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06/Feb/2023

Bronchitis and covid 19 both are respiratory diseases and have somewhat similar symptoms. Therefore, it is difficult to differentiate if you have coronavirus or Bronchitis. So how do you know between Bronchitis and COVID-19 Differentiation? Read till last and get full details. 

COVID-19 and Bronchitis Differentiation | Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment | Dr. Sheetu Singh

The issue begins when the airways in the lungs (known as the bronchial pipes) become infected or swollen. It makes it difficult for air to move in and out of the tubes. But, you need not worry because of Bronchitis, as it is completely treatable if the correct diagnosis is done. 

Some of the common causes of bronchitis are; bacteria, viruses, irritants, and smoking.

But First, let’s get to know about these two illnesses:- 

There are two types of bronchitis-

Acute bronchitis (normally lasts for a few weeks)

Some of the symptoms include:-

  • Cough 
  • Fever, 
  • Sore throat 
  • and wheezing, etc.

Chronic Bronchitis- 

Chronic Bronchitis is slightly more severe than acute bronchitis. It is suggestive of other lung concerns, such as COPD. And the main symptoms are cough and breathing problems (that last for months or even years). 

One important thing to remember is that bronchitis is curable with the right diagnosis and treatment.

Covid 19

Covid 19 is a respiratory infection that affects the nose, throat, airways, or lungs. 

COVID-19 is very contagious and spreads from person to person.

How does it spread? 

  • The coronavirus can travel through the air in respiratory droplets from a sneeze or cough and then into the lungs. 
  • The virus can survive on surfaces, such as phones, door handles, or countertops. 
  • If you touch something that has the virus on it, it can pass from your hands to your mouth, nose, or eyes.
  • It can also spread through direct contact (such as by shaking hands)

The disease can take a more dangerous form in aged people and patients with high blood pressure, heart problems, and diabetes. Apart from this, the virus is more easily affected by people already suffering from any disease or people who have low immunity.

Bronchitis v/s COVID-19 | COVID-19 and Bronchitis Differentiation

Anything that causes inflammation of the bronchi (tubes that carry air from the trachea to the lungs). Bronchitis starts with a common cold and is caused by the same virus that causes flu. And on the other hand, Covid is caused by the virus Sars Cov 2. Only a professional doctor can tell you that you have covid or bronchitis. Do not use any medicine and do anything without seeking a doctor’s advice. 

Causes symptoms and treatment of covid and bronchitis

COVID

  1. Fever/chills
  2. Nausea
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Smell lose
  5. Congestion
  6. Headache
  7. Ache and pain

BRONCHITIS 

  1. Tiredness
  2. Coughing (with mucus)
  3. Runny nose
  4. Low-grade fever
  5. Sore throat
  6. Chest discomfort
  7. Block nose and sinuses.

Precaution from bronchitis

  • Do not come in contact with anyone who has cold or acute bronchitis as there is a risk of infection. 
  • Bronchitis is caused by a virus or bacteria therefore, if someone sneezes or coughs, the disease can spread to others.
  • Cigarette smoke is harmful to our health so do not smoke cigarettes or tobacco. And If someone you know is smoking cigarettes then stay away from them.
  • Before going out, wear a mask or cover your mouth and nose with a cloth, especially if you are in contact with pollution, paint, or cleaning products.
  • Keep an air moistening device near you.
  • At times, you may also need to have a chest X-ray, sputum, or lung tests to rule out bronchitis. 

According to Asthma Specialist Sheetu Singh, drinking water dilutes the mucus present in the lungs. Moreover, Mullein tea also provides relief in this condition. 

Apart from that, do regular exercise to keep your lungs healthy. 

For some patients, doctors also recommend inhalers and oxygen therapy.

Sheetu Singh is a well-experienced asthma specialist. And she ensures that the best treatment is given to her patients. You can visit her if you are facing any of the symptoms, and get your treatment done. 

Read More Article Here – Can Booster Dose Help To Protect Against XE Variant


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06/Feb/2023

Vaccines remain highly effective in preventing serious illness and hospitalization or death due to COVID-19. The recently launched booster dose is an additional dose of vaccine to offer further protection. Lungs specialist Dr. Sheetu Singh is telling, can Booster Dose help to protect against XE Variant? But before that, let’s find out when we can get a Booster dose.

