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Dr. Vikas Mittal - Pulmonologist, Delhi

Dr. Vikas Mittal

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Namaskar!<br/><br/>Me Dr. Vikas Mittal, pulmonologist, Manipal Hospital. Aaj me aspiration pneumo...

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Me Dr. Vikas Mittal, pulmonologist, Manipal Hospital. Aaj me aspiration pneumonia ke bare me baat krunga. Ek example ko leke baat krenge. April 2018 me ek patient bed pe hi tha pneumonia ki vjha se. Girne se unke left thigh me fracture ho gya tha. Operation se vo thik ho gya lekin uske baad pneumonia ho gya. He was not even able to complete his sentences because of breathlessness. Kafi examination ke baad pta chala that patient was also suffering from poor cough. Diagnosis ke baad aspiration pneumonia detect hua. Aspiration pneumonia me aap jo bhi khate hain vo food pipe me na jake wind pipe me chala jata hai.

Iski vjha se hmare lungs me infection ho jata hai. Wind pipe ko trachea bolte hain and food pipe ko oesophagus. Aspiration pneumonia me hmara flap band nhi hota hai or khana thoda sa slip wind pipe me hota hai and thoda food pipe me. Iske causes kya hain? Ye infection older age me and bachon me hota hai. Neurological problems like motor neurone disease, stroke, seizure, in sab se brain ka signal swallow krne ke lia proper nhi hota hai. Discordinate hone ki vjha se dysphagia problem ho jati hai. Aspiration dental problem ki vjha se bhi hota hai or aisi koi bhi problem jo apne senses me nhi hai, cancer ke patients me bhi ye problem ho skti hai.

Iske symptoms kya hain. Iske symptoms are equal to pneumonia. But iske symptoms thode slow rehte hain. Ye long time tak trouble krte hain apke lia. Symptoms iske hain saans fulna, whistling sound while breathing, chest pain, khasi hona, bulgum me smell or blood ana. Unko food swallow krne me problem hogi. Khate time choking or khasi ki problem hogi. Bad breath ki bhi problem hoti hai. Oxygen ki kami bhi ho skti hai.

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Dr Vikas Mittal has about 15 years' experience in the field of Pulmonary Medicine. He is a product of the most prestigious medical college of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College and did h......more
Dr Vikas Mittal has about 15 years' experience in the field of Pulmonary Medicine. He is a product of the most prestigious medical college of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College and did his post-graduation [MD]* in Pulmonary Medicine from the best Chest Institute in India, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, Delhi. His strengths include being meticulous, diligent and academic. He is very dynamic but at the same time humble, so easily approachable. He has good clinical expertise in dealing with all kinds of pulmonary diseases and is well versed with all major diagnostic and therapeutic pulmonary procedures, having done about more than 1000 bronchoscopy/interventional pulmonary procedures. He is also involved in research work related to pulmonary diseases. He is a strong believer that practice of medicine is "an art as well as a science" and so always honestly practices evidence-based medicine but with a practical and human touch [sevabhav] with utmost human ethics. Another unique part of his practice is that he believes in working as a team with a group of doctors [equally trained as him and personally mentored by him]. The team of doctors around Delhi/NCR works as per a fixed protocol/guidelines so that each and every patient is taken care by his team doctor in a similar manner as he himself would have taken care of them. This ensures that all patients are always given GOOD QUANTITY OF TIME (patient hearing) and a QUALITY TIME without overstretching any individual doctor and without patient moving from one corner of the city to another. "He and his team treat all their patient as they would do for their family.
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Dr. Vikas Mittal is a popular Pulmonologist in Dwarka Sector 6, Delhi. He has over 18 years of experience as a Pulmonologist. He is a MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine . He is currently practising at Manipal Hospitals Dwarka in Dwarka Sector 6, Delhi. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vikas Mittal on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Mulana Azad Medical College - 2001
MD - Pulmonary Medicine - Delhi University - 2006
MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine - Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute - 2006
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English
Awards and Recognitions
Dr. J.C. Kothari Young Scientist Award
Professional Memberships
National College of Chest Physicians
Indian Society For Sleep Research
Indian Sleep Disorders association

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Air Pollution And Public Health - The Challenges For India!

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Air Pollution And Public Health - The Challenges For India!

India's capital Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Though Kanpur, another Indian city, is the most polluted city in the world, Delhi is also among the top 10 polluted cities with a higher concentration of PM 2.5.

India is progressing in many fronts, but the country remains stagnant when it comes to air pollution control. As per the latest records, amongst the top 20 polluted cities on earth, 13 of them are in India. According to the World Health Organization’s Air quality guideline, the particulate matter (PM 2.5) should not be greater than 25 μg/m3 for 24 hour-mean and 10 μg/m3 for annual mean. However, surprisingly, Delhi had an average of 153 micrograms per cubic metre in its air.

