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Dr. Shobitha Rao Bhat  - Pulmonologist, Mangalore

Dr. Shobitha Rao Bhat

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MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DAA (Allergy)

Pulmonologist, Mangalore

4 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
Dr. Shobitha Rao Bhat 90% (62 ratings) MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DAA (Allergy) Pulmonologist, Mangalore
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Practicing at Mangalore Allergen center, Dr. Shobitha Rao Bhat is a pulmonologist and she has over 3 years of experience in the field. In her own words, the dedication and the concerns of the patient come first for Dr. Shobitha Rao Bhat. She holds an MD - Pulmonary medicine and a DAA(Allergy) from the prestigious CMC Vellore. Her specialty includes Treatment of Bronchiectasis, Treatment of Idiopathic, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Treatment of Asthma, Treatment of Genital Injury, Treatment of Pneumonia, Treatment of Lung Fibrosis, Treatment of Pleural Disease, Sleep Medicine, Treatment of SARS. She also specializes in the treatment of tuberculosis. Residing at Mangalore, she is also a member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS), Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Chest Society and the Association of Medical Consultants. Pulmonology is a specific branch that requires a special skill set and professionals. With her experience and dedication, Dr. Shobitha Rao Bhat's knowledge in her chosen field has always been admired upon by her peers She has consistently garnered positive ratings and she is well versed in Kannada and English. An appointment with her can be easily booked online

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MD - Pulmonary Medicine - Kasturba Medical College - Manipal - 2014
DAA (Allergy) - CMC Vellore - 2016
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Know Everything About Bronchitis

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DAA (Allergy)
Pulmonologist, Mangalore
Know Everything About Bronchitis

The inflammations of the lining in the bronchial tubes, which are responsible for carrying air from and to your lungs are known as bronchitis. It is a respiratory disease and more than a million cases are reported each year. Bronchitis requires medical diagnosis by your healthcare provider and can be chronic or acute. Cold or other respiratory infections can cause acute bronchitis whereas smoking leads to chronic bronchitis. Acute bronchitis usually lasts for few days but with persistent cough. Whereas, chronic bronchitis can be responsible for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Symptoms of bronchitis:
The symptoms common to both acute and chronic bronchitis are given below:

  1. Cough which may form mucus
  2. Body aches and breathlessness
  3. Headaches, blocked nose and sinuses
  4. Fever with chills
  5. Wheezing

The diagnosis of bronchitis is done by your doctor who will ask you about your cough. Some other questions may include your medical history, about smoking or whether you have had cases of flu or cold recently.

Treatment for bronchitis:
Your doctor will mainly recommend pain relievers and cough syrup along with warm air to breathe mainly at indoors. However your doctor may prescribe the following medications in cases of severe bronchitis:

  1. Cough medicine: These medicines will help to remove mucus and irritants from your lungs. Medicines may not be able to suppress the symptoms completely but will give you relief from pain.
  2. Bronchodilators: Which clears out the mucus by opening your bronchial tubes.
  3. Mucolytics: These helps loosen mucus in the airways and help to cough up sputum.
  4. Oxygen therapy: It will help to improve the oxygen intake when you face difficulty in breathing.
  5. Therapy: Pulmonary program will include a therapist who would work to improve your breathing.
  6. Medicines: Using anti inflammatory medicines to reduce damage to your lungs tissue and to also avoid chronic inflammation.

Prevention of bronchitis:

Acute and chronic bronchitis can be reduced by the following measures; however, they cannot be completely prevented:

  1. Avoiding dust, smoke, and air pollution. You can always wear a mask when you are on the road or in traffic.
  2. Washing your hands often to avoid germs and infections.
  3. Avoiding smoking as it can cause harmful damage to your lungs.

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

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COPD Exacerbations - 5 Ways To Prevent It!

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DAA (Allergy)
Pulmonologist, Mangalore
COPD Exacerbations - 5 Ways To Prevent It!

COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and is generally used to describe a broad category of diseases. These include chronic bronchitis as well as emphysema. All of these diseases, however, can be prevented from getting worse by taking similar measures as the causes of these diseases are very similar.