When can we get Booster Dose?

  • You can have a booster dose for at least nine months after the second dose. (However, it also depends on what type of vaccine you got initially)
  • If someone caught covid-19, then it will be a minimum of 90 days after the patient’s recovery.

Can Booster Dose Help To Protect Against XE Variant- Dr. Sheetu Singh

After the XE variant, there is confusion among the public, and most probably the people; who are already suffering from a serious disease. Hence, the Booster dose, which is referred to as a precautionary dose, is beneficial for people who have a weak immune system. And also for the people who have severe diseases like Asthma, Diabetes, HIV, or cancer.

Benefits of Booster Dose for Asthma Patients

Even though there is no proof of which vaccine is beneficial for Asthma patients against the XE Variant. But a booster dose will surely decrease the chance of getting a severe coronavirus or its variant. The chances of getting severe complications from vaccines are very infrequent. However, it also depends on factors like age and how you controlled your Asthma? Or whether you have any other illness.

A booster dose is required because people are complaining that after taking two doses, the effect of the vaccine is decreasing. And apart from that, after COVID XE Variant, people fear that this will cause severe illness.

How to book a booster shot?

Booster shots are for those who have already taken two doses of the COVID vaccine. Eligible people will get the message from Covin’s website. Afterward, you have to type your registered mobile number, and you’ll get the OTP, and it will show if you completed your nine months or not.

COVID 19 VACCINE BENEFITS

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and life-saving. However, they do not ensure total protection for all vaccinated people. And we are not yet aware of how effective they are in preventing the transmission of the virus between people. For this reason, in addition to the choice to get vaccinated, you must continue to take other measures to combat the pandemic.

WHO also approves all anti-COVID-19 vaccines. And included in the list for emergency use have undergone clinical studies to test their quality, safety, and efficiency.

Also Visit: Are minors more at risk of Covid-19 than adults?

COVID 19 VACCINES BENEFITS FOR KIDS

  • As children are going to school, vaccines will help to decrease the chances of spreading the virus.
  • It helps in preventing getting COVID-19 easily.
  • They can continue their education without getting interrupted.

If you are facing any COVID-19 symptoms, and are facing any respiratory issues, you can contact Dr. Sheetu Singh, a Lung specialist in Jaipur.


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06/Feb/2023

It’s normal to be out of breath after intense physical activity. But, when you face this problem even after simple exercise, then you might need a doctor’s consultation. But you can also do a self-check of your breathing. In this article, we will tell you about the different types of breathing problems and what are the causes and symptoms of breathing problems. Types of Breathing Problems | Causes & Symptoms- Dr. Sheetu Singh

Types of Breathing Problems | Causes & Symptoms- Dr. Sheetu Singh

Hyperpnoea

In Hyperpnoea, you take your breathing deeper, And sometimes faster (i.e. during exercise). This cause does not need medical attention until and unless it’s caused without any physical activity. Hyperpnoea is the response from your body to the brain to adjust your breathing.

Dyspnea

Dyspnea is also known as Shortness of Breath. In this situation, when you can’t get enough air to breathe or you experience tightness in your chest. Tough exercise, high temperature, and obesity are the primary cause of Dyspnea.

And sometimes, Dyspnea starts because of low blood pressure, heart attack, carbon monoxide poisoning, or asthma attack.

Bradypnea

In this condition, when you breathe at a slow rate compared to your normal breathing speed. Bradypnea can cause:-

  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Lightheadedness

Kussmaul Breathing

The situation is when the body produces too much acid. Some of the Kussmaul Breathing are:

  • Organ Failure
  • Overuse of Alcohol
  • Sepsis

Cause & Symptoms of Breathing Problems

There is several cause of breathing problems

Health-Related

  • Anemia
  • Asthma
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Croup
  • COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease),
  • COVID-19
  • And any other heart and lung diseases.
  • Bronchitis

Medical emergencies

  • Drowning
  • Heart attack
  • Injury to neck, lungs
  • Any allergy reaction
  • Blood clotting in lungs

