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Dr. Rakesh Chawla  - Pulmonologist, Delhi

Dr. Rakesh Chawla

MBBS, MD - Respiratory Medicine , Trained In Treating Sleep Disorder , Traine...

Pulmonologist, Delhi

36 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
Dr. Rakesh Chawla MBBS, MD - Respiratory Medicine , Trained In Treating Sle... Pulmonologist, Delhi
36 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
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Dr. Rakesh Chawla, Sr. Consultant Respiratory Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders at Jaipur Golden Hospital, Saroj Super speciality hospital and Rajeev Gandhi Cancer institute & R......more
Dr. Rakesh Chawla, Sr. Consultant Respiratory Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders at Jaipur Golden Hospital, Saroj Super speciality hospital and Rajeev Gandhi Cancer institute & Research Centre. Dr. chawla is one of the top most interventional Pulmonologist with 28+ years of experience and a pioneer in endobronchial placement of glue of Hemoptysis cases in india. Dr. chawla has been conferred with appreciation award by The Hona'ble Former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam for his exemplary services in the field of healthcare. He is the chair ( head ) rare, lung airway & pleura disorder ( USA) , World Association of Bronchology and Interventional pulmonology. Dr. Chawla is a recipient of prestigious OA SARMAORATION of Indian Chest Society at NAPCON 9 2015 .
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Dr. Rakesh Chawla is a popular Pulmonologist in Rohini, Delhi. He has been a practicing Pulmonologist for 35 years. He is a qualified MBBS, MS, MD, DM, MCh. He is currently associated with Dr Rakesh Chawla Chest Asthma Allergy and Sleep Center in Rohini, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rakesh Chawla and consult privately on has a nexus of the most experienced Pulmonologists in India. You will find Pulmonologists with more than 37 years of experience on You can find Pulmonologists online in Delhi and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MBBS - PGIMS,Rohtak - 1981
MD - Respiratory Medicine - PGIMS,Rohtak - 1986
Trained In Treating Sleep Disorder - Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - Australia - 1997
Trained In Interventinal Bronchoscopy - European Respiratory Congress - Germany - 2006
Trained In Medical Thoracoscopy - Singapore General Hospital in APCB - 2007
Trained In Rigid Bronchoscopy - World Congress of Bronchology - Japan - 2008
Past Experience
Senior Consultant- Department of Respiratory Medicine / Critical Care & Sleep Disorder at Saroj Super Speciality Hospital - Delhi
Senior Consultant - Respiratory Medicine at Jaipur Golden Hospital Delhi
Senior Consultant - Respiratory Medicine at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre - Delhi
Senior Consultant - Respiratory Medicine at Ministery Of Health - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Languages spoken
Awards and Recognitions
Appreciation Award From Hon’ble Dr. A.P.J. Abdul
Presented Papers in national and international conferences
Recipient Of Indian Chest Society O.A. Sarna Oration And Award.
Published 56 Papers in National & International Journals
Professional Memberships
FCCP - College of Chest Physicians - USA
FNCCP- College of Chest Physicians
FICCS- Indian College and Critical Care Society
FICS - Indian Chest Society
FIAB - INdian Association of Bronchology


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I am 24 years old. And I am suffering from asthma since I was 7 years old. I want to get totally well form this disease, so what should I do.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Medication: Bronchitis/ Asthma can be treated with homoeopathic medicines completely, only need to be regular with the medication and avoid those foods/ things to which you are allergic to for the time being. Keep taking your already on going medication, reduce it gradually and slowly once homoeopathic starts acting. Take Bakson's Astha-Aid drops/ 10-15 drops in 1/2 cup water/ thrice d day for 1 month. Report me back after a month.
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Sir. I am 23 year old. Sir whenever I woke up in the morning. I have been facing to breathe problem. I ave consulted doctor but he said there is no issue in your chest. Sir what should I do.

General Physician, Cuttack
1. It could be due to anxiety, stress, obesity, anemia, blocked nose, dns, nasal polyp, adenoid, sinusitis, asthma, pleural effusion, chest wall injury, allergy. Heart problem 2. Get yourself medically examined by doctor and follow the advice and treatment accordingly.
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I am a singer. And I face phlegm problem every morning I wake up. And my voice also becomes very low. Please give me some medication.

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician, Mumbai
I hope you r neither active smoker nor passive smoker. More ever prevent exposure to polluted areas or outside oily food. As far as voice low is concer over use of voice being singer might be the reason. Give rest to voice for few days. There r various causes & modalities of treatment. Consult sos.
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All About Tuberculosis

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
All About Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a highly infectious and potentially fatal disease which primarily affects the lungs. It is highly contagious and can infect other people via the tiny water droplets released by an infected person while coughing or sneezing. Some strains of this disease have the potential to resist drugs, which are commonly used to cure tuberculosis.

