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I K Hospitals

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New No 2 Old No 1911,15th Main Road,J Block,Anna Nagar, Landmark: Next To Hotel Skypark, Chennai Chennai
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I K Hospitals is known for housing experienced Pulmonologists. Dr. Dhansekar, a well-reputed Pulmonologist, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for Pulmonologists recommended by 70 patients.

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Homeopathic Treatment For Interstitial Lung Disease

PGDM In Cosmetology, Trichology & Weight Managmen, MD, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Homeopathic Treatment For Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease is an umbrella term for numerous lung diseases that are caused due to scarring or inflammation of lungs. Because of the inflammation, it becomes hard for the body to get enough oxygen. Pulmonary fibrosis is the term for scarring of the lungs.

It refers to a variety of progressive conditions and disorders that result in inflammation and heavy scarring of the lung tissue. Because scarring of the sensitive lung tissue causes hardening and inflexibility of the lungs, the lungs are unable to expand to their normal size. This irreversible condition greatly reduces breathing capacity and prevents life saving oxygen from properly traveling through the bloodstream.

While most cases of interstitial lung disease occur at a gradual progression, other cases appear more rapidly and their causes are unknown. Treatment options sometimes vary and while prescription medicines can slow the progression of interstitial lung disease, it is often not enough to help a patient recover full breathing capacity.

Symptoms-

The major symptoms of interstitial lung diseases include:

  1. Shortness of breath which increases due to exertion

  2. Dry coughing

Types of Interstitial Lung Disease-

Any sort of interstitial lung disease causes thickening of the interstitium which may be due to extra fluids, inflammation or scarring. Some types may be short lived; however, some could be chronic and really painful.

Some of the kinds are discussed below:

  1. Interstitial Pneumonia: This is caused due to infection in the interstitium of the lungs by bacteria, fungi or viruses. The most common cause being a bacteria named Mycoplasma pneumonia.

  2. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Although the cause is unknown, this is a chronic form of scarring of the interstitium.

  3. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: This lung problem is caused due to excessive inhalation of dust, mold or other sort of irritants.

  4. Non-specific Interstitial Pneumonitis: These are the kinds of lung problems, which are presented with autoimmune conditions such as scleroderma or rheumatoid arthritis.

  5. Acute Interstitial Pneumonitis: This is a sudden and intense lung disease which usually requires life support.

  6. Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia: This is a kind of interstitial lung disease but without the presence of any infection.

  7. Desquamative Interstitial Pneumonitis: This is partially caused due to smoking.

  8. Asbestosis: As the name suggests, this is caused due to prolonged exposure to asbestos.

  9. Sarcoidosis: In this condition, lymph nodes are swollen along with lung disorders. Often heart, eye, skin and nerve involvement also occurs.

Homeopathic Treatments For Interstitial Lung Diseases-

The most common treatments are as follows:

  1. Beryllium: This can be the remedy for formation of nodules or granulomas that usually form in the lungs, in other body organs or systems. This particular medicine has been very useful in the treatment of sarcoma. This can be provided to individuals who have difficulty in breathing and enormous pain in the lungs, have dry coughs etc.

  2. Silica: In case of characteristic scarring and thickening of the inner lung layers, this medicine can be prescribed. This remedy helps enormously in relieving cold, sharp lung pains, coughing with very thick phlegm and haemorrhaging capillaries.

These are the most common medications; however there are numerous others that can help relieve lung disorders.

