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Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Conditions and Treatments
The emphasis is on the prevention of, early diagnosis, and most current treatment of various forms of respiratory and pulmonary disease, our medical services for patients with respiratory tract infections; allergic and inflammatory lung disease; pulmonary effusion and respiratory failure.
Pulmonology or chest medicine and respiratory medicine is the branch of internal medicine concerned with diseases of lungs, respiratory tract, bronchial tubes, upper respiratory tract and heart as well. Treatment includes oxygen therapy, medication of most diseases either by inhaling bronchodilators steroids or in oral form.
We offer our services for the following conditions:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; is a most common progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Two main forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Treatment includes inhaled bronchodilators, steroids, quitting smoking, vaccinations and rehabilitation.
Pulmonary edema; also called edema is the accumulation of fluids in the lungs airspaces and parenchyma. It occurs due to failure of left ventricle of the heart or an injury to the lung parenchyma termed as cardiogenic and non- cardiogenic pulmonary edema respectively.
Pulmonary effusion or pleural effusion;is the accumulation of excess fluid around the lung in the pleural cavity.Treatment varies with the underlying cause of the pleural effusion and may be directed at removing the fluid, preventing its re-accumulation.
Pulmonary fibrosis(idiopathic) causes thick, stiff scar tissue to grow inside the lungs. The scar tissue slows oxygen flow from the lungs to blood and make hard to breathe. Symptoms include shortness of breath, dry cough, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, aches in muscles and joints.
Pulmonaryparenchymarefers to the portion of lung often used solely to alveolar tissue and any form of lung tissue including bronchioles, bronchi, blood vessels, interstitial and alveoli involved in gas transfer. CT is used in assessing overall decreases radiographic density with its superior contrast resolution.
Our Services will include also the following;
01. Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT)
The original purpose of the six minute walk was to test exercise tolerance in chronic respiratory disease and heart failure. The test has since been used as a performance-based measure of functional exercise capacity in other populations including healthy older adults, people undergoing knee or hip arthroplasty, fibromyalgia, and scleroderma. It has also been used with children.
The six-minute walk test (6MWT) measures the distance an individual is able to walk over a total of six minutes on a hard, flat surface. The goal is for the individual to walk as far as possible in six minutes. The individual is allowed to self-pace and rest as needed as they traverse back and forth along a marked walkway.
This is one of the most common lung function tests. It measures how much air patient can inhale and exhale. It also measures how fast the patients can empty the air out of their lungs.
It is also used to help diagnose breathing problems such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). If the patient is taking an asthma medicine, spirometry can help your doctor learn how well the medicine is working.