Symptoms

Now talk about the symptoms of the Breathing problems

  • Suddenly trouble with breathing
  • Not able to breathe
  • Pain/discomfort in the chest
  • Not able to do even day to day activities
  • Breath rapidly
  • Dizziness or anxious
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Cough Blood
  • Sweating
  • Whistling sound while breathing

The most important thing you should do while someone is facing any breath-related issue is to immediately dial the medical emergency number. And while waiting for the ambulance:-

  • Check the pulse of the patient
  • Loosen their clothes
  • Help the person in using an inhaler or home oxygen (if prescribed by the doctor)

And if you are facing breathing problems, then try to calm down while waiting for the ambulance. Sit straight and take someone’s help if possible.


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06/Feb/2023

Haemophilus influenza: characteristics, culture, pathogenesis, treatment

Haemophilus influenza is a Gram-negative, Plumorphic coccobacillus, which causes a variety of infections and some serious infections, including meningitis, septicemia, pneumonia, epiglottis, conjunctivitis, cellulitis, or arthritis. The Types and Evaluation of Influenza species represents the main pathogen of this genus. Children and the elderly are the most susceptible to serious infections caused by these microorganisms. The former suffered mostly from meningitis and later from pneumonia.

Some strains are Haemophilus influenza they are bound and others are not. Capsules are typeable according to the type of carbohydrate in the capsule. The types described by A, B, C, D, E, and F are known as different types.

Types and Evaluation of Influenza

At the laboratory level, these can be isolated with polysaccharides using antisera aggregating antibodies.

Capsulated strains are pathogenic. Type B These are the most invasive and frequently isolated in the infectious process. Non-capsulated is considered habitual microbiota and although they may be contagious, they are not usually invasive and do not represent a greater risk.

They are difficult to distinguish at the laboratory level, as they require highly enriched media for optimal development, such as chocolate agar or lethal agar.

This is why these microorganisms fall into the group of bacteria that claim to be from a nutritional point of view, although some authors prefer to call them annoying microorganisms.

Disease (pathogenesis)

These are transmitted by microbial secretions, mainly respiratory problems (saliva and mucus) excreted by sick people or carriers of bacteria.

If the patient sneezes or coughs, the bacteria are excreted in the excreta. Bacteria are spread in the environment and are inhaled by sensitive individuals.

Haemophilus influenza is a pyogenic microorganism that causes it to produce purulent secretions.

Its main pathologies are meningitis, septicemia, pneumonia, epiglottitis, conjunctivitis, and otitis, among others. Here are given different types of disease –

SepticemiaWhen bacteria enter the bloodstream it is called bacteremia and is an important step in the spread of microorganisms to other organs or tissues. When the number of microorganisms in the blood multiplies, it is called septicemia, a condition that compromises the patient’s general condition.

Meningitis

Meningitis is a serious disease that causes neck, headaches, nausea, or changes in behavior and some cases leads to death. This infection is common in children.

Pneumonia

A previous respiratory tract infection, such as bronchitis or acute fibrillar tracheobronchitis, can cause this serious complication. The symptoms include a high fever, dyspnea, or productive cough with cauliflower chin. It can coexist with bacteremia. This involvement is more common in older adults.

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis presents redness, burning, swelling of the eyelids, presence of purulent discharge, or sensitivity to light (photophobia).

Diagnosis

Culture is the best way to diagnose. Samples will depend on the infectious process.

If meningoencephalitis is suspected, a sample of cerebrospinal fluid should be taken by a lumbar puncture for cytochemical study and culture. In case of septicemia, blood samples will be taken to perform multiple blood cultures.

If the process is conjunctivitis, the secretion of this mucus will be taken. In the case of pneumonia, a specimen of sputum or bronchial lavage is cultured.

Detection can also be done using manual biochemical tests or by automated systems such as VTech2.

Treatment

Types and Evaluation of Influenza Haemophilus  It can be treated with beta-lactam like ampicillin, ampicillin/sulbactam, amoxicillin / clavulanic acid, piperacillin/tazobactam. Third-generation cephalosporins, such as ceftriaxone, cefotaxime, and cefoperazone, are often used in severe infections.

It is important to note that ampicillin is no longer used because most isolated strains are currently resistant to this antibiotic, due to the production of beta-lactamase.

