Pulmonology

The Pulmonology department at HMH has a wide-variety of cutting edge treatment modalities and an experienced team of pulmonologists to help patients with respiratory problems lead a productive life.

State-of-the-Art
Facilities

Full split polysomnogram

Bronchoscopy

Emergency care services for
patients

Immunisation services

Well baby clinics

TB clinic for diagnosis

Specialised tests to diagnose sleep disorders

Respiratory polysomnogram

Mini rigid thoracoscopy with biopsy and electrocauterisation axcersones

Pulmonological problems
treated in the Department

 

It is an infection, wherein there is inflammation of the air sacs in the lungs causing fever, incessant cough and difficulty in breathing.

Pneumonia may be caused by a bacteria or virus and can lead to severe complications and even be fatal, if left untreated.

Children and older people are more susceptible to this infection compared to healthy adults.

 

This is a common condition in which the pipe-like structures (bronchial tubes) that carry air to the lungs are inflamed resulting in respiratory issues.

Some of the symptoms of this condition include breathlessness, wheezing, cough accompanied by mucus, discomfort in the chest region and sometimes, fever.

Bronchitis is categorised as chronic or acute.

Chronic bronchitis is often characterised as being triggered by certain allergens such as dust, smoke and pollen among others.

This is called allergic bronchitis.

Acute bronchitis is caused by a viral infection that causes difficulty in breathing.

Bronchitis comes under the wider group of lung conditions called Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD).

 

It is a respiratory condition characterised by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, making it difficult for a person to breathe.

In some people, the symptoms may be mild and may not cause much problems, flaring up once in a while because of certain triggers.

But in some patients asthma may be long-term, accompanied by severe symptoms such as shortness of breath, continuous wheezing and coughing, adversely affecting the quality of life.

 

This is a serious bacterial infection caused by the organism Mycobacterium tuberculosis that attacks the lungs and results in severe cough (with the patient sometimes throwing up blood), shortness of breath, fever, weight loss and tiredness.

Often patients may not have symptoms. Tuberculosis is treatable and can be cured through a prolonged course of medications.

 

This a respiratory condition that can be dangerous if left untreated.

It is a sleep disorder wherein breathing is obstructed intermittently while a person is sleeping.

Breathing may stop and start again and this condition is characterised by loud snoring.

Sleep apnea is most often seen in people with hypertension and obesity and can be treated with certain breathing devices and by making changes in lifestyle such as eating healthy and taking up physical activity.

 

This is a life-threatening genetic disorder that affects the lungs, in which there is production of thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and digestive system.

 

Spirometry, diffusion of lung carbon monoxide (DLCO) with reversibilityPulmonary rehabilitation / 6MWT (6min walk test)

Signs that indicate you
should see a Pulmonologist

Breathlessness and wheezing

Fever and sore throat

Congestion in the chest and throat region

Headaches

Coughing with or without phlegm

Signs that indicate you
should see a Pulmonologist

Breathlessness and wheezing

Fever and sore throat

Congestion in the chest and throat region

Headaches

Coughing with or without phlegm

Our Special
Treatments

The Pulmonology department at HMH has a wide-variety of cutting edge treatment modalities and an experienced team of pulmonologists to help patients with respiratory problems lead a productive life.

There are a variety of top-notch diagnostic tools such as bronchoscope, state-of-the art CT and sleep lab, devices to check lung function, spirometry test among others to get an accurate prognosis
 

Treatment of most respiratory conditions involves a combination various factors identifying the triggers or the cause of infection, devising a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program, giving medications including antibiotics and steroid inhalers to control the symptoms and suggesting lifestyle changes to improve quality of life.

At HMH, we are committed to giving our patients the best in pulmonary care and formulate an effective plan of treatment for all types of respiratory disorders for patients of all ages.

About
Pulmonology

As we grapple with ever-growing pollution levels in urban areas coupled with attacks from new viruses, there seems to be an overwhelming rise in respiratory tract infections and conditions that affect the lung and chest.

Respiratory medicine plays an important role in addressing these health issues with a focus on prevention, early detection and timely treatment to allow patients to breathe easy and lead a normal life. 
 

Pulmonology or respiratory medicine is concerned with diseases that involve the respiratory tract, chest and lungs in both children and adults.

Pulmonologists are medical professionals attached to the branch of internal medicine, who evaluate and help patients with respiratory illnesses get relief from breathing difficulty, sleep issues and obstruction in the chest and lungs, through medications and therapy.

At Hindu Mission Hospital (HMH) we understand the needs of the community and have been addressing specific respiratory health-related problems that typically affect the urban milieu.