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Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde

Pediatrics - Pulmonology
FL
29 years experience male

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Tuesday: 12pm - 4:00pm
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Bio

I am a Pediatric Pulmonologist at UF Health and Shands Children’s Hospital. I obtained medical degree from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences in India. I have been a pediatrician since 1997. I had my pediatric residency training in Bangalore, India followed by further Senior House Officer & Specialist Registrar training in England. I completed my Pediatric Pulmonology fellowship in 2009. I take care of patients with asthma, recurrent pneumonia, chronic lung disease, aspiration, cystic fibrosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) among other lung diseases. My primary research interest is in non-invasive pulmonary diagnostics. My team has developed a patent pending airway vibrator device that could be used in exhaled breath based diagnostics and airway clearance therapy.

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Pediatrics - Pulmonology

Pediatric Pulmonology

Languages spoken

Kannada

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160 Answers
71 Agrees
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A male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Fever, cough: Signs ; symptoms of pneumonia: fever (usually 102f and above), chills, difficulty breathing, chest pain on taking deep breath ; cough. You may not hav... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Destroys lungs: Won't show up now, not yet. It will for sure one day when it is too late. Smoking does no good. If you stop smoking now, you will keep your lungs heal... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
No: It makes an interesting hypothesis but there is no evidence to prove it. People with autoimmune disorders can develop lung disease that are often misd... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Phlegm: Reflux does not cause phlegm (in the lungs) despite popular belief. Some amount of phlegm is normal. If you are producing too much phlegm or you have ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Allergy: It could be from allergy to pollens. Not sure, if the pollen season has started in columbus. Are you sure it is asthma? Research has revealed that nea... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Wait: Most sore throats and phlegm production are due to viral infections that do not respond to antibiotic therapy. Some are due to bacterial infections es... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
No: Stomach pressing on diaphragm when full, is normal. It shouldn't damage the diaphragm. However, in obese people and those with preexisting lung diseas... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
URI: Sounds like viral upper respiratory infection (uri). If problem with feeding, take to your doctor. Swelling: when people describe it is a relative ter... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
No scan needed: If you are worried about the effect of pollution, a pulmonary function test (pft) is useful than scans. If pft is normal. No further tests necessary. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Congestion of nose: You have nasal congestion which can occur due to viral infections or 'cold', allergies, change in the weather etc.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Get Sleep Study: It is hard to say what is going on just based on this description. Even though you deny, you probably have narcolepsy. You will need an overnight sle... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
See your doctor: If you are worried about chlamydia in your 3-year old, you need to speak your pediatrician and share your concerns. Blood tests alone are not helpful.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
May be asthma: There are several causes for shortness of breath. Asthma is the most common cause. You need to see a pediatric pulmonologist (children's lung doctor).... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Yes/No: As i understand, law does not specify this. Some children are mature enough to understand this also want to be involved in their care.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Unusual practice: This is an unusual practice. Technically, it shouldn't affect the baby except that baby may not get enough breast milk.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
No: See link below for more info on how it spreads. http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/about/transmission.html.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Costochondritis : The pain you describe is typical of either costochondritis pleurisy. The shortness of breath, chest tightness and cough maybe from asthma. The only wa... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
No: Peptic ulcer causes pain, sometimes vomiting ; bleeding. It shouldn't make your chest or stomach cold.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Periods: This may be restarting of your menstrual periods. If it is unusual for you to have periods for two weeks, you need to see your gynecologist.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Doesn't matter: It doesn't matter if you take it in the morning or evening. It has to be taken once every day at the same time.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Unlikely: You will need ct chest i would guess.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
May be: Fever associated with pneumonia or bronchitis can raise the heart rate. There are many other causes affecting the heart rate such as emotional status,... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
No: If your fev1 is 83% predicted, it is in the normal range when compared to the rest of the population. However, some people have more than 100% predict... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Hard to say: Barium swallow is akin to taking a video clip but using x-rays as the source of light. It does give much more radiation than a simple chest x-ray for ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