Macrolides and quinolones can be used.

However, the most advisable issue is to administer and treat antibiotics according to the sensitivity of the report.

Resistance

Type Haemophilus influenza E B after the introduction of the vaccine against it, this microbial cause has significantly reduced the incidence of meningitis.

So, capsular antigen type B (polydipsia-ribitol-phosphate) H. Influenza is included in the pentavalent vaccine which also fights against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and hepatitis B.

The vaccine is given in 3 or 4 doses. The 4-dose schedule is as follows:

The first dose is started at 2 months of age. Two more doses are then given every two months (at ages 4 and 6 months). Finally, the fourth dose is placed 6 or 9 months after the third. The last dose represents a boost.


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06/Feb/2023

Inhalers are the most useful way for people with asthma and other lung diseases to access life-saving drugs. If you suffer from asthma or you care for someone who has asthma, here’s all you need to know about inhalers, including how to use them correctly and Advantages and Disadvantages of inhaler. When nebulizers and inhalers were first introduced to the world in the 1930s and 1950s, this was exactly what people with lung diseases, like asthma, had been searching for centuries. It allowed them to take the medicine they needed to control and treat their disease more easily.

Advantages and Disadvantages of inhaler

Inhalers for asthma are small, mobile devices that administer medication to the lungs. As a result, inhalers quickly became the top choice for respiratory patients. To assist control asthma symptoms, a range of asthma inhalers are available. You can receive the medication you need to prevent or treat asthma attacks if you find the right one and use it correctly.

Inhaler technique | How to Use Inhaler

Inhalers are devices to deliver medications for the treatment of obstructive airway disease including asthma and chronic obstructive airway disease (COPD). There are different types of inhalation devices primarily including dry powder inhalers (DPI) and metered-dose inhalers (MDI). It is essential to take the inhaler properly, if not taken properly the medication would not reach the proper site.

Advantages of inhaler

The dose of medication in the inhaler is almost one-tenth of the dose taken in oral form. The response to medication is quick. Since oral absorption is minimal, side effects are not significant for the inhaler. Side effects are thus minimal, the response is quick and better.

Disadvantages of inhaler 

There is some oral deposition that leads to oral ulcers, candidiasis, and dysphonia. However, all these side effects can be avoided if the mouth is rinsed thoroughly after inhalation.

Advantages of a spacer

The spacer is a device to be placed between the mouth and the MDI. The extra medicine deposits in the spacer, thereby oral deposition is very less. Thus, the above-mentioned side-effects are also very few.

How to take a DPI?

  1. First, put the capsule in the device
  2. Rotate the device till the capsule breaks
  3. Blow out completely
  4. Take the mouthpiece in the mouth and seal it with lips
  5. Fast and deep breath in
  6. Hold for 10 seconds
  7. Blow out completely
  8. Rinse mouth

How to take MDI with a spacer?

  1. Shake inhaler
  2. Fix it in the spacer
  3. Blow out completely
  4. Take the mouthpiece in the mouth and seal it with lips
  5. Slow and deep breath in
  6. Hold for 10 seconds
  7. Blow out completely
  8. Rinse mouth

Myths and facts about inhaler

  • It is habit-forming – FALSE

Truth – It is a requirement not addicting

  • It has many side effects – FALSE

Truth – It causes lesser side effects than oral medicines

Air pollution, Asthma, Lungs Disease, lungs infection.
Air pollution

In this modern era, there is rapid progress, but pollution is also increasing dangerously. Now lung diseases are expanding rapidly due to pollution. In some states of India, pollution has increased so much that the air is not even suitable for breathing. Due to these reasons, lung patients are increasing and the most common disease among them is asthma. Asthma patients cannot depend only on medicine. Asthma can be controlled by making some lifestyle changes, but if you need an asthma specialist doctor, visit Dr. Sheetu Singh.

 


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06/Feb/2023

Children’s lives are much more affected due to the pandemic. From schooling to playing, the complete daily routine of children is not working out. Are minors more at risk of Covid-19 than adults? This question is in everyone’s mind, every parent is worried about their children. As compared to adults, children wear less risk of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection. In addition to it, after a long period, the mild effects have been recognized in children. They could experience milder symptoms like fever, cough, fatigue, and low-grade. Only a few children can have severe complications, but they are less common. Children with some health conditions may only face some severe illness.  