I have suffering from Dry cough from last 2 weeks. I have also chest pain. Please give suggestion.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have suffering from Dry cough from last 2 weeks. I have also chest pain. Please give suggestion.
Dear lybrateuser, - Do warm salt water gargles three times a day - do steam inhalation twice a day - avoid all cold fluids including aerated drinks, have more of warm fluids like tea, coffee, soup - mix 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder in a cup of warm milk & drink twice a day - take tablet levocetrizine, 10 mg, 1 tab daily in the evening - take syrup Chericof, 2 teaspoonful three times a day - have a teaspoonfyl of honey with warm glass of water daily in the morning - have 7-8 glasses of water for proper hydration - have a well balanced dirt with more if fruits & vegetables to boost your immunity - do absolute eosinophilic count, x- ray chest to rule out any other problem.
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Bacterial sinus problems of viridians strep with s.epidermidis .which homeo medicines should I take for a long time (immunity enhancement at the same time. Please give me advice.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Nagpur
Hi when you know about the organism in sinusitis I think you should take organism specific antibiotics and decongestant to add to it .it will help decrease the bacterial load. Yes about homeopathy not sure if you get antibiotics in it. Regards.
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My 8 years old son gets cough and cold often what is the correct medicine for him he has breathing problem to he has mild heart valve problem with. Doctor said not to worry he his not taking any medicine for it.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Nagpur
My 8 years old son gets cough and cold often what is the correct medicine for him he has breathing problem to he has ...
Hi this cough and cold can be attributed to the heart valve problem or it can be some allergic condition. Just visit an ent specialist and get your son properly examined and reach a proper diagnosis. Regards.
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I am chest pain from 3 days and cough for 4 days I use for cough syrup but not relief.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrateuser, - Do steam inhalation twice a day - avoid all cold fluids including aerated drinks, have more of warm fluids like tea, coffee, milk, soup - avoid spicy, fried, sour & junk food - take tablet paracetamol if pain is more - take syrup Benadyl, 2 teaspoonful three times a day - have 7-8 glasses of water per day for proper hydration.
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My father is suffering from cerebral sinus thrombosis. They have blood clots in superior superior sagittal sinus & right transverse sinus. 15 days ago, they came across stroke, after stroke we had hospitalized them. Doctor gave him treatment of LMWH & now he is on xarelto for min. 2 years. Doctor said he have deficiency of protein C & S. And told us to check clotting status after 3 months. Now he is able to walk ,speak, and do all other activity as earlier. But still I need second opinion. Is possible to get reed of this clotting through operation or current treatment of Anti coagulation is right for them. Please suggest some specialist.

Homeopath, Anand
According to. Me,anti coagulation therapy is going ok. You should start homepathic anti coagulants along with main treatment. It would support the treatment as well as increase immunity and would bring fast recovery. Also homeopathic nerve tonics are quite effective in such type of chronic cases. Include omega 3 rich food good for brain like walnuts, dates, avocados also give protein rich food like nuts, legumes,lentils (dals) etc.
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Hello doctor, I have tonsil problem in my neck my voice is also down what can I do ,today is 7 day to face this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
If it does not get better then get it examined by a doctor. Keep gargling with salt water daily 3-4 times. Avoid chilled water or oily food. Have more fruits and soups. Revert back after the that. You can take Homeopathy if it does not get better.
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I am suffering in asthma last 4 year .what should I do now I have take long time medicine.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering in asthma last 4 year .what should I do now
I have take long time medicine.
1.You have to do steam Inhalation by a steam inhaler 2-3 times daily 2.Take Viscodyne LS syrup 2 Tsf thrice daily 3.You have to take antibiotic, use inhaler and do nebulisation along with it after consulting physician, if required4.consult physician for advice 5. If it is due to allergy do an allergy test after consulting Allergist/Immunologist to find out the cause of allergy and follow rhe advice and treatment accordingly.
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Tuberculosis - Watch Out For These Warning Signs!

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Tuberculosis - Watch Out For These Warning Signs!

Although your body is already in possession of the bacteria leading to tuberculosis, your immune system is able to prevent you from becoming sick. Doctors have made a distinction between latent and active tuberculosis (TB). In case of latent TB, the bacteria in the body in a passive state and it causes no symptoms, and therefore it is not contagious. But, in the case of active TB, you would become sick and may even spread the disease to others. It can take place in the first few weeks or even after several months of being infected with TB bacteria.

What are the symptoms of active TB?

  1. If you are coughing for over three weeks and sometimes even coughing up blood, it can be a sign of TB.
  2. Chest pain and pain while coughing and breathing along with fatigue, fever, chills and night sweat are the common symptoms of TB along with loss of appetite and unintentional weight loss. TB may even affect other organs of your body, including your brain, spine and kidneys.
  3. When TB takes place outside the lungs, then the signs of TB can vary as per the organs that are involved. For instance, TB in the spine can cause back pain and that in kidneys may cause blood in the urine.

