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Overview

Chronic respiratory diseases affect airways and other parts of the lung. Some of the most common are:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Occupational lung diseases
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (I L D)
  • Collagen Disorders: Sarcoidosis and others
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (P P H)

Respiratory diseases affect children of all ages, teens, adults and seniors. Most of these diseases are chronic in nature and all have a major impact not only on the individual with the disease, but on the family, the community, and the healthcare system.

Causes of Interstitial Lung Disease

Bacteria, viruses, and fungi are known to cause interstitial pneumonias. Regular exposures to inhaled irritants at work can cause lung damage. They are as follows:

  • Asbestos
  • Silica dust
  • Talc
  • Coal dust, or various other metal dusts from working in mining
  • Grain dust from farming
  • Bird proteins (such as from exotic birds, chickens, or pigeons
  • Drugs Nitrofurantoin, Amiodarone, Bleomycin, cause interstitial lung disease.

LUNG TRANSPLANT IS THE ONLY ANSWER TO CHRONIC LUNG FAILURE.

Who can benefit from Lung Transplant?

  • O2 dependent
  • Steroid dependent
  • Loss of bone and muscle mass: Low BMI
  • Recurrent infective complications
  • Loss of job due to respiratory failure
  • Frequent hospitalisation

Why Kokilaben Hospital

Kokilaben hospital has Advanced Respiratory Failure Unit, well supported by Pulmonary Services, PAH Clinic PFT, HRCT, Vq Scan, Bronchoscopy, Advanced PFT and ECMO. Heart and Lung Transplant Unit is headed by Dr Nandkishore Kapadia having several years of experience in ECMO, NOVA and Lung, Heart and Lung Transplant Programme. Many patients are referred to this Unit from across the world.

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