Pulmonologist in Bangalore

A pulmonologist is a medical professional who provides treatments for the disorders related to the pulmonary, i.e., lungs. They can detect, correct, treat all the disorders that affect the respiratory system. Usually, infections, structural conditions, inflammation, and tumor can affect the respiratory system.

What are the pulmonology subspecialties?
  • Lung diseases that are inflamed or scared, also known as interstitial lung disease.
  • Interventional pulmonary – This includes treating the conditions related to the airways, pleural disease, and even cancers of the lungs.
  • Lung transplantation
  • Neuromuscular disease – They are the disorders the occur due to muscular failure.
  • Obstructive lung disease – It is a condition where the airways become narrow or blocked.
  • Sleep-disordered breathing.
What are the common procedures performed by a pulmonologist to diagnose a condition?
  • CT scan – This is performed to take a look at the complete images of the bones, muscles, fat organs, and blood vessels.
  • Chest fluoroscopy – It is performed to take a look at the complete lung function.
  • Chest ultrasound – It is performed to evaluate the organs and the structures of the chest.
  • Lobectomy – It is conducted to remove a lobe from the lungs
  • Pleural biopsy – It is conducted to where a small sample of the tissue, which surrounds the lungs, is taken.
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Pulse oximetry test
  • Transplantations – It is conducted to replace the damaged lung with a healthy one
  • Thoracentesis – A procedure conducted to extract all the unnecessary air or fluids from the lungs.
  • Bronchoscopy – It helps to evaluate the trachea, lower airways, larynx, and throat.
  • Sleep disorders
What are the most common conditions treated by a pulmonologist at Apollo Spectra?
• Asthma

Asthma is a condition where the airways become narrow or swollen causing excess mucus. It can cause difficulty in breathing, coughing, wheezing, and even shortness of breath. Although there is no cure for this disorder, with treatment, you can reduce the symptoms. The symptoms of this condition include; shortness of breath, a sense of tightness or even pain in the chest, unable to sleep because of breathing problems, coughing or wheezing, you may hear a whistling sound when you exhale, and respiratory infections can cause coughs or wheezing to increase.

• Bronchitis

Due to various particles present in the air, the lung can become weak. Hence, one of the most common conditions, which can affect the lungs is known as bronchitis. Here, the bronchial tubes become inflamed. Bronchitis can occur after any infections or severe cold. There are two types of bronchitis- acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis occurs because of the virus that causes cold and flu. Chronic bronchitis occurs mostly because of smoking cigarettes. However, pollution and other contaminations can also lead to this condition. The symptoms include; coughing, production of excess, mucus, feeling very tired, fever, and even chest pain. Since smoking can aggravate or make this condition severe, it is important to quit smoking. We understand, that it may not be an easy task. However, you can talk to our doctor and they can help you quit this harmful habit.

• Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition where your breathing starts and stops involuntarily, while you are asleep. It can cause loud snoring and despite sleeping for several hours, the patient might feel tired and sleepy. Commonly, there are three types of sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea – It is very common and occurs due to the relaxation of the throat muscles while one is asleep.
Central sleep apnea – When the brain doesn’t provide the right signals to the muscles responsible for controlling breathing, central sleep apnea occurs.
Complex sleep apnea syndrome – This condition is also known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea and occurs when an individual is suffering from both obstructive and central sleep apnea.
The symptoms of this condition include; very loud snoring, you may stop breathing for some time, which may be seen by someone, you wake up abruptly or all of a sudden, headaches in the morning due to insufficient sleep, dry mouth, sore throat, unable to sleep, insomnia, hypersomnia, unable to concentrate, irritation.

Why should you choose Apollo Spectra?
If you are experiencing abnormal respiratory issues, then don’t neglect it. Visit our pulmonologist in Bangalore for a medical examination. Our doctors specialize in all the respiratory disorders, even the most complicated illness. They will work closely with your primary care doctor to help create a treatment plan just for you. Our doctors realize the connection of the lungs with other branches of medicine, which includes both cardiology and endocrinology. We also offer the state-of-the-art facility for your convenience and betterment. So, book your appointment today.