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Dr. Indu Puvna

Pulmonologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Indu Puvna is a popular Pulmonologist in Malad West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Zenith Hospital in Malad West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Indu Puvna on Lybrate.com.

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I start to sneeze whenever I drink cold drinks. And I think I have allergy from dust. And sometimes I feel hard to breathe. So can you suggest what should I do?

MS - ENT,MBBS
ENT Specialist, Kolkata
I start to sneeze whenever I drink cold drinks. And I think I have allergy from dust. And sometimes I feel hard to br...
Dust allergy is partly genetic and partly environmental. Thus it never goes away. With better ,less dusty environment  the extent if the problem gets reduced. Medicines help to downregulate the immune response of your body to these environmental allergens. Long term lifestyle  changes with gradually tapering medication  helps to tackle chronic sinus problems.  Start taking Steam inhalation twice a day. *For chronic allergic rhinosinusitis you will need to take a long term course of antibiotics  together  with Nasal sprays . *You will need to avoid dusty environment  and dust mites, animal dander etc. Regular cleaning of AC air filters. Wearing mask while driving 2 wheelers/working in dusty  areas Medical  management  is done for 3 months and then patients  condition is reviewed.  Intermittent treatment is not beneficial  in the long run. Around 30 %of people with allergic rhinitis  will develop Asthma if not treated .But majority of patients with asthma are allergic to dust .Active treatment  of nasal allergy reduces Asthma attacks and medicine requirements. This improve  quality of life .allergens.
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Hi doctor, My father is suffering from asthma since 2001. So please consult in this diseases.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Hi doctor,
My father is suffering from asthma since 2001.
So please consult in this diseases.
Use asthma preventor medicine by inhalation with spacer. Avoid dust, smoke, pollution and allergens.
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I am not satisfied with the breath I take. I feel that it is not full. Is this something serious?

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
It may be due to your allergy problem. To increase your lung capacity pranayam is best. Bhastrika anulom vilom kapalbhati. Will help you lot to overcome this problem. But you should do this pranayam under supervision of yoga instructor.
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I am smoking from 4 years from last week I left it and I faced yellowish cough and blood in it and also my ears are blocked when I yawn they hurt too much is blood to serious please help me out with this issue these are only symptoms I faced so far.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am smoking from 4 years from last week I left it and I faced yellowish cough and blood in it and also my ears are b...
Home Remdy- 1-Drink tea with basil leaves or add ginger and black pepper in it. 2-Salted hot water gargling also helps. Treatment- 1-Take 2-2 teaspoonful of pranacharya kasantak by mixing it in hot water twice daily. 2-Sitopaladi, praval and tankan bhasm churna taken with honey can also bring relief. .Consume this 3 to 4 times a day for relief from cough; Diet-stay away from cold drinks and milk when having cough.
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Hi I want to know that how many days it takes to reproduce the cells in lungs after smoking.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Hi I want to know that how many days it takes to reproduce the cells in lungs after smoking.
No definite answer, but one must avoid smoking in all forms, to reduce the chances of developing lung cancer
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I have any time fever, cold, cough and red eyes since 2 weeks. What should I do? Please help me.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have any time fever, cold, cough and red eyes since 2 weeks. What should I do? Please help me.
There are several things you can do to prevent a cold. they are all easy. -Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones. -Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. -Get plenty of rest/sleep.staying at home will keep you from spreading germs.Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. -Drink plenty of fluids(veg/tomato soups,dal water/coconut water/herbal tea etc), and eat nutritious food(like sprouts/boiled eggs without yolk with milk). Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can impair your sleep -Treatment:A cold usually lasts for a week or two. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn't need medical treatment. -Complications like infections of the ears, throat, sinuses or lungs must be treated with antibiotics. -Gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. -Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation. -Tablet nasorest-p once/twice daily may ease breathing. -Do steam inhalation once or twice daily
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I have a problem in my throat, I have tonsils! Sometime I have pain in throat when I drink or eat cold! So please give me any suggestions.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
HI, Take cap. Tonsari 1-1-1 with hot water after food and tab. Lakshmivilasa Ras 1-1-1 after food. These medicines should be taken for 6-8 weeks continuously. Take tab. Tribhuvanakirti Ras 1-1-1 till the fever subsides. Avoid cold and refrigerated food, sweets and oil fried food. Do salt water gorgling 2-3 times a day.
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Causes And Symptoms Of COPD!

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine, FCCP - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Nagpur
Causes And Symptoms Of COPD!

COPD, which is short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a severe form of lung disease that is characterized by increased breathlessness and obstruction of airflow from the lungs. People who are suffering from COPD are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer, heart diseases and many other conditions. It includes progressive lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, few forms of bronchiectasis and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. The former two are the most common conditions contributing to COPD. 

Chronic bronchitis induces inflammation in the airway that carries air to the lungs and fills it with mucus. This either completely blocks the airway or narrows it, causing difficulty in breathing. However in emphysema, the air sacs inside the lungs which inflate and deflate as you breathe in and out, lose their elasticity due to which less air comes in and goes out leaving you breathless.

The best way to treat COPD is to quit smoking. Your doctor may also prescribe you medications or ask you to enroll in a lung rehab program. 
Causes:

  1. Smoking: Smoking is one of the most common causes of COPD. This is because smoking is known to destroy the stretchy fibers in people's lungs and irritate the airways. Even passive smoking is unhealthy. About 90% of the people having COPD are current or former smokers. 
  2. Genetics: Some individuals suffer from COPD even after refraining from smoking. Genes might be at the helm of COPD in such a case. AATD i.e. Alpha -1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, is a protein in the lungs, the lack of which is one of the most common genetic factor causing emphysema. 
  3. Environmental Factors: Breathing in harmful pollutants present in your environment is also one of the causes of COPD. Fumes, dust or certain chemicals are a few examples of harmful lung irritants. Organic cooking fuel may also cause COPD. Exposing yourself to the aforementioned environmental factors for a prolonged period of time increases your risk of developing COPD substantially. 

