In the post covid era, taking care of your lungs has become even more important. Do it with the help of our experts at United Hospital because we deliver the finest care to help you breathe better.
The Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at United Hospital is committed to delivering exceptional care to patients suffering from a wide spectrum of respiratory ailments and sleep disorders. With a unique combination of innovative approaches, state-of-the-art technology and new-age techniques, we offer a complete range of comprehensive treatment plans to patients. The department is fully equipped to handle the most complex cases and is backed by a dedicated lab, surgical unit and ICU. Every treatment plan is curated and executed by a specialized team comprising immensely qualified doctors and surgeons.
Commonly referred to as flu, it is a highly contagious infection that can affect anyone above 6 months of age. The symptoms are very similar to that of the common cold but vary in terms of severity. You can prevent the condition by taking yearly flu shots.
It is an acute respiratory infection marked by inflammation in the lungs that can lead to serious damage. It can be caused by the invasion of different types of microbes including bacteria, fungi and certain viruses. Although the infection is not always life-threatening, it is important to seek proper medical care at the earliest.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Abbreviated as RSV, the infection targets the respiratory tract and the lungs and is common in children and adults. The symptoms are often mistaken for the common cold and can be easily managed. However, the condition can be quite serious in infants below 12 months of age.
TB is a serious infection associated with many life-threatening complications that primarily involve the lungs. It can easily spread via infected body fluids and can also affect organs other than the lungs, such as the brain. Complications associated with tuberculosis include meningitis, hepatitis, and miliary tuberculosis
It is a chronic condition marked by symptoms like tightness in the chest, persistent coughing, wheezing and breathlessness. It is caused by the narrowing of the airways or increased production of mucus in the respiratory tract. While it is manageable in the majority of the cases, some people might need frequent medical assistance.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is not a single condition, but a group of inflammatory diseases that can prove to be potentially serious. It can block airflow within the respiratory tract, leading to breathing difficulties, and has even been linked with serious complications like heart diseases and lung cancer.
It is a serious sleep disorder which is marked by repeated halts in breathing when you are asleep. If left untreated for long, it can give rise to various health issues like hypertension, stroke, heart failure and diabetes. Sleep apnea is further classified as obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
Caused by the novel coronavirus, this viral disease gets its name from the fact that its first case was detected in the year 2019 and created worldwide havoc. It is highly contagious in nature and marked by symptoms similar to that of throat infection, only more severe. It has been associated with a variety of fatal complications, however, these are seen only in some patients.