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Dr. K. Rajkumar

MBBS

Pulmonologist, Chennai

12 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. K. Rajkumar MBBS Pulmonologist, Chennai
12 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Dr. K. Rajkumar is an experienced Pulmonologist in Adyar, Chennai. He has been a successful Pulmonologist for the last 12 years. He has completed MBBS . He is currently practising at Dr. K. Rajkumar@Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. K. Rajkumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute | - 2005
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
European Respiratory Society (ERS)
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I'm Suffering with pain in my lungs due to over stress can I have any solution so that I can recover from this pain.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
We generally use the word 'stress' when we feel that everything becomes too much to handle - we are overloaded and wonder whether we can cope with the pressures placed upon us. Nowadays stress is a normal part of life. Almost everyone has some sort of stress. Constantly reacting to stressful situations without making adjustments to counter the effects, threatens our health and well-being. There are steps you can help you managing day to day stressful conditions and take to feel better. 1.Be realistic: If you feel overwhelmed by some activities (yours and/or your family's), learn to say NO! Eliminate an activity that is not absolutely necessary. You may be taking on more responsibility than you can or should handle. If you meet resistance, give reasons why you're making the changes. Be willing to listen to other's suggestions and be ready to compromise. 2.Shed the 'superman/superwoman' urge: No one is perfect, so don't expect perfection from yourself or others. Ask yourself, 'What really needs to be done? How much can I do? Is the deadline realistic? What adjustments can I make? Don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it. 3.Take one thing at a time: For people under tension or stress, their day-to-day workload can sometimes seem unbearable. The best way to cope with this feeling of being overwhelmed is to take one task at a time. Make a list of things you need to get done and start with one task. Once you accomplish that task, choose the next one. The positive feeling of 'checking off' tasks is very satisfying. It will motivate you to keep going. 4.Share your feelings: A conversation with a friend lets you know that you are not the only one having a bad day. Stay in touch with friends and family. Ask them how they have dealt with a similar situation that may be 'stressing you out. Let them provide love, support and guidance. Don't try to cope alone. 5.Be flexible: If you find you're meeting constant opposition in either your personal or professional life, rethink your position or strategy. Arguing only intensifies stressful feelings. Make allowances for other's opinions and be prepared to compromise. If you are willing to be accommodating, others may meet you halfway. Not only will you reduce your stress, you may find better solutions to your problems. Go easy with criticism. You may expect too much of yourself and others. Try not to feel frustrated, disappointed or even 'trapped' when another person criticises you. 6.Hobbies: Take a break from your worries by doing something you enjoy. Whether it's gardening or painting, schedule time to indulge your interest. Exercise: Regular exercise is a popular way to relieve stress. Twenty to thirty minutes of physical activity benefits both the body and the mind. Meditate: Just ten to twenty minutes of quiet reflection may bring relief from chronic stress as well as increase your tolerance to it. 7.Take Herbal Supplement: Herbs like Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Mandukparni, Shankhpuspi, Kaunch are very helpful in managing stress. These herbs work on the brain and help relax you which ultimately empowers you to manage your stressful conditions easily. There are many herbal supplements available in the market that can help you. 8.Consult the Doctor: If your stress level doesn't seem to improve with above tips, it may require more attention and consultation with an Expert. Or consult me on Lybrate privately Physical symptoms of stress include: •Low energy. •Headaches. •Upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation and nausea. •Aches, pains, and tense muscles. •Chest pain and rapid heartbeat. •Insomnia. •Frequent colds and infections. •Loss of sexual desire and/or ability. STRESS CONTROL There are many ways to tame your stress and keep it at bay. Here are 20 tips to tame your stress today, and keep the stress monsters at bay. 1.Perform diaphragmatic or deep breathing exercises. 2.Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3.Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4.Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5.Meditate. Use visualization or imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6.Exercise regularly or take up yoga. 7.Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback 8.Make time for music, art or other hobbies that help relax and distract you. 9.Learn to identify and monitor stressors. Come up with an organized plan for handling stressful situations. Be careful not to overgeneralize negative reactions to things.
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I am 20 year old I have some problem in my nose I can not breath properly what I do ?