Here are the ways to prevent COPD exacerbations:

  1. Cleanliness: It is crucial that you do not allow infections to set in. Infections are probably the worst type of exacerbation possible in COPD. All you need to do to prevent infection is to take a little care to ensure good hygiene. Wash your hands often and do not allow people with colds or flu to come close to you.
  2. Take vaccines: Make sure your flu and pneumonia shots have not been missed.
  3. Take medicines: It is crucial that medicines for your lungs are taken on schedule, if you have COPD. The possible medicines which you could take if your doctor prescribes it includes inhaled beta-agonists, steroids and anticholinergics.
  4. Spirometry: Doctors often recommend the use of the portable Spirometry device, Spirometer, in case of COPD. Spirometers check the condition of the lungs by measuring various parameters to see how well the lungs are working. Spirometers can easily measure FEV1, a parameter which measures how much air can you blow out in one second. This is especially great if you do not know whether your condition has exacerbated or not.
  5. Corticosteroid: It is another type of medicine used, which can prevent COPD exacerbations. In its place, even inhaled beta-agonists or anticholinergics can also be used.
  6. Stop smoking: Exposure to smoke us an important cause for COPD dosease. It also causes worsening of disease with exacerbation. Smoking cessation can be achieved by self determination, nicotine replacement therapy and certain medications.

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

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Reasons Behind Lung Cancer!

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DAA (Allergy)
Pulmonologist, Mangalore
Reasons Behind Lung Cancer!

Lungs are the most important organ of our body that has the responsibility of taking in the oxygen and releasing out carbon dioxide. When cancer develops in it, the entire body gets imbalanced. Lung cancer leads to more death than any other type of cancer, which is why identifying the symptoms and knowing the causes are instrumental in obtaining a timely diagnosis as well as in prevention of this disease.

Symptoms of Lung Cancer

In the early stages:

  1. Persistent coughing
  2. Chest pain
  3. Bleeding
  4. Fatigue
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Sudden weight loss
  7. Headaches
  8. Coughing up blood

In the later stages:

  1. Bone pain
  2. Joint pain
  3. Facial paralysis
  4. Neck swelling
  5. Blood clotting
  6. Weakness
  7. Sever chest pain

Causes of Lung Cancer

Smoking: People who smoke are more prone to lung cancer. With the increase in the number of cigarettes you smoke, your chances of getting lung cancer increase too. People who don't smoke but are surrounded by the smokers also have high chances of being affected by this form of cancer.

Exposure to Asbestos: Asbestos is a group of mineral, which is present naturally in the environment. Lung cancer can occur due to the inhalation and ingestion of asbestos fibers.

Exposure to Ranon Gas: Ranon is a radioactive gas, which is formed naturally on decaying of radioactive elements. It is found in low levels in the air that we breathe and the water that we drink. Consumption of air and water having this gas leads to lung cancer.

High Levels of Air Pollution: Presence of high levels of dust particles and pollutants in the air that we breathe can cause lung cancer. 1-2% of lung cancer is caused because of it.

High Levels of Arsenic in Drinking Water: Consuming water with arsenic content is harmful. Some studies suggest that it is associated with increased risk of lung cancer.

Exposure to Chemicals: Exposure to certain chemicals like uranium, coal products, gasoline, diesel exhaust and mustard gas can also cause lung cancer.

Family History of Lung Cancer: Chances of getting lung cancer increase if your parents, child or siblings are already prone to lung cancer. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pulmonologist.

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I have a snoring problem. It happens the moment I go in deep sleep. The mouth remains closed but breathing is so loud that it makes snoring sound, sometimes very loud. Is there any medication with this can be cured? I google on internet and found being fat as one of the cause, I'm 73 kgs and working on reducing the weight.

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DAA (Allergy)
Pulmonologist, Mangalore
Hi Lybrate user, Being obese and having short neck are risk factors for snoring. Snoring happens because of blockage of upper airway. In fat people the upper airway is already narrow and it worsens during sleep. No tablets are available to reduce anoring. Weight reduction is important means of correcting snoring. There are some tongue exercises that can be tried.
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Hi! My friend suffered from mdr tuberculosis and is in 4th month of his treatment. His 3rd month sputum culture result is still pending as the microscopic center machine is not working and they do not accept results outside dots center. So will their be any problem if he do not get the 3rd month sputum test and test for the 4th month sputum. Also is their any fixed timing when he should take the medicine after or before food. He is now taking medicine at night.

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DAA (Allergy)
Pulmonologist, Mangalore
Hi Lybrate user It is always better to do sputum test at 3rd and 4th month because if he is negative you will be assured the medicines are working. However it is the 5th month culture which will decide when the injection is to be stopped. IF You cannot do it one center, you can give it elsewhere.
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Ways To Treat Pulmonary Hypertension!

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DAA (Allergy)
Pulmonologist, Mangalore
Ways To Treat Pulmonary Hypertension!

