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Having breathing difficulties. What could be the cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 23-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Quick question- My uncle suffered breathing difficulties yesterday and thus wanted to go to the right specialist regarding the same.
User:Is it the lungs specialist that we should take him now?
User:Hello Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:Breathing problems could be related to lung as well as heart issues.
User:oh ok
User:which doc then we should first visit?
Doctor:If this was the first time he had this breathing issues, then cardiologist might be the first specialist to see. Alternatively he can visit a general physician with MD qualification.
User:My uncle is a smoker and probably finishes two cig paks a day
Doctor:He can perform a complete evaluation of all system and then accordingly direct him to the specialist.
User:so our first step is to go to a cardiologist
User:Please refer me a good cardiologist/hospital in hyderabad
Doctor:If this was the first episode of breathing difficulty then heart would be the first thing I would like to get checked.
Doctor:I do not have any personal reference as I stay far away from Hyderabad. There are good reviews about Care Hospital situated there.
Doctor:He can try this hospital and consult the cardiologist.
Doctor:Have you followed? hospitals hyderabad
User:i need to find the cardiologist in that hospital
User:will google out the hospital contact number and call them now for appointment
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:No sir
User:thank you very much for your quick guidance and time
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:appreciate the same
Doctor:Bye for now
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