Read more to find all about the different causes, symptoms, preventive measures and the treatment of tuberculosis:

  1. Symptoms: Tuberculosis, also known as TB, can be both latent and active. In latent condition TB is not contagious and it does not harm the infected person. But latent TB can change to an active form so treating it in its latent condition is highly advisable. Active TB can be diagnosed due to the prevalence of certain symptoms such as a cough, which lasts for more than 3 weeks, coughing up of blood, unintentional weight loss, chills, chest pain, loss of appetite and fever. Tuberculosis mainly affects the lungs, but can also affect your kidneys, brain and spinal cord.
  2. Causes: Tuberculosis in general is caused by infection. It spreads from person to person by ultra-small droplets, which an infected person releases while coughing or sneezing. Tuberculosis is highly contagious but it is not very easy to catch TB as the immune system of your body fights it off. Also if a patient of TB is under treatment, the person 's disease is no more contagious.
  3. Risk factors: Potentially everyone can be infected with TB but certain factors increase the chances of infection such as a weakened immune system, living in or travelling to certain areas and substance abuse. TB can also cause complications such as spinal and joint damage, liver or kidney problems and heart disorders.
  4. Treatment: Administering medical drugs is the most convenient way of treating TB. But TB is more persistent than normal bacterial infections and utmost care and caution must be taken to treat it. Completion of treatment is highly essential to fully cure TB. Some of the side effects of TB medication include loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dark urine and jaundice.

Related Tip: "Types of Tuberculosis: Pulmonary and Extra-pulmonary and Treatment for Them"

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I donated blood 4 days back and since them i've been feeling extremely fatigued day after day. My hb level was 12.9. Im feeling shortness of breath just by sitting or standing. My legs feel restless. I lost 2 kgs. Im an early riser but for the past 2 days I can not seem to get out of bed. I fall into a deep sleep at least for 2 hrs. I had low bp 4 months back. Im also having my periods now.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I donated blood 4 days back and since them i've been feeling extremely fatigued day after day. My hb level was 12.9. ...
lybrate-user, By donating blood usually nothing untioward happens. Because the lost volume (350 ml) immediately made up by taking up water from other fluid compartments in the body. Plus over a period of next three months total blood cells and hemoglobin will recover. The various symptoms complained are very unusual. Because there are healthy people who regularly donate blood every few months. If need be get your CBC done and see if there is any problem with the blood. Thanks.
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This is regarding my mother - 69 years, chronic Asthma patient. Here is the history of her illness : - Diagnosed with Colon Cancer stage 4 (after a colon blockage was detected in Hospital in Bhubaneswar in Nov 2014, she was taken to Manipal Hospital in Bangalore for treatment and went through Right hemicolectomy surgery) followed by a full body PET CT scan in Jan 2015. - 4 CAPOX Chemo cycles were done at Manipal Hospital and a follow-up Abdomen/Pelvis CT scan was done in Mar 2015. The scan reports showed visible progress - 5th CAPOX was done in Bhubaneswar and during that chemo WBC counts went down - 6th CAPOX was done in Bhubaneswar on 2nd May and WBC counts reduced further. - 7th CAPOX was done in Bhubaneswar on 23rd May And either after 6th or 7th Chemo she had not taken all the prescribed medications (Floxacin?). She had very bad fever/breathing issues and was taken to Casualty for treatment with a bad oral thrush and urine infection. Because of her health condition, the 8th planned CAPOX cycle was skipped. Follow up CT scan was done in Nov 2015 - and the disease had worsened. She was advised second line of chemo with FOLFIRI with Erbitux. 5 Cycles of FOLFIRI Erbitux was given (Erbitux was given every week). She then had a very bad Asthma/COPD attack and was advised to stop chemo in Feb 2016. In May 2016 she again had a major COPD attack and was admitted to ICU for 6 days. After recovery she complained about discomfort in the lower abdomen area. The ultrasound reports found a very large mass in the suprapubic region. She now feels like going to toilet every time she eats something. Also there is pain (feeling as if there is gas) in the lower abdomen area. Please advise what would be the next phase of treatment. We would like to do whatever possible to make her go through minimal suffering during her last days If needed I can share all the CT scan and ultrasound reports via email. The last ultrasound was done on Aug 06th 2016 with the impression : A fairly large mass with cystic and solid components measuring 132x99x151 mm (approx volume 1044 cc) is noted in suprapubic region. Irregularly marginated hypoechoic masses with punctate calcifications also noted in the right paracolic region, the largest measuring about 55x33 mm

Homeopath, Raebareli
This is regarding my mother  - 69 years, chronic Asthma patient. Here is the history of her illness :
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I think this chemo has worsen her condition. You need to take homeopathic medicines for her condition. Also note that you should give allopathic medicines for her acute condition. Initially give her kali mur 6x - thrice daily 4 tabs. Also mag phos 6x - thrice daily 4 tabs continue treatment.
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I am having cough and cold from many days how to cure it by Medicine and home remedies.