MBBS, MS (ENT & HEAD AND NECK SURGERY), FSIB, Diploma in Allergy and Asthma
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Difficulty in breathing or nasal obstruction can be due to a wide range of causes like deviated nasal septum, sinusitis, turbinate hypertrophy, nasal polyposis etc, it is advised to consult a ent specialist for evaluation to make a diagnosis and subsequent management.
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Am getting cough when the weather is cool and I get also sometimes can I know the reason.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Take hepar sulph 30, 3 drops , twice a day. Take glycyrrhiza glabra 1x, tablets, 2 tabs every 4 hourly. Take Alpha coff , 2 tsf with warm water , twice daily.
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My wife has tb, on the begining stage whether it will spread to me. And also if she become pregnent then whether it will spread to the baby or not? from last one month she is taking medicine.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
If she is on proper medicine, she will not infect you if cough precaution are taken. She should avoid pregnancy.
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I have signs with swelling on face.and I also have asthma what precautions should I take for relief and prevention?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Swelling on the face of asthmatic patient is usually drug induced, if pateint is taking steroid in any form. Steroid are to be reduced gradualy. If you are not taking steroid then you need examination and investigation as per advise of a respiratory physician.
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What are the symptoms of tuberculosis? If found positive what are the necessary and proper steps to be taken for it prevention?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Symptoms of TB 1.Evening rise of Temperature, Night sweat1. 2.Coughing that lasts for more than 3 weeks 3.Coughing up Blood 4.Chest pain while taking breath or coughing 5.Loss of weight, Fatigue Do blood test like ESR,CBC, sputum examination for AFB(3 samples),mantoux test,pain X ray chest.Consult chest physician with report.If found positive you have to take Anti Tubercular drugs for 6 months.Medicine can be collected free of cost and necessary advice can be given from Government run DOTS(Direct Observation treatment short course) Center near to your place .
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Sir I oftenly suffering from cold and cough. Please suggest me for that. What should I do? when I consume medicine it departs but come within 20 days. Pls suggest me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
1.Prepare a mixture of powdered dried ginger root, black pepper and long pepper in equal amounts and store in an airtight container. Have ½ teaspoon of this powder mixed with honey. 2.Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder to one glass of hot water. Drink this sip by sip frequently during the day. 3.Dry roast 3-4 black raisins and add pinch of black pepper and rock salt to it. Have this 2-3 times a day for 15-20 days. 4.Drink luke warm water 3-4 a day. 5. Take 2 tab giloyghan vati twice a day/ 1 month.& swallow 2 basil leaves daily empty stomach with water 6. Pour 2-2 drops of badam rogan shrin/hamdard at night just before sleep. follow up after 10 days. 7. Take 1 tsf chywanprash/jiva with hot milk in breakfast daily in this winter season.
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I get pain in my eye and eye lid. Once it starts paining it goes further to my head travelling to the behind of my ear. I've said its mild sinus and there is no medication for this. I've stopped having all cold things, but still suffer with this even in days time without straining myself.

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Patna
I get pain in my eye and eye lid. Once it starts paining it goes further to my head travelling to the behind of my ea...
1. Artemesia 30 one drop twice daily. For 7 days. Left eye /right eye. Please give detailes in 24 hour after taking the remedy.
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I have problem in breathing my lungs pain when I breath and also there is pain in my heart while taking bath I am unable to breath.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have problem in breathing my lungs pain when I breath and also there is pain in my heart while taking bath I am una...
You may be having chest pain due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day Consult Physician/me for Further Management
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What will be the diet chart for child asthama for my son , age is 12+ & body wt is 60kg.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Your child is obese which will aggrevate asthma.Decrease fats and sugur and increase his activity.He should take green vegitable and fruits not juice.
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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 week and I have chest pain whenever.

M.D.MEDICINE
General Physician, Rajkot
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 week and I have chest pain whenever.
Hi there. Dry cough associated with chest pain since last 2 weeks. I suggest you to go for a chest x ray becoz pneumonia or a pleural effusion needs to be ruled out because sometimes they can present in a similar mannner. Also most of the times excessive coughing may lead to stretching of accessory respiratory muscles which may lead to chest pain. Also to keep in mind chronic acidity is a common cause of dry cough. Please consult a doctor if the problem persists. Take care.
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She has breath problems while sleeping. Look like asthmatic. She has slight sinuses and treated last year. Just over medicine. Now a days she is very restless due to heavy breathing. Please help. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
take tab levofloxin 500 1tab od, tab acebrophylline 100 1tab bd, tab mucin 600 1tab bd, steam inhalation, it will help the pt.
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Hi, Good Evening to you ! My brother who is based in Lucknow has twice undergone operations for his sinus problems. Now, again he has developed the same problem. Any remedy without operations? Please advise.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Can try telekast f 1 tab/day with flutiflo ft 1 puff/each nostril/day . Chronic sinusitis is sometime due to environmental pollution.
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It's the day after my asthma attack and my chest still hurts and I'm about to cry help me please I'm scared.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
It's the day after my asthma attack and my chest still hurts and I'm about to cry help me please I'm scared.
We need more information about your health in order to help you. You can eat 15-20 Basil leaves twice a day with your current treatment. Also Aspidosperma Q 10 drops thrice daily in some water if you have faith in Homeopathy. Under supervision of homeopathic consultant only.
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Lung Cancer: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Lung Cancer: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs. These abnormal cells do not carry out the functions of normal lung cells and do not develop into healthy lung tissue. As they grow, the abnormal cells can form tumors and interfere with the functioning of the lung, which provides oxygen to the body via the blood.

