Management of pulmonology and respiratory-related illnesses

As both a physician and specialist pulmonologist, Dr Mothilal has the expertise in diagnosing various general conditions as well as pulmonology and respiratory-related illnesses such as asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and allergies. If diagnosed with a lung or respiratory condition through a lung functions test, he may advise you in treatment and/or management to suit your specific lifestyle.

What might treatment involve?

There are various substances that can cause breathing problems. These are known as triggers, and when avoided, various respiratory conditions such as allergies and asthma can be managed. Depending on your particular trigger, your pulmonologist may assist you in identifying and avoiding triggers as part of your treatment. Furthermore, medications such as antihistamines, decongestants and inhaled steroids can be used for those with allergies while inhaled medications may assist those with asthma in opening airways and reduce the primary inflammation in the airways. For COPD, which requires lifelong disease management, you will need to avoid any trigger that might overtax your lungs or cause a flare-up. With your lung specialist, you will be informed of the triggers to avoid and how best to live a healthy lifestyle. Other respiratory infections may be treated and managed through medications such as bronchodilators, glucocorticosteroids, antibiotics, as well as oxygen therapy.

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Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital

Suite 1613, 16th floor, Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cnr DF Malan Street and Rua Bartholemeu Dias Plain, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001

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Netcare N1 City Hospital

Suite 107, 1st Floor, Netcare N1 City Hospital, Louwtjie Rothman Street,
Goodwood, Cape Town,
7460

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