Pulmonology

Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at Aster Ramesh Hospitals offers comprehensive consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for diverse lung diseases. Backed by advanced facilities like 24 hour MICU and ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation), the Department of Pulmonology provides specialised critical care for patients with acute respiratory conditions and respiratory failure. The department offers complete treatments for pulmonary diseases like: Sleep disorders Pulmonary hypertension Asthma Pneumonia Pleural effusion, Empyema, Pneumothorax Tuberculosis Chronic obstructive lung disease i.e. COPD Interstitial lung disease (Lung fibrosis) Post COVID lung fibrosis Septicemia Acute lung injury, ARDS Poly-trauma, Flail chest Acute and chronic respiratory failure, and Various lung infections Lung cancer Haemoptysis

Faqs

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

What are symptoms of asthma?

Asthma can present with episodic cough, wheeze, and chest tightness. It can be associated with nasal allergy symptoms such as running nose, sneezing episodes.

Can Asthma be life threatening?

Yes. Especially if asthma is not well controlled, it can be life threatening. Patients with certain types of asthma may develop severe symptoms in a short duration of time. We need to be extra cautious with such patients.

How to prevent serious asthma attacks?

Use your inhalers regularly as per your prescription Avoid triggering factors like exposure to dust, pollen etc. Discuss with your pulmonologist about Asthma action plan Don`t miss your annual FLU vaccination Do regular exercise, yoga and meditation Take seasonal fruits, avoid junk food

I have Asthma. Do I need to use tablets or inhalers?

Depending on severity and level of control of Asthma, various medications will be prescribed including tablets, inhalers and nebulizations.

Are inhalers addictive?

No. Inhalers are safe to use in children and adults with Asthma. They control Asthma and prevent serious Asthma attacks so that they can lead a normal healthy life.

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