Delhi's air is already causing harmful effects on the lungs and alveoli due to the increased number of pollutants in the air. It is causing severe lungs damage to children residing in Delhi. More than 4.4 million children in Delhi are now suffering from chronic lung conditions.

Causes

The reason attributed to this problem is the increased number of vehicles on the road, diesel generators, and coal factories surrounding the national capital. More than 20,000 vehicles are added every day in the country. Harmful gasses like Nitrous Oxide, Carbon Monoxide, and Carbon Dioxide has poisoned the air beyond revival.

It’s a false belief that we will be safer if we stay inside our homes rather than if we are outside harbours. The indoor air isn’t any different than outdoor air. This is because the level of PM 2.5 particles in the indoor and outdoor air is unchanged. The PM 2.5 particles, the major reason for diseases like Bronchitis, COPD and Asthma, are found as much in the indoor air as outside the doors. The diameter of these particles ranges from 0.5 nanometers to 2.5 nanometers, giving it the name PM 2.5, and in order to fight the indoor air pollution crisis, we have to find a way to break down these particles.

Solution

The only way to cut down this pollution is by bringing significant lifestyle changes in our daily living. We should concentrate more on using public transport instead of private vehicles. Cutting down the number of diesel and petrol vehicles can also prove helpful. People should shift to CNG and electric vehicles for daily commutation. These efforts, if practised on a regular basis, can bring a huge decrease in pollution.

Air purifiers can also be a healthy option for indoor purposes.

Conclusion

The pollutants in Delhi as well as India’s air are increasing and we aren’t safe even if we are behind the closed doors. The only way to battle this problem is getting an air purifier that will break down harmful particles in the air that are responsible for diseases.

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Psychogenic Breathlessness - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of It!

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Psychogenic Breathlessness - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of It!

Psychogenic breathlessness or pseudo-dyspnea is a condition where the patient suffers from shortness of breath time to time. This disease is often confused with a similar breathing disorder called Chronic Dyspnea. While there are a lot of factors involved in chronic dyspnea, like allergens and pulmonary diseases, psychogenic breathlessness has more to do with the current state of mind.

One of the most challenging factors is the diagnosis and differentiation between both conditions. Sometimes, the psychogenic breathlessness is so concentrated that there is no way to differentiate between the two.

Procedure of Diagnosis of Psychogenic Breathlessness:

Here are the steps that doctors typically follow to diagnose Psychogenic Breathlessness

  • To differentiate between the two diseases (Chronic Dyspnea and Psychogenic Breathlessness), the doctor will ask the patient to try breathing harder. A patient with chronic dyspnea will find it even harder to take a breath when he or she tries to. However, a person with psychogenic dyspnea will show improved conditions when they try to breathe harder

  • A thorough examination of the chest will be done

  • Blood tests and lung function test (spirometry) will also be conducted to rule out pulmonary diseases

Causes of Chronic dyspnea:

Allergens causing allergic bronchitis (also known as asthma) is the main reason behind Chronic Dyspnea. Other common causes of the true or chronic dyspnea are heart diseases, COPD which occurs because of smoking. Then there are rare disorders like ILD (sarcoidosis), neuromuscular diseases, infections, anemia, obesity/deconditioning.

Causes of Psychogenic dyspnea or psychogenic breathlessness:

  • Acid reflux: Acid reflux can cause certain sensation on the inner lining of the esophagus (esophagitis). The esophagus has several nerve endings on the inner linings, when the acidic reflux touches these nerve endings, a temporary breathlessness occurs.

  • Anxiety: People with anxiety can also develop breathlessness. Though exercises help for a short period of time, a patient needs to see a psychiatrist for this condition.

  • Panic Attacks: These are also a cause for breathlessness. The temporary feeling of choking is common in people who experience panic attacks.

Treatment:

  • Medication: Medicine for acidity is prescribed to patients having Pseudo-Dyspnea, due to acid reflux.

  • Anxiety pills and Talking therapy: People suffering from anxiety are recommended to see a psychiatrist for better evaluation of their problem. Medications (anxiety pills) prescribed by the psychaitrist may help in controlling the breathing pattern in a person. Psychological therapies (Talking therapy) have been effective for people suffering from breathlessness due to anxiety.

  • Placebo: If the problem remains unsolved and unknown, sometimes doctor prescribes placebo medication, for example sweetened aerosol. Doctors believe that if the patient thinks he/she is taking a real medication, his/her condition can be controlled by eluding the mind.

