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DR. VIVEK K U
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Pulmonology

Pulmonology is a branch of medicine that deals with diagnoses and treatment of ailments of respiratory system. Common disorders treated by pulmonologists include pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, COPD, emphysema, and chest infections.

When a person develops symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, or persistent cough, blood stained sputum, unexplained weight loss, and trouble in exercising; he /she must immediately see a Pulmonologist.

Specific tests are conducted to identify these disorders and at Cura Multispecialty hospital all these tests are made available to patients at their convenience.

  1. Blood gas measurements
  2. Spirometry: It is the most common Pulmonary Function test use to assess the functioning of lungs. The test helps in diagnosing airflow obstruction in the respiratory system. By breathing into a specialised machine, the maximum airflow at a given lung volume is measured
  3. Bronchoscopy with Bronchoalveolar Lavage
  4. Thoracentesis
  5. Lung biopsy
  6. Adolescent Paediatrics
Pulmonology Treatment in CURA

CURA, multi speciality hospital Bangalore is known for its State-of-the-Art Pulmonology department. Equipped with all the modern amenities our labs and operation theatres are ideal for performing various types of tests and procedures. We are supported by a profoundly qualified and experienced team of Pulmonologists who have dedicated themselves to the well-being of their patients

Allergy

Allergy is defined as hypersensitivity of the immune system to foreign elements (allergen) of the environment. Allergy could be pronounced in the form of food allergies, atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, and hay fever etc. Some common symptoms of allergy are itching, sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, shortness of breath, and swelling etc. Some common allergens are pollen, dust, air pollution, certain foods, hair of animals, perfumes and fragrance of room freshener etc. Allergy like asthma can be hereditary also.

Types of Allergy

Food Allergy: Allergies triggered from certain foods are manifested in the form of swelling, nausea, itching, fatigue etc.

Seasonal Allergy: Allergy which occurs due to season change pronounced in the form of cold and hay fever.

Anaphylaxis: It is a severe allergic condition that may cause breathing difficulty, light headedness, loss of consciousness. Such allergic condition needs immediate medical intervention.

Skin Allergy: When our skin comes in direct contact with the allergen, allergic symptoms get manifested on the skin. Different types of skin allergies are as follows:

  1. Rashes: Most common expressions of allergy wherein the skin get irritated, red, or swollen. It can be painful or itchy.
  2. Eczema: Patches of skin become inflamed and itch or bleed, it is called Eczema
  3. Contact dermatitis: Red, itchy patches are developed on the skin immediately after a contact with an allergen.
  4. Hives: Red, itchy, and raised welts of various sizes and shapes develop on the surface of the skin.
  5. Itching: Irritation or inflammation is visible on the skin.
  6. Burning: Skin inflammation leads to discomfort and stinging sensations on the skin.

Allergy Treatment at CURA

Allergy treatment requires imminent care. An accurate diagnosis is critical in the treatment of the symptoms Varied tests are conducted to identify and confirm the cause of allergy. These tests include blood test, skin prick testing, and patch testing etc. We have a very clinically efficient allergy department equipped with all the requisite facilities. Allergy clinic at CURA has the ideal set up for immunotherapy too. Our trained nurses and technicians are of constant support to the doctors in the allergy clinic.