The Best Pulmonology Hospital in Pudukkottai
The department of pulmonology at Muthu Meenakshi Hospitals offers comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment to patients with respiratory tract, lungs, and airway diseases. We use the latest protocols and evidence-based medicine to treat our patients. We provide to our patients access to the latest advances in pulmonology with the help of world-class equipment. We find the root cause of the problem that’s troubling the patient and treat it to prevent chronic lung conditions which might lead to significant health problems. Any pulmonological disease and disorder can be treated by the hands of the skilled pulmonologists at our department. Our doctors are well experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of various airway and lung diseases.
Commonly treated diseases
Asthma: In asthma, the airways get narrow, leading to shortness of breath, cough, and wheezing. The other symptoms of asthma are difficulty in breathing and bluish coloration of the mucous membrane and the skin. It can be treated through medication, such as inhalers or nebulizers. In some cases, bronchial thermoplasty can be done which lowers the amount of the bulk of smooth muscles, thereby leading to dilation of the airways.
COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder is a disease that is characterised by persistent respiratory symptoms, such as cough and breathlessness that progresses. It can be treated through medication, physical therapy and in severe cases, surgery.
Bronchitis: The bronchial tubes, the airways that supply air to your lungs, become swollen. Its symptoms are cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, discomfort experienced in chest, slight fever and chills and production of mucus. Most of the times, it gets better on its own. In other cases, medicine can be taken, or pulmonary rehabilitation can be done to treat bronchitis.
Pneumonia: The air sacs present in the lungs get infected. The symptoms of pneumonia are severe cough with phlegm, chills, difficulty in breathing, diarrhoea, and in severe cases, bloody cough, or cyanosis. It can be treated with medication and oxygen therapy.
Pulmonary Oedema: There is excessive watery fluid in the lungs because of which it becomes very difficult for lungs to function. It causes a struggle of the body to obtain enough oxygen. It is of two types – acute and chronic pulmonary oedema. The symptoms for acute and chronic pulmonary oedema are different. The symptoms of acute pulmonary oedema are a rapid and irregular heartbeat, wheezing or gasping for breath, a feeling of suffocation or drowning, anxiety, restlessness, cough producing frothy sputum with blood, extreme shortness of breath or problem in breathing that worsens when lying down and chest pain if it is caused by heart disease. The symptoms of chronic oedema are wheezing, swollen lower extremities, problems with breathing with exertion, difficulty in breathing while lying flat, waking up in night with breathlessness that goes away when sitting up, and when physically active, more shortness of breath. It can be treated by taking medicines.