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PULMONOLOGY

Department of Pulmonology at Shanti Gopal Multispecialty Hospital deals with diseases of the respiratory tract and respiratory diseases like diseases of the airway (Bronchial Asthma, COPD), interstitial diseases, diseases of alveolar space (ARDS), diseases of pulmonary vasculature (PAH, PE, Vasculitis), diseases of ventilatory control, occupational lung diseases, all types of infection related to lungs, diseases of mediastinum and pleura, cancer of lung & pleura, sleep related disorders (SAS, Narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement,UARS) and upper airway resistance syndrome.

The department is well equipped with ultra-modern gadgets. It has one of the best PFT labs, bronchoscopy units (Paediatric & Adult).

DR. SUSHIL UPADHYAY

DR. SUSHIL UPADHYAY

Facilities at Shanti Gopal include:

  • Management Of Acute & Chronic Lung Disease
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Transbronchial Needle Aspiration
  • Transbronchial Lung Biopsy
  • Tracheomalacia Study
  • Forcep Biopsy
  • Brush Biopsy
  • Therapeutic Lung Lavage
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage
  • Thoracoscopy
  • VATS- Video Assisted Thoracoscopy
  • Pleuroscopy
  • Alveoscopy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pleural Fluid Aspiration
  • Inter-Coastal Drainage(ICD)

Pulmonary Function Tests

  • Spirometry
  • Lung Volume Including RV, TLC, FRC
  • 6 Minute Walk Test
  • Pulse Oxymetry
  • Pre & Post Exercise Oxymetry

Condition – Asthma

Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, resulting into wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. While asthma is classified based on severity, at the moment there is no clear method for classifying different subgroups of asthma beyond this system.

Signs and Symptoms

Its symptoms include:

  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath

Causes

There could be many reasons of asthma including:

  • Animals (pet hair or dander)
  • Dust
  • Changes in weather
  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Respiratory infections, such as the common cold
  • Tobacco smoking

Treatment

The objective of asthma treatment is to control airway swelling. There are two basic kinds of medication for treating asthma:

  • Control drugs to prevent attacks
  • Quick-relief (rescue) drugs for use during attacks

Your doctor may suggest you an inhaler containing drugs to provide immediate relief. The main thing is that you would have to check for the elements that trigger asthma. Keep yourself away from those elements.

Condition – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is one of the most common lung diseases today. It makes it difficult for the person to breathe. There are two major forms of COPD:

  • Chronic bronchitis, which involves a long-term cough with mucus
  • Emphysema, which involves destruction of the lungs over time

Signs and symptoms

Its major symptoms include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Cough, with or without mucus
  • Many respiratory infections
  • Wheezing
  • Trouble catching one’s breath

Causes

Its major causes are:

  • Smoking
  • Exposure to certain gases or fumes in the workplace
  • Exposure to heavy amounts of secondhand smoke and pollution
  • Frequent use of cooking fire without proper ventilation