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Pulmonology

Advanced Centre for Pulmonology

Pulmonology is a specialization in medicine which deals with problems associated with breathing and lung health. With an increase in industrialization, population and ever-increasing air pollution respiratory problems are on the rise. We at Aster RV Bangalore understand the rising need for a comprehensive respiratory care unit which caters to a wide range of respiratory services including preventive medicine, early diagnosis of respiratory conditions and optimal, timely management of lung diseases. Our top pulmonologist in Bangalore provides comprehensive respiratory care to their patients.

The Centre of Excellence in Pulmonology at Aster RV specialises in clinical pulmonology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in diagnosis and management of lung diseases, sleep medicine, critical care, management of advanced lung diseases and lung transplantation. The overall approach is to foster an environment in the treatment of these disorders where we combine expertise, information, communication and support to help the patient and the family with the difficult times which come with critical illness and chest disorders. We understand the crisis which descends on individuals and families in these times and tries as both professionals and individuals to be with you through these challenging periods in a very comprehensive way.

At this Centre of Excellence, we follow International treatment protocols to ensure optimal, evidence-based care at all times and offer best-in-class healthcare services for both adult and paediatric care.

Our Doctors

We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.

Advanced Technology & Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Pulmonology Facilities
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Diffusion capacity of lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO)
  • Six minute walk test (6MWT)
  • Fractional exhaled nitric oxide testing (FENO)
  • Skin prick test (Allergy testing)
  • Sleep studies(Polysomnography)
  • CPAP titration studies

FAQs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a common respiratory disorder in which your airways become inflamed. It occurs in children and adults.

What does Asthma feel like?

You will experience coughing, tightening in chest, whistling sound in the chest etc when exposed to dust. Consult the Best Pulmonologist in Bangalore to know more about Asthma signs and symptoms.

How does someone develop asthma?

One may develop Asthma due to genetics, environmental factors, respiratory infections, air pollutants etc.

What is the relation between Allergies and Asthma?

Yes, 60-70% of patients present with sneezing, itching, nasal stuffiness etc are associated with allergies and asthma.

What is a lung transplantation?

Lung transplantation is a surgical procedure that involves replacing a diseased or damaged lung with a healthy lung from a deceased donor or, in some cases, from a living donor. It is typically performed in patients with end-stage lung diseases that cannot be adequately treated with other medical interventions.

How long is the waiting period for a lung transplant?

The waiting period for a lung transplant can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the patient's blood type, the severity of their condition, and the availability of suitable donor organs. On average, the waiting period can range from a few weeks to several months.

How long can a transplanted lung last?

The longevity of a transplanted lung can vary among individuals. On average, most lung transplant recipients can expect their transplanted lung to function well for approximately 5 to 10 years. However, with advancements in surgical techniques, post-transplant care, and immunosuppressive medications, there have been cases where transplanted lungs have functioned for more than 15 years.

What are the factors that cause Asthma?

The factors that cause Asthma are Genetic, environmental factors and triggers like smoke, pollen, air pollution, respiratory infections and dust etc. Intrinsic factors like emotional outburst and anxiety

How common is Asthma?

In India alone, the 17-18 million population is suffering from Asthma. Across the globe, around 300 million people are suffering from Asthma.

How is Asthma diagnosed?

Generally, the doctor will conduct a detailed medical history and physical examination of the patient to determine the symptoms. Inhaler medications will be recommended to improve lungs condition.

Lung function test or spirometry, Blood test, is done for diagnosis of Bronchial Asthma and its allergy components.

Can people with Asthma do exercise?

Yes. Exercise is a very important part of health for a patient with Bronchial Asthma. Losing weight can be beneficial.

Visit the Top Pulmonology Hospital in Bangalore to avail highest quality medical care.

Who is a candidate for a lung transplantation?

Candidates for lung transplantation are individuals with severe, irreversible lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), cystic fibrosis (CF), or pulmonary hypertension. Eligibility for lung transplantation depends on several factors, including the severity of the disease, overall health status, and the absence of contraindications.

What are the risks and complications associated with lung transplantation?

Lung transplantation is a complex surgical procedure with potential risks and complications. Some of the risks include organ rejection, infection, bleeding, blood clots, and complications related to immunosuppressive medications.

Are there any lifestyle changes required after lung transplantation?

Yes, lifestyle changes are necessary after lung transplantation to optimise the long-term success of the transplant. These changes may include adhering to a strict medication regimen, maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, avoiding tobacco smoke and environmental pollutants, and practicing good hygiene to reduce the risk of infections. It's crucial for recipients to follow the guidelines provided by their transplant team for a healthy and successful outcome.

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