General Physician, Mumbai
Do saline gargles and steam inhalation. Take turmeric with hot milk. Ginger, cloves,cinnamon, thyme (ajwain )make it into tea and have it. Medicines you can take sinarest or cetrizine. For more help consult online.
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What is the signs and symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis, in latent phase. Even if there is no cough? What are the other strong complaints, when it will be complicated?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ulhasnagar
Hello lybrate-user.. Symptoms of TB in latent phase can be ● unexpected weight loss ● tiredness n weakness ● fever every 15days. ● difficulty in breathing (in acute cases). ●In complicated cases, cough with blood while you spit.
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I am suffering from coughs from last 3 months my weight getting lesser day by day and now from last day blood is coming.

General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to pulmonary tuberculosis 1. Do a complete blood examination like cbc, esr, mantoux test, x ray chest, sputum examination for afb (3 samples) 2. Consult chest physician with report. 3 do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 4. Avoid smoking if you smoke.
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Any Quick Medication for asthma patient? Any Surgery which cure asthma for the lifetime?

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Any Quick Medication for asthma patient?
Any Surgery which cure asthma for the lifetime?
No cure for asthma even by surgery. May go into remmission for long time. Use asthma controller medication by inhalation with spacer
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My grandma 75 year old female. She has dry cough in last 7 mnth. What should she do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Firstly there's no lifelong cure for the common cold. Antibiotics are only effective against infections of throat and are of no use against cold viruses. Over-the-counter (otc) cold preparations won't cure a common cold or make it go away any sooner, and most have side effects. A saltwater gargle 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2tsp turmeric dissolved in a glass of warm water can temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat. To help relieve nasal congestion, try saline (pure salt water) nasal drops. If you have a throat infection, or a viral cold then do reply back for medications. Being also a general physician, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary tips taking into account patient preferences.
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I am suffering from cough and fever for last 4 days please suggest me a good medicine.

General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from cough and fever for last 4 days please suggest me a good medicine.
1. Take one tablet of paracetamol 500mg sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily 2. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 3.. Take honitus syrup 2tsf thrice daily 4. You may have to take antibiotic along with it if no relief .5. consult for further advice
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I am feeling allergy in my neck and paining while swallowing food or drinking water. It's like cough in my neck. What should I do to be cured?

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General Physician, Alwar
Welcome to lybrate, please get your throat examined by an ent specialist. Meanwhile you can take:- tab. Oflomac-oz, tab. Sumo & tab. Levoceterizine 5mg twice daily with food for 5 days.
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My wife is suffering breathing problem, when there is dust she suffered more.from past two three days she is not breathing comfortably. And this problem is now too high. May be for raining climate. Please suggest how to control this problem

Homeopath, Delhi
Living with allergies --- condition your body for the allergens by doing some kind of physical activity like yoga, breathing exercise, water insufflation, gastric lavage, colon cleansing, sun bath, sea bath or marine therapy condition your mind by positive thinking, autosuggesting that you can overcome your allergies by yourself meditation etc know your allergies and see how bedt you can avoid
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I am suffering from cold since one week, is it normal cold or some other disease. I am also suffering from coughing, I feel cold even I am in my blanket. Please suggest.

General Physician, Mumbai
You are suffering from upper respiratory tract infection and For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and For cough take syp ascoril-D 2.5 ml twice a day and For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg
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Hi good afternoon sir/madam my name is preetham kumar I am suffering from sinus problem in rainy and winter season how can I solve the problem at home itself.

General Physician, Cuttack
1. Do steam inhalation 2-3 times daily with karvol plus inhalant capsule 2. Put otrivin nasal drop one thrice daily 3. Take a course of antibiotic after consulting doctor 4. If you are suffering from chronic sinusitis, take plain xray pns/ct scan of pns or nasal endoscopy after consulting ent specialist to confirm diagnosis 5. If you are having recurrent symptoms, you may have to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery.
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Asthma or Allergies - Know The Causes Behind It!

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Asthma or Allergies - Know The Causes Behind It!

It is an episodic chronic respiratory disorder in which there is airflow obstruction causing difficulty in breathing. It is a very common disorder affecting children more than adults For some, the condition is mild with infrequent episodes & for others it is a serious medical emergency-An episode may pass away quickly and may be short lasting or at times lasts longer & requires immediate medical help.

