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Dr. Kamal Gera  - Pulmonologist, Faridabad

Dr. Kamal Gera

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MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonologist, Faridabad

7 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
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Hello Everybody!<br/><br/>I'm Dr. Kamal Gera, pulmonologist, practicing in QRG health city, secto...

Hello Everybody!

I'm Dr. Kamal Gera pulmonologist practicing in QRG health city, sector 16 in faridabad.

Today, I am going to talk about the ill effects of pollution on our lungs and respiratory system and how to prevent them.

Jesa ki aap sab jaante hain, bharat mein air pollution badhta hi jaa raha hai, jisko rokne mein hum asamarth hain. Jab bhi humara dhyaan air pollution ki taraf jata hai, tab hum gaadiyon se nikalne wale dhuen ke baare mein hi sochte hain, but hum bhool jaate hain ki ek indoor air pollution bhi hota hai, jo paint fumes, hair spray, air freshners, pollen, dust inn sab se hota hai.

Air pollution se hone waale dusht prawahon ko humne kabhi na kabhi anubhav kiya hai - jese itching in the eyes, throat cough, sneezing, breathlessness. But we also should know that, air pollution can also lead to very serious and fatal diseases, when we expose the pollution for a long time.

Usually asthamatics, diabetics, elderly people and pregnant women are most affected by the air pollution. But aaj kal itne zyda air pollution me vo log bhi itne zyda affect ho rahe hai jinko pehle se koi bhi bimaari nahi hai. Air pollution se hone waale dusht prabhavo mein asthama, chronic bronchitis, even cancer tak bimaariyan shamil hain. Asthama jisko hum nazarandaaz kar dete hai or inhalers or normal anti bioics se treat krte hai, vo ek jaanleva bimaari bhi ban skta hai jab asthama ka attack hota hai.

Reh gayi baat cancer ki, sab jaante hai cancer ek jaanleva bimaari hai. Ab hum aatey hai precautions pe, how to prevent the ill effects of the pollution. For outdoor air pollution, hume apne area ke air quality index par nazar rakhni chahiye. Jin dino air quality index kharaab ho, un dino ghar se bahar nikalne se bachna chahiye. Doctor mask, jese ki N95 ka istemal krna chahiye.

Indoor air pollution se bachna bohot kathin baat hai, hume apne gharo mein carpeting or kam se kam pardon ka pryog krna chahiye. Regular vaccume cleaning karni chaie or air conditioner me jo filters hotey hai unhe regularly saaf karna chaie. Mujhe aasha hai yeh jaankaari aapke liye laabhdayak rahegi. Antt mein mai aapki achi sehat ki shubkamana krta hu.

Good bye and take care.

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Dr. Kamal Gera is a Pulmonologist and Tuberculous and chest Diseases Specialist in Sector-16, Faridabad and has an experience of 5 years in these fields. Dr. Kamal Gera practices at QRG Health City in Sector-16, Faridabad. He completed MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University in 2011 and MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases/Medicine from University of Delhi in 2015. He is a member of American college of allergy, asthma and immunology,World Allergy Organization,European Respiratory Society (ERS) and Indian Chest Society. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Bronchitis Treatment,Lung Abscess,Pneumonia Treatment,Embolisation and Lung Infections Treatment etc.

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MBBS - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 2011
MD - Pulmonary Medicine - Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi - 2015
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Pulmonologist at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
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Hindi
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European Diploma In Adult Respiratory Medicine
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European Respiratory Society (ERS)
World Allergy Organization
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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Life Member- Indian Chest Society

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4 Things That Can Possibly Lead To Chronic Cough!

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
4 Things That Can Possibly Lead To 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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Indoor And Outdoor Air Pollution - Effects & Prevention

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
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Hello Everybody!

I'm Dr. Kamal Gera pulmonologist practicing in QRG health city, sector 16 in faridabad.

Today, I am going to talk about the ill effects of pollution on our lungs and respiratory system and how to prevent them.