It is important to remember that Psychogenic Breathlessness is as real as chronic breathlessness and patient doesn’t pretend to have this condition. When the first symptoms of it start appearing, a specialist doctor (pulmonologist) should be consulted who after confirming the diagnosis of psychogenic breathlessness, may refer you to a psychiatrist or psychologist for further treatment.

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Aspiration Pneumonia

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
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Me Dr. Vikas Mittal, pulmonologist, Manipal Hospital. Aaj me aspiration pneumonia ke bare me baat krunga. Ek example ko leke baat krenge. April 2018 me ek patient bed pe hi tha pneumonia ki vjha se. Girne se unke left thigh me fracture ho gya tha. Operation se vo thik ho gya lekin uske baad pneumonia ho gya. He was not even able to complete his sentences because of breathlessness. Kafi examination ke baad pta chala that patient was also suffering from poor cough. Diagnosis ke baad aspiration pneumonia detect hua. Aspiration pneumonia me aap jo bhi khate hain vo food pipe me na jake wind pipe me chala jata hai.

Iski vjha se hmare lungs me infection ho jata hai. Wind pipe ko trachea bolte hain and food pipe ko oesophagus. Aspiration pneumonia me hmara flap band nhi hota hai or khana thoda sa slip wind pipe me hota hai and thoda food pipe me. Iske causes kya hain? Ye infection older age me and bachon me hota hai. Neurological problems like motor neurone disease, stroke, seizure, in sab se brain ka signal swallow krne ke lia proper nhi hota hai. Discordinate hone ki vjha se dysphagia problem ho jati hai. Aspiration dental problem ki vjha se bhi hota hai or aisi koi bhi problem jo apne senses me nhi hai, cancer ke patients me bhi ye problem ho skti hai.

Iske symptoms kya hain. Iske symptoms are equal to pneumonia. But iske symptoms thode slow rehte hain. Ye long time tak trouble krte hain apke lia. Symptoms iske hain saans fulna, whistling sound while breathing, chest pain, khasi hona, bulgum me smell or blood ana. Unko food swallow krne me problem hogi. Khate time choking or khasi ki problem hogi. Bad breath ki bhi problem hoti hai. Oxygen ki kami bhi ho skti hai.

Thank You.

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Know The Causes Of Chronic Cough!

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi

A cough is not necessarily to be worried about always. It is the natural response of our body to throw out harmful particles which somehow managed to enter our respiratory tract. There is sticky mucus situated in the pathway to lungs which plays a major role in trapping harmful particles. Coughing once or twice is generally a natural phenomenon but if it’s persistent it is called the chronic cough, and there is a reason to worry.

Is your cough chronic?
An acute cough aggravates within a very short span of time, maybe 2-3 days. There are situations when coughing doesn’t hinder your day to day activities and are easily neglected. Sometimes these infrequent bouts of a cough can persist for long and continue for more than 2 months, which has been characterized as a chronic cough.

A chronic cough is sometimes found associated with blocked or running nose. Persons suffering from a chronic cough feel very exhaustive and suffer from a headache, dizziness along with excessive sweating. Under such situations, you must consult a pulmonologist.

Know the causes of a chronic cough
There are several causes for persistent coughing, and the following are the common causes of a chronic cough and medication is taken in consultation with a trained medical practitioner only.

  1. Infections: Bacterial or viral infection in lungs can be one of the causes of a chronic cough. Tuberculosis is one of them which initiates as a chronic cough and is later characterized by emitting blood after cough bouts.
  2. Drug Interactions: Antihypertensive drugs have been found to be responsible for a chronic cough in some people. Hypersensitivity to the prescribed drugs is found to responsible for the cough bouts, and change in medication takes care of the issue.
  3. Asthma: It’s a situation characterized by blockages in the bronchi which disallows the normal air flow during inhalation and exhalation. Due to inadequate oxygen, brain assumes that there is a blockage which needs to be expelled and coughing pattern starts. However, asthma has to be treated, and the bronchi have to be brought back to normal with the help of medication by an expert medical practitioner.
  4. COPD: The most common cause of a chronic cough nowadays is COPD, better known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This is one of the progressive diseases which means it deteriorates with time. Active smokers are the biggest victims of it. Persons exposed to high degree of pollution or similar occupational hazards are also at high risk. Exposure to these pollutants causes inflammatory responses in lungs resulting in the tapering of the airways and destruction of lung tissues. These can be measured by lung function tests. In asthma, the narrow airways can be broadened by external medication, but in case of COPD, it’s not possible.

