Pulmonology - Paediatric
Paediatric Pulmonologists at Narayana Health offer a wide range of services to evaluate, diagnose and treat children with respiratory problems. The team features pulmonologists,lung specialists with extensive experience and skills, and are supported by highly trained medical professionals, modern medical equipment, and facilities including respirators and dedicated Intensive Care Units (ICU).
Pulmonologists are specialists trained to treat all ailments concerning the respiratory system. These specialists diagnose and treat conditions in adults as well as children. Most pulmonary disorders are infectious, structural, inflammatory, neoplastic or autoimmune. Certain conditions can worsen by affecting other parts of the body.
Some of the conditions treated by the paediatric Pulmonology team are-
- Bronchial Asthma
- Cystic fibrosis
- lung disease
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
It is recommended to consult a pulmonologist in case of any of the following symptoms:
- Breathing problems
- Unexplained weight loss
- Coughing blood or mucus
- Persistent cough
Diagnosis of pulmonary conditions: What to expect?
Your primary care physician can refer you to a pulmonologist based on your symptoms and severity of the condition. The pulmonologist can suggest one or a combination of procedures to gather more information about the underlying cause. These procedures also help the specialist choose the most suitable treatment option.
A CT Scan is suggested to gain a thorough understanding of the conditions of bones, muscles, and blood vessels in the chest.
An ultrasound is performed to assess and diagnose structures within the chest which include the pleural space, lungs and mediastinum..
3.Pulmonary function test
A breathing test is conducted to examine the lungs and its functioning.
The test is performed to determine any problems that may be concerning the airway. Most issues of the airway are about the trachea, lower airways, throat or larynx.
An excess of fluid (pleural effusion) in the pleural space between the lungs and chest wall can cause trouble breathing. Thoracentesis is a procedure conducted to remove excess fluid and ease out the breathing process.
Chest fluoroscopy is an X-ray test to examine the functioning of the lungs.
A tissue sample from the pleura membrane is removed to check for any form of infection or cancer.
We understand that children’s health and emotional requirements are different from adults. That is why our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, dieticians, and nutritionists use specialized equipment and compassionate approach to provide the best possible treatment to the kids of all ages.