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Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New delhi

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals

Pulmonologist Clinic

Sarita Vihar, Delhi Mathura Road New delhi
1 Doctor · ₹1000
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We like to think that we are an extraordinary practice that is all about you - your potential, your comfort, your health, and your individuality. You are important to us and we strive to ......more
We like to think that we are an extraordinary practice that is all about you - your potential, your comfort, your health, and your individuality. You are important to us and we strive to help you in every and any way that we can.
More about Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals is known for housing experienced Pulmonologists. Dr. Nikhil Modi, a well-reputed Pulmonologist, practices in New delhi. Visit this medical health centre for Pulmonologists recommended by 43 patients.

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MON, THU
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
TUE, SAT
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
WED, FRI
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Sarita Vihar, Delhi Mathura Road
Sarita Vihar New delhi, Delhi - 110076
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Dr. Nikhil Modi

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist
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90%  (201 ratings)
11 Years experience
1000 at clinic
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World COPD Day Special - Facts You Should Know About COPD

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
World COPD Day Special - Facts You Should Know About COPD

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a lung disease wherein, it gets difficult for a person to breathe due to thickening and inflammation of airways. World COPD day is being celebrated on 16th November, in order to, raise  wareness about COPD. It is a group of progressive lung diseases, the most common ones of which are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema destroys your lungs’ air sacs while bronchitis leads to the inflammation and narrowing of your bronchial tubes.

Symptoms of COPD

The early symptoms of COPD include occasional shortness of breath, especially after physical exercise, mild and recurrent cough and having the urge to clear your throat many times. You may start avoiding physical activities eventually. Other symptoms, which follow include wheezing, chest tightness, chronic cough with mucus, an urge to clear mucus from the lungs, frequent flu, colds and fatigue.

Factors behind it
Smoking accounts for being the major cause of COPD in developed countries. Commonly, people over the age of 40 with a history of smoking are affected with COPD. The more you smoke, more are your chances of getting the condition increase. Exposure to chemicals and harmful fumes may also cause COPD. Long-term exposure to polluted air and inhaling dust are other causes. The deficiency of a protein called alpha-1-antitrypsin is also said to cause COPD.

Diagnosis
COPD is diagnosed on the basis of several tests and examinations. They include spirometry, which is a noninvasive test for assessing lung function, imaging tests such as a chest X-ray or CT scan which provides an image of the lung for observation. An arterial blood gas test is also carried out for measuring blood oxygen levels.

Treatment
The treatment options for COPD include the following:

  1. Medication: Bronchodilators are used for relaxing the muscles of your lungs’ airways which simplify breathing. They are taken via inhalers. Glucocorticosteroids may be added to reduce inflammation.
  2. Oxygen therapy: When your blood oxygen levels are low, oxygen is given via masks and nasal prongs which help you to breathe better.
  3. Surgery: Surgery is carried out in the case of severe COPD or when other treatment methods fail. Bullectomy is a common surgical procedure used, in which the large air sacs or “bullae” are removed from the lungs. The lung volume reduction surgery is also carried out in which damaged lung tissues are removed. Lung transplant is required in extreme cases.
  4. Lifestyle changes: You need to make some lifestyle changes to alleviate the symptoms of COPD which include the following:
    • Quit smoking in case you are a regular smoker.
    • Avoid any form of second-hand smoke and chemical fumes.
    • Consume all the essential nutrients required by your body.
    • Consult a doctor about your exercise patterns.

In case you experience any symptom of COPD, you should consult a doctor immediately for quick diagnosis and proper treatment.

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H1 N1 Infuenza (Swine Flu) - How it can be detected and treated?

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
H1 N1 Infuenza (Swine Flu) - How it can be detected and treated?

Are you experiencing symptoms of flu, such as a cough, sore throat, fever, body aches and headaches? Are you feeling sick around your stomach and throwing up more than usual? This indicates you have H1N1 flu or swine flu. Swine flu is a form of influenza that affects pigs, or a form of human influenza that is caused by a related virus.

Diagnosis
It is difficult to tell whether you have got swine flu or seasonal flu, as the associated symptoms are similar. There are a few different symptoms. A laboratory test is hence required for the detection of swine flu. Sometimes, a rapid flu test taken in a doctor’s chamber is not enough for the proper diagnosis of swine flu.

For swine flu testing, a swab is taken by a doctor from the insides of your nose and the back of your throat. This test is usually taken by people who are living in hospitals or are at a high risk of death because of life threatening conditions, because of swine flu. Children below the age of 6, people above the age of 65, and children taking aspirin therapy are more likely to develop swine flu. Adults or children suffering from lung, blood, liver and nervous system disorders are also prone to swine flu. Pregnant women and people with a weak immune system are also susceptible to swine flu.

