Asthma is a condition in which your airways become narrow due to swelling and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. For some it can be minor while for some it can be a major issue and can even become life threatening. At Sethi Hospital we counsel the patient and make her understand that if asthma is atopic i.e. if it is due to allergy, then it can only be controlled but cannot be cured completely. However there are certain conditions which are not exactly asthma but give symptoms similar to asthma. These can be cured by treating the underlying problem.
Over weight or obese patients do get such symptoms which can be confused with asthma. Breathlessness can also happen to people with deviated nasal septum. People with deviated septum generally have compromised airway to breathe and when there is infection then the nasal tissues swell up which leads to further reduction in the breathing passage leading to suffocation or asthma like symptoms.
Exposure to various irritants and substances that trigger allergies (allergens) can trigger signs and symptoms of asthma. Asthma can be because of any of the following reasons:
- Airborne substances, such as pollen, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander or particles of cockroach waste.
- Respiratory infections, such as the common cold
- Physical activity (exercise-induced asthma)
- Air pollutants and irritants, such as smoke
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which stomach acids back up into your throat
- Deviated Nasal Septum
The risk of asthma increases in case you have a sibling who is suffering from asthma or you are a smoker or you are exposed to fumes and smoke. Staying current with vaccinations can prevent flu and pneumonia from triggering asthma flare-ups.
Prevention and long-term control are key in stopping asthma attacks before they start. Treatment usually involves learning to recognize your triggers, taking steps to avoid them and tracking your breathing to make sure your daily asthma medications are keeping symptoms under control. In case of an asthma flare-up, you may need to use a quick-relief inhaler, such as albuterol. The right medications for you depend on a number of things like your age, symptoms, asthma triggers and what works best to keep your asthma under control. Preventive, long-term control medications reduce the inflammation in your airways that leads to the asthma symptoms. Quick-relief inhalers (bronchodilators) quickly open swollen airways that are limiting breathing. In some cases, allergy medications are necessary. While in case of nasal blockage due to bone abnormality, septoplasty surgery is performed to improve the breathing passage.
Sethi Hospital was setup in the year 1996 by the doctor couple of Dr. Ashok Sethi and Dr Pushpa Sethi in the city of Gurgaon. Initially the hospital offered services in the fields of Orthopaedics and Gynaecology but soon developed into a multi-specialty hospital offering complete range of secondary and tertiary level treatments. In the last 24 years, the hospital has treated more than 12 lac patients throught outdoor and indoor facilities. Sethi Hospital has won the trust of the patients on the basis of ethical and cost effective treatment. Middle class patients who have to self finance their medical treatment, find our pricing quite affordable for the quality of treatment given.
The state of art cutting edge medical technology deployed at Sethi hospital makes us a complete hospital for your medical treatment. Most of the patients who come for any kind of treatment normally require the facilities of ultrasound, colour doppler, echocardiography and digital x-ray within the hospital. Sethi hospital has all these facilities inhouse which means that the patient does not have to run from one place to another for getting the complete treatment. Inhouse pharmacy and pathology lab ensures that the attendants of the patients getting admitted at the hospital can have the peace of mind and do not have to run helter skelter.
The team of doctors at Sethi hospital are some of the most experiencd medical professionals in the city of Gurgaon. Almost all our doctors have more than 15-20 years of experience in their respective fields. The doctors at Sethi Hospital are always trying to improve the medical and surgical outcomes and take active part in continous medical education programmes. Our team of doctors are assisted by highly trained paramedics in the diagnostic field. Our Nursing Team efficiently carries out the doctor's instructions and provide compassionate care which speeds up the healing process. The Physiotherapy Team makes sure that your recovery is quick and complete.
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