Lung cancer is the most common cause of death due to cancer in both men and women throughout the world. According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, approximately one out of every 14 men and women in the U.S. is diagnosed with cancer of the lung at some point in their lifetime. Lung cancer is predominantly a disease of the elderly; almost 70% of people diagnosed with lung cancer are over 65 years of age, while less than 3% of lung cancers occur in people under 45 years of age.

What Causes Lung Cancer?

The development of lung cancer is strongly associated with cigarette smoking, approximately 90% of lung cancers are attributable to use of tobacco. Pipe and cigar smoking can also cause lung cancer, but the risk is not as high as with cigarette smoking. Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemical compounds, many of which are cancer causing (carcinogens). Passive smoking, i.e. the inhalation of tobacco smoke by non-smokers who live or work with smokers, is also an established risk factor for the development of lung cancer.

Genetic susceptibility (i.e. family history) may play a role in the development of lung cancer. Other causes of lung cancer include air pollution (from vehicles, industry, and power generation) and inhalation of asbestos fibres (usually in the workplace).

Lung Cancer Symptoms:

Early symptoms and signs of lung cancer:

There may be no symptoms at the onset of the disease. When present, common symptoms of lung cancer may include:

  1. Coughing: This includes a persistent cough that doesn't go away or changes to a chronic smoker's cough, such as more coughing or pain.
  2. Coughing up blood: Coughing up blood or rust-colored sputum (spit or phlegm) should always be discussed with your doctor.
  3. Breathing Difficulties: Shortness of breath, wheezing or noisy breathing (called stridor) may all be signs of lung cancer.
  4. Loss of Appetite: Many cancers cause changes in appetite, which may lead to unintended weight loss.
  5. Fatigue: It is common to feel weak or excessively tired.
  6. Recurring infections: Recurring infections, like bronchitis or pneumonia, may be one of the signs of lung cancer.

Signs of advanced stages of lung cancer: Advanced stages of lung cancer are often characterized by the spread of cancer to distant sites in the body. This may affect the bones, liver or brain. As other parts of the body are affected, new lung cancer symptoms may develop, including:

  1. Bone pain
  2. Swelling of the face, arms or neck
  3. Headaches, dizziness or limbs that become weak or numb
  4. Jaundice
  5. Lumps in the neck or collar-bone region

Treatment: Treatment for cancer involves a combination of surgery to remove cancer cells, chemotherapy and radiation therapy to kill cancer cells. Lung cancer is incurable unless complete surgical removal of the tumour cells can be achieved. Surgery is the most effective treatment for lung cancer, but only a few percentage of lung cancers are suitable for surgery i.e. Stage I and II NSCLC and cancer that has not spread beyond the lung.

Radiation therapy may be used for both NSCLC and SCLC and is a good option for people who are not suitable for surgery or who refuse surgery. Chemotherapy is used for both NSCLC and SCLC. Chemotherapy drugs may be given alone or in combination with surgery or radiation therapy. Chemotherapy is the treatment of first choice for SCLC since it has usually spread extensively in the body by the time it has been diagnosed.

Also used in the treatment of lung cancer are targeted therapies. These are drugs (gefitinib and erlotinib) or antibodies (cetuximab, bevacizumab) that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in tumor growth and progression. They are used in some patients with NSCLC that does not respond to standard chemotherapy.

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What is the best precautions from cough and cold even after walking in early hours?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
What is the best precautions from cough and cold even after walking in early hours?
-Drink plenty of fluids(veg/tomato soups,dal water/coconut water/herbal tea etc), and eat nutritious food(like sprouts). Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine -Gargle to keep from getting a sore throat.Take only lukewarm water to drink during the day -Do steam inhalation once or twice daily.
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At night times I am unable to take my breathe properly. It hurts me lot. Please help me.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Can be asthma. Get spirometry done. Eat less in dinner. Skip milk at night. Keep a difference of 2 hour between dinner and sleep.
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As you can see from my details of weight and height given I am underweight and I want to know the cure for it. A diet will be helpful. Also an important point that I have problem of tonsils and cough (weak immune system) Thanks in advance for yhe help.

MBBS,Doctor of Medicine, CCH
General Physician, Bhopal
As you can see from my details of weight and height given I am underweight and I want to know the cure for it. A diet...
You are too young to worry about weight gain. Its your growing age your immune system is busy building up your organs. Take proteins in the form of pulses, milk, eggs and meat. Avoid eating junk food. Weight will increase as you grow older. Its more important for your organs to grow right now.
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My father has cough and asthma. Currently he is taking asthalin inhaler. Pl. Advise some medicine for cough and asthma.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
My father has cough and asthma. Currently he is taking asthalin inhaler. Pl. Advise some medicine for cough and asthma.
asthlin is a rescue medicine for asthma and to be used in emergency only. Use asthma controlle rmedication by inhalation with spacer.
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