Jesa ki aap sab jaante hain, bharat mein air pollution badhta hi jaa raha hai, jisko rokne mein hum asamarth hain. Jab bhi humara dhyaan air pollution ki taraf jata hai, tab hum gaadiyon se nikalne wale dhuen ke baare mein hi sochte hain, but hum bhool jaate hain ki ek indoor air pollution bhi hota hai, jo paint fumes, hair spray, air freshners, pollen, dust inn sab se hota hai.

Air pollution se hone waale dusht prawahon ko humne kabhi na kabhi anubhav kiya hai - jese itching in the eyes, throat cough, sneezing, breathlessness. But we also should know that, air pollution can also lead to very serious and fatal diseases, when we expose the pollution for a long time.

Usually asthamatics, diabetics, elderly people and pregnant women are most affected by the air pollution. But aaj kal itne zyda air pollution me vo log bhi itne zyda affect ho rahe hai jinko pehle se koi bhi bimaari nahi hai. Air pollution se hone waale dusht prabhavo mein asthama, chronic bronchitis, even cancer tak bimaariyan shamil hain. Asthama jisko hum nazarandaaz kar dete hai or inhalers or normal anti bioics se treat krte hai, vo ek jaanleva bimaari bhi ban skta hai jab asthama ka attack hota hai.

Reh gayi baat cancer ki, sab jaante hai cancer ek jaanleva bimaari hai. Ab hum aatey hai precautions pe, how to prevent the ill effects of the pollution. For outdoor air pollution, hume apne area ke air quality index par nazar rakhni chahiye. Jin dino air quality index kharaab ho, un dino ghar se bahar nikalne se bachna chahiye. Doctor mask, jese ki N95 ka istemal krna chahiye.

Indoor air pollution se bachna bohot kathin baat hai, hume apne gharo mein carpeting or kam se kam pardon ka pryog krna chahiye. Regular vaccume cleaning karni chaie or air conditioner me jo filters hotey hai unhe regularly saaf karna chaie. Mujhe aasha hai yeh jaankaari aapke liye laabhdayak rahegi. Antt mein mai aapki achi sehat ki shubkamana krta hu.

Good bye and take care.

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Trouble Breathing: Could It Be Asthma?

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Trouble Breathing: Could It Be Asthma?

Shortness of breath, medically known as dyspnea, is the sensation of tightening of chest accompanied by a feeling of suffocation. Most of us would have experienced this while doing intensive exercise, while in extreme temperature or high altitude to a certain extent. But when the breathlessness is severe, it is due to a lung or heart ailment. The lungs and the heart play the most important role in transporting oxygen to our tissues and removes carbon dioxide. And so, any kind of problem in either of the organs can affect our breathing.

Causes:
Numerous underlying conditions can lead to a shortness of breath. An insight into the most common causes are enumerated below.

  1. Asthma: One of the common reason for shortness of breath is asthma. It is a serious condition in which the passage of air becomes narrow and swells up and produces extra mucus. This can result in shortness of breath, triggers wheezing, coughing and also makes breathing difficult. It cannot be cured but the symptoms can be controlled, and it is also necessary to consult with the doctor to track the symptoms and adjust the treatment.
  2. Carbon monoxide poisoning: Another leading cause of shortness of breath is carbon monoxide poisoning. It is caused when carbon monoxide builds up in our blood stream. When there is excessive carbon monoxide in the surrounding air, our body replaces the oxygen in our red blood cells or RBCs with the carbon monoxide in the air. Appliances that are improperly ventilated and engines, especially in a sealed or tightly enclosed space might allow carbon monoxide to accumulate in our blood stream to a dangerous level.
  3. A hiatal hernia: This is caused when part of our stomach pushes upward through your diaphragm. Our diaphragm usually has a small opening through which our esophagus or food pipe passes and connects the stomach. The stomach pushes up through this opening in case of a hiatal hernia and results in shortness of breath. In most of the cases it can be cured by medications, but in some situations, surgery is required.
  4. Pulmonary embolism: It is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs. In 95% of the cases of pulmonary embolism, it is caused due to blood clots that travel to the lungs from the legs or some other parts of the body. As the clot blocks the flow of blood to the lungs, it can also be life threatening besides causing a shortage of breath.

