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Dr. Azmat Qayyum

Pulmonary Critical Care
PA
34 years experience male

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Internal medicine. Residency from university of both Dakota . Practiced as internist and emergency room doc for four years. Critical care fellowship from university of Pittsburgh . Pulmonary and sleep medicine fellowship from west penn hospital. Temple university affiliated hospital in Pittsburgh . Now assistant. Professor university of Pittsburgh. Primarily at. Mckeespirt hospital and. Upmc. East.

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Pulmonary Critical Care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

67 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Not always: Elevated. D dimer has many reasons. Severe. Sepsis. Infections. Malignancy. Thromboembolic disease. So. If there is severe inflammation it can ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Tiredness. Fatigue: I don't know why you were taking prednisone. One of the symptoms would be tiredness and fatigue.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
May be: You need to talk to your doctor. You may need some benzodiazepine for withdrawal related anxiety that would help you to sleep.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
No: Coughing up right after meal is nothing to do with gallbladder. If you get nauseated or omit after fatty meal then you may have gallbladder. Issue.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
May be nothing serio: Those all symptoms could be related with stress. Anxiety or depression . Which all can be treated with one medication. But you should see your doct... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
No: Deviated nasal septum typically does not cause low oxygen or dizziness.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
No: Those are common diagnosis people are admitted in hospital. They get better and go home. 1-2% get complications.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Trazodone: It is tough one. Trazodone you can try. Ambien (zolpidem) as needed sometimes. Is another option.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
It depends: If stopping it. Helps. Sleep then you should talk with your doctor. Or. You should see sleep. Doc and get treatment of. Plmd.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Yes: Pulmonary. Nodules should be followed up by pulmonoligist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Yes: Someone who has asthma and is not treated right or they smoke can develop. Emphysema.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Not its common side : It does not cause dizziness and general weakness. But because of bleeding those symptoms could be sign of bleeding. So if symptoms persist or get wor... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Possible: It sometimes gives that sensation being sob. But i would suggest to get evaluation before blaming to any drug. It should not be stopped without disc... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Yes: Did they r/ o. Blood clot if yes then ech would help to make sure no damage to heart which does not seem the case anyway.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Sinusitis. : I think you had viral upper resp infection along with sinusitis. This all gets better within a week. Bit if you keep coughing longer than 10 days wi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
May be: Not good idea to smoke cigarettes or weed. I am not aware of weed directly implicated in causing pneumothorax but smoking can cause emphysema and high... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
See. Pulmonolovisy: If you are smoker then see pulmonologist for your lung. Nodules.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Not normal: It is not normal but lot of people do for different reasons. Smoking. Allergies. Sinus congestion. Etc can do that.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
HCM: This is genetic disorder. Cause of sudden cardiac death in young athlete. Heart muscle gets hypertrophy. If there are any symptoms of dyspnea. Palpit... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Yes: Alcohol has nothing to do with pneumothorax directly. But if someone is drunk and falls or involved in accident can get pneumothorax
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Unlikely: Air embolism. Happens fast. If this action was taken few hours ago then unlikely.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Same as adults: Any disease which can cause low oxygen saturation in adults will do in elderly. Pneumonia. Sepsis from any other infection heart failure bronchitis a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Supportive care : It happens after drowning. No body knows who gets it. It is complication of the drowning process no body could explain well but i think it is. Acute l... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
May be: There are some diseases you can't cure. People start in there teens and it is there life long problem . It can be modified and most patients learn to... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
No: It has not been mentioned in the commonly known causes of air embolim. Two things are required for air embolism pressure gradient and vascular. Acce... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Lack of blood supply: Yes it is same. Lack of blood to heart muscle by blood vessel and causing damage to muscle
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
May be : If it is swollen and acutely inflamed. Infected from viral or bacterial pharyngitis it may.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Yes: If Ambien (zolpidem) helps you can take it. Trazodone would be another alternative.I would suggest to talk with your. Doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Don't. Know: Low oxygen has different causes. Hypothyroid or hyperthyroid need treatment. If both conditions are addresses by physician then obviously should not... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Warm Saline gargles: if it is pus then you must be sick with fever and pain . If you are writing to inquire most likely it is not pus. Usually Antibiotics work well.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
May be: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is not main treatment of copd. COPD is treated with inhaled bronchodilators and inhaled steroids. But main treatment is. Quit... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Not Really: This is for severe allergic asthma attack with anaphylactic shock . For routine asthma attack not really.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Need right treatment: I don't see in your list. Inhaled steroid. Which is the main treatment to fix asthma. Using albuteral several times mean asthma is poorly control... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Yes: People with different conditions can have normal oxygen saturation but could have difficulty breathing . Asthma. Copd. Pulmonary. Embolism etc.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Probably: If radiologist team is ready to do then it is safe.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Yes: People get septic shock usually as complication of infection. So infection should be treated quickly and sepsis should be aggressively treated. Goal s... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Need treatment: It seems to me you still have sinusitis with post nasal drip. You need antibiotics for longer duration. Along with oral steroids for a week. And nas... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Possible: If pain in neck and shoulder comes with movement of neck or shoulder and is reproducible then not heart related most likely.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Yes: If you have exacerbation of copd. If having flare up from infection like bronchitis or pneumonia and working harder to breath. Sometimes even anxiety... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Not specific to asth: No specific reason to have pain with asthma. If working hard to breath then may get pain. Not specific reason. Pain may have nothing to do with asthma... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Yes: If you have trouble falling sleep then you have insomnia. If you fall sleep and then keep waking up all night and then tired then it could be. Obstr... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
You. May: Why did your. Dr stop ambien (zolpidem)? You. Did not tell your. Age . Why did your dr start valium? If you needed something. For. Anxiety. Lora... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Yes: Sepsis is result of infection. Anybody can get sepsis after infection. Diabetics are at higher risk of infection if blood sugars not well controlled.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Yes: If there is diagnosis of emphysema. And it is bullous disease. There are variety of ways to treat it.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
It. Depends : it depends some clinical tests and brain scan and EEG to decide if someone is brain dead. Ventilator is just there to support breathing. If someone ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Caution: After building. Stamina and conditioning. I don't think that you can't go that far. 1-2 times a week.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Don't think So: two cup of coffee is unlikely to cause SOB. Need to rule out any other cause.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Not always: If it is emphysema then you see damaged lung but someone can have significant. COPD without evidence on cy.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Insomnia: Inability to fall asleep is called insomnia but not able to maintain sleep could have other causes. Obstructive sleep apnea. Leg movement disorder o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
Yes: It is possible to get heart attack with permsa catheter in place.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Qayyum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Qayyum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much. I have never smoked, but will take your advice!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I never wanted to start valium I have anxiety its not for me.
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Thanks for your quick reply! by vegan we mean no diary products like milk

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Punjab, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan
Graduated 1988MD

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