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Dr. Magesh Kumar

Pulmonologist, Chennai

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Dr. Magesh Kumar Pulmonologist, Chennai
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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
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; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Magesh Kumar is a popular Pulmonologist in Retteri, Chennai. He is currently associated with Retteri Sri Kumaran Health Centre Private Limited in Retteri, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Magesh Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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My father had tb of larynx with primary focal point in lungs last year for which he took medication for 6 months. His sputum test showed negative afb. We assumed he recovered. However, he never gained weigh again after that, and in fact, he lost further weight. On biopsy of enlarged adrenal gland seen in us, the report showed tb of adrenal gland. Now he has again started taking his old tb medication. Can I know how do we go further about it. Will he be fine taking the same medication again? how do we know if the medication is still working?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
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Was u/s done at first treatment also. If tb of lung/larynx was cured by previous treatment tb of adrenal should also be cured. Any other symtoms excepy wt loss. Get biopsy slide examined from second pathologist. If tb of adrenal only now then by repeat u/s and reduction in tb symtoms. Treatment has to continued for one to one and half year, as it appear to be haematogenous tb.

I have been having difficulty in breathing for quite some time now. I have been trying to identify the cause for nearly an year now. I recently has a severe throat infection and even my nose was blocked due to inflammation and I had breath to breath using my mouth. The cause for my sore throat was diagnosed as Acid reflux and was prescribed to have gaviscon and rabeprazole sodium. My Nasal block is not completely getting cured. Any suggestion and advice.

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda
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I have been having difficulty in breathing for quite some time now. I have been trying to identify the cause for near...
After reading your problem it seems that you have chronic sinusitis. There are very good medicines in ayurved and panchakarma will also help. Consult any good ayurvedic hospital near by. By the time follow this- avoid cold drinks, junk and fermented food, dairy products specially curd. Avoid banana and citrus fruits. Take steam inhalation for continuous 7 days, gargals with salt and turmeric powder added in warm water. Take a pinch of turmeric powder in 1/2 cup water and drink at night for 5 days. Take 5-7 tulasi leaves daily morning. Whenever possible drink warm water 3-4 times in a day. Regards.

I have a problem of migraine and sinus. Is this disease can cure permanently or temporarily. Why this happens to me all the time because of change in life style.

BHMS
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Hello, both the medical conditions are treated well in Homoeopathy without any side effects.Homoeopathy gives you permanent relief of your symptoms. But the treatment depends upon the totality of symptoms of individual person.So please share your symptoms to get the proper medication. Thanks and take care.

My brother has an asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer for long term?

MBBS
General Physician
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If steroids are given orally for long periods of time than only it will cause bone shrinkage but if given through nebulisation than it won't have any side effects.

I am suffering from dry cough. Iam also diabetic. Myreportsbp, sugar135---180 sugar levels140/90 bp level. Suggest me medicine.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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I am suffering from dry cough. Iam also diabetic. Myreportsbp, sugar135---180 sugar levels140/90 bp level. Suggest me...
You need to have better control. Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For sugar control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner.

I have a sinus problem! What can I do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
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Several things can be done to prevent cold: -Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones. -Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. -Get plenty of rest/sleep.staying at home will keep you from spreading germs.Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. -Drink plenty of fluids(veg/tomato soups,dal water/coconut water/herbal tea etc), and eat nutritious food(like sprouts/boiled eggs without yolk with milk). Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can impair your sleep -Treatment:A cold usually lasts for a week or two. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn't need medical treatment. -Complications like infections of the ears, throat, sinuses or lungs must be treated with antibiotics. -Gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. -Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation. -Tablet nasorest-p once/twice daily may ease breathing. -Do steam inhalation once or twice daily.

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.

BHMS
Homeopath
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Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine bryonia 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days and update. Avoid cold and sour things.

I am a 72 year old male who is suffering from COPD and am looking for a Homeopathic solution or course to help me breathe better and reduce the nagging cough that I have. Can you suggest a line of treatment for me.