Treatment
Several antiviral drugs, which are used to treat seasonal flu, are used to treat swine flu as well. However, some drugs prescribed for seasonal flu do not respond to swine flu. Using these medicines enables faster treatment and also makes the patient feel better. You must take the medicines within 48 hours of observing the first swine flu symptom. They are also effective when given at a later stage. Antibiotics do not treat swine flu as the flu itself is caused by a virus and not by a bacterium.

Certain over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers and medicines for cold and flu may also help in relieving aches, fever and pain. Abstain from giving aspirin to patients below the age of eighteen as it could lead to Reye’s syndrome. You can prevent yourself from getting swine flu by taking a vaccine. The same flu vaccine, which prevents seasonal flu, also protects the H1N1 swine flu strain. This can be taken in the form of a shot or a nasal spray. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Asthma - Common Triggers Behind it?

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Asthma - Common Triggers Behind it?

If you have been diagnosed with asthma, it is important for you to know about the most common triggers of asthma. Asthma is a medical condition, which is characterised by paroxysmal wheezing respiration dyspnoea. It causes breathing difficulties, tightened chest and coughing. By identifying and reducing your exposure to several asthma triggers, you will be able to manage or control your asthma symptoms and the frequency of your asthma attacks. Here are the most common triggers of asthma you should know about:

Allergies that trigger asthma
Allergies, are common problems and over 80% of people are suffering from asthma and are allergic towards substances like weed pollens, animal dander, dust mites, mould and cockroach particles. Children having large amounts of cockroach droppings in their homes are more likely to develop childhood asthma. Dust exposure may lead to dust mite allergy in asthmatic patients.

Food which triggers asthma
Certain food allergies may lead to isolated asthma, where other symptoms are absent. Patients with food allergies can exhibit asthma as a part of anaphylaxis, which are food induced. The common food items which are associated with allergies include eggs, peanuts, cow milk, soy, fish, wheat, shrimps, salads and fresh fruits. Several food preservatives also trigger asthma. They may include sulfite additives such as potassium bisulfite, potassium metabisulfite, sodium sulfite, sodium bisulfate and many others. These are commonly used in food processing and trigger asthma in sensitive people.

Asthma induced by exercise
Strenuous exercise may lead to the narrowing of the airways in maximum people having asthma. Exercise acts as a primary trigger for asthma symptoms in many people. Patients having exercise induced asthma are likely to feel chest tightness accompanied by coughing and breathing difficulties after completing an aerobic workout session. Although the symptoms subside, they may reoccur within some hours. You should warm up properly and slowly before a rigorous workout session to prevent an asthma attack.

Smoking
People who smoke are more likely to have asthma. If you have asthma and still smoke, the symptoms of wheezing and coughing worsen. Pregnant women who smoke increase the chance of wheezing in their to-be-born babies. You should absolutely quit smoking if you have asthma.

