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Pulmonology in Bangalore | FAQ’s
Pulmonologists help to prevent the diseases related to the respiratory system. The common diagnosis includes pleurisy, COPD, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Respiratory system diseases are widespread and take a long time to recover. Also, these diseases lead to serious consequences, if not treated timely. The doctors skilled in treating respiratory diseases are called pulmonologists. Tiny air sacs called Alveoli get hampered due to the lack of oxygen which results in blockage in the branches of the bronchial tree, this ultimately results in lung disorders and diseases. The treatments in pulmonology are followed with some set of tests done to check the breathing capability and the infections in lungs.
When to see a pulmonologist?
Initially, it is difficult to decide the right time to see a pulmonologist, but there are a few symptoms which can help you to take the right decision. Given below is the list, have a look.
If Cough lasts for more than 7 weeks.
Blood appears in sputum.
Shortness of breath
Breathing issues while using stairs
Unexpected weight loss
If you cough up blood
How are respiratory diseases diagnosed?
Your pulmonologist evaluates your medical history. This is followed by a number of diagnostic tests that help the doctor to diagnose the condition in a better way and provide the best treatment modality.
You can be asked to undergo the following screening tests:
Imaging test: X-Ray is done to detect the abnormalities in bones.
Pleural Fluid Analysis: It is done to check the cause of fluid accumulation outside the lungs and chest wall. The aim is to check the infections in the lungs.
Bronchodilator: It is a technique used to detect shortness of breath and asthma.
Allergy Tests: These are done to test asthma triggers.
Will I get any discounts on my first consultation?
Ans. Yes, you just have to book the appointment from the online portal of Credihealth or you can also Call at +91–8010–994–994 and converse with Credi Medical Experts for the process.
What should I carry for my first appointment?
Ans. You need to carry your previous prescription if any.
Why choose Credihealth?
You can avail the medical services at different locations in Bangalore. The top hospitals where you can avail the consultation with the doctors include fortis hospital, Manipal hospital, Aster CMI hospital, Chinmaya Narayana super specialty and Sakra world hospital. Also, you can book online appointments with these respected hospitals in Bangalore region.
Credihealth has a team of in-house medical experts who carefully collect all the necessary information about hospitals in Bangalore. You can check out a detailed profile, educational qualification, experience, OPD schedule, fees and other details about top doctors.
If you need guidance in selecting the best doctors for your treatment, then call 8010-994-994 to talk to the in-house medical experts for FREE or drop in a Callback Request. Basis symptoms, medical condition, location, insurance, budget and other parameters, the medical expert will share the best available options for the doctors available. You can choose the best doctors as per your need and book appointment as per your time preference. Credihealth has a network of the best surgeons in Bangalore. In addition to choosing a good doctor, the medical expert will also support in booking appointment, comparing treatment cost for procedures from reputed hospitals in Bangalore.
PFTs are the noninvasive tests that show how well the lungs are working. They measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 13/12/2020
If your child is suffering from some breathing problem, you should take the child to a pediatric pulmonologist. A pediatric pulmonologist diagnoses and treats children from birth to 21 years old.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 19/02/2020
Common pulmonology diseases are Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Interstitial lung disease, occupational lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, and Rheumatoid lung disease.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 23/05/2020
Signs and symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include Shortness of breath, dry cough, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, aching muscles, and joints.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 07/06/2020
One should see a pulmonologist to diagnose and treat complex conditions that primarily affect the lungs.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 10/03/2020
There is no difference between Pulmonologist and Respirologist. Both diagnoses and treats conditions related to the respiratory tract.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 12/05/2020
Pulmonologists are specialists who diagnose and treat conditions that affect the respiratory tract such as the airway, the lungs, and the respiratory muscles.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 24/05/2020
Pulmonology is the medical specialty that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 12/08/2020
Pulmonology is a branch of medicine that deals with the disorder involving the respiratory tract.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 04/09/2020
One of the signs of COPD that may show up on an X-ray is hyperinflated lungs.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 31/10/2020
Pulmonologist treats a disease like Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cystic fibrosis, Emphysema, Interstitial lung disease, and more.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 06/08/2020
No, Pulmonologist does not perform surgeries. If the patient needs surgery, they refer him/her to a chest surgeon.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 06/07/2020
Lung surgery is a major operation that can have certain side effects. This is a reason that is why surgery isn't a good idea for everyone.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 28/02/2020
Procedures for interventional pulmonology include Flexible bronchoscopy, Bronchoalveolar lavage, Biopsy of lung or lymph node, Airway stent, Balloon bronchoplasty, and so on.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 11/10/2020
Research stated evidenced that adult human lung is capable of growing back. Not completely by at least in part.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 24/12/2020
Yes, a person can live with one lung. Even he can perform the regular activities normally without any issue.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 25/08/2020
A patient needs to stay in the hospital for at least 5-7 days after lung surgery.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 12/03/2020
You should see a pulmonologist for your lungs.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 03/07/2020
The four stages of COPD are Early Stage, Moderate Stage, Severe Stage, and Very Severe Stage.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 18/12/2020