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Earlier this week, I heard a relative ranting about how incompetent doctors are nowadays, how they only care about their money and not about the recovery of their patients. Her teenage son has a chronic lung disease and she’s unable to find any good doctor to go to. Whilst being in the conversation, I heard the other lady “why don’t you post on a Facebook group Marham?”. “Or just download the app, you can find best rated doctors there”. That’s I realized we have actually been a help to people and they do talk about it. There isn’t any of us who hasn’t been a victim of sore throat, coughing and wheezing. Pulmonologists. are the people who help us out of this.
How Pulmonologists Are A Help To Our Society?
Pulmonologists are the people who is qualified specifically to treat diseases related to the respiratory tract. This includes the lungs, airways, and respiratory muscles. Pulmonology is a branch of internal medicine.
In this rough weather of our country, where dust and pollution is all around us. Majority of us suffer from breathing issues. Some have become asthmatic. Some are suffering from bronchitis and some have developed rare lung diseases. In this situation, the first person we can run to is a pulmonologist. You must be wondering what are they for when we have other doctors?. Pulmonologists deal with the lung conditions which other doctors are unable to handle. If you suffer from Tuberculosis, Asthma or any other lung disease, run to a pulmonologist without any second thought.
What Diseases Do They Treat?
A pulmonologist has a wide variety of skills. They work as part of a care team consisting of a primary care physician, oncologist, rheumatologist, thoracic surgeon, cardiologist, geneticist, allergist, respiratory therapist critical care specialist or may treat patients on their own.
Here are some of the conditions a pulmonologist can diagnose and treat:
Asthma is periodic wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing
It is a condition in which the airways dilate
The acute or chronic inflammation of the airways, usually caused by an infection
- Interstitial Lung Disease:
The scarring (fibrosis) of the lungs, usually as a result of toxic exposure or an autoimmune disease
- Lung Cancer:
Comprised of non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer
An infection that inflames the alveoli (air sacs) in one or both lungs, causing them to fill with fluid or pus
- Sleep Apnea:
A potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing sporadically stops and starts
- Tension Pneumothorax:
The progressive and serious build-up of air within the chest cavity as a result of a cut or tear in the lung
- Tuberculosis (TB):
An infectious lung disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis
What Are The Treatment Procedures They Perform?
Pulmonologists have many skills in hand. They can treat you through medication, therapies and other procedures.
Here are some of the common procedures they perform:
Antibiotics are strong dosed medicines, can only be taken if recommended by a doctor. We take them orally or through a vein to treat infections ranging from bronchitis to TB.
These are inhalers, inhaled to open airways in people with Asthma.
These can be inhaled or taken orally to reduce systemic inflammation.
- Chest Physiotherapy:
This involves different mechanical techniques to loosen mucus and clear airways in people with Asthma, cystic fibrosis, and neuromuscular lung disorders
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Device:
It is recommended and installed only by a professional. It is a wearable device used to treat sleep apnea by forcing air into the airways to keep them open.
- Balloon Bronchoscopy:
This technique is used to dilate narrowed airways by inflating a balloon in the air passages.
- Airway Stent Placement:
It involves the insertion of tiny tubes, called stents, in blocked or narrowed airway passages.
Pleurodesis is a procedure in which chemicals are injected in our body. It is sometimes used for people with lung cancer.
- Airway Ablation:
This is a technique performed with lasers, surgery, or thermal agents that can improve breathing in people with COPD and asthma by removing (ablating) the muscles associated with breathing constriction.
Top 5 Pulmonologists In Lahore
1. Dr. Atif Mahmood
Dr Atif Mahmood is an extremely qualified and competent doctor. He is a specialist in Asthma, Chest Congestion, Allergies and Critical Care. Dr Atif has done MBBS, FMGMS, USA, MRCP graduate. He has been working in this field for over 20 years.
2. Dr. Mirza Ayub Baig
Dr. Mirza Ayub Baig is a consultant pulmonologist/lung specialist practising at Faisal Hospital. His special areas of interest are asthma, chest congestion, bronchoscopy and allergies. He has an experience of 10 years in this field. Dr Ayub completed his MBBS from Quaid e Azam Medical College Bahawalpur and later did FCPS from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.
3. Dr. Muhammad Hussain
Dr Muhammad Hussain is a very competent doctor with over 13 years of working experience. He is a specialist in Chest Congestion, Water In Lungs, Lungs Deflation, Tuberculosis and Asthma. Dr Hussain has done MBBS, FCPS, FCPS and is MACP qualified. He is always ready to treat his patients in the best way possible.
4. Dr. Waqas Afzal
Dr Waqas Afzal is a highly qualified and competent individual. He is a specialist In Chest Congestion, Water In Lungs, Lungs Deflation and different Allergies. Dr Waqas did MBBS, DDCT, MCPS (Medicine) and FCPS (Chest Medicine) and has over 7 years of working experience.
5. Prof. Dr. Shoaib Alam
Prof. Shoaib Alam is a consultant pulmonologist/lung specialist practising at Genesis Health Care Consultants, Lahore. He is a specialist in critical care and sleep medicine. He has experience of 26 years in this field. Dr Shoaib did MD and FACCP.
All these highly competent and dedicated doctors are on board with us. Their aim is to help as many people as they can. They are available for physical and online consultation as well. You can now connect with them by calling at our helpline 03111222398 or by logging on to Marham.pk.
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