parts of the body, such as the heart. Some of the common lung disorders are -
A chronic condition characterized by periodic wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. Asthma attacks occur when inflammation of the airways causes them to narrow, restricting airflow in and out of the lungs. The attacks can last minutes or days and can be dangerous if the airflow becomes severely restricted.
Asthma can't be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled. Because asthma often changes over time, you must work with the doctor to track the signs and symptoms and adjust your treatment as needed.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the second most common cause of death in India after heart disease. COPD is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. The main symptoms include shortness of breath and cough with sputum production. COPD is caused due to years of exposure to smoke from tobacco or coal, wood or cow-dung and other irritants and its patients are usually above the age of 40.
Although COPD is a progressive disease that gets worse over time, it is treatable. With proper management, most people with COPD can achieve good symptom control and quality of life, as well as reduced risk of other associated conditions.
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung primarily affecting the small air sacs known as alveoli. Symptoms typically include some combination of productive or dry cough, chest pain, fever and difficulty breathing. Pneumonia is usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria, and less commonly by other microorganisms.
Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. It is most serious for infants and young children, people older than age 65, and people with health problems or weakened immune systems.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep occur more often than normal. Each pause can last for a few seconds to a few minutes and they happen many times a night. In the most common form, this follows loud snoring. Because the disorder disrupts normal sleep, those affected may experience sleepiness or feel tired during the day. In children, it may cause hyperactivity or problems in school.
Successfully completing 300 bronchoscopies to date, Dr. Bhavya is our resident expert on lung diseases capable of providing full pulmonary function tests and sleep studies, Ultrasound-guided chest procedures such as Aspiration, FNAC and Percutaneous biopsy to in-patients & out-patients. Dr. Bhavya specialises in performing transbronchial, transcarinal needle aspiration, bronchial washing, brushings and foreign body removal.
Dr. Bhavya has also studied Intensive care equipping her with the knowledge of invasive and non-invasive ventilation, advanced haemodynamic monitoring and management of the critically ill. In short, you can breathe easy knowing you’re safe in the hands of Dr. Bhavya.
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