No longer: Salmon cod liver oil is no better than snake oil for asthma. There are effective medications for asthma.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
No benefit no harm.: Probiotics such as yogurts available in the grocery stores have not proven to be beneficial in rigorous studies. It does not mean there is no benefit.... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Bronchopneumonia: Bronchopneumonia is usually caused by viruses and sometimes bacteria. It's a type of pneumonia with specific x-ray features. Treatment does not differ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Grunting: Grunting if true, is a sign of respiratory distress in infants. By grunting, infants are applying brakes to their exhalation so that the lungs do not ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Wheat allergy: It sounds like you are allergic to wheats. An allergy doctor can help you determine this for sure.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Hard to say: Although lung cancers can present as lung nodules, most isolated lung nodules are not due to cancer. If you are in doubt, it is better to obtain a sec... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Hilar mass: Hilar mass is usually due to swollen lymph glands in the chest cavity. There are several reasons for swollen glands such as infections, cancer and sar... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Chest tube removal: It probably is similar to receiving as shot. If some one is anxious, pain medication can be given prior to removal.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Asthma or infection: In asthma, bronchi or breathing tubes suddenly constrict in response to irritants, allergens and viral infections. This causes obstruction to airflow ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Hard to say: You need to be evaluated by a physician to be able to answer your question. The causes of sudden onset back pain are several. Some could be simple mus... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Lung nodule: Depends on what it is. You probably are referring to "lung nodule" as is called in medical language. Some lung nodules are harmless whereas others cou... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
OTC Asthma Medicine: None that is really effective that I am aware of. A form of Epinephrine nebulizer a rescue inhaler, is available. It comes with its own nebulizer. Com... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Asthma: Allergic bronchitis ; asthma are one and the same.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Walking pneumonia: Walking pneumonia is a loose term. If there is true pneumonia, it will show up on chest x-rays. Many coughs ; colds in preschool children are referred... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Chest Pain: Chest pain is not a usual symptom of asthma. Asthma causes wheezing, coughing, difficulty breathing ; often tightness in the chest.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Stomach ache: Quick answer: no. On the other hand, you can develop stomach ache during an asthma attack. It is due to muscle fatigue.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Breathing: Any form of breathing exercise is unlikely to help parkinsonism. What exactly is transformational breathing?
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Asthma diagnosis: Short answer: yes. Any disease including asthma is diagnosed based on 1) symptoms, 2) physical examination findings and 3) the results from lab tests.... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Asthma treatment: There are different kinds of inhalers. A preventive inhaler needs to be taken on a daily basis in some patients with asthma. It keeps the inflammation... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Chest pain: You can get chest pain with flu ; cough. Flu can also turn in to pneumonia when one tends to develop the fever again.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
See your doctor: I think you should really discuss this with your obstetrician. Without other info and without actually seeing a patient, these kind of questions are ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Treatment: Positive quantiferon test indicates you have either active or latent infection. You will most likely need treatment. The choice of drugs and length of... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Hard to say: If you are concerned about pregnancy, there are over the counter pregnancy test kits you can buy. Tests may not be positive in very early stage despit... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
CRP normal: Cfb of 8.7 is normal. What is the age of your daughter? For toddlers, it is not uncommon to have frequent upper respiratory infections at this time of... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Infection: Hard to say. I'm not sure if you're asymptomatic why would you need antibiotics. It's best for you to speak to your doctor.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Hair loss: It is because he sleeps with his back of the head to the bed. It is a normal phenomenon. The hair will grow back once he is old enough to turn himself... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hegde is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hegde is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! As my coughing continues with the rise of dust & humidity.could be it
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I think it's my heart .I get SOB to quick after little activity .
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! great and you were probably not typing in on laptop s we spoke

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Karnatak University, Karnatak Medical College, India
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

ARKANSAS CHILDREN

Awards

Top Pediatric Pulmonologist, Second Place, National - Spring
2014
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Faculty, University Of Florida
Attending Pediatric Pulmonologist, Shands Children's Hospital at UF Health
Clinical Assitant Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine
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