To conclude, chronic cough is a preventable disease by reducing the exposure to risk factors as mentioned above. Quitting smoking, improving the indoor air quality with the use of solar cooking and moving on battery run vehicles can prevent COPD from further worsening. You can also undergo pulmonary rehabilitation program which is being counseled and coordinated by many physicians to benefit the individual suffering from the issue.

Know The Causes Of Chronic Cough!

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Know The Causes Of Chronic Cough!

A cough is not necessarily to be worried about always. It is the natural response of our body to throw out harmful particles which somehow managed to enter our respiratory tract. There is sticky mucus situated in the pathway to lungs which plays a major role in trapping harmful particles. Coughing once or twice is generally a natural phenomenon but if it’s persistent it is called the chronic cough, and there is a reason to worry.

Is your cough chronic?
An acute cough aggravates within a very short span of time, maybe 2-3 days. There are situations when coughing doesn’t hinder your day to day activities and are easily neglected. Sometimes these infrequent bouts of a cough can persist for long and continue for more than 2 months, which has been characterized as a chronic cough.

A chronic cough is sometimes found associated with blocked or running nose. Persons suffering from a chronic cough feel very exhaustive and suffer from a headache, dizziness along with excessive sweating. Under such situations, you must consult a pulmonologist.

Know the causes of a chronic cough
There are several causes for persistent coughing, and the following are the common causes of a chronic cough and medication is taken in consultation with a trained medical practitioner only.

  1. Infections: Bacterial or viral infection in lungs can be one of the causes of a chronic cough. Tuberculosis is one of them which initiates as a chronic cough and is later characterized by emitting blood after cough bouts.
  2. Drug Interactions: Antihypertensive drugs have been found to be responsible for a chronic cough in some people. Hypersensitivity to the prescribed drugs is found to responsible for the cough bouts, and change in medication takes care of the issue.
  3. Asthma: It’s a situation characterized by blockages in the bronchi which disallows the normal air flow during inhalation and exhalation. Due to inadequate oxygen, brain assumes that there is a blockage which needs to be expelled and coughing pattern starts. However, asthma has to be treated, and the bronchi have to be brought back to normal with the help of medication by an expert medical practitioner.
  4. COPD: The most common cause of a chronic cough nowadays is COPD, better known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This is one of the progressive diseases which means it deteriorates with time. Active smokers are the biggest victims of it. Persons exposed to high degree of pollution or similar occupational hazards are also at high risk. Exposure to these pollutants causes inflammatory responses in lungs resulting in the tapering of the airways and destruction of lung tissues. These can be measured by lung function tests. In asthma, the narrow airways can be broadened by external medication, but in case of COPD, it’s not possible.

To conclude, chronic cough is a preventable disease by reducing the exposure to risk factors as mentioned above. Quitting smoking, improving the indoor air quality with the use of solar cooking and moving on battery run vehicles can prevent COPD from further worsening. You can also undergo pulmonary rehabilitation program which is being counseled and coordinated by many physicians to benefit the individual suffering from the issue. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My mother is suffering from Tb disease and about four years ago she is prescribed forecox medicine which treat her in better way but now she is having tb symptoms again. We have approached many doctors but couldn't help us in anyway medicine doesn't work. So my mother starts forecox again by her own which helps her but don't know for how long have to take it and dosage of medicine. Which type of diet should follow for her and which is best medicine and for how long have to take it and dosage of medicine. Is forecox is best for her that's why her Dr. previously prescribed her that medicine. please suggest me I don't want to loose my mom. She often have fever and pain in abdomen.

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
lybrate-user, its not right to start tb medication on your own again and it can lead to drug resistant TB which is very difficult to cure. The symptoms could be related to other problems than TB or it could be drug resistant TB and you need to consult a pulmonologist who has a MD or DM degree in (Pulmonary medicine or TB and chest medicine). Hope it helps.

I am suffering from the asthmatic and gas problems. Every 4 min there is some heaviness in my chest. Please suggest me.

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I am suffering from the asthmatic and gas problems. Every 4 min there is some heaviness in my chest.
Please suggest me.
Asthma and gas could be related as gas worsens asthma. So apart from asthma you have to take good treatment for asthma.

Hi, I am a patient of sleep apnea so I want to consult with you in this matter. The percentage of AHI is 96 %. Thanking you.

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Hi,
I am a patient of sleep apnea so I want to consult with you in this matter. The percentage of AHI is 96 %. 
Thank...
There are 3 treatment for sleep Apnoea. Hold standard and treatment of choice is positive airway pressure i.e. CPAP. 2nd is surgical. 3rd is weight loss. A sleep specialist preferably a broad certified sleep specialist from India or abroad will be the right doctor to guide you to choose appropriate treatment.
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