31 May 2018

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-jVCXvB-78 Tobacco is the leading underlying single cause of death worldwide. World No Tobacco Day, which falls on the 31st May, is organized by the World Health Organisation to raise awareness of the devastating effects of tobacco on health and to advocate the implementation of policies aimed at reducing tobacco consumption.  ...

02 May 2018

2nd May World Asthma Day Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs. These airways, or bronchial tubes, allow air to come in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma your airways are always inflamed. They become even more swollen and the muscles around the airways can tighten when something triggers your symptoms. This makes it difficult for air to move in and out of...

29 Apr 2018

Add these to your daily diet as there is no specific diet recommended for Asthma Vitamin D-rich foods, such as milk and eggs Beta carotene-rich vegetables, such as carrots and leafy greens Magnesium-rich foods, such as spinach and pumpkin seeds These are some nutrients and foods that may help support lung function Getting enough vitamin D may help reduce the number of ...

29 Apr 2018

§  Myth- People Can Outgrow Asthma. Fact- Asthma is a chronic, treatable condition that develops in childhood. It's no longer considered a disease that children "outgrow;" however, symptoms may improve during adolescence and adulthood.  §  Myth- Asthma Is Easy to Control. Fact- This often depends on how well you follow your asthma treatment plan - the condition can...

20 Apr 2018

There are many myths about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and how it affects the lives of people who live with it. We share some common myths and the facts to help patients understand this better. Myth One common myth surrounding COPD is that people think it is only a smoker's disease, but that could not be further from the truth. Fact 10-20 percent of people who d...

19 Apr 2018

Exercise helps improve your circulation and help the body better use oxygen. Decreasing your resting heart rate and blood pressure can improve your breathing. Improved circulation lets your body use oxygen more efficiently. Building endurance decreases shortness of breath. Here are some exercising tips for COPD patients. Exercise to Breathe Easier Weak muscles need more o...

15 Apr 2018

Eating tips to help COPD patients feel better. Eating good food regularly will make you feel better. You will have more energy, and your body will be able to fight infections better.  Eat fruits and vegetables, curd, cheese and other milk based products, cereal, grains and other foods that are rich in proteins. Control how much salt you take because it can make fluid build-up ...

07 Apr 2018

Article on Tuberculosis in The Statesman by Dr. Animesh Arya [caption id="attachment_1585" align="aligncenter" width="954"] Tuberculosis still top infectious killer worldwide[/caption] Tuberculosis now ranks alongside HIV as the world's most deadly infectious disease. In 2016, 10.4 million people around the world became sick with TB disease (Source: https://www.cdc.gov/tb/statistics/...

03 Apr 2018

Tuberculosis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkEaCQ3oYNo& Tuberculosis has more than a few misconceptions about how it impacts us. Here are some of the most common myths and facts to help you stay free of TB. A type of bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes TB. Tuberculosis (TB) may be regarded in two categories: active disease or latent infection. The m...

09 Jan 2018

FRACTIONAL EXHALED NITRIC OXIDE (FENO) MONITORING Why Measure FENO ? FENO measurement will aid in the assessment, management, and long-term monitoring of asthma. The test immediately helps immediately detect airway inflammation (Asthma) in contrast to Spirometry which does not detect or measure airway inflammation itself. Breath nitric oxide is a product of metabolism; when the airw...