Apart from these conditions, others such as bronchitis, pneumonia, lung cancer, COPD, arrhythmia, hypertension, and many other lung and heart ailments can result in shortness of breath and can lead to dire consequences in certain cases. 

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

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Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

One of the major causes of death worldwide is lung cancer and it has been continuously affecting men and women accounting for about 150,000 deaths every year. Astonishingly, this figure is more than the combined death rate of the next three kinds of cancer, namely, colon, breast, and pancreatic cancer.

As with any type of cancer, lung cancer to has increased life expectancy when diagnosed in the earlier stages. Thus, being informed about the causes and signs of this deadly disease becomes critical to treat the condition.

The prevalent causes
The major risk factor for lung cancer is smoking and second-hand or passive smoking. The risks are increased when the smokers are exposed to other potential risk factors such as getting exposed radon and asbestos.

Who should be screened?

  • As said earlier, cancer when diagnosed early has an increased success rate for a cure.
  • Most people do not admit that they are vulnerable to lung cancer and this mindset has to be changed first and foremost.
  • There are many people who would benefit from an early diagnosis. This is because the modern medical procedures are highly beneficial in changing the lives of the affected, for better.
  • People, who are avid smokers or have a history of smoking, should always opt for lung cancer screening.
  • In this regard, it should be kept in mind that people, who have stopped smoking for the last 15 years, should also be tested.
  • People belonging to the age group of 55-80 and who have smoked in the past should also come under the screening procedure.

Who should not be tested and why?
Lung cancer is a ghastly disease, but still, it is advised that everyone should not be screened. These tests involve a lot of risks, which are indeed severe.

  • The first risk is the false-positive test result wherein the test confirms that the patient is suffering from the disease, but he is not.
  • The second risk is over-diagnosis where the cancer is at a benign stage, but there are unnecessary treatments considering it to be dangerous.

Lastly, there is the risk of exposure to radiation.

So, who is the right candidate?
Now the question arises, who should be asked to screen themselves for lung cancer? Or, when is the ideal time to for screening? Because of the risks associated with CT scanning and the chances of doing more harm than good to people who are not prone to having lung cancer, the doctors recommend screening to only those people who are at high risk. Unfortunately, the symptoms of this disease are almost nil in number. To be an ideal candidate for screening, the patient should be in good health and should have a smoking habit as mentioned above.

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

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Ways Pulmonary Edema Can be Treated!

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Ways Pulmonary Edema Can be Treated!

Pulmonary edema is a disorder wherein fluid accumulates in the lungs leading to lack of oxygen in the body. The usual cause of pulmonary edema is congestive heart failure (the muscles of the heart are unable to pump blood). In this disorder, the heart has to work extra hard to pump blood, so this adds extra pressure on the blood vessels that are present in the lungs. In a bid to relieve this added pressure, fluid is released into the lungs by the blood vessels.

The function of your lungs is to take in oxygen from the air and circulate it in the bloodstream. However, fluid accumulation in the lungs impairs the ability to supply oxygen in the blood. As the oxygen does not reach the blood, the body gets deprived of oxygen.

Causes
The most frequent cause of pulmonary edema is congestive heart failure. Some other causes of pulmonary edema are pneumonia, failure of the kidney, damage to the lungs, high blood pressure and sepsis of the blood (infection). Apart from these internal medical causes, certain external factors such as exposure to high altitudes, drug overdose and inhalation of toxic substances can also cause pulmonary edema.

Symptoms
The symptoms of pulmonary edema are coughing, swelling of the legs, breathlessness and wheezing. In case of severe pulmonary edema, symptoms such as respiratory failure, shock and organ damage due to lack of oxygen may occur.