What are the causes of TB?
TB is caused by a bacteria which spreads from individual to individual via the microscopic droplets that are released into the air. This may happen when an affected person is left untreated and he speaks or sneezes or coughs or laughs.

Though the disease is contagious, it is not easy to be affected by it. As a result, you are much more likely to get affected with active tuberculosis from a person you live with or come in regular contact with, rather than a stranger. It is important to note here that people who are affected with TB and going through proper medications for over two weeks are no more contagious.

Right from the 1980s, the number of individuals affected with TB has increased dramatically, owing to the spread of HIV, which is the virus known for causing AIDS. A person infected with HIV has a weak immunity system as a result of which it becomes difficult for the body to deal with TB bacteria. So those who have AIDS are more likely to be affected with active TB and sometimes the latent form also progresses to an active one very quickly. Therefore, it is important to seek medical assistance and detect if you have any such health complications concerning TB.

Hi doctor I am feeling breathlessness from past one year I do not know why it is happening I will feel shortness of breath only in rest. What is the cause and what medications should I take to relive this problem please help me out I do not have any cough or other symptoms except this.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.It could be due to anxiety,stress, obesity, anemia,blocked nose, DNS, Nasal polyp, Adenoid,sinusitis, asthma, COPD(emphysema/chronic Bronchitis), pneumonia,TB,lung Cancer,pleural effusion, chest wall injury,allergy.heart problem 2.Get yourself medically examined by doctor and follow the advice and treatment accordingly
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Mere chest m seeing lene m problem h doctors se checkup karwa to allergic problem bahut h please help me in best treatment suggest me best medicine for lungs allergic problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.You have to do steam Inhalation by a steam inhaler 2-3 times daily 2.Take Viscodyne LS syrup 2 Tsf thrice daily 3.You have to take antibiotic, use inhaler and do nebulisation along with it after consulting physician, if required4.consult physician for advice 5. If it is due to allergy do an allergy test after consulting Allergist/Immunologist to find out the cause of allergy and follow rhe advice and treatment accordingly.
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I am 20 years old female .I often get breathing difficulty .sever dysnea even at rest .its very hard for me to manage .what is the solution?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.It could be due to anxiety, stress, obesity, anemia, blocked nose, DNS, Nasal polyp, Adenoid, sinusitis, asthma, COPD (emphysema/chronic Bronchitis), pneumonia, allergy.heart problem 2.Get yourself medically examined by doctor/pulmonologist and follow the advice and treatment accordingly.
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Lung Cancer - In A Nutshell!

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Lung Cancer - In A Nutshell!

Lung cancer is also known as pulmonary carcinoma or cancer of the lung. It occurs when DNA mutations develop in the cells/ tissues of the lungs leading up to uncontrolled growth in the tissues of the lung. By far, it is known to be the most common cancer in Asia.

1. Type: lung cancers can present as one of the following types: 

  1. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): Most common type of lung cancer and constitutes nearly 85% of all lung cancers. The sub-types of NSCLC are as follows:
    • Large cell carcinoma
    • Squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) (Epidermoid)
    • Adenocarcinoma – accounts for majority of the NSCLC.
  2. Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC): It is also known as oat meal cancer and tends to spread (metastasize) quickly. This constitutes about 15% of the lung cancers.
  3. Mesothelioma: It is a rare cancer that develops in the mesothelial cells of the pleural or peritoneal surfaces. It usually arises in the pleural membrane lining the lungs, known as pleural mesothelioma. One that arises from the peritoneum is called the peritoneal mesothelioma and the one that arises from the pericardium is known as pericardial mesothelioma. Lastly, it can also arise from the tunica vaginalis known as testicular mesothelioma. People working with or prior exposure to asbestos are mostly at risk of developing mesothelioma. The latency period between time of exposure and development of mesothelioma can be somewhere between 20 to 40 years. Maximum of the patients who develop mesothelioma are men.

2. Gender: It affects the male populace predominantly. It is more common in men than in women and in those of lower economic status. However, the incidence of lung cancer, in women too, is on the rise of late.

