The Department of Pulmonary Medicine


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There is an advanced pulmonary function laboratory, a dedicated sleep medicine unit apart from an interventional pulmonology suite. The department also has programs running for smoking cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation and respiratory allergies.

Experts in Pulmonary Medicine at SevenHills provide comprehensive consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with illnesses that affect the lungs and breathing. The latest technology is used to provide state-of-the-art care in both the outpatient and hospital settings, including the intensive care units.

Pulmonary specialists have expertise in a range of respiratory conditions including but not limited to: lung cancer diagnosis and treatment; chronic obstructive lung diseases including asthma; interstitial lung diseases; pulmonary vascular disease including pulmonary hypertension; sleep disorders; acute and chronic respiratory failure; and various lung infections.

  • What Is Pulmonary Medicine?

    Pulmonary medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract. A pulmonologist has expertise in the evaluation of patients with breathlessness, cough, wheezing, and chest tightness, as well as abnormalities of the chest x-ray, chest CT scan and other chest imaging studies.

  • What Are The Treatment Options At SevenHills Hospital?

    • Outpatient clinics for evaluation and treatment of various lung conditions
    • Hospital inpatient services for evaluation and treatment of various lung conditions
    • Intensive care services for management and treatment of the critically ill
    • Sleep disorders evaluation and treatment
    • Bronchoscopic diagnosis and treatment
    • Medical thoracoscopy for both diagnosis and treatment
    • Pulmonary function laboratory
    • Pulmonary rehabilitation program
    • Smoking cessation program
  • What Is Asthma?

    Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

  • What Are The Symptoms Of Asthma?

    • Shortness of breath
    • Chest tightness or pain
    • Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing
    • A whistling or wheezing sound when exhaling (wheezing is a common sign of asthma in children)
    • Coughing or wheezing attacks that are worsened by a respiratory virus, such as a cold or the flu
  • What Are Some Of The Common Causes Of Asthma?

    • Airborne allergens, such as pollen, animal dander, mold, cockroaches and dust mites
    • Allergic reactions to some foods, such as peanuts or shellfish
    • Respiratory infections, such as the common cold
    • Physical activity (exercise-induced asthma)
    • Cold air
    • Air pollutants and irritants, such as smoke
    • Certain medications, including beta blockers, aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve)
    • Strong emotions and stress
    • Sulfites and preservatives added to some types of foods and beverages
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which stomach acids back up into your throat
    • Menstrual cycle in some women
  • What Is Pneumonia?

    Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by infection. Bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites can cause pneumonia. Pneumonia is a particular concern if you're older than 65 or have a chronic illness or weak immune system. It can also occur in young, healthy people.

  • What Are The Symptoms Of Pneumonia?

    • Fever
    • Lower-than-normal body temperature in older people
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sweating
    • Shaking chills
    • Chest pain that fluctuates with breathing (pleurisy)
    • Headache
    • Muscle pain
    • Fatigue