Treatment
The initial step to treat pulmonary edema is to administer oxygen. Oxygen is given through a nasal cannula; it is a flexible tube made of plastic with two openings that allow oxygen to be delivered to the nostrils. The oxygen levels in your body are closely monitored by the doctor.

Based on the cause of pulmonary edema, the following treatments are administered:

  1. Morphine: Morphine is administered to reduce breathing difficulties and anxiety.
  2. Preload reducers: These medications help relieve the pressure in the lungs and the heart. Diuretics are a type of preload reducers; it is also known to cause excessive urination.
  3. Afterload reducers: Afterload reducers are medications that relieve pressure from the left ventricle by dilating the blood vessels.
  4. Use of blood pressure medication: Pulmonary edema caused by blood pressure changes i.e. if the disorder is caused by changes in your blood pressure, then blood pressure medications are administered to get your pressure back to normal levels.

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

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Hi, Dry cough for 2 weeks worse at night on medication tossex syrup 5 ml plus Doxcef. Please suggest me something.

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Hello you are taking antibiotic along with a codiene containing cough syrup your cough might be allergic in nature which will need anti allergic in tablet forms but you should be evaluated for allergic cough first by blood tests, chest xray etc.
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5 Important Tips to Recover From Cold and Flu

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
5 Important Tips to Recover From Cold and Flu

1. Stay home, rest and take plenty of fluids

Take plenty of rest at home which will give your body time to heal. Water, juices and comforting warm beverages will help prevent dehydration and turn thick viscid phlegm to watery mucus which can be easily coughed out.

2. Inhale steam

Steam inhalation: warm humidified air will ease the congestion in your nose and lungs. 

It will help in thinning out the mucus and make breathing better. Alternatively, you can sit in the bathroom with the shower running hot water till the bathroom is filled with moist steam. 

3. Humidifier

Use humidifier or vaporizer to moist the dry air in your house/room. It will help in quicker recovery from flu.

4. Over-the-counter medicines for a cough, aches and fever

You can try over-the-counter medicines such as paracetamol, nasal decongestants and cough syrups after consulting with your local doctor. Never give aspirin to people younger than 19 years unless prescribed by a doctor. Lozenges will help to soothe the throat. Avoid taking antibiotics as flu is a viral infection and not bacterial unless prescribed by a doctor. 

5. Saline solutions

Use saline nasal sprays or drops to unblock the nose. Put some drops or spray in the nose and gently blow the mucus and saline out. Gargles with a warm saline solution will sooth down the throat and help to clear the infection.

These measures will help ease your suffering and can result in a quicker recovery. Take appropriate precautions to prevent the spreading of flu, like covering of mouth while coughing, nose while sneezing especially when near the children. 

Consult a Pulmonologist (Chest physician) urgently if you experience breathlessness, wheezing, troublesome cough, high fever, hoarseness of voice, vomiting or other worsening symptoms. 

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I am suffering from hard coughs from last 2 weeks and some kind of hard saliva comes in my mouth each time I cough. I am also suffering from high fever and when I take medicine, fever goes and but coughing remains. please tell me the solution for this. I would be very thankful to you. I get throat pain too while I cough each time. Waiting for your reply. Your's truly Himanshu.

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Hello lybrate-user you might be suffering from lower respiratory tract infection as you r having fever and cough you need investigations like chest xray, sputum (phlegm/hard saliva) investigations after consultation with a pulmonologist (chest specialist) do not delay.
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I am 38 years old. I am suffering from dry cough for 1 month. Pls prescribe me good medicine.

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Hello you might be suffering from respiratory allergy still you need a workup evaluation to rule out infectious or any other cause.
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I'm suffering from dust allergy consult many doctors cold and cough goes over kindly give get well soon solution while sleeping cough goes more up. Please advise

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Hello you seem to be suffering from respiratory allergies usually allergic cough gets worse at night some patients also experience breathlessness and wheezing along with cough you need a chest xray and certain blood tests to determine the allergy levels.
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