3. Etiology: Cigarette/ Tobacco smoking remains the most important cause of lung cancer accounting for 85 – 90% of the cases. Incidence/ risk is proportionate to the number of cigarettes smoked irrespective of the age. Also, environmental toxins including smoke from burning black tar, exhaust gases from automobiles etc. too contribute actively to various lung diseases including cancer. People working in asbestos manufacturing factories who are exposed to asbestos dust are also likely to get lung cancer. Tuberculosis too is an additive risk factor. Again, people who have received ionizing radiation especially to treat Hodgkin Lymphoma or other malignancies also run the risk of developing lung cancer. Above-mentioned causes apart, genetic factors may also play a role.

4. Features: Lung cancer clinically presents in the following ways mainly.Signs & symptoms of malignant mesothelioma are as enumerated below

1. Difficult/ labored breathing (Dyspnea)

2. Chest pain

3. Palpable chest wall mass

4. Discordant chest wall expansion

5. Weight loss (Cachexia)

6. Loss of appetite (Anorexia)

7. Night sweats

Signs & symptoms of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are as enumerated below. Majority of patients are symptomatic at diagnosis

8. Chronic cough

9. Difficult/ labored breathing (Dyspnea)

10. Chest pain

11. Blood stained sputum (Hemoptysis)

12. Hoarseness

13. Weight loss (Cachexia)

14. Loss of appetite (Anorexia)

15. Weakness

16. Bone pain

17. Pleural or pericardial effusion

18. Superior vena cava syndrome

19. Brachial plexopathy

20. Neurologic pain

21. Hypercalcemia of malignancy

Signs & symptoms of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) are as enumerated below

Symptoms as per the points 8 – 18 depicted above for NSCLC are applicable for SCLC as well. Additionally, patients suffering from SCLC may have:

22. Fever associated with chest infections like bronchitis/ pneumonia that refuse to go away or keep coming back

23. Horner syndrome

24. Paraneoplastic syndromes including encephalitis/ sub-acute sensory neuropathy, hyponatremia, acromegaly, cancer associated retinopathy, ectopic corticotropic syndrome etc all.

5. Screening: is generally recommended for asymptomatic/ symptomatic populations as surveillance for high risk individuals – who are either current or former smokers (quit smoking within the last 15 years), have at least a 30 pack year smoking history and those who do not have any prior history of lung cancer. The goal of screening, as usual, is to be able to detect & diagnose lung cancer at an early stage which is potentially curable. It is mostly radiologic with a low dose helical computed tomography (CT) scan being more effective in detecting early stage lung cancer than a chest radiograph can.

6. Diagnosis: Abnormal blood test results may be indicative of malignancy, but a follow up imaging/ biopsy is always the gold standard for accurate diagnosis. Following are the diagnostics employed mainly:

  1. Blood: Hb may be low, TLC, ESR and polymorphs increased. Adenocarcinomas are likely to express thyroid transcription factor 1 (TTF-1) or carcinoembyonic antigen (CEA). On the other hand, mesotheliomas are likely to express Wilms Tumor -1 (WT-1) protein and Calretinin.
  2. Imaging: Thoracoscopy, Bronchoscopy, X-Ray, CT Scan etc all. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) / CT scan and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan help detect metastasis, if any.
  3. Biopsy: It clinches the histologic diagnosis, and the nature of the disease.

7. Treatment: Conventional treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy as contextually appropriate. Simultaneously, an adjunctive or integrative naturopathic treatment with suitable complementary & alternative medicines (CAM) too can help improve clinical outcomes and facilitate recovery as would be feasible contextually.

8. Prognosis: preventive measures, earlier diagnosis and right early treatment is key for an effective therapeutic management & better prognosis. Like most other cancers, the chances of cure for an early stage lung cancer are more. The cure/ recovery chances are influenced by the grade, stage of cancer, recurrence and the patient’s general health & vitality etc all. The primary determinant of prognosis in NSCLC is the stage at which the cancer is diagnosed. For non-metastatic cancers, however, it is the nodal status that determines the stage and hence the prognosis.

