Bronchial Asthma

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bronchial Asthma: Bronchial asthma is a medical condition which causes the airway path of the lungs to swell and narrow. Due to this swelling, the air path produces excess mucus making it hard to breathe, which results in coughing,…

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Acute Respiratory Distress

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe lung condition. It occurs when fluid fills up the air sacs in your lungs. Too much fluid in your lungs can lower the amount of oxygen or increase the amount of carbon dioxide in your bloodstream. ARDS can prevent your organs from getting the oxygen they need to function, and it can eventually cause organ failure. ARDS most commonly affects hospitalized people…

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Pulmonary Function Tests

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are noninvasive tests that show how well the lungs are working. The tests measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange. This information can help your healthcare provider diagnose and decide the treatment…

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Lung Cancer

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lung cancer is malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the lung and can spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body. In India, lung cancer constitutes 6.9 per cent of all new cancer cases and 9.3 per cent of all cancer related deaths in both sexes; it is the commonest cancer and cause of cancer related to mortality in men. What are the causes of lung cancer:…

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Cystic Fibrosis

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Is a hereditary disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. The body produces thick and sticky mucus that can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas. Cystic fibrosis (CF) can be life-threatening, and people with the condition tend…

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Refractory (non-reversible) asthma

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Refractory (non-reversible) asthma is a type of asthma that does not respond to usual asthma medications. In an asthma attack, bronchial airways tighten up and swell. Medications can usually reverse this, opening up the airways and returning them to how they were before the asthma attack. In refractory asthma, medications cannot reverse the tightening and swelling of the airways.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Chronic Bronchitis

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Damage to the bronchial tubes causes chronic bronchitis. Bronchitis occurs when the bronchial tubes are irritated and swollen. This causes coughing and shortness of breath. If mucus comes up with the cough and the cough lasts at least three…

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Emphysema

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Damage to the alveoli (air sacs) causes emphysema. The walls inside the alveoli disappear, making many small sacs become larger, single sacs. These larger sacs do not absorb oxygen as well. So, less oxygen is absorbed into the blood.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness. COPD is a progressive and (currently) incurable disease, but…

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Sleep Apnoea

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain -- and the rest of the body -- may not get enough oxygen. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): The more common of the two forms of apnea, it is caused by a blockage of the…

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