Causes behind it

Hereditary & familial tendency or history of allergy, which may be skin allergy also predisposes to asthma in the offsprings. Allergy mostly inhaled is the most common cause of asthma.

Allergens can be: 

  1. Environment - smoke, dust & pollution and petrol fumes. 
  2. Pollen and molds from grass, flowers and trees. 
  3. Strong perfumes 
  4. Paints & varnishes 
  5. Tobacco smoke 
  6. House dust mite 
  7. Chemical fumes 
  8. Food, which can cause allergy are: 
    • Sour food 
    • Citrus fruits 
    • Cold food & drinks 
    • Artificially colored & flavored foods 
    • Fish 
    • Beer, wine 
    • Vinegar 
    • Grapes 
  9. Canned vegetables
  10. Infection of the lung, which can be bacterial, viral predisposes to asthma. 
  11. Emotional stress is a known trigger factor for an asthmatic attack.
  12. Over strenuous exercise and inhalation of cold air and climatic changes are also trigger factors.


  1. Initially there is a feeling of restlessness with a painless, tightness in the chest. 
  2. There may be cough, sometimes with phlegm and a wheezing or whistling sound when breathing. 
  3. Mild to moderate shortness of breath and shortness and rapid breathing follow with a feeling of anxiety, sweating & inability to lie down on the back.
  4. Usually the sufferer finds comfort in sitting bent forwards and near the windows.

Dietary management

  1. For infants born in vegetarian family, vegetarian food is preferred. 
  2. Avoid food and drinks known to cause allergy - cow milk, vinegar, lemon juice, grapes, instant tea, corn syrup, fruit toppings, cold food and drinks, canned food, food additives, beer and wine. 
  3. Eat balanced nutritious diet. 
  4. Eat fresh unprocessed food. 
  5. Consume Bitter gourd (Karela) cooked or juice, it strengthens the immunity. 
  6. Every morning, drink boiled mixture of – ½ cup water, little ginger, 2-3 leaves of sweet basil (tulsi) and mint leaves, or you can eat the raw leaves, this will boost up you immunity.
  7. Boil a mixture of Bishops weed (Ajwain), tea leaves and water and inhale the steam, helps to decongest.
  8. Consume garlic and onions, will be beneficial, but avoid them if you are on homeopathic medicine.
  9. Consume lots of Vitamin B complex. 
  10. Liver, kidney, pancreas, yeast (Brewer's yeast), lean meat especially pork, fish, dairy products, poultry, egg, shrimps, crabs and lobsters,. 
    • Milk and milk products, green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grain cereals. 
    • Carrots, bananas, avocado, raspberries, artichoke, cauliflower, soy flour, barley, cereals, pasta, whole grains, wheat barn like rice and wheat germ, dried beans, peas and soybeans.
    • Increase intake of magnesium in your diet. 
    • Sea food, nuts, green leafy vegetables. 
    • Peas, lotus stem, pulses, whole grains, fruits.

Do's & Don'ts

  1. Try to recognize the trigger factors that bring on your attack, so that you can avoid them In families with history of allergy (asthma, eczema), avoid artificial milk, eggs, cocoa, juices & wheat preparations till completion of 6 months. In such circumstances you can only breast feed till 6 months.
  2. Do breastfeed your baby for the first 6 months to strengthen the immune system and avoid contact with allergens such as in cow's milk .
  3. Avoid foods & drinks that are known to cause a problem such as vinegar, lemon juice, grapes, instant tea, corn syrup, fruit toppings, cold food & drink, canned vegetables, beer and wine Avoid smoke, pollution, dust as far as possible.
  4. There are three steps to be taken when dealing with an allergy.
    1. Firstly, identify the cause or allergen
    2. Secondly, avoid it.
    3. Thirdly, if avoidance is impossible, treat the symptoms.
  5. Keep a diary and try to trace a pattern or relation between your allergic reaction and the allergen. E.g. Sneezing while doing housework could mean you are allergic to house dust.
  6. Take steps to deal with stress, anxiety and tension as these can influence the frequency and severity of symptoms
  7. Good nutrition, balanced diet, adequate rest and relaxation will be beneficial. 
  8. Yoga can help you by breathing exercises. Breathing exercise will help better utilization of available lung space.

Homoeopathy at your rescue

Homoeopathy helps to get rid of inhalers & nebulisation quickly & permanently. Homeopathy not only deals with disease it deals with patient as a whole.


  1. Avoid smoke, pollution, and dust as far as possible. 
  2. Try to reduce stress, anxiety and tension, practice yoga will help to relax and relive stress.
  3. Yoga will also help by breathing exercise. Breathing exercise will help better utilization of available lung space. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.
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