Asthma, Allergy, Lung Function Tests and Treatment
LUNG FUNCTION TESTS & FACILITIES
- Video Bronchoscopy
- Endobronchial Ultrasound
- Body Box and Single breath Diffusion system
- Pulmonary Rehabilitaion
- TB & MDR TB
- ILD Clinic
- Airway Clinic
- Home ventilation
- Sleep disorder clinic and Sleep laboratory
- Skin prick Allergy test
- Drug Allergy Testing
- Thoracoscopy & managament of Pleural Disorders
- Daycare unit with advanced video bronchoscopy system.
- Well equipped endoscopy suites with trained technicians.
- Interventions like Bronchial lavage, Biopsy, Airway dilatation and stenting with electrocautery and APC.
- Removal of foreign bodies from airway.
- Tracheal stenting by flexible and rigid bronchoscopy.
- Endobronchial Ultrasound guided FNAC and sampling of mediastinal nodes.
- Approach to variety of extraluminal tumours and masses.
- Mediastinal staging of lung cancer.
Body box lung function test
- Body Box system is a simple, cost effective way to diagnose early lung diseases like COPD, mixed defects of ventilation, Obesity with obstruction and
- Early ILD.
- Diffusion capacity of lung can be monitored easily and is a great diagnostic test before starting treatment.
- Vintus Body box –in less than two minutes, any operator can smoothly perform a workflow including airway resistance, lung volumes, subdivisions and forced spirometry.
- Patients in a wheelchair can be measured easily and comfortably outside the cabin.
- Spirometry is a simple test used to help diagnose and monitor certain lung conditions by measuring how much air you can breathe out in one forced breath.
- Spirometry can be used to help diagnose a lung condition if you have symptoms, or if your doctor feels you’re at an increased risk of developing a particular lung condition.
- For example, spirometry may be recommended if you have a persistent cough or breathlessness, or if you’re over 35 and smoke.
- Conditions that can be picked up and monitored using spirometry include:
- Asthma – a long-term condition where the airways become periodically inflamed (swollen) and narrowed
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – a group of lung conditions where the airways become narrowed
- Bronchiectasis –the lungs get clogged with thick, sticky mucus
- Pulmonary fibrosis – scarring of the lungs
- If you’ve already been diagnosed with one of these conditions, spirometry may be carried out to check the severity of the condition or see how you’re responding to treatment.
- Spirometry is also a standard test for people being considered for surgery, or to check the general health of people who have other conditions,
- Video assisted thoracoscopic surgeries
- Major OT complex with qualified staff and 3D camera system.
- Excellent anesthesia team and oncosurgery back up.
- Philips Allice 5 lab with trained technician.
- Diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.
- Dedicated AC room for overnight diagnostic studies.
- Excellent physiotherapy department and PR programmes over 2-3 months to suit need of the patients.
- Most encouraging treatment for all chronic lung diseases.
- TB and MDR TB diagnosis and management.
- Airway disorders and special emphasis on asthma, COPD.
- Lung fibrosis advanced treatment options.
- Pulmonary hypertension diagnosis and management.
- Smoking Cessation advise and treatment
USG guided aspiration,
Pig tail catheter and Intercostal drain placement
Medical thoracoscopy and biopsy.
If you think you have an allergy,
- Tell about the symptoms you’re having, when they happen, how often they occur and if anything seems to trigger them.
- If your allergy is more severe or it’s not obvious what you’re allergic to, you may do allergy testing at a specialist allergy clinic.
- Skin prick testing is one of the most common allergy tests.
a) It involves putting a drop of liquid onto your forearm that contains a substance you may be allergic to. The skin under the drop is then gently pricked.
b) If you’re allergic to the substance, an itchy, red bump will appear within 15 minutes.
c)Most people find skin prick testing not particularly painful, but it can be a little uncomfortable. It’s also very safe.
d)Make sure you do not take antihistamines before the test, as they can interfere with the results.
- Allergy tests should be interpreted by a qualified professional who has detailed knowledge of your symptoms and medical history.
- Avoiding exposure to allergens
- The best way to keep your symptoms under control is often to avoid the things you’re allergic to, although this is not always practical.
For example, you may be able to help manage:
- food allergies by being careful about what you eat
- animal allergies by keeping pets outside as much as possible and washing them regularly
- mould allergies by keeping your home dry and well-ventilated, and dealing with any damp and condensation
- hay fever by staying indoors and avoiding grassy areas when the pollen count is high
- dust mite allergies by using allergy-proof duvets and pillows, and fitting wooden floors rather than carpets
- Immunotherapy may be an option for a small number of people with certain severe and persistent allergies who are unable to control their symptoms using the measures above.
- The treatment involves being given occasional small doses of the allergen, either as an injection, or as drops or tablets under the tongue, over the course of several years.
- The injection can only be performed in a specialist clinic under the supervision of a doctor, as there’s a small risk of a severe reaction.
- The drops or tablets can usually be taken at home.
- The aim of treatment is to help your body get used to the allergen so it does not react to it so severely.
- This will not necessarily cure your allergy, but it’ll make it milder and mean you can take less medicine.
- Pulmonary Medicine Post graduation Training Program in DNB and PS in Chest diploma with near 100% results.
- Clinical research unit.
- Intensive care units with high-end ventilators, Non invasive ventilation
- Excellent emergency and nursing care services in the wards, private rooms and suite rooms.