Diagnosis of pulmonary conditions

Dr Mothilal is not only a physician but also boasts a specialisation in pulmonology. As a pulmonologist, he has extensive knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of acute and chronic respiratory condition and diseases.

What are the signs to look out for?

Symptoms that may be a sign of a respiratory condition or pulmonary disorder include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • A blue tint to the skin, lips or fingernails
  • Shortness of breath
  • A stubborn, persistent cough
  • Noisy breathing or wheezing
  • Chronic chest pain
  • A chronic stuffy or runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic mucus that may be clear, white, yellow or greenish
  • Coughing up phlegm
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fever and chills
  • Headaches
  • Coughing up blood

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to see your physician to rule out any serious underlying condition and treat your breathing difficulties.

How can a diagnosis be made?

After obtaining information regarding your medical history, and doing a physical exam, Dr Mothilal may want to perform a few diagnostic procedures to confirm his diagnosis. These may include one or more of the following pulmonary procedures:

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