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Dr. Anant Gupta  - Pulmonologist, Delhi

Dr. Anant Gupta

MBBS, Diploma In Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases, DNB

Pulmonologist, Delhi

18 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Anant Gupta MBBS, Diploma In Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases, DNB Pulmonologist, Delhi
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Tuberculosis - Symptoms and treatment

Hi, my name is Dr Anant Gupta, I am a specialist in respiratory and sleep disorders. I have 5 post graduate degrees/Diplomas and have been trained in both India and England. I will be speaking to you about the biggest health problem of our country any guesses, it is Tuberculosis. Why I say it is the biggest health problem because every year nearly 22 Lac people of our country are diagnosed with tuberculosis and you can imagine 2 lac of these people die because of Tuberculosis. It is said that one-third of the Indian population is infected by the bug which causes tuberculosis namely Mycobacterium tuberculosis and given the size of the population you can just imagine the numbers. What is good is that not all people infected with the bug developed the active disease and many of them can have an asymptomatic infection, what we call as latent tuberculosis. But in those who developed the disease, it can give rise to serious complications and even death. So what are the common symptoms of Tuberculosis, cough, in fact, any a cough lasting for more than 2 weeks should always be evaluated for tuberculosis, fever which especially rise in the evening night sweats, loss of appetite, loss of weight, blood in the sputum, sputum, chest pain and others? Tuberculosis can affect any side of the body but most commonly it affects the lungs, it is very important to diagnose this disease early and now we have a lot of advanced tests which are available which can reliably diagnose tuberculosis disease. So if you have any of these symptoms you should consult a TB specialist. Now coming to the treatment of tuberculosis unlike a simple infection TB treatment requires a lot of time and in fact, at least 6 months of treatment has to be taken by the patient. Many of the patients are not compliant, they give up treatment do not take it properly which is very bad because it can lead to the development of drug-resistant tuberculosis. It is the major problem because treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis is very difficult, very expensive and the medicines have a lot of side effects as well. The most common reason for the development of drug tuberculosis, I would say patient not taking the treatment properly and the doctor not prescribing the treatment properly. So it is very important that TB treatment is given by specialist by training in TB and can give a very effective treatment so that the patient can be cured and he does not develop drug-resistant tuberculosis. I would like to thank you for the patient listening, if you want to consult me I am available at Shantam Chest Sleep Disorders Centre in Paschim Vihar and you can also approach me through Lybrate. Thank you.

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Dr. Anant Gupta is one of the best Pulmonologists in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. He has been a successful Pulmonologist for the last 18 years. He has completed MBBS, Diploma In Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases, DNB . You can visit him at Shantam Chest and Sleep Disorders Centre in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Anant Gupta on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, New Delhi, - 2000
Diploma In Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases - V.P. Chest Institute Delhi - 2004
DNB - Sir Gangaram Hospital - 2008
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Awards and Recognitions
K.L. Nagarajan Award For Best Outgoing Student In Fellowship In Sleep Medicine
Gold Medallist - M. Santoshan Award For Highest Marks In DNB (Respiratory Diseases) Final Exam All Over India
Professional Memberships
Delhi Medical Council
National College of Chest Physician
Life Member- Indian Sleep Disorder Association

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Bronchitis - How Is It Transmitted?

MBBS, Diploma In Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases, DNB
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Bronchitis - How Is It Transmitted?

If you are having a chronic cough and often pant for breath, it is quite possible that you may be suffering from bronchitis. In addition to this, you may also experience wheezing, fatigue, and pain in the chest. It is triggered when the lining of the airways in the lungs become irritated. To determine, whether or not bronchitis is contagious, it is important to understand what caused the ailment.

  1. Chronic bronchitis: This type of bronchitis happens when the airways get continuously irritated. It may last for months or even years and tend to come back. It is caused by irritants that affect the lungs such as dust, chemicals, smoke, fire, and smoking cigarettes. Even though chronic bronchitis is not considered contagious, it is a serious health issue that requires medical attention.
  2. Acute bronchitis: It generally lasts for about 1 to 3 weeks and stems from cold or flu virus. As these infections are contagious, so is acute bronchitis.

Whether a person having bronchitis can spread the disease depends on the virus that is causing the ailment. In most instances, it is seen that the disease is contagious for a first few weeks of infection. Since there are hundreds of viruses causing bronchitis, it is best to assume that a person is bound to spread the disease when he has symptoms of cold and flu.

What causes transmission of bronchitis?
Acute bronchitis owing to infection is generally transmitted via an airborne droplet containing germs. It is transmitted when someone having infection shakes hand or sneezes or coughs or has any other physical contact. Some virus and bacteria have the power to live outside the body for a prolonged span of time, and therefore, you can get infected by touching any object that is harboring the germs.

It is often seen that acute bronchitis begins as flu and therefore, the best way to prevent it is to get an annual shot of flu. When you come in contact with an infected person, the chances of being affected is high if you have chronic infections or weak immune system. Aged people and young children are most vulnerable to this disease.