M.D.(HOMOEOPATHY), C.S.D.(MUMBAI), BHMS
Homeopath
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by chronic airflow limitation that is not fully reversible and an abnormal inflammatory response in the lungs. The latter represent the innate and adaptive immune responses to a lifetime of exposure to noxious particles, fumes and gases, particularly cigarette smoke. All cigarette smokers have inflammatory changes within their lungs, but those who develop COPD exhibit an enhanced or abnormal inflammatory response may result in mucous hyper-secretion (chronic bronchitis), tissue destruction (emphysema), disruption of normal repair and defense mechanism causing small airway inflammation (bronchiolitis) and fibrosis. These pathological changes result in increased resistance to airflow in the small conducting airways and increased compliance and reduced elastic recoil of the lungs. This causes progressive airflow limitation and air trapping, which are the hallmark features of COPD. There is increasing understanding of the cell and the molecular mechanism that result in the pathological changes found and how these lead to physiological abnormalities and subsequent development of symptoms. What are the causes of a COPD exacerbation? These are two very common causes of COPD exacerbation: Lung infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Infections are the most common cause of COPD exacerbations and are usually caused by a virus, but they can also be caused by bacteria. Lung irritation from dust, fumes, and other sources of air pollution. When you experience a COPD exacerbation, there is a dramatic increase in mucus production in your lungs as well as narrowing of the airways of the lungs a (bronchial tubes). The increased mucus production and airway narrowing decrease the air flow in the lungs, worsening the symptoms of cough and shortness of breath. Other cases of COPD exacerbations include heart failure, allergic reactions, accidental inhalation of food or stomach contents into the lungs, and exposure to temperature changes or chemicals. In about one third of COPD exacerbations, doctors cannot find a cause. The most common symptoms seen in COPD are breathlessness, cough and fatigue. There is no good correlation between lung function and symptoms of COPD, not even the standardized scoring of breathlessness correlates well with FEV; the important message being that a simple physiological measure can never substitute a symptom history. Breathlessness Breathlessness is the most significant symptom in COPD and it is associated with significant disability, poor quality of life and poor prognosis. Cough and Sputum Production Cough is respiratory defense mechanism protecting the airways and cough is the major method of clearing excess mucus production. In COPD patients, cough as a symptom is almost as common as breathlessness and may actually precede the onset of breathlessness. Cough is usually worse in the morning but seldom disturbs the patient’s sleep; it can, nevertheless, be disabling because of the embarrassment felt by many patients when they have bursts of productive cough on social occasions and may contribute to the isolation often imposed on patients due to breathlessness. Wheezing Wheezing is generally seen as an asthma symptom but frequently occurs in COPD as well. However, nocturnal wheeze is uncommon in COPD and Suggests the presence of asthma and/or heart failure. Fatigue Fatigue is frequently reported by COPD patients. Other symptoms Chest pain is a common complaint in COPD, mostly secondary to muscle pain. However, it should be noted that ischemic heart disease is frequent in any population of heavy smokers and COPD patients may be at particular risk. Acid reflux occurrence is also frequent in COPD. Ankle swelling may result from immobility secondary to breathlessness or as result of right heart failure. Anorexia and weight loss often occurs as the disease advances and should be mirrored by measurements of body mass index (BMI) and body composition. Psychiatric morbidity is high in COPD, reflecting the social isolation, the neurological effects of hypoxemia and possibly the effects of systemic inflammation. Sleep quality is impaired in advanced disease and this may contribute to neuropsychiatric comorbidity. How is COPD diagnosed? The diagnosis is largely made on the clinical grounds in patients who have smoked. It is confirmed by demonstrating airflow obstruction that shows little day to day or diurnal variation and minimal response to bronchodilators. Airflow obstruction can only be accurately showed by spirometry rather than by measuring peak flow rates. Many patients will only present at the time of an exacerbation and will be unaware that they have a chronic illness. Some will have had a cough or been breathless for some time but will not have recognized that these were symptoms of a lung condition. It is often only in retrospect that patients realize that they have been breathless on exertion or have had a productive cough for several years. Many smokers have a morning cough that they regard as normal for them and become breathless on exertion, which they regard as a part of normal ageing. Age is risk factor for COPD and the presence of symptoms suggestive of a diagnosis of COPD in patients under the age of 40 should raise the possibility of an alternative diagnosis or an unusual etiology such as a-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Homeopathic treatment of COPD symptoms Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat COPD symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several medicines are available for COPD symptoms treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation, modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are some specific homeopathic remedies which are quite helpful in the treatment of COPD symptoms: side effects of hormonal inhalers you are undergoing treatment Dizziness, Fatigue, Fever; Rash; Abdominal Pain, Dyspepsia, Dental Pain, Gastroenteritis; Increased AST; Weakness; Cough, Nasal Congestion. Aggression, Agitation, Angioedema, Arthralgia, Bleeding Tendency, Bruising, Cholestasis, Diarrhoea, Dream Abnormalities, Drowsiness, Oedema, Eosinophilia, Hallucinations, Hepatic Eosinophilic Infiltration (Rare), Hepatitis, Hypersensitivity, Hypoaesthesia, Insomnia, Irritability, Muscle Cramps, Myalgia, Nausea, Palpitation, Pancreatitis, Paraesthesia, Pruritus, Restlessness, Seizure, Urticaria, Vasculitis, Vomiting. Potentially Fatal: Anaphylaxis, Churg-Strauss Syndrome.

