People suffering with respiratory illness often find it very difficult to breathe without any effort. Most of the time, the lung diseases affect your independence thereby reducing the quality of life. We are concerned about your health and so Gleneagles Global Hospitals offer the best set of pulmonologists for your care.
The Department of Pulmonology has a team of surgeons and physicians who are trained from renowned institutions and provide the best of treatments to all the patients suffering from respiratory disorders. Gleneagles Global Hospitals aim at helping every individual to breathe to their fullest without any difficulty.
The wards and consultation rooms are well equipped with all the advanced machinery for the treatment of the patients. The department is well staffed with nurses and technicians to perform the procedures with ease.
The diagnostic tests and the treatments mentioned below are offered by the Department of Pulmonology.
Gleneagles Global Hospitals provide comprehensive care for lung diseases and has an amalgam of services offered to help you lead a healthy life.
Cigarette smoking is the main culprit that damages your lungs. Cigarette smoke can narrow the airways and make breathing difficult. Chronic smoking gradually damages the lung tissue and can lead to cancer, where the condition is irreversible. It’s never too late to gain benefits from quitting.
Exposure to passive smoking, outdoor pollution and chemicals can cause damage to the lungs or worsens the lung disease. So, avoiding exposure to the pollutants can decrease the risk of lung disease.
Physical activity improves overall health. Aerobic exercise and breathing exercise improves the lung capacity and lung function. These types of physical activities can improve your mood and help you relax.
A simple cold or a respiratory infection can sometimes become serious and leads to complications. So, protect yourself by practicing good hygiene and getting vaccinated against influenza.
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Thoracentesis is a medical procedure which involves use of image guidance and needle to drain the accumulated fluid from the lungs. Accumulation of fluid in the lungs may occur in the conditions such as tumors, pneumonia, congestive heart failure, and chronic lung disease.
A local anesthetic is administered to numb the area before the procedure. During the procedure, a needle is inserted through the skin between the ribs on the back. Once the needle reaches the pleural space where the fluid gets accumulated, a syringe or suction is used to remove the fluid from the pleural space. Finally, the opening in the skin is covered with a sterile dressing.
The pulmonology department offers state-of-the-art facilities such as PFT lab which benefits the patients with cost-effective, accurate and rapid test results.