How can acute bronchitis be prevented?
Even though acute bronchitis is extremely common and can occur at any time, winter is the most vulnerable season for bronchitis. But there are ways in which you can prevent bronchitis effortlessly. You should avoid close contact and sharing of utensils with an infected person who has flu, cold or bronchitis. You should not touch a used tissue since the virus of bronchitis can easily spread through mucus. Make sure that you get the annual flu shot and wash your hands in warm water.

The disease is very common, and it can make you feel very uncomfortable at times. But there are times when the symptoms subside on their own without any sort of medical attention.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

2793 people found this helpful

How Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Can Be Diagnosed?

MBBS, Diploma In Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases, DNB
Pulmonologist, Delhi
How Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Can Be Diagnosed?

Acute respiratory distress syndrome also known as ARDS is the condition when the lungs fail to pump sufficient oxygen to vital organs such as the brain and kidneys. This happens due to fluid collecting in the lungs which reduces its capacity to function. If ADRS is not diagnosed and treated in time, it can lead to death.

Causes and Symptoms
While it has been proved that the leakage of fluids from some of the minor blood vessels can enter the lungs causing ARDS, there is still no clarity on what triggers this leakage or how such fluid enters the lungs. It has been observed that patients already admitted and undergoing treatments in a hospital have been diagnosed with the ARDS condition. This indicates that the condition could be brought about by an injury caused during an accident or due to a health condition. The predominant symptom of ARDS is the loss of breath which could be severe in some cases. The other symptoms include a blue tinge to the lips and nails caused be the reduced supply of oxygen.

Diagnosis
There is no single test to diagnose acute respiratory distress syndrome. Doctors will use a combination of results from chest rays and the analysis of blood samples to confirm the diagnosis of this condition. In some cases, a CT scan may also be ordered. A physical examination and checking the medical history of the patient is mandatory and is included in the diagnostic process for ARDS.

Treatment
Once diagnosed, the patient will be immediately put on external oxygen support. If a simple air mask is not enough then a breathing tube may be used to ensure sufficient oxygen reaches all parts of the body. The patient might also be put on a ventilator. Oral medications to help stop the bleeding and prevent clotting of blood will be prescribed. Medications could also be administered through the use of IV fluids. It is necessary for patients with this condition to remain calm. In an agitated or excitable state the demand for oxygen is greater. Doctors might therefore, prescribe medications to ensure patients remain calm.

Recovery and After
As mentioned earlier, there is a crucial need to diagnose acute respiratory distress syndrome in time to ensure a quick start to the treatment available. This condition can be brought under control and the person can lead a normal life. Doctors will advise patients to quit smoking and to reduce or limit the intake of alcohol. Taking a flu shot, periodically, to protect against diseases such as pneumonia will also be beneficial to patients with ARDS+.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
 

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Do You Have Asthma or Something Else?

MBBS, Diploma In Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases, DNB
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Do You Have Asthma or Something Else?

When you experience shortness of breath for no reason, you might wonder if there is something to worry. Breathing difficulty (dyspnea) affects around 1 in every 10 adults. The causes are varied, and just like other health problems like dizziness, fatigue, and abdominal pain, shortness of breath too has several causes. While a few are harmless, a few may be the signs of a possible complication. Though a common complaint in adults, it is a tough diagnostic challenge. Being aware of the symptoms will take you a step further in deciding whether or not the breathing difficulty is a cause of concern.

Causes

  • In older people: If you are an older person, then your breathing problems will most likely be associated with a heart or lung disease such as COPD, pneumonia, and heart failure. Other causes include a stroke and cancer. It is advised to consult a doctor if you are experiencing serious breathing problems since the past few days and more so if you see other symptoms. Symptoms to worry about are pain or trouble staying upright.
  • In the young: The common causes of shortness of breath in younger people are usually minor and partially treatable. Shortness of breath may occur due to myofascial pain syndrome. This is a condition in which trigger points or muscle knots occur in the respiratory muscles. Other causes are pneumonia and bad respiratory habits and/or weak breathing muscles.
  • Stress can be the cause: Another common cause of shortness of breath in teenagers and working professionals is anxiety. This is a very significant cause and should be taken seriously because this may not necessarily be a minor problem. Its diagnosis is still reassuring when compared to other medical problems since this can be worked upon with a few techniques.

Should you worry or not?

  • When the breathing difficulty is caused due to an acute condition like pneumonia or a chronic condition like asthma, treating the cause is imperative. Because, when the cause is treated, the episodes of shortness of breath is reduced.
  • Any patient suffering from any one or more of the problems mentioned above can still take a sigh of relief as remedies are available. Various pressure point massages can be performed with proper technique to ease out the trigger points when you are suffering from muscle knots.
  • When it comes to bad breathing habits, old habits die hard. Although changing your bad breathing habits may seem frustrating at first, it is relatively easier to achieve this if taken up with the mentality of achieving a goal. If regular breathing exercises are performed, respiratory strength can be increased. Moreover, breathing correctly has many long-term benefits as well.
  • Anxiety is more of a mind over body kind of thing. Although it may seem tough to overcome, determined and head strong people can find relief if they try.