9. Prevention: rightly said, prevention is always a better choice. Cigarette smoking is to be avoided by all means as it is the single major cause of lung cancer. Even exposure to cigarette smoke (passive or secondhand) is also an established cause of lung cancer and is known to increase the risk of lung cancer in non-smokers as well. Preventing exposure to secondhand smoke can be helpful in decreasing the incidence and mortality from primary lung cancers. Above-mentioned apart, other important risk factors such as exposure to ionizing radiation, environmental carcinogens like smoke from burning black tar, exhaust gases from automobiles, outdoor air pollution, and occupational exposure to asbestos, arsenic, beryllium, nickel, cadmium, chromium etc all too are known to increase the risk for lung cancer and mortality thereof. In fact, cigarette smoking is known to potentiate the effect and hence the lung cancer risk of many of the above-mentioned carcinogens, multi-fold, in smokers. Thus, either eliminating or reducing the exposure to the above-mentioned carcinogens can lead to a decrease in the risk of lung cancer and incidences thereof. Furthermore, randomized clinical trials indicate that high intensity smokers (only) who take supplementation of beta-carotene have an increased risk/ incidence of lung cancer. Vitamin E supplementation, on the other hand, does not affect the risk of lung cancer as indicated by the trials. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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What are the symptom of T.B. And which things I should avoid when I suffer from T.B?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Cough with or without expectoration sometimes with blood Weight loss, low grade fever Confirmed by investigations Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, processed food, rice Take proper treatment and proper high nutritious diet.
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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 Weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 Weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what ...
Dear lybrateuser, - Do warm salt water gargles three times a day - avoid all cold fluids including aerated drinks, have more of warm fluids like tea, coffee, milk, soup -mix 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a cup of warm milk & have twice a day - take tablet levocetrizine, 10 mg,1 tablet daily in the evening - take syrup Chericof, 2 teaspoonful three times a day - avoid spicy, sour & junk food - have 7-8 glasses of water for proper hydration - do absolute eosinophilic count& x- ray to rule out any other problem.
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What are the symptoms of asthma and give me medicine name so I purchase them and take for better health.

MBBS, MD (PSM), M.F.Hom (London)
Homeopath, Nagpur
What are the symptoms of asthma and give me medicine name so I purchase them and take for better health.
lybrate-user clinical symptoms of asthma are, difficult in breathing, cough.It is due to some allergens. You have to consult physician allopath or homeopath. Medicine cannot be prescribe in absentia.
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I am asthma patient from childhood. I am now 54 years old and now when I get an attack my heart feels as though it is having a spasm. Could this be the onset of a heart problem? What should I do?

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I am asthma patient from childhood. I am now 54 years old and now when I get an attack my heart feels as though it is...
This is happening due to hypersensitivity reaction in respiratory tract which is in turn due to insufficient immunity. The good news is that this is easily treatable with ayurvedic tablets. These tablets strengthen cells in immune system so that hypersensitivity is avoided and you become free from breathlessness and asthma. These tablets are free from side effects. You can have mangoes in this season. At the same time, you can take amla, rajani and pimpali to get away from such symptoms. Regards
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My mother has pulmonary embolism and doctors prescribed acitrom 4 mg. She has hepatitis b. Also her haemoglobin level is 7. Can acitrom be given for an anemic patient .pls advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Acitrom 2mg tablet is used in the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (dvt), pulmonary embolism and heart attack.and can be given and anemai eed to be corrected with iron medication
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Hello sir 3 year back suddenly I got breathing problems. I went 2 Dr. He gives me nebulouser. He gives me some medication .He told me it's asthma witch happens when weather changes. Currently l am taking 1 tablet for BP daily. When ever I gets breathing problems I take Budamate200. Now I want you to suggest me according to reports wants kinds of precautions I should take like food, medicine extra extra Thanking you.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Hello sir
3 year back suddenly I got breathing problems. I went 2 Dr. He gives me nebulouser. He gives me some medica...
If you are confirmed case of asthma continue your budamate with spacer. Avoid dust, smoke, pollution, allergens, stress, reflux, allergic rhinitis. Do yoga, breathing exercise.Avoid nuts if increasing asthma problem. maintaine good home environment
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