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Dr. Balachandar M  - Pulmonologist, Coimbatore

Dr. Balachandar M

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DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D

Pulmonologist, Coimbatore

14 Years Experience  ·  230 at clinic
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Dr. Balachandar M 87% (22 ratings) DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Balachandar M is a trusted Pulmonologist in MTP Road, Coimbatore. Doctor has had many happy patients in his/her 12 years of journey as a Pulmonologist. Doctor is a qualified DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D. You can meet Dr. Balachandar M personally at Swasam Respiratory Centre in MTP Road, Coimbatore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Balachandar M on has a nexus of the most experienced Pulmonologists in India. You will find Pulmonologists with more than 39 years of experience on You can find Pulmonologists online in Coimbatore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


DNB(Respireatory diseases) - National Board Of Examinations - 2010
M.D - RSMU - 2005
Languages spoken
Professional Memberships
Fellow college of Chest physician
Member-European Respiratory society
Member-American College of Asthma allergy and immunology


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Swasam Respiratory Centre

266, Mtp Road, Saibaba Coil, Nsr Road Signal,Kandasamy & Co Building,Coimbatore Get Directions
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I am an alergy patient. Iam using telecast l tablet in daily. Have any problem for that ?

DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D
Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
Telekast is monteleukast which is usually given for any allergic condition like allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis etc. It can be taken for long time without any side effects.
1 person found this helpful

My wife is suffering from brain tb since past 05 months. She was working in mnc before digonasing with the disease. Can she work in this condition. Problem is, she has to travel in local train for 02 hours. Is it advisible to join her work or she should wait till her treatment is over? her jobs require her to sit in front of computer for long hours. Please advice? she is having keppar 1000mg beside her dot doses.

DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D
Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
Tuberculoma or tb meningitis is an extra pulmonary tuberculosis and need upto 9 months of treatment. Since she completed 5 months of treatment and if she is not having any symptoms she can continue working. No problem. She should complete the attcourse as per physician's advice.

Sir I am effected with dust allergy. I will be effected with cold even if a small dust particle raises also.

DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D
Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
For allergic rhinitis treatment is following: 1. Avoidence 2. Treatment with antiallergic drugs 3. Allergy desensitisation only cure is allergy desensitisation

Sleep apnea. Doctor said to go for surgery for nose, tongue and uvula. Is it necessary to go for surgery ?

DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D
Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
Treatment for sleep apnea : 1.Mechanical devices like CPAP 2.Intraoral devices 3.Surgery But surgery is suitable for very selective patients who have anotomical problems which are correctable. Severe nasal septal deviation, large tongue base, tonsilar enlargement, retrognatia are few correctable problems.Please do CT Scan of the face and dynamic sleep MRI. Then only we can decide on surgery . Otherwise surgery will not be helpful.
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DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D
Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
Sinusitis can be divided into two. Allergic and infective First do x ray PNS or if possible CT PNS. If you have regular symptoms like sneezing, Running nose, Nasal congestion treat it. If necessary you may need to undergo surgery. Do proper evaluation and don't take simply pain killers.

I have Asthma/COPD and would like to know if consuming milk/yogurt/milk products will increase phlem in my lungs. Can you please also suggest some home remedies for asthma/copd.

DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D
Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
What is your age, smoking status, complaints.Is it asthma or COPD. Both are different problems with different solutions. Moreover there is no specific food restriction for asthma/ allergy. Every individual will have different allergies.So take fresh milk/ yogurt. If you are properly diagnosed with asthma/ COPD take proper inhalers( Controllers LIke formeterol/budesonide or solmeterol/fluticosone) and keep some relievers like salbutomol with or without ipratropium for emergency purpose.
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DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D
Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
Pulmonary Function Tests
Pulmonary function tests (PFT’s) are breathing
tests to find out how well you move air in and
out of your lungs

Lung function tests can be used to:
■ Compare your lung function with known
standards that show how well your lungs should
be working.
■ Measure the effect of chronic diseases like
asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease
(COPD), or cystic fibrosis on lung function.
■ Identify early changes in lung function that
might show a need for a change in treatment.
■ Detect narrowing in the airways.
■ Decide if a medicine (such as a bronchodilator)
could be helpful to use.
■ Show whether exposure to substances in your
home or workplace have harmed your lungs.
■ Determine your ability to tolerate surgery and
medical procedures

What is spirometry?
Spirometry is one of the most commonly ordered
lung function tests. The spirometer measures
how much air you can breathe into your lungs
and how much air you can quickly blow out of
your lungs. This test is done by having you take
in a deep breath and then, as fast as you can,
blow out all of the air. You will be blowing into a
tube connected to a machine (spirometer).
The spirometry test is often repeated after
giving you a breathing medicine (bronchodilator)
to find out how much better you might breathe
with this type of medicine. You will be asked
to repeat this test two or three times to get an
accurate measure of your lung function. It can
take practice to be able to do spirometry well.
The staff person will work with you to learn how
to do the test correctly.
It usually takes 30 minutes to complete this test

What should I know before taking
this test?
■ You may be asked not to take your breathing
medicines before this test.
■ Instructions will be given on how to do this
test. If you do not understand them, ask the
technician to repeat them.
■ It takes effort to do this test and you may
become tired. This is expected.
■ If you become light-headed or dizzy during
this test, immediately stop blowing and let the
technician know
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DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D
Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
Facts about COPD?

do you know what is COPD ?

It is a 4th leading cause of death and very soon it will be a 3rd leading cause of death worldwide.

Are we aware of it?

1.Do you smoke for many years ?
2.Are you working in a polluted environment ?
3.Having cough,breathlessness, chest discomfort?

you may have COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

It is a preventable as well as treatable and progressive disease

Causes high morbidity and mortality worldwide.

I feel it is more dangerous than cancer it term of morbidity and mortality.

what to do?
First Stop smoking!
consult your doctor if you have symptoms!
Do Pulmonary function test and diagnose COPD!
Treat accordingly!

Very potent inhaled drugs are available now!
you can control your symptoms with the drugs and live a quality life!!!

Stop smoking !!! start living!!!


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DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D
Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
Facts about asthma:
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways.
symptoms are wheeze, cough, breathing difficulty.
Asthma is a controllable disease.
asthma can be diagnosed based on history & Pulmonary function test.
Inhaled drugs are the best choice for asthma.
Inhaled drugs are safe and practically have no side effects.
Asthma symptoms are variable.
regular follow-up is required to titrate the drugs.


DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D
Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
How can doctors do better?

Give more time to the patients.
Listen to them attentively
Detachment if fine but have empathy for the patient
Put yourself in the patient’s shoes to see their perspective
Be there for the patients need. Attend their needs on the phone. Two minutes of your time means a lot to the patient.
Be encouraging and supportive.

How can patients do better?

Doctors are always very busy; they always have more things to attend to than the time available. Respect his time. Don’t call at odd hours for minor or non urgent issues.
When meeting a doctor, come prepared for the info that the doctor will require. Be concise. Don’t ramble. Nothing is more irritating for the doctor than a patient who just goes on and on. It a good idea to make notes of the important things to tell and ask the doctor while waiting in the waiting room. This makes the consult very effective.
Trust the doctor. Have faith in him

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