Having heard about getting any sort of pulmonary disease might give you a nightmare. Well, yes there are pulmonary problems, which are dangerous and become life threatening. Pulmonary hypertension is one such rare disease. It is a type of high blood pressure, which usually occurs in the pulmonary arteries that stream from human heart through lungs. The arteries become narrowed, constricted, which makes the flow of blood difficult through the vessels. As the situation occurs, the heart will have to work more to fix the situation. This causes high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. If the condition deteriorates the pressure increases along with risk factors. 

Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension: 

There are certain symptoms, which people experience under the pulmonary hypertension disease. The symptoms might get unnoticed for years and you might get delayed in treating such problems. This article can help you know about the disease, symptoms and its treatment. 

There is a list of symptoms, which can help you understand if you have pulmonary hypertension:

  • One of the major symptoms that you may notice is shortness of breath. The arteries and blood vessels which help in flowing blood through lungs help in breathing too. So a narrowed and constricted artery makes the inhalation and exhalation procedure laborious.
  • The next symptom that you might notice is fatigue and dizziness. If your lungs are not getting enough blood that means your brain and body are not getting enough oxygen to work. This hinders your body to perform any kind of activities smoothly. This can make you gain weight and increase several risk factors. 
  • Next, you might feel irregular heartbeat and chest pain. Increased pressure makes the heart work faster than its normal rate. This further makes the heart muscles weaker, and it is not able to control the heartbeat as it used to. 

Treatment of pulmonary hypertension: 

  • Pulmonary hypertension is generally treated with medication and surgery. Depending on its severity, your doctor will prescribe the medicines. Generally, doctors prescribe such medicines, which help in relaxing the blood vessels. The relaxed blood vessels can regulate blood flow easily. All the medicines are generally taken orally or injected or inhaled. 
  • If you adopt a severe case of pulmonary hypertension, then your doctor might suggest you a lung transplant or a heart-lung transplant. 
  • Depending upon the type of pulmonary hypertension, your doctor may prescribe you blood-thinning medicines also, if you have blood clots in your arteries. 
  • In a certain cases, doctors prescribe oxygen therapy, which helps in increasing the oxygen level in blood.
  • With the above mentioned methods, doctors ask for a change in lifestyle, which is important in treating the specific disease. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pulmonologist.
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Hi what is the symptoms of chronic tuberculosis and I am suffering from mild fever which medicine should I take.

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DAA (Allergy)
Pulmonologist, Mangalore
Hi what is the symptoms of chronic tuberculosis and I am suffering from mild fever which medicine should I take.
Hi Lybrate user, Symptoms of chronic TB include low grade fever especially in evening, night sweats, loss of appetite, loss of weight. Along with this you can have symptom specific to organ like cough, chest pain, blood in sputum if it is lung TB. Pain abdomen, vomiting if Abdomen TB and so on. You can take symptomatic therapy for fever during the episode with paracetamol. But self medication for fever is not advisable and it is better to meet a doctor to check as to why you have fever.
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Hi, I have been taking a effective TB medicine of as diagnosed by Dr. What protection should I follow not to spread bacteria to others. After how long bacterias are deactivated after TB medicine started. I have a small kids at home.

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DAA (Allergy)
Pulmonologist, Mangalore
Hi Lybrate user -you need to cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing with tissue paper or kerchief. -the tissue and kerchief should be appropriately discarded. -avoid spitting phlegm here and there. You should spit it into sputum cups only and these cups should be disinfected. - keep windows of your room and house open so that there is good ventilation at home. #Remember TB spreads by cough droplet. It will not spread by sharing clothes or other means. #The infectivity decreases significantly in 2 to 3 weeks after TB treatment is taken.
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Could you please tell me about the test to detect the latent and active Tuberculosis in body.

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DAA (Allergy)
Pulmonologist, Mangalore
Hi Lybrate user for latent TB tests are Mantoux (a skin test) and interferon gamma assay (blood test). For active Tb the suspected organ I'd important. Assuming it is lung because that is the most common site the tests are chest x ray And sputum test. Sometonds CT scan or biopsy may be required.
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For treatment of COPD inhalers are generally administered. Over a period of time, does the use of inhalers has any adverse effect on liver?

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DAA (Allergy)
Pulmonologist, Mangalore
For treatment of COPD inhalers are generally administered. Over a period of time, does the use of inhalers has any ad...
Hi Lybrate-user, Inhalers do not have any adverse effect on liver. Some inhalers have steroids in them. These may cauSe some adverse effect in very high dose. However In most cases inhalers are safe even in long term.
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