Respiratory Disease Articles


Men’s health: 6 common diseases

13 September, 2014

Numerous researches conducted on the subject have proved that from the time of birth to the time of death, women are comparatively healthier than men. Out of all the leading health scares that cause death, it is only with Alzheimer’s disease that the ratio of women deaths is greater than men. Apart from a biological …


Fever: Is it a symptom or a disease?

28 March, 2014

A healthy person’s body temperature fluctuates between 97°F (36.1°C) and 100°F (37.8°C), with the average being 98.6°F (37°C). An elevation in body temperature above 100°F (37.8°C) is termed as fever. Fever is a symptom and not a disease and can be caused by numerous reasons, such as bacterial or viral infections or even by excessive …


Congenital Heart Disease: Newborn Surgery

21 November, 2013

Though the exact reason has not yet been pinned the cases of congenital heart defects is on the rise among newborn. Research shows that nearly 1% babies are born with an imperfection in the heart’s structure. It is a matter of great worry and anxiety for the parents about their child’s health and long-term future. …


10 Diseases pets can transmit to humans

19 November, 2013

Zoonoses or Zoonotic Illnesses are the diseases that animals transmit to humans. There are more than 39 such diseases which animals directly transmit to humans, more than 48 diseases which humans get from bug bites that feasted on an infected animal and more than 42 diseases which humans get from eating or touching water or …


World Environment Day: Let’s Live More With Less

5 June, 2017

Every year on June 5, people across the globe use “World Environment Day” as an opportunity to speculate about how their actions affect climate change, the natural world, and their own health. Connecting People to Nature’ is the theme for World Environment Day 2017 which makes us think about how we are part of nature …


Global Handwashing Week

17 October, 2016

Every year since 2008,October 15 when Global Handwashing Day was introduced to reduce child mortality rates around the world, it is celebrated as Global Hand washing Day to increase awareness about importance of washing hands. Global Handwashing Week provides a platform to design creative ways to encourage people to take up washing hands with soap …


Killer Swine Flu: Here’s How To Stay Safe

2 March, 2015

Swine flu is a type of respiratory disease caused by H1N1 virus which affect respiratory tract of pigs. Commonly presents with cough which may be of barking nature, nasal secretions, fever, headache, decreased appetite and restless behaviour. Symptoms of swine flu and seasonal flu are pretty much same. H1N1 virus is highly mutable virus which can …


Asthma FAQs

23 January, 2015

What is Asthma? It is a widespread chronic disease in which the airways of your body are severely affected. It leads to a condition where your airways that transmit air from the lungs and back, become tapered, swell and start producing large amounts of mucus.  Persons, young or adult, who suffer from this inflammatory disease, are …


Pulmonary Function Test: FAQs

5 January, 2015

What is lung function test/Pulmonary function test/spirometry? Pulmonary Function Test or lung function test is a medical procedure that involves an evaluation of the respiratory system of the patient. This test is carried out to measure the function of lung capacity along with testing the lung and chest wall mechanics. The pulmonary function test procedure …


How do I know I have Lung Cancer?

15 November, 2014

Cancer of the lung is not the easiest to diagnose in its early stages, primarily due to generic symptoms that could be mistaken for any other respiratory disease. Another hindrance in timely diagnosis is the patient himself/herself, who blames his/her own lifestyle for the ‘side effects’, and avoids timely diagnosis. However, it’s not all bad …


This is when you should visit a Pulmonologist

15 November, 2014

Pulmonary medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with disorders and diseases that affect the lungs. The specialists that deal with pulmonary medicine can diagnose, manage and treat a wide range of pulmonary diseases that include lung diseases, pulmonary infections, and other breathing problems, along with disorders associated with blood vessels of the lungs. …


Life with Asthma

15 November, 2014

What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease in which the airways inside the lungs become red and swollen, making them extra-sensitive to certain triggers from the environment. When a person with sensitized airways breathes in a trigger, the airways swell more and secrete mucous. The muscles of the airways contract, making it difficult …


Air Pollution: The Real Evil

7 October, 2014

There is a ring of festivity in the air at this time of the year. Dusshera, the celebration of good over evil is observed with much fanfare all over the country. The most symbolic event of the festival is the burning of Ravan effigy, with an elaborate display of fireworks and crackers. However, the temporary …


Why Should I Quit Smoking?

11 January, 2018

Most of us might have listened, watched or read about cigarette smoking and its harmful effects, but not have taken any action towards it. Somewhere in your lifetime, the effects of smoking may lead to a loss of life of you or your loved one due to the diseases caused by cigarette smoking. The deadliest …


Understand Health Benefits Of Cloves Before You Regret

9 December, 2017

Cloves or ‘laung’ are one of the many spices used for thousands of years in Asian countries like India, China and others. Benefits of cloves are manifold as they are used not only as a condiment but also as an antiseptic and for other medicinal purposes like clove oil. Cloves are rich sources of minerals …


How can I quit smoking?

14 April, 2017

Nicotine is the primary addictive substance in cigarettes. It causes harm to many parts of the body, including the Brain, Lungs, Heart, and Kidney. Smoking is one of the leading causes of Cancer, as well as many other diseases. Smoking leads to: Heart Diseases Strokes Bronchitis Emphysema Cataract Bone Diseases Pregnancy Problems Sudden Infant Death …


Breastfeeding Benefits: For Moms & Babies

13 April, 2017

Benefits to the Mother Breastfeeding benefits the mother in many ways, such as: It may help to shrink back the Uterus to Pre-pregnancy size It also induces to lose Pregnancy weight It reduces the risk of Pre-menopausal Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, and Osteoporosis. It decreases the risk of Uterine Bleeding and Anemia Specialist One should …


6 Diagnostic Tests to Have Every Year (Age Group 27-35 Years)

2 March, 2017

In today’s world which is marked by frequent distractions, stressful lifestyles, polluted environments and sitting jobs, taking care of your health is an imperative. No matter what your age, but a yearly health check up can not just prevent a disease but would also make you work towards a healthier lifestyle. Full Blood Count (FBC) …


Atrial Septal Defect / Hole in Heart – Things You Should Know

15 February, 2017

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), commonly known as Hole in Heart, is a congenital disorder of the heart that involves a hole in the wall (septum) that divides the two upper chambers of the heart. The defect causes freshly oxygenated blood in the upper left chamber of the heart (or left atrium) to flow into the …


10 Things to do for Healthy Lungs

24 July, 2016

Lungs work round the clock, taking in air from the outside environment and making sure it reaches every single cell in the body. In that respect, these delicate organs are directly exposed to the outside environment, and contact with any harmful substance threatens the lung’s ability to function properly. While the body does have a natural defense …

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