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Dr. Vasantha Kumar

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Dr. Vasantha Kumar is a trusted Pulmonologist in Mogappair West, Chennai. You can visit her at Velammal Family Clinic - Nolambur in Mogappair West, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vasantha Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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My friend got asthma attack last night. And now he is on ventilator, doctors are saying that they are helpless and cannot do anything. Please suggest me if any possibility to save his life.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
My friend got asthma attack last night. And now he is on ventilator, doctors are saying that they are helpless and ca...
Very unlikly first attack of asthma leading to ventilation. Asthma is controlable and in most cases patient is weaned of ventilator.
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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I couch hard. Can you suggest what I should be done?

BHMS
General Physician, Raipur
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I couch hard. Can you suggest what ...
You have cough from last 2 wks so you 1st test your blood for cbc esr and also do x ray chest paview.
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I am suffering from bronchitis. Please tell me the do's and do not's? Does junk food affects the disease?

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
Do's are: take a healthy diet, steam inhalation may help, take your treatment regularly. Don'ts are: avoid exposure to smoke, dust, gases, fumes. Avoid triggers that precipitate cough and spasm, special precaution to be taken during change of season and when you get viral infection with regards to your treatment, if bronchitis is chronic in nature.
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What is the best and worst food for asthma patient? How can we get rid of this disease?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Can be controlled with medicine only. Any food that aggrevate your symtoms is bad for you. Avoid cold, sudden change of temp.
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My sister is a asthma patient and suffers from wheezing.She is 21 years now.She also have a growth inside the nose which is towards the brain,that makes difficult for her to breathe

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Asthma is controlable disease with proper medication.Best are inhaler having both long acting b2 aganist and steroid.Try to avoid trigers of asthma.If allergy component then add immunotherapy. For nasal problem consult ENT specialist.
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I am suffering from sinus from last 3 three year doctor advice me for nasal spray name flomist and take steam at night bt whn I quit ol tis it can happen again wat can I do.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Avoid milk. Cold drinks. Take hot water steam.
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I am a COPD patient and due to heavy cold my chest congestion giving trouble. Any body can guide me?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
According to GOLD guidelines,treatment of copd is as per PFT report. Avoid exposure to cold.Stop smoking if smoker. Avoid vehicular or occupational exposure to fumes/smoke. Have good nutritious diet. Attend pulmonary rehabilitation programme. If coughing yellow sputum, take antibiotic. Inhaled LABA and LAMA prepration should be used. If no relief consult a respiratory physician.
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I am 23 years old and I have asthama from 6 months. What things should I prevent eating and what should I eat?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
It would be better if you are able to give your current medication history along with your food habits and lifestyle. Regarding food you should avoid cold food, curds, old food, fried food. Drink only hot water, early dinner will help. Do breathing exercise regularly. Ayurveda treatments can help you to lead normal life with out medication.
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I am suffering a hard cough from last week. Pls suggest a relief from cough. When it will get cough I am getting heart pain please suggest me a answer.

M.D - Respiratory medicine
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
Madam lybrate-user cough results in strain on your rib muscles which pain. Causes for cough could be cold, lung. Infection or gastric reflux of stomach acid due to spicy foods etc. If it is more than two weeks think of major infections or allergy of throat or sinuses or lungs. Please consult a physician. Other features may be missed if you do not consult a physician.
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Mera gala kharab rahta h caugh aata rahta h or nose kabhi bhi dry nhi rahta or meri aankhe (eye) me pani sa aata h or chhati (chest) bhari (big) rahti h. Kya mujhe elergy ho sakti h. Mujhe upayee btao ji. Kuch parhej rakhnaa h khane pine ka koe medisine bhi batao m pareshan hu doctors.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
There symptom you mention look like viral infection if you feel feverish too. You can take allopathic antibiotic and homoeopathic medicine is also have good result for that. Don't take any cold and acidic things. Take ginger, garlic and honey mix it well. Take it two times a day in inimu quantity.
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I am suffering from frequent mental problems from pat few years. I already try to overcome but evry time I failed. I am totally confused what to do n where to do. Now these symptoms clearly shown on my health by asthma attack. Aging,obesity.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am suffering from frequent mental problems from pat few years. I already try to overcome but evry time I failed. I ...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy. The medicine you use should be Original. I supply original Swiss medicines for which I take only Medicine and Courier charge. If you want you can contact me in my website of Lybrate. Mix 3 drops of Aspen+ 3 drops of Mimulus + 3 drops of Larch + 3 drops of Scleranthus + 3 drops of Cherry plum + 3 drops of White chestnut. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online.
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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, Bareilly
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.
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In how many days symptoms of allergic bronchitis like shortness of breath subsides. I am taking Allegra-M.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
it can take upto one month to subside..take ginger tea mixed with 2-3 crushed garlic cloves....Massaging the chest with warm sesame oil mixed with salt helps to loosen the phlegm deposited in the chest, especially, when followed with steam inhalation....
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My mother is of 54 years of age and she is suffering from sinus. We tried all option but of no use. Please help.

M.B.B.S
General Physician, Trivandrum
Since when is she suffering? steam inhalation thrice daily plays an important role in irrigating the sinus. Consult me for further assistance.
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I am always suffering from sneezing. I am not able to take breath. I am also itching on my nose.

MD - Paediatrics, Anaphylaxis expert
Pediatrician, Pune
I am always suffering from sneezing. I am not able to take breath. I am also itching on my nose.
Dear amanda you have allergic rhinitis, for completely relied treatment is allergy testing with the standard extracts with epidermal standardised extracts testing & de- sensitisation with sublingual (below tongue, now you cam have nasal spray and drops & tab. Levocetrizine.
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My 1 years son is suffering from cold, khansi from two months continue. & my wife is suffering from itching in whole body. Please suggest me accurate medicine.

MBBS
General Physician,
My 1 years son is suffering from cold, khansi from two months continue. & my wife is suffering from itching in whole ...
for your son give benadryl cough syrup half tea fullspoon thrice daily. Ap as and protect the child from exposure to cold.or else youb e holud consult a child specialist.for your wife give aretab of cetrezine onevtsb as and when required. do warm saline gargle regularly. have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin C thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection.

Sinus problem Facing sinus problem sines 4 years I have consulted a doctor he suggested for an operation. So what I have to do now? Symptoms- when contact to air or when we eat sweet items its gets heavy and it will irritate me for 7-8 days so what do I do now?

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Only complicated chronic sinusitis can get benefit by operation otherwise operation has no role. Regular breathing exercises and treatment from a good ent specialist can be of help.
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I am suffering form fever and my heart get hard pain when I cough . What I have to do doctor.

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
I am suffering form fever and my heart get hard pain when I cough . What I have to do doctor.
Dry cough and chest pain can be due to upper respiratory infection, lower respiratory infection, allergies or even gastro esophageal reflux disease. We need to find out the correct cause for your symptoms and treat accordingly. Take care.
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I am 44years old man. When I going to 3rd floor using steps I am suffering with breathing problem. What is solution?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
It is because of tiredness do improve on your general health by improving your diet and daily exercise routine consult a physician to get clinically checked to see if there is any other under lined cause for your breathlessness.
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When I run or play my heart is moving very fast many doctor say me that was asthma.

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
When I run or play my heart is moving very fast many doctor say me that was asthma.
You can have Asthma but normally it is suffocation in asthma while palpitations are more in valvular heart disease. If it is more of heartbeat then get an echocardiography done.
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