Are minors more at risk of Covid-19 than adults? | Dr. Sheetu Singh

The complication that can occur in children is a multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), which can lead to major health issues for a long time. Symptoms of MIS-C can include:

● fever for more than a couple of days

● rash

● bloodshot eyes

● stomachache

● vomiting and/or diarrhea

● neck pain

● red, cracked lips

● swollen hands and/or feet

● unusual sleepiness or weakness

How are newborns affected by COVID-19?

COVID-19 can be transferred to newborns during labor or by touching with sick caretakers after delivery. When caring for your baby during your clinic stay after labor, wear a face mask and keep your hands hygienic if you have COVID-19.

How to treat Children from COVID-19 

Dr. Sheetu Singh is one of the top Asthma Specialist in Jaipur. Along with being the best doctor, she is a well-experienced specialist. Parents are always concerned about their children. The most constant question they raise is Are minors more at risk of Covid-19 than adults? Dr. Sheetu Singh is humble to her patients. She ensures the best treatment for everyone. If your child is suffering from any symptoms of Covid-19, you can visit Dr. Sheetu Singh. 


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06/Feb/2023

There has been an increase in asthma patients in recent times. Asthma is a disease of the respiratory tract of the lungs, in which it is difficult to breathe. There are many causes for shortness of breath. Breathlessness can also occur due to lack of blood in the body, heart disease, kidney failure, or excess body fat (obesity). However, it’s not asthma. Inflammation of the airways inside the lungs reduces their diameter. Increased secretion causes the vessels to constrict. Now we discuss How Asthma is Treated, it is difficult to breathe at such times. Overall this is a lung disease.

How Asthma is Treated, Asthma symptoms, causes, and diagnosis

Inflammation of the respiratory tract and internal secretions interfere with the functioning of the lungs. It makes you breathless. In times like these it is more difficult to do what we used to do. In the past, climbing a floor in a house was not easy; But then, even if he climbs one floor, he gets breathless. It can be an asthma attack. In addition, dust from flying while doing housework makes breathing difficult. This dust contains many allergenic ingredients. Chief among them is ‘House Dust Mite. Many people suffer from allergies and asthma due to dust. 

Frequent colds and coughs.

Flatulence is also a symptom. Often no such signs are found; There is only coughing. At such times there is only a cough, so ignore it. However, this cough may be due to asthma. Symptoms such as regular coughing, hoarseness, and chest tightness are more common in asthma.

Causes of asthma

There are many causes of asthma. Heredity is a major cause of asthma. If someone in the house has asthma, other members are more likely to have asthma. Allergies are a major cause of asthma. If one becomes allergic to something and comes into contact with that thing repeatedly or consumes things that are allergic, then certain, components in the blood increase. It contains an element called eosinophils, which causes swelling in the airways.

How is asthma diagnosed?

Environmental pollution also causes asthma. In addition, bronchitis, prolonged coughing can cause shortness of breath. Smoking causes asthma. In addition, regular viral infections (swine flu and now covid-19) are causing asthma. Asthma is more likely to be caused by a person who is constantly working in the smoke, painting business or spray paint, mining, construction. However, its long-term effects are reflected in how long it lasts, how much it affects the lungs, and how strong the immune system is.

Some tests are needed to diagnose asthma. If you experience frequent colds, sneezing, hoarseness, or cold-cough when the weather changes, you need to see a doctor immediately. Doctors diagnose asthma through a medical examination. At this time, he asks if anyone in the family has asthma. Your breathing capacity is checked by a device called a ‘peak-flow’ meter. Therefore, a preliminary diagnosis of asthma can be made.

Lung function test (spirometry): A lung function test is a lung function test to diagnose asthma. This is called ‘spirometry’. Other tests include blood tests, X-rays, oxygen levels, and other ailments to check for shortness of breath. Asthma can be diagnosed by removing the echo if it causes a heart attack.

