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Dr. Vinay Sitaram Dharmadhikari

Pulmonologist, Pune

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Dr. Vinay Sitaram Dharmadhikari is an experienced Pulmonologist in Kalyani Nagar, Pune. You can consult Dr. Vinay Sitaram Dharmadhikari at Nirogdham in Kalyani Nagar, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vinay Sitaram Dharmadhikari and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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All About COPD

MBBS, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Pulmonologist, Nanded
All About 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.
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I am 25 year old boy Suffering from different kind of headache, cough and very much cold also pain in back and back side of neck Last night slept for almost 10 -11 hours and still feel lazy and sleepy. I am feeling like brain is roaming round round. What should I do I am feeling like brain is roaming round round.

MBBS, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology
General Physician, Noida
I am 25 year old boy Suffering from different kind of headache, cough and very much cold also pain in back and back s...
Do you have nasal blockade or facial pain also recurrent sneezing/cold stress+/- Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day Get check eyes for refractive error We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis for neck pain 1.Avoid using computers continuously, take rest for 5 min after working for half an hour 2. In pain free interval do neck exercise (kindly learn exercise by registered Trainer) 3. You can use thin pillow while sleeping so that normal posture of neck can be maintained 4.Maintain proper posture of body while watching TV/ studying Get cervical X ray AP and lateral done and review with reports Brain is roaming round round and neck may be due to cervical spondylosis.
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Allergic Bronchitis - Homeopathic Remedies That Can Help!

B.H.M.S ( Mumbai) (Silver Medalist), Certificate In Gyn and Obstetric
Homeopath, Noida
Allergic Bronchitis - Homeopathic Remedies That Can Help!

The human lungs are an intricate and a vital organ of the body. This organ is responsible for filtering the air you breathe, separating the oxygen and infusing it in the blood to be used by the body. The lungs have multiple tube-like structures within it, known as the bronchial tubes. The lining of these tubes may become inflamed due to a bacterial or viral infection and thus result in bronchitis. However, a significant percentage of bronchial inflammation or bronchitis is also caused by allergies. Inflammation causes swelling which not only results in breathing difficulties, but also causes other problems as well such as excess production of mucus, painful coughing and heaviness in the chest area, etc.

Homeopathic approach towards curing allergic bronchitis
Homeopathy is a form of medication which is symptom based and takes into account the general disposition of the person along with the apparent symptoms. Thus, prescribing medications also differs according to the differences in each patient. Some of the more well-known homeopathic medications usually prescribed are mentioned below. However, you should consult a homeopathic doctor first as they would be able to evaluate your condition best and then prescribe the correct medications accordingly.

  1. Arsenica Album: This medication is usually prescribed for people who have general weakness in the body that accompanies bronchitis. Some of the other indications wherein Arsenica Album may be prescribed may include restlessness and increased coughing after midnight and wheezing.
  2. Antimonium Tartaricum: This is another very effective medication when there is rattling in the chest. However, although you can feel a lot of mucus within, very little of it tends to come out. Antimonium Tartaricum is very effective in such cases. Another indication for this medication is the worsening of the coughing after eating.
  3. Pulsatilla: If you have a lot of mucosal discharge after coughing which is yellow to greenish in color, then Pulsatilla may be prescribed for you. Some of the other indications wherein Pulsatilla is usually prescribed are a lack of thirst and the cough worsening while lying down which may force you to sit up. Cough also tends to be loose in the morning and becomes drier in the evening.
  4. Bryonia: Another allrounder medication very effective in treating multiple disorders, Bryonia is very effective in treating Bronchitis as well. Some of the indications where this medication is prescribed would be – extreme thirst, dry cough, dryness of the mucosal membranes in general, pain in the head and chest while coughing and the cough starting when getting into a warmer room.
  5. Hepar Sulph: An overtly increased sensitivity to cold air or coldness, in general, is the prime indicator for this homeopathic medication. Any exposure to coldness immediately triggers a cough and the coughing tends to be worse in the morning. You may also rattle excessively from cold and wheezing may also be present.

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

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A 78 year old lady, suffering asthma for time. Now a days she is suffering civieric breathing problem. What kind of I would suggest.

FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Indore
Better visit a chest specialist personally. She may be requiring short course of oral steroid and oxygen inhalation.
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I am suffering from COPD for last five years. In spite of taking all medicine as per dr's prescription I am not in a position to do my regular activity. Pl suggest me proper guidance. I will be grateful to you. Regards.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I am suffering from COPD for last five years. In spite of taking all medicine as per dr's prescription I am not in a ...
COPD is a gradualy a progressive disease. Optimize medication, reduce weight, do pul. rehabilitation, have adult vaccination and avoid dust.
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I have cough for so many days. And i am not able get rid of it. I tired medicine. Syrups and etc.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
take sinarest one tab at night for 3 days. honitus syrup 2 tsf 3 times a day for 3 days. steam inhalation sos. consult if not ok.
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I am suffering from tonsil from last three years and I'll already tried all type of treatment but if I'll missed any treatment or any better idea then please give me some tip at least I'll manage my tonsil.

MBBS, masters in public health, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Chennai
Better undergo a blood test called ASO titre and Rh factor to rule out your potential tendency to acquire heart, kidney or joint problems because it is the same organism which affects tonsil also affects those organs. If it's positive undergo surgery immediately. If it's negative do a pus culture sensitivity of a throat swab and take appropriate antibiotic to get your infection cleared.
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But both TB ferro and mantoux showed different result, pleural fluid got reduced to 10, doctor said we can't collect fluid. Is there any chances of sorting out the disease?

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
10 ml of fluid is not detected by any method. TB fluid in most cases will not reduce without treatment.
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