Symptoms:

  1. Shortness of breath especially after exercising
  2. Wheezing
  3. Tightness in your chest
  4. Unintended weight loss
  5. Lack of energy
  6. Frequent respiratory infections
  7. Wheezing
  8. Cough accompanied by mucus

Diagnosis:

  1. Physical Exam where your doctor monitors the functioning of your lungs. 
  2. Questioning about your past health (Smoking or other harmful lung irritants).
  3. Spirometry and other breathing tests.
  4. Chest x-rays and other tests to eliminate other problems which could be causing your symptoms. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a pulmonologist.
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On nights I am face difficulties on respiration while sleeping through my nose. What to do.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Take steam before sleep n you can use nasoclear drop to put in nose if blocked. Also try to keep some gap in last meal of day n sleep time to avoid possible reflux which might be bothering you. If still bother then see your doctor for the same.
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I am suffering from dry cough and I tried to many types of syrups. So give me a solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Please take Bryonia 200 – once daily for next 3-4 days. Drink plenty of warm fluids. Drinking warm fluids helps to loosen the secretions in your sinuses so that your mucus flows more freely, making you feel better faster. Studies show that drinking warm fluids relieves cold symptoms such as runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, and fatigue. Consult me for homeopathic treatment. Recommend me by clicking on recommend option and leave feedback.
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Exercise krte Samay meri sanse jhaldi fool jaati hai jiske kaaran mai brabr exercise nhi kr paati hu.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hello Lybrate user according to Ayurveda breathing problems arises because of Kapha Dosha Vikriti Home Remedy- 1-Take ginger tea mixed with 2-3 crushed garlic cloves. 2-Massaging the chest with warm sesame oil mixed with salt helps to loosen the phlegm deposited in the chest, especially, when followed with steam inhalation. Treatement- 1-Take shwas kuthar ras twice a day. 2-pranacharya asthamin capsule 1-1 twice a day. 3-pranacharya shwas vikarasav 2-2 tsf twice a day. 4-put 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. 5-take hot water steam. Diet- avoid smoking. Alcohol consumption. Do pranayama early morning.
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What to do? I have permanent tonsils problem from my childhood I take pills to avoid cold and sour things but still I have this problem.

M S, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
What to do? I have permanent tonsils problem from my childhood I take pills to avoid cold and sour things but still I...
You need to see an ENT specialist for evaluation. If you fit into indications, surgery may be a permanent cure for your problems.
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I feel as if I cannot take full deep breath, and have this problem for 4years now, had been to doctors they told my lungs is clear every time, the problem gets worse during winters, and some times if I try to breathe too hard to get a full breath, I end up being slightly dizzy or have pain in chest. My problems get worse if a panic. Could you please suggest me the cure for this.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I feel as if I cannot take full deep breath, and have this problem for 4years now, had been to doctors they told my l...
This problem can be solved by 1. Meditation 2. Breathing Exercises, you can learn breathing exercises by good Physiotherapist Consult me for further management
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I have cough for a week but no khasi etc. Is it the symptom of T. B. please inform me the symptoms of T. B.

BHMS, DI Hom (London)
Homeopath, Varanasi
Run down condition, off and on fever, persistent cough etc. Go for checkup tb gold for confirmation.
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Mere husband ko last December se chest TB h ab 10 din se fever ho raha h latest report ye hai.Please tell.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Mere husband ko last December se chest TB h ab 10 din se fever ho raha h latest report ye hai.Please tell.
Please get investigated for tb and compare with last reports. Also get investigated vfor typhoid, malaria and uti.
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I am 42 years, I am going through worst headaches, diabetes, sinusitis and my bones are very weak. Please advise.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Kindly mention your recent bsl reports and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance.
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I have allergy problem in my nose over 6 months. Bone of my nose is increasing which cause me problem in breathing.

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi, for your nasal allergy issue, you may try the following: (a) use a paediatrics saline nasal spray twice daily (b) identify allergens that trigger allergy in your nose/ allergic rhinitis and avoid them. (c) make sure you keep your nostrils clean. Wash with water daily. (d) take a glass of warm water, to which a tsp of pure honey and third of a lemon are mixed properly, daily morning empty stomach. (e) take half a glass of warm water to which 1/4 tsp freshly ground turmeric and a piece of black pepper (crushed) are mixed properly, post dinner, for 5 days. (f) streamline your diet and lifestyle. Focus on fresh fruits and leafy greens, restrict spicy, oily, fatty and flesh foods. (g) stay relaxed and keep your stress levels low. Daily yoga, pranayam and meditation help de-stress. Please follow steps (d) & (e) as mentioned above only if you have no allergy or other issues taking them. As regards your issue with bone, you may please consult an ent specialist who needs to examine you clinically and advise diagnostics as appropriate to figure out any constitutional deformities or any sort of growth in your nose that is causing problems and then advise accordingly. Hope this help you.
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I have Pilonidal sinus how to treat it can you suggest me how to get rid of it rapidly.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.Take a course of antibiotic to reduce inflammation 2. It needs surgery for treatment 3. consult surgeon
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I had taken IGE test since I had asthma. The levels were 850UI. It was high (normally upto 200UI). What are the natural remedies to decrease it?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I had taken IGE test since I had asthma. The levels were 850UI. It was high (normally upto 200UI). What are the natur...
Avoid allergen exposure on which your IgE may go/down. For asthma control use asthma controller medicine by inhalation with spacer. Or consult a pulmonologist.
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