Best Doctor in Jaipur for Asthma Treatment

Asthma is treated based on patient history. Different patients have different types of allergies. Doctors for Asthma treatment are easily available in Rajasthan. But When we talk about Best Doctor for Asthma Treatment in Jaipur then only Dr.Sheetu Singh’s name will come into our mind. She is an expert in her field. She treats Asthma very well.


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06/Feb/2023

Medical Thoracoscopy is used to observe the pleura and take biopsies from abnormal areas. Sometimes it is used to break adhesions and treat septated pleural effusions. Medical Thoracoscopy performed by Best Thoracoscopy Expert Doctor in India. 

Assessment is done prior to Medical Thoracoscopy

A diagnostic pleural tap is always done prior to the procedure. An exudative fluid indicates the need for thoracoscopy. A CT scan is necessary before a better CT scan procedure for contrast. This helps in assessing the pleura and the lung parenchyma beneath the fluid. A blood test that includes complete blood count, serum creatinine level, bleeding profile, and viral markers are also performed. COVID-19 PCR should be done prior to the procedure, depending on the prevalence of the infection in the area. Blood thinners need to be, stopped five days prior to the test.

Things to remember on the day of the procedure

Fasting is recommended for 6 hours for solid food and 4 hours for clear liquids. The routine medications should be continued for blood pressure. Diabetic patients should avoid their Insulin and hypoglycemic medicines on the day of the test.

Procedure

The procedure is conducted through a nick in the chest wall. You may get some intravenous (IV) injections prior to and during the sedation method. After local anesthesia at the site of nick, the scope is inserted. The pleura is observed and biopsies are taken. In the case of adhesions, they are broken with adhesiolysis forceps and the scope. After the scope is removed, a chest tube is left in place to drain the fluid. The procedure usually takes 30-40 minutes.

Precautions after the procedure

The patient controls to avoid any oral liquids or solids for another 2 hours after the procedure. A light meal is suggested after 2 hours. The chest tube would remain in the chest till the fluid stops coming, usually a couple of days (in case of malignant effusions, the duration may be longer). The common after-effects of the procedure are – pain at the site, soakage of dressing with fluid, sleepiness, and vomiting. These can be managed with symptomatic medicines. Usually, a patient is kept admitted for a day or two post-procedure. In certain cases, the patient may be sent home after the procedure. 

Follow-up

Medical thoracoscopy is a safe procedure and does not have any long-term complications. Once the chest tube is removed and the diagnosis is made, optimal treatment will be started. The microbiology and pathology reports come in 3-5 days’ periods. If mycobacterial cultures are applied they usually take 4 weeks. Medical thoracoscopy is a safe procedure with a minimal complication rate.

More More Information & Details Visit Immediately to the Dr. Sheetu Singh Top Pulmonologist in India or visit our website – www.drsheetusingh.com


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06/Feb/2023

EndoBronchial Ultrasound EBUS Bronchoscopy – EBUS bronchoscopy is used to locate mediastinal lymph nodes or masses and take samples from them. Diseases that are not present in the lumen and not approachable by routine bronchoscopy are accessed with EBUS bronchoscopy, and it is done by an EBUS Bronchoscopy specialist in Jaipur.

Assessment is done prior to EndoBronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Bronchoscopy

EBUS Bronchoscopy specialist in Jaipur a CT scan is preferable to a contrast CT scan is necessary before the procedure. This helps in locating the lymph nodes before the procedure. A blood test which includes complete blood count, serum creatinine level, bleeding profile, and viral markers are also done. COVID-19 PCR should be done before the procedure depending on the prevalence of the infection in the area. Blood thinners need to be stopped 5 days prior to the test.

Things to remember on the day of the procedure

Fasting of 6 hours for solid food and 4 hours for clear liquids is recommended. The routine medications should be continued for blood pressure. Diabetic patients should avoid their Insulin and hypoglycemic medicines on the day of the test.

Procedure

Dr. Sheetu Singh is an EBUS Bronchoscopy specialist, she performed all the EBUS procedures in Jaipur. The procedure is performed through the mouth. In cases where there is limited mouth opening, a trial may be done through the nose. You may get some intravenous (IV) injections prior to the procedure. After a local spray, the scope is inserted through the mouth. Some local anesthesia is instilled at the vocal cords, after this, the vocal cords are crossed. Inside the windpipe, the lymph nodes are localized with the help of ultrasound. Once localized they are sized. The needle is then inserted and the material is sucked out under ultrasound guidance. The procedure usually takes 30-40 minutes.

