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Dr. Pankaj Kumar  - Internal Medicine Specialist, Patna

Dr. Pankaj Kumar

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MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Specialist, Patna

20 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Dr. Pankaj Kumar 89% (12 ratings) MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Specialist, Patna
20 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Dr. Pankaj Kumar is an MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine Specialist who is available in the city of Patna. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Dr. Pankaj has been helping hundreds of patients every year. His excellent treatment procedures and routines have helped several to overcome their medical disorders without any complications. Internal medicine or also known as general medicine is the medical specialty which deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and also the treatment of adult diseases. Internal medicine is the wing of medical science which is not particularly derived for a certain benefit like cardiology or neuroscience. But it is the specialty which deals with anything that is causing a serious problem in the adult body. Doctors who specialize in internal medicine are called internists or Internal medicine expert. Dr. Pankaj Kumar is available at the Patliputra Hospital and Research Centre Pvt. Ltd. situated at Main Road, Bhagwat Nagar, Landmark: NRL Petrol Pump, Patna from Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. He also visits Life Line Sugar and Heart Clinic situated at O-44, Opposite Of P.N.B, Kankarbagh Road, Doctors Colony, Beside Bandhan Bank, Kankarbagh, Patna from Monday to Saturday between 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Dr. Pankaj charges Rs.500 from the patients who visit him at the clinic. Lybrate has nexus with the top internal medicine experts in Patna and whenever you book an appointment for them from Lybrate.com, you can get exciting offers and discounts along with cashback offers.

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MBBS - Nalanda Medical College, Patna - 1999
MD - Internal Medicine - Patna University - 2004
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI)
Cardiological Society of India (CSI)

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No. O- 44, Opposite Of P.N.B, Kankarbagh Road, Doctors Colony, Beside Bandhan Bank, KankarbaghPatna Get Directions
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Acute Bronchitis - How To Treat It?

Acute Bronchitis - How To Treat It?

As we go about life and routine activities, we may be exposed to a lot of different types of environments. We may have to travel in heavy traffic and may be exposed to vehicular pollution, there may be times when we are at places that allow smoking and that may expose us to smoke from cigarettes. Our nature of work today requires us to be constantly in a situation where we take in industrial fumes and exhausts. Being in any of these conditions temporarily may not be a big matter of worry, but when the incidents get more frequent they may lead to troubles in breathing and diseases such as bronchitis or acute bronchitis.

Acute bronchitis is a condition in which the bronchial tube that carries air to and from the lungs gets inflamed due to different reasons. The biggest hazard related to the inflammation of the bronchial tube is that the patient may suffer from constant coughing and irritation of the throat putting pressure on the lungs. In advanced cases, a bronchial infection may also leave the nodes of the lungs inflamed, making it more difficult for the patients to breathe.

Causes of Acute Bronchitis:

  1. The most common causes of bronchitis include the infection of the bronchial tube with bacteria or virus, which lead to the inflammation of the tube and subsequent bouts of coughing.
  2. A habit of smoking cigarettes or being exposed to cigarette smoke as a passive smoker may lead to the infection of the bronchial tube.
  3. Vehicular smoke and fumes also lead to the inflammation and infection of the tube that plays an eminent role in supplying oxygen to the lungs.
  4. Finally, when one works in a position where he/she is exposed to chemicals or harmful exhausts on a constant basis may also have to suffer from acute bronchitis.

What is the treatment for acute bronchitis?

Bed rest and supportive care such as reducing coughing are the main treatments for acute bronchitis. In most individuals, antibiotics are not needed, especially those who have as cause viral or environmental factors. For some patients who have to wheeze with their cough, beta2 agonists may be helpful (bronchodilators). Perhaps the most useful treatments are directed at reducing coughing symptoms with over the counter preparations containing guaifenesin and mucolytics. NSAIDs are often added to reduce inflammation and help relieve discomfort. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend giving OTC cough and cold medications to children under two years of age; these medicines may cause harmful side-effects that can be life-threatening to young children.

What natural or home remedies treat and cure acute bronchitis?

  • Stay well hydrated by drinking fluids
  • Breath humidified air
  • Avoid dairy products because they thicken mucous secretions
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine because of potential drug interactions
  • Avoid exposure to environmental smoke and other air pollutants

Asthma - Signs To Watch Out For!

Asthma - Signs To Watch Out For!

Asthma is a condition marked by the swelling and narrowing of the airways thus, producing excess mucus. This triggers coughing, breathing difficulties and wheezing. Asthma can be a minor inconvenience for some, while for others, it can often result in a deadly asthma attack.

Causes
It isn’t definite as to what causes asthma in some and not in others, but a combination of genetic and environmental factors is a probable reason. Factors that trigger asthma is varied and is subjective. Some common causes of asthma include:

  1. Airborne matters, such as cockroach waste particles, pet dander, mould spores, dust mites or pollen
  2. Respiratory infections
  3. Physical activity
  4. Cold air
  5. Irritants (such as smoking) and air pollutants
  6. Some medications, such as naproxen, ibuprofen, beta blockers and aspirin
  7. Stress and strong emotions
  8. Preservatives and sulphites added to some beverages and food, such as wine, beer, processed potatoes, dried fruit and shrimp
  9. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Stomach acids retreat into the throat)

Signs you should look for?
Symptoms of asthma vary a lot and differ among people. You can have infrequent attacks at times or suffer from the symptoms perpetually. Asthma symptoms and signs include:

  1. Breathing difficulties
  2. Chest pain or tightness
  3. Trouble sleeping due to breathing problems, wheezing or coughing
  4. A wheezing or whistling sound at exhaling
  5. Wheezing or coughing attacks that are aggravated by respiratory virus, such as flu or cold

Complications associated with asthma include:

  1. Symptoms and signs that interfere with recreational activities or school work
  2. Sick days from work or school when asthma flares up
  3. Persistent contractions of the bronchial tube that can lead to problems in breathing
  4. Hospitalisation and visits to the emergency room during critical asthma attacks
  5. Long-term consumption of certain medications to fix severe asthma can cause side effects

Treatment

Long-term control and prevention are the main goals of asthma treatment. Treatment generally applies to learn about the things that trigger your asthma, taking necessary steps to dodge them and checking your breathing to ascertain that your regular medications are effectively controlling your asthma. Inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting beta-agonists, theophylline are some common long-term treatments to control asthma.
Medicines are prescribed based on your symptoms, age, triggers and what best keeps your asthma regulated. Also, you and your doctor need to work together to come up with a plan to counter your asthma. For example, if you think your symptoms are getting better, consult with your doctor to reduce your medication doses.

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I got pleural effusion in my lungs half a year ago and the pleural fluid was removed but I have recently repeated the x ray and I have pleural thickening .can I be allowed to work in dubai. Am 29 years.

Yes you can work anywhere, after healing pleura thickens, but comes to normal by its own. You have to do deep breathig exercises to recover early.