It is the medical faculty that deals with problems concerning lungs and pleura. Any body that has a problem in lungs as Cough, long standing cough, Chest pain, fever, weight loss, Pneumonia, Bronchial asthma.
Asthma is a lung disease. Asthma causes the breathing tubes in the lungs to temporarily narrow. People with asthma have difficulty breathing air in and out of their lungs. An allergen or irritant in the environment usually triggers an asthma flare-up. There is no cure for asthma. Some asthma flare-ups can be prevented. Asthma can be treated with lifestyle changes and medication. Untreated asthma can become severe and life threatening. People can control their asthma with self-management and medical treatment. Most people with asthma can lead normal lives.
It is very rightly said that when we own our breathe nobody can steal our peace. We all need to breathe's after all the secret of Life, hence imagine the state of a person when every breathe for him or her is an effort & a moment of fight for survival. Now what exactly is the condition which causes a person difficulty in breathing & the most commonly heard condition is called Asthma. Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. Causes, Incidence and Risk Factors Asthma is caused by inflammation in the airways. When an asthma attack occurs, the muscles surrounding the airways become tight and the lining of the air passages swells. This reduces the amount of air that can pass by. In sensitive people, asthma symptoms are triggered by breathing in allergy-causing substances (called allergens or triggers).Wheezing
An allergy is the response of the body's immune system to normally harmless substances, such as pollens, foods, and house dust mite. Whilst in most people these substances (allergens) pose no problem, in allergic individuals their immune system identifies them as a threat and produces an inappropriate response. Coughing
Allergic reactions are caused by substances in the environment known as allergens. Almost anything can be an allergen for someone. Proteins are organic substances which contain hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen, and form an important part of all living organisms. There are also found in food, along with fats, carbohydrates and other substances. However, only proteins can cause true allergic reactions.
At times lung diseases prove serious and patient may need intensive care ( Critical Care). Such cases can be handled with expertise and in a comprehensive way.
It’s so common but it’s not always due to your heart.
It has many other reasons.....
Simple vitamin D deficiency can do that but more difficult to diagnose could be pulmonary embolism.
If you have chest pain ... acute or chronic donor ignore...
A systematic medical evaluation can help you find the reason and the cure.
India is the country with highest numbers of tuberculosis cases. Common symptoms of Tb are …fever, weight loss , cough more than 2 weeks. Commonly diagnosed with checking sputum for Acid Fast bacteria (AFB) but sometimes we take help of bronchscopy , EBUS and Medical Thoracoscopy to establish a firm diagnosis.
Sleeping disorder as obstructive sleep apnoea are being diagnosed more and more. Common symptoms are day time somnolence, lethargy, chocking during sleep, irritability etc.
This disorder can be confirmed with Polysomnography and corrective measures can be suggested.
It could be chronic bronchitis....
It is a new modality and extention of normal bronchoscopy. Its advantage is that through it we can visualize the structures around main airways and take sample from them to make diagnosis.
Cough have several reasons and if cough stays for more than 2-3 weeks , it should be evaluated. Most common cause of chronic cough is Allergic Bronchitis but we need to rule out other serious reasons. So it is advisable to consult your doctor and go for basic work up.