Author name: drvikasmittal

Weight gain and poor health – Can it be due to your bad sleep?

Mr BB, 48 years old gentleman, an IT professional, was always overweight but was doing well till last year except for his high BP and thyroid problem which were well controlled before lockdown struck and he had to work from home. He started having breathing trouble in December 2020 which progressed to a level that …

Weight gain and poor health – Can it be due to your bad sleep? Read More »

Psychogenic Breathlessness – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of It!

Psychogenic breathlessness or pseudo-dyspnea is a condition where the patient suffers from shortness of breath time to time. This disease is often confused with a similar breathing disorder called Chronic Dyspnea. While there are a lot of factors involved in chronic dyspnea, like allergens and pulmonary diseases, psychogenic breathlessness has more to do with the …

Psychogenic Breathlessness – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of It! Read More »

What Does a Pulmonologist Do?

Pulmonologists are specially trained in diagnosis [by history taking and physical examination], evaluation [diagnostic tests (blood, urine, sputum, Chest X-Ray and CTs, PFTs and bronchoscopy, etc)] and management [treatment, holistic care, rehabilitation, and prognosis] of diseases of the respiratory system such as: CHEST INFECTIONS : Due to bacteria [gram positive, gram negative or anaerobic], viruses …

What Does a Pulmonologist Do? Read More »