Our team of highly skilled pulmonologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of respiratory conditions, including interstitial lung disease, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sleep disorders, acute lung injury, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary vascular disease.
Our best pulmonology consultant islamabad are specialized in internal medicine and are trained in sleep medicine as well, which allows us to provide a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.
Our department offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services including pulmonary function tests, sleep studies, and bronchoscopy. A respiratory therapist and critical care specialist always work closely with our pulmonologists to provide the best care for our patients.
The pulmonology department at General Practice Healthcare centre is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and an intensive care unit that allows us to provide cutting edge care for patients with acute respiratory issues and other critical conditions.
Our Pulmonology clinic Islamabad also provides smoking cessation therapy and treatments for lung infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, and other respiratory diseases. Our department is also specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and pleural diseases.
At General Practice Healthcare, our goal is to provide our patients with the highest level of care and expertise. You can rest assured knowing that the pulmonology department works closely with other specialists in the hospital to provide a comprehensive approach to patient care. If you or a loved one is facing a respiratory disorder, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our team of highly skilled pulmonology consultant will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell, making difficulty in breathing along with cough and wheezing.
Asthma can interfere with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack.
Unfortunately, Asthma can’t be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled. Because asthma often changes over time, it’s important that you work with your doctor to track it and adjust treatment as needed.
Interstitial Lung diasease
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) refers to a broad group of diseases that can cause damage to tissue within the lungs. The diseases that fall under the category of “interstitial lung disease” affect the functional tissue of the lungs in many different ways, and as such, they may have different causes, treatments, and outcomes.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease commonly known as COPD is a group of progressive inflammatory lung diseases that block airflow making it difficult to breathe. COPD is a long-term condition, and, in many cases, it makes it difficult for those affected to breathe. Individuals suffering from COPD are at a higher risk of developing other conditions like lung cancer and heart disease.
Bronchitis, which happens when you have inflamed mucous membranes. The main symptom is a cough, which may bring up yellow-grey mucus (phlegm). Bronchitis may also cause a sore throat and wheezing.
Persistent cough, also known as nagging cough, is described a cough that persists for a period of 8 weeks or longer among adults or 4 weeks or longer in children. The cough may manifest in two different ways; it may be dry or productive. By being productive, this means that an individual may or may not cough up mucus. In addition to it being known as a nagging cough, a persistent cough also has other terminologies including lingering or chronic cough.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung condition that causes the scarring and thickening of the tissue surrounding the air sacs in your lungs, making it more difficult for oxygen to enter your bloodstream. Over time, lung scarring worsens and impairs the respiratory system, leading to breathing problems and excessive fatigue.
This disease can occur due to several causes, but when the cause cannot be determined, it is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. There is no cure for pulmonary fibrosis, but several treatment options can help manage the symptoms.
Sleep Medicine is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
Sleep disorders can greatly reduce your quality of life and lead to significant health problems if not treated. Worldwide clinical studies have linked a variety of diseases such as high blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, strokes and even heart failure.
Pneumonia and Lung Infections
Pneumonia affects and inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The condition causes the air sacs to be filled with fluid or pus (purulent material), making the person to coughing with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing.
Pneumonia occurs due to different organisms like bacteria, viruses and fungi. The condition may vary in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. It especially becomes severe with infants, young children, people older than age 65 and those facing other health problems or weakened immune systems.
Our Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) lab at General Practice Healthcare is a state of the art centre providing a comprehensive array of testing
- Airway challenges
- Exercise testing
- Lung diffusion capacity
- Lung volume measurements
- Respiratory muscle strength
- Spirometry (basic lung function test)
- Impulse Oscillometry (lung function testing in younger children)
- Sweat tests
Pulmonology specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the lungs and parts of the respiratory system. Within the field of pulmonary medicine, there is a subspecialty known as Interventional Pulmonology, which is fairly new.
Interventional pulmonology involves the use of endoscopy and other advanced minimally invasive tools for diagnosing, treating, and managing conditions of the chest and lungs.
Pulmonary hypertension occurs when the pressure in blood arteries leading from the heart to the lungs rises, affecting the right side of the heart.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a kind of pulmonary hypertension, causes blood vessels in the lungs to be narrowed, blocked or destroyed, slowing the blood flow through the lungs while increasing the blood pressure in the lung.
The heart works harder to pump blood through the lungs. This extra force ultimately causes the heart muscle to be weak and fail and, in some cases, be life-threatening.
While there’s no cure for a few types of pulmonary hypertension, treatment often helps lessen its symptoms and improve the quality of life.
Pleural aspiration & Biopsy
A pleural biopsy is a procedure to take a small sample of the pleura, the tissue lining the lungs and the inside of the chest wall, to look or infection, cancer, or any other condition.
- Smoking kills more than 7.1 million people every year. This will reach 10 Million of deaths by 2020.
- Smoking causes 30 % of all cancer deaths.
- Smoking causes 18% of all deaths in developed world.
- Smoking takes 10-15 years off your life.
- Smokers who quit smoking reduce their risk of developing and dying from tobacco-related diseases such heart disease, lung disease, kidney failure, infection, or cancer. It can also lower your chances of getting osteoporosis, a condition that makes your bones weak. Plus, quitting smoking can help your skin look younger.
PCT Lung Biopsy
A lung biopsy procedure is often required to help diagnose abnormalities in the chest that are found during a computerized tomography (CT) scan or chest X-ray and it is also required to determine whether any unusual masses are malignant or benign also to determine the stage the cancer is at if the mass is found to be cancerous. It may sometimes be to diagnose or determine the cause of a condition, diagnose an infection, or determine the cause of fluid collecting in the lung.
Thoracostomy inserts a thin plastic tube into the space between the lungs and the chest wall. The pulmonologist may attach the tube to a suction device to remove excess fluid or air. Or, the doctor may use it to deliver medication into the space to decrease the likelihood that fluid will accumulate. This is called pleurodesis. The pulmonologist may use thoracostomy to treat pneumothorax, also known as collapsed lung.