EBUS

Precautions after the procedure

The patient has to avoid any oral liquids or solids for another 2 hours after the procedure. A light meal is recommended after 2 hours. The common after-effects of the procedure are – pain in the throat, fever, coughing out of slight blood, sleepiness, and vomiting. These can be managed with symptomatic medicines. After observation for 2 hours, the patient can go home after judging the clinical condition. In cases where a patient is requiring oxygen, he/she may need to be admitted to the hospital for the same. After the procedure, if the patient has the following symptoms they should contact the doctor immediately – coughing out large amounts of blood, difficulty in breathing, and drop in oxygen saturation to <88%.

Follow-up

EBUS bronchoscopy does not have any long-term complications. The microbiology and pathology reports come in 3-5 days periods. If mycobacterial cultures are applied they usually take 4 weeks. EBUS bronchoscopy is a safe procedure with a minimal complication rate.

For More Information & Details about EndoBronchial Ultrasound EBUS Bronchoscopy Visit Direct to the Dr. Sheetu Singh Chest Specialist or Visit our website – www.drsheetusingh.com


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06/Feb/2023

Asthma Specialist Doctor in India: Asthma is a disease in which your lung airways narrow and swell. It creates excess mucus, that’s will be causing breathing difficulty and trigger coughing, a whistling sound when you exhale, and shortness of breath. For a few people, asthma is a minor issue. For others, it can be a critical issue that conflicts with everyday activities and should build a life-threatening asthma attack. During an asthma strike, the airways will swell, the tissues around them will stiffen, and it becomes dense for air to shift in and out of the lungs. Asthma is not an infection, but it is caused, by an overreaction of the human immune system. Only some people have sensitive immune systems which trigger asthma.

Asthma Specialist Doctor in India – Dr. Sheetu Singh

Asthma is a long-term condition affecting the Lungs. It involves infection and reduction inside the lungs, which reduces air supply. There are many reasons to cause asthma, like Animal hair or dander, Dust, Changes in the weather, Mold, Pollen, Respiratory infections, Tobacco smoking. Asthma can never be completely fixed, but its signs can be managed and controlled. Because asthma continually expands over time, you must handle it with your doctor to track your signs and symptoms and take your treatment as required.

Symptoms of Asthma

Asthma symptoms fluctuate from person to person. You will have infrequent asthma attacks and have symptoms only several times like when you did, exercising, running, polluted areas, dust.

Symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • Wheezing when exhaling
  • Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath
  • Excessive Coughing or Wheezing

Asthma in Childhood

Asthma is the most common disease in children. It can occur at any age but, it is slightly more common in children than adults. Children aged 5–14 years were presumably to suffer from asthma.

Some Common Symptoms in Childhood Asthma Include – Respiratory infections and colds, cigarette smoke, including secondhand cigarette smoke, allergens, air pollutants, exposure to cold air, sudden changes in temperature, excitement, stress, exercise.

How to Diagnosis Asthma

If you think that you have asthma, visit your doctor. They will refer you to a lung disease expert, and they are called pulmonologists or a chest specialist. 

  • Breathing tests (Spirometry)
  • Health history
  • Physical exam
  • Chest X-ray
  • CT
  • Allergy tests

Asthma Treatment

Many asthma treatments can ease your symptoms and, treatments for asthma come into three main categories,

  1. breathing exercises
  2. quick-acting treatments
  3. long-term asthma control medications

Asthma can be managed by following some daily habits and daily routines. You can take steps every day to help yourself and reduce your risk for asthma attacks.

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Managing stress
  • Eating a healthier diet
  • Exercising regularly

When to see an Asthma Specialist Doctor

If you can feel symptoms of asthma such as weakness and can not perform daily activities, have wheezing, or a cough that does not go away, then visit your doctor immediately. If you can’t find a doctor for asthma, then you can come to Dr. Sheetu Singh. She is one of the best lungs specialists and pulmonologists in India. for Thermoplasty visit, www.drsheetusingh.com


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