Ensuring safety first
If you are wondering about whether your condition is serious or not, it is advised to tell your doctor about any persisting symptom. If you have developed any new symptoms such as a chronic wheeze or a cough, fatigue and pale appearance, dry, painful cough and shortness of breath during physical activity, then these are slow and sneaky indicators of an onset of some serious medical problem.

Thus, breathing difficulty occurring often is a reason to worry, and you must seek medical advice at the earliest. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Pneumonia: How Can You Protect Your Child From It?

MBBS, Diploma In Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases, DNB
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Pneumonia: How Can You Protect Your Child From It?

Pneumonia is a serious ailment in the lungs which can affect people of all ages even though kids are most vulnerable to this. According to the estimates of the World Health Organization, over 160 million children across the globe get affected by pneumonia every year out of whom 20 million have to be hospitalized, and 2 million die.

Who is most susceptible to pneumonia?
Children who are exposed to the smoke of tobacco or have poor nutrition, asthma, high blood sugar, cold, flu, poor shelter, HIV infection and lack of proper breastfeeding are at risk. Also, if children don’t get an adequate amount of zinc in the diet, then they can get affected by pneumonia.

As the germs reach the lungs, this organ becomes infected and inflamed with a buildup of fluid. It can lead to breathing problems which can make inhibit the entrance of oxygen in the bloodstream. This prevents the cells in the body in performing their normal functions and infections cannot be flushed out of the body.

What are the common signs and symptoms of pneumonia?
The common symptoms of pneumonia include vomiting, chills, chest pain, rapid breathing and shortness of breath, chest retractions during respiration, fatigue, high temperature, nausea, muscle weakness, wheezing and coughing of green and slightly bloody mucus. It may also include unconsciousness, lethargy, convulsions and also feeding problems in infants. There is a type of pneumonia that does not show any major sign but which may interfere with daily functions is referred to as walking pneumonia.


How can pneumonia in children be prevented?
Having healthy habits and practising good hygiene is the best way to avoid pneumonia. Children must be encouraged to clean the hands frequently, coughing or sneezing into the elbow or sleeves instead of palms and to avoid interaction with people who are affected by any infection and flu. As a parent, you should provide proper nutrition to help your child have strong immunity and make sure that they get sufficient rest to ward off infection. You should not smoke in front of your kids as passive smoking is dangerous and help them stay away from pollutants.

You should ensure that your child is immunized as per prescribed schedule. Also, you should know about the warning signs of pneumonia and other ailments of the lungs which include fast breathing, frequent coughing, and difficulty in breathing to detect pneumonia in its early stages. And take them to visit the doctor as soon as you observe the signs. When it comes to an infant, you should breastfeed him/her as mother’s milk contains all the vital nutrients, hormones, antioxidants and antibodies that your child requires to ward off infections including pneumonia.

Thus, being aware you can protect your child from contracting the disease. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Briefing On Tuberculosis

MBBS, Diploma In Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases, DNB
Pulmonologist, Delhi
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Hi, my name is Dr Anant Gupta, I am a specialist in respiratory and sleep disorders. I have 5 post graduate degrees/Diplomas and have been trained in both India and England. I will be speaking to you about the biggest health problem of our country any guesses, it is Tuberculosis. Why I say it is the biggest health problem because every year nearly 22 Lac people of our country are diagnosed with tuberculosis and you can imagine 2 lac of these people die because of Tuberculosis. It is said that one-third of the Indian population is infected by the bug which causes tuberculosis namely Mycobacterium tuberculosis and given the size of the population you can just imagine the numbers. What is good is that not all people infected with the bug developed the active disease and many of them can have an asymptomatic infection, what we call as latent tuberculosis. But in those who developed the disease, it can give rise to serious complications and even death. So what are the common symptoms of Tuberculosis, cough, in fact, any a cough lasting for more than 2 weeks should always be evaluated for tuberculosis, fever which especially rise in the evening night sweats, loss of appetite, loss of weight, blood in the sputum, sputum, chest pain and others? Tuberculosis can affect any side of the body but most commonly it affects the lungs, it is very important to diagnose this disease early and now we have a lot of advanced tests which are available which can reliably diagnose tuberculosis disease. So if you have any of these symptoms you should consult a TB specialist. Now coming to the treatment of tuberculosis unlike a simple infection TB treatment requires a lot of time and in fact, at least 6 months of treatment has to be taken by the patient. Many of the patients are not compliant, they give up treatment do not take it properly which is very bad because it can lead to the development of drug-resistant tuberculosis. It is the major problem because treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis is very difficult, very expensive and the medicines have a lot of side effects as well. The most common reason for the development of drug tuberculosis, I would say patient not taking the treatment properly and the doctor not prescribing the treatment properly. So it is very important that TB treatment is given by specialist by training in TB and can give a very effective treatment so that the patient can be cured and he does not develop drug-resistant tuberculosis. I would like to thank you for the patient listening, if you want to consult me I am available at Shantam Chest Sleep Disorders Centre in Paschim Vihar and you can also approach me through Lybrate. Thank you.

3517 people found this helpful

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