Infections which trigger asthma
Several infections such as cold, bronchitis, flu and sinus may cause asthma attacks. The respiratory infections, which are viral or bacterial, are a common cause and trigger asthma, especially in children. Asthma is also associated with severe heartburn. According to studies, more than 85% people with asthma also suffer from heartburn. This is a condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I am suffering from hyper tension diabetes and obesity since last 8 to 10 years treatment going on through allopathic medicine suggest also breathing problem called sleep apnea and also taking medicine of thyroid.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I am suffering from hyper tension diabetes and obesity since last 8 to 10 years treatment going on through allopathic...
Your problems are multiple a if taken together it is a part of syndrome x. Sleep apnea and breathing are significant problem and can even be life threatening. It is easy to assess and control the disease just get evaluated by a pulmonologist.
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I am suffering from very bad cold for the last 3 hours. When I take medicines it work only for 2 hours and after that cold again comes. Have you any solution. And I am try to enhance my immunity.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I am suffering from very bad cold for the last 3 hours. When I take medicines it work only for 2 hours and after that...
your problem seem to be allergic and that too of significant proportion. you can get a cbc chest x ray a x ray pns and total ige level done and then get evaluated for your allergy for which you may need long term treatment
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I am 45 years old male since last 6 months some times there is blood with my cough have not consulted any body yet.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
blood in cough can be a sign of some significant disease even tuberculosis or sometime seven cancer. Do get yourself checked up as soon as possible
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I am 23 and suffering from asthma since 3 years. I want to know about the main causes of asthma? Is sputum the main reason or high pollution levels ? I am not able to cure it, I had ayurvedic treatment as well but there is no difference . Sometimes, I just think of suicide ,i can not take it anymore.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I am 23 and suffering from asthma since 3 years. I want to know about the main causes of asthma? Is sputum the main r...
you should not get disheartened by your disease. Now with so many advances in medicine it is very easyto control your disease. Asthma is actually an allergic disease and this allergy can be due to any thing even food products and pollution do increase the symptoms. but if your treatment is planned properly this disease will not hamper your life at all
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Myself kishore I suffered last 3 month pain in chest , I did many check up but all are normal like ECG, Ultrasound, X-ray. After taking high dose injection I relief in my pain. So I want to know about my Disease. Because I am totally confused about my health.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Myself kishore I suffered last 3 month pain in chest , I did many check up but all are normal like ECG, Ultrasound, X...
Chest pain can be due to multiple causes and sometimes bone disease related get a thorough check up done for your symptoms.
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I am a smoker and also drink a lot sometimes so have little pain in my Stomach and breathing issue even I am 29 years old ao please suggest me wat to and what all check up do I need to go through to keep myself fit.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I am a smoker and also drink a lot sometimes so have little pain in my Stomach and breathing issue even I am 29 years...
Your symptoms are due to smoking and alcohol consumption only so give up on that and you will be better.
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I am taking Montair LC 1 tab daily due to a lung infection. But its causing me a lot of sleepiness. I have my exams coming and need to study, but the medicine keeps me dizzy. I am a 19 years old patient having Bullous Pemphigoid for which methylprednisolone 8 mg is consumed.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I am taking Montair LC 1 tab daily due to a lung infection. But its causing me a lot of sleepiness. I have my exams c...
montair lc is just a tablet to control allergy and is not for any infection. the lc component sometimes causes excessive sleepiness so if there is allergy then switch to plain montair and then u would b less sleepy
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I get caught by Cold and Cough every now and then. And mostly the Sneezes. Back to Back Sneezes are pain for me. What might be the Cause? Can you help me out here?

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I get caught by Cold and Cough every now and then. And mostly the Sneezes. Back to Back Sneezes are pain for me. What...
your symptoms suggest you suffer from allergy especially involving nose. this is easily controllable just get yourself tested
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I am 19 years old and I am having sinus problem. How to cure it. I am having exams.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Take steam inhalation for symptomatic relief but get it checked as soon as possible for long term imrovement as sinusitis can be due to allergy or infection both of which need to b treated
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I am suffering from TB disease and doctor gives me tablet Rcin for empty stomach I have confusion for other tablet I want to know table benadon and solonex should take with same time or we can take one is afternoon and second is night.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
usually rcin is the medicine which needs to be taken empty stomach mainly. preferably take solonex in morning only while benadon in night. Also there is a option of taking a capsule which contains both rcin and solonex in one only depending on dose you have been prescribed as per your weight
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Hii. I am suffering from fever, and dry cough also thre. In morning time cold is heavy, even breath also taken easily. What is the solution my problem any antibiotic tablets is ther. Please give me your valuable suggestions.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Hii. I am suffering from fever, and dry cough also thre. In morning time cold is heavy, even breath also taken easily...
Your symptoms are possibly suggesting some infection possibly viral take paracetamol for fever along with steam and warm saline gargles and may be a short course of antibiotics may help if not improved in 2 days
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Sir my name yash I am feeling pain in my oesophagus from last 4 months I have consult so many doctors and have ECG and xRay also please tell some please save my life.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Sir my name yash I am feeling pain in my oesophagus from last 4 months I have consult so many doctors and have ECG an...
pain in this region can be due to multiple causes would have to see the reports may be some more tests and definitely your symptoms can b improved
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I am a copd patient aged 77 male. My finger pulse oxymeter shows 93-94 and after pranayama and abdomen breathing exercise.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I am a copd patient aged 77 male. My finger pulse oxymeter shows 93-94 and after pranayama and abdomen breathing exer...
copd patients usually have low spo2 levels but if it is maintained above 90 and your symptoms are ok then usually there is no problem
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I am suffering from asthma since childhood. I got severe attack of it specially in april. Can it be 100% curable.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I am suffering from asthma since childhood. I got severe attack of it specially in april. Can it be 100% curable.
no asthma is controllable not curable. If you had a severe attack u are better off taking regular medications
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I am 23 year old male I am having problem in breathing properly what are the causes and whats tbe remedy for the same.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
breathing difficulty may be caused by multiple causes but usually allergy and asthma are common causes at your age
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Hello, I am having this problem since last 1 year. Whenever I do a little running or similar activity I start breathing heavily. I work in IT sector. And I do little exercise.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
These symptoms may be start of some significant illness may be exercise induced asthma get your self checked up.
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