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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal

Pulmonology
Milpitas, CA
27 years experience male

Locations

California Specialty Physicians / Comprehensive Sleep Center

Milpitas, CA

Address

995, County Hwy G4, Milpitas, CA
Directions

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Fax

4088907298

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pulmonology

Critical Care

Internal Medicine

Sleep Medicine

Languages spoken

Hindi, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu

Doctor Q&A

93 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Likely: ARDS still carries a very high mortality rate of about 35-38% in multiple studies and the morbidity rate is higher. Lot of work has been done and is o... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Infection of lung: An organism called pneumocystis carini (now jirovechi) can cause infection of the lung, esp in the immunocompromised hosts and can cause profound hypo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Snoring : Snoring may or may not indicate sleep apnea. Statistically 40% men snore but about 1 in 4 have sleep apnea and of course, as is true with all branches... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Variable: Generally 4-10 days. Like almost anything in medicine, depends on a lot of variables including physical health of the individual and virulence of the ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: Smoking has been associated with tremors. Marijuana is equivalent to 17 cig per some studies.. So you can calculate..
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: Bradypnea means less number of breaths, generally less than 8/ min. Hypopnea (if severe apnea) if shallow breathing; rate is good but volume is a pro... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Maybe: Bnp of 331 is considered 'borderline' and can be due to right or left heart failure; and may or may not be chf. Clots neg is a good thing. Edema has ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Inflammation: Usually these words mean acute on chronic nonspecific 'inflammation' or 'infection' of the lungs and causes could be many. A pulmonary consultation wi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Maybe: While in normal or thin abd people on deep pressing one can feel the pulsating aorta, it is actually rare! pulsating in the abdomen with 'warm' abdome... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
NO: I dont think there is a solid relationship; but logically it makes sense for people to actually breathe harder or faster..
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Maybe: Quite a few viral illnesses leave a rash, localized or systemic, coryza, cold, and usually resolved. Watch out for extension.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Low 'fighters': With dmd and its subsets, there are some cases with affected white cell lines and the immunoglob as well. Add to this problem of poor muscles power ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Exogenous hormones: Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes u... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
May be: Primers are known to cause increased bronchoresponsiveness in some folks. If you do get wheezing and dyspnea when in the vicinity of the primers, may ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Test: It is 'polymerase chain reaction' test request for diagnosis of pertussis bug in the sample and is a good one.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Concerted effort: Effort under guidance is the best. I strongly recommend bariatric surgery; through a program though!. Teamwork including dietician, exercise therapist... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: More complex the medical issues like diabetes, immunodef or chronic illnesses- , more likely the chance of infection and for it to progress to sepsis.... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Not true: Sepsis management has come a long way, and if done per guidelines, has brought down mortality and morbidity dramatically. Still, i agree, a lot of wor... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Normal: Just like every other person.. About 90% and above; whether on or off the ventilator.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
No: Not likely to in short term exposure. Fibrosis generally happens with long term, generally decades, of exposures to inciting factors, that can be of v... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: Commonly seen in small cell cancers; and sometimes in non small cells types as well.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
?: If you live in a coal dust prone area, the incidence will be really high, compared to population living away from it.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Lot of them: Cough, dyspnea, wheezing, chest tightness, chest heaviness, chest pain, gasping, snoring, stridor, sputum production, heartburn, hemoptysis, fever, ca... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Sats <90%: Oximeter showing <90% or more appropriately pao2 <58 is considered hypoxia and need for o2 supplemental oxygen will be needed.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Seek help: Start with your internist who may initiate some basic tests based on your symptoms and then may refer you to a pulmonologist who will diagnose and the... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Crushed??: If this means difficulty expanding and chest tightness, then a lot of things can do it including asthma, copd, cough leading to chest muscle pains, dy... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Muscle pains?: Presuming the 'hurt' to be in the ribs, and suspecting cough to be present for a good many days, most likely it is muscular, complicated by altered an... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Dont know: I dont think anybody without an 'eye' (like a crystal ball) for the future can date this.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
High altitude: Simply put, literally, 'high altitude'. As one goes higher than the 'sea level', be it on mountains or aircraft of some sort, the air becomes 'rarer' ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Artificial respiratn: Simply put 'ventilating' or breathing for the patient 'mechanically' . These machines are getting more and more sophisticated and have a lot of settab... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: Steroids affect the immunity status and also affects the lining of the lungs. It does decrease inflammation, but makes one more prone for getting infe... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Sleep record: In this you record the sleeping and waking times as well as other variables like alcohol, caffeine, sleep pills, etc for days ...
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Nothing spectacular: Hoping it is only a double dosing, you can sleep it off. If not the case, then better to pay a visit to the er and get evaluated.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Nothing: I hope she is free of sequelae of pneumonia. Some people are considered carriers of this 'superbug' and have potential to get infected again. But in g... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Sleep problems: Strongly recommend checking for sleep apnea, and using CPAP for treatment if found to have one! can ethipramine be discontinued and tried in the am if... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Less breathing: Bradypnea means less number of breaths, generally less than 8/ min. Hypopnea (if severe apnea) if shallow breathing; rate is good but volume is a pro... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Asthma: Bronchial hyper responsiveness with strong perfumes and chemicals is well known entity and you should best avoid them.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Explain 'hurt': Presuming your 'hurt' is 'burning type' with 'sour' taste in mouth, it could be gerd related, commonly seen. If it is dull achy pain with sharp stabs ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Part of chest: It is the central space between the two lungs. It is again subdivided into different areas.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: It can, by itself, or in combination with pleural fluid.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
No: It is well within the normal parameters from 97-99.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Variety of reasons: --can cause 'sternum' pain. More history and exam is needed.. Start with seeing your internist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Workup for asthma: Seems like you may have asthma and a work up geared towards existence or extent of this diagnosis and the subtype or the causative factor will be bene... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Maybe: Monotonous work or actions tend to be boring and loss of interest may incite drowsiness. But again, this should not cause sleepiness. Consider 'loss o... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
NO: While ipratropium is generally used for copd, and usually in combination with albuterol, albuterol is generally used in asthma. So no harm, but may no... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Genetic problem: Because of this gene mutation, body becomes deficient in Alpha -1 - antitrypsin protein and manifests as chronic lung disease, just like in COPD pts b... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Danger zone: Stop worrying and seek help now. Being hospitalized for pna is not necessarily a bad thing.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Depends: While running or during exertion, ones breathing rate is way high as it should be and is better than a slow one. Very slow breathing rate is not good ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
600mg: This dose 3 times daily, each 8 hours apart should do it. Care is to be taken as to the real reason for it, the extent of the drug need and the side e... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: Chantix is the best of all out there dut to its nicotinic receptor action. But it has other side effects as well. Bupropion has been used for a while ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Agarwal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Agarwal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so very much! I worry so much about these blood clots. I have 4 little ones and fear of dying and leaving them is so real now.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so muchi have been hurting all and I had no clue what was going on
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Thanks for your help. I am 30 years old.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Bangalore Medical College
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center

Awards

honors
Top Pulmonologist , First Place, California - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Acacdemy Of Sleep Medicine
American College Of Chest Physicians
Indian Society Of Critical Care Medicine
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