She have cold more than a month. When she takes medicine from government hospital. It's coming down. When she stops medicine. It's increasing. Also she already have Asthma problem. Please tell me what to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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More tan a month needs investigation like blood CBC and PBS and antibiotics needed. For asthma asthalin like drugs can be used

I am a b. Tech final year student I live in hostel. My room mate have problem cough with blood. Doctor confirmed him tb. Now I want to know that I have also have to take medicine of tb or what precautions I have to take.

MBBS
General Physician
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go for x ray and sputum test first.your room mate is taking medicine, after 15 days of treatment his sputum should be negative. if it is -ve then no problem. or you can ask the authority to change his room.

Type 2 diabetes along with chronic asthma.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda
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Dear, Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which sugar does not get metabolized properly in the body. This means that the blood sugar levels continue to be high, threatening the normal functioning of the body. According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com

If cough persist more than 30 days and it us increasing day by day then what should one do?

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician
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Take x ray of chest. It could be tuberculosis. It's a dangerous disease. So rule it out first. Then undergo blood test also.

I'm 22 year old. But I have a problem last 2 year. But don't get the solution for asthma . I have chek up from Dr. But gave me medicine . Than also not get relief . Now same problem started. Now what to do for relief from asthma.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist
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I'm 22 year old. But I have a problem last 2 year.
But don't get the solution for asthma .
I have chek up from Dr. Bu...
asthma can be controlled only by regular use of asthma controller medication by inhalation with spacer. Avoid dust, smoke, pollutiom and allergens.

I was given a task to complete 800meters in 150secs I was practicing from few days to achieve the goal In my history I was very rare in to sports or running Now im feeling breathe very speed when im running speed Im able to do only 500mts in 150 secs Please help me Note: I do not have any asthma symptoms.

MBBS
General Physician
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You are bound to feel heavy breathing when you are running because your body is in the mode of heavy exercise it is good that you don't have asthma there is no medicine to improve your running speed you have to achieve it by practice only keep on trying you will improve.

I have asthma and because of this I can't breathe properly so please suggest me ways to prevent it.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist
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Use asthma preventor medicine by inhalation with spacer. Avoid dust, smoke, pollution and pollens exposure.

I am not able to hold my breath for more than 10 seconds after jogging! feeling darkness after holding breath! normal?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath
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You need to start meditation for that so that your inner energy gets stabilized for jogging and you won't face this problem...

He is suffering from unstable angina. Recently angiogram was done to him reports are normal. He has asthma. He is using lar-h, clopidogrel. Will you please suggest which medicine can be used to reduce it?

DAA, DNB
Pulmonologist
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He is suffering from unstable angina. Recently angiogram was done to him reports are normal. He has asthma. He is usi...
Hi. I understand your concerns. Asthma is chronic and a common problem causing symptoms. He will need to pulmonary function test which is needed for diagnosis and also to assess severity of asthma based on which treatment can be started. Consult a pulmonologist for the same. Hope your questions were answered. Thanks.

I have throat problem I always feel too much cough in throat and it is creating problem.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I have throat problem I always feel too much cough in throat and it is creating problem.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine belladonna 30 (4 drops in little water) 4 times in a day for 2 days and revert.

Hi Doc I am having a real tough cough since last two weeks I have take doctor advice but its still not working so please can you suggest me any good medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath
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Hello, as you are having cough since 2 weeks I would strongly suggest to see a physician nearby who can examine and if needed get some investigations done for the same. For reilef you can try home remedies like turmeric milk, hotwater +salt gargles at home.

I have fever and cough for more than 6 days and I tried my family doc prescribed medicines also but it doesn't worked it out so what should I do now..

cc USG, MBBS
General Physician
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I have fever and cough for more than 6 days and I tried my family doc prescribed medicines also but it doesn't worked...
Measure your temperature and tell me reading Tell me name of medicine you are taking Avoid exertion Take tablet paracetamol 500 mg after food (If No Drug Allergy) as and when required for fever more than 99 f (maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hr can be taken in a day) for 3 days Take proper diet homemade food like moong dal dalia, chapati etc Get CBC checked and review with reports consult privately
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