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Best Pulmonology Treatment in Adarsh Nagar Delhi

 What is Pulmonology?

‘Pulmonology’ is a Latin term in which ‘pulmo’ stands for lungs and ‘logos’ stands for study. It is an area of medical science that specifically deals with the pulmonary or respiratory system. This includes:

·         Lungs

·         Bronchi

·         Bronchioles

·         Trachea (windpipe)

·         Larynx (voice box)

·         Diaphragm

·         Sinuses

·         Nose

·         Mouth

·         Associated blood vessels

Medical professionals dealing with the pulmonary system are known as pulmonologists. Due to increasing air pollution levels, smoking, allergens and occupational hazards, the instances of lung diseases are on the rise. Thus, it is essential that you know about such diseases, their symptoms as well as the best place to avail treatment for them.

About Pulmonary/Lung Diseases

Lung illnesses can be temporary like cough or flu, which can be easily managed with primary care. Alternatively, they can be critical like asthma, pneumonia, shortness of breath, etc. which need professional care.

Furthermore, pulmonary diseases can be hereditary like cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), etc.

Let’s take a detailed look at the most commonly occurring lung diseases:


Asthma is a chronic pulmonary disorder that can occur in the form of a sudden attack, lasting for a few minutes to even hours. In certain cases, this condition can also last for days. It is characterised by coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest and difficulty in breathing.

This disease can occur due to allergy from pollen, dust, smoke, etc. as well as physical exertion, allergic reactions to medicines, cold weather, etc. Additionally, having a family history of this disease, being overweight or smoking can make things worse.

During an asthma attack, the airways get inflamed and as a result constricted. Thus, the body starts expelling mucus, causing a coughing attack. Breathing becomes difficult for the individual, leading to a discomfort in the chest and a wheezing sound.

In case of severe asthma attacks, the person’s airways can close off completely, requiring immediate medical attention.     


When a person has Bronchitis, the bronchi, small airways in their lungs, get swollen and prevent the lungs from functioning properly. This can cause excess mucus buildup, leading to infections.

The individual experiences coughing as the body tries to expel this mucus. Symptoms can last for two weeks or more. Acute bronchitis occurs due to a virus and this disease usually cures on its own. However, chronic bronchitis is not curable. Doctors usually treat the symptoms through steroids to reduce inflammation, bronchodilators to open airways, pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen therapy.

Now, anyone can be affected by bronchitis. However, people who have asthma, autoimmune disorders, GERD or are active smokers are at higher risk.  


Pneumonia is an infection that causes inflammation in one or both lungs. The air sacs get filled with pus or fluid, causing difficulty in breathing, cough with phlegm, chills and fever. Now, pneumonia can be caused by a variety of organisms like viruses, bacteria and fungi.

The symptoms of this disease will depend upon this factor and its seriousness can range from mild to life-threatening. Pneumonia can affect people of different age groups ranging from infants to people aged above 65.

But individuals having weak immune systems, chronic pulmonary diseases, people who are hospitalised and those who are active smokers, have higher chances of contracting this disease.

Apart from this, there are several other pulmonary diseases like:     

·         COPD

·         Interstitial Lung Disease

·         Bronchiolitis

·         Cystic fibrosis

·         Pulmonary edema

·         Lung cancer, etc.

Symptoms of Pulmonary/Lung Diseases

Most lung diseases are curable if you opt for timely treatment. Thus, knowing the common symptoms of pulmonary/lung diseases are a must. Check them out in the list below:

·         Persistent cough

·         Breathlessness

·         Mucus production

·         Wheezing

·         Fatigue

·         Chronic chest pain

·         Coughing up blood

·         Weight loss

In case you notice any of these symptoms, it is crucial that you consult a doctor and get yourself tested.

Treatment of Pulmonary/Lung Diseases

With immediate medical attention and proper diagnosis, pulmonary/lung diseases can be cured. However, you need to know the right place where you can get quality treatment. In this regard, GTK Hospital can be an ideal choice.

We have a dedicated team of pulmonologists who are adept at treating numerous lung disorders like breathing troubles due to allergies, asthma, pneumonia, etc. Furthermore, we have the necessary expertise to treat severe lung conditions like chronic bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and more.

At GTK Hospital, we believe in tackling lung diseases through accurate diagnosis. Here is a list of tests that we conduct:

·         Blood tests

·         Physical examination

·         Pulse oximetry test

·         Sputum test

·         Chest ultrasound

·         CT scan

·         Spirometry

·         Thoracentesis

·         Bronchoscopy

·         Imaging tests

·         Pleuroscopy

·         Pleural biopsy

·         Nitric oxide test and more.

After diagnosis, we chart out a unique recovery plan for each patient and get to work in order to get you back to being healthy in the least possible time.  

Cost of Pulmonology Services

AT GTK Hospital, we understand and respect your need for quality pulmonary treatment at a convenient price. Thus, all our pulmonology services are affordable and come with transparent pricing.

Get in touch with us today in case you notice any of the above-mentioned pulmonary/lung disease symptoms. We are here 24/7 at your service.



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