Dr. Sanjay Agarwal

Pulmonology
Milpitas, CA
28 years experience male

Locations

California Specialty Physicians / Comprehensive Sleep Center

Milpitas, CA

Address

995, County Hwy G4, Milpitas, CA
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4088907298

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Specialties
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Pulmonology

Critical Care

Internal Medicine

Sleep Medicine

Languages spoken

Hindi, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu

Doctor Q&A

93 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Normal: Just like every other person.. About 90% and above; whether on or off the ventilator.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Commonly seen in small cell cancers; and sometimes in non small cells types as well.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
?: If you live in a coal dust prone area, the incidence will be really high, compared to population living away from it.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Smoking has been associated with tremors. Marijuana is equivalent to 17 cig per some studies.. So you can calculate..
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
NO: I dont think there is a solid relationship; but logically it makes sense for people to actually breathe harder or faster..
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Sats <90%: Oximeter showing <90% or more appropriately pao2 <58 is considered hypoxia and need for o2 supplemental oxygen will be needed.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Test: It is 'polymerase chain reaction' test request for diagnosis of pertussis bug in the sample and is a good one.
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A female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Dont know: I dont think anybody without an 'eye' (like a crystal ball) for the future can date this.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Maybe: Quite a few viral illnesses leave a rash, localized or systemic, coryza, cold, and usually resolved. Watch out for extension.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Weaning: Instead of 'instant' stopping the corticosteroid, be it local or systemic, it is necessary to slowly taper it over days / weeks; especially if it has ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Stay away from air conditioners or avoid contacts.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Check lung status: Pulm function tests or pft check different sections of ones lungs. Part of it checks the resistance to the flow of air in and out of the airways (like... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Days to weeks: Depends on the causative organism, or if the pt has been a chronic smoker then it may be a inherent tendency to have generally inflamed airways withou... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Mostly it decreases the inoculation sample dramatically.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Fairly common: Pulm aspergillosis comes in multiple forms. Abpa is fairly common and is underdiagnosed.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Two lives: Rest allows growth of tissues and allows for the remarkable change in anatomy and physiology of the mother and the growth of the baby from 2 cells to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
No: None known. Anti fungals may be needed specially directed to aspergillosis. Or steroids and anti allergens .. Depending on the response shown by the l... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Anytime: Per research, you should quit smoking as soon as you can, whenever you can.. And you can prevent further decline in lung functions, even though you wi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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 ...
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Part of chest: It is the central space between the two lungs. It is again subdivided into different areas.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Infection: Influenza infection is present; needs isolation; needs antiviral meds.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
No: It is well within the normal parameters from 97-99.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Treat right: Neurontin or clonazepam, both are not the first line treatment of rls. In fact Clonazepam is given for plmd not rls. If indeed it is rls, and should b... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Maybe: Sunshine and brightness is known to perk up mood and relieve depression; and vice versa. Gloomy days bring in sadness as is also linked with the acth ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 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
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Meant to be?: Maybe it was not e. Coli at all! generally e. Coli infn, in my experience does not need bladder wash out (dont know what you actually underwent, nor y... 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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