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Can Asthma Get Worse During Summers?

Summers can trigger allergies, which can further trigger asthma. Here is what you need to know to keep asthma attacks at bay this summer season.

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Violent Coughing: Could It Indicate a Serious Infection?

Whooping cough is a contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and is characterised by violent coughing.

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Managing COPD During the COVID-19 Pandemic

People suffering from chronic lung diseases such as COPD and asthma may be at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness.

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Can Asthma Symptoms Get Worse Indoors?

Several items used in the household contain substances that can exacerbate asthma-related symptoms and reduce lung function.

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Hyperpnea: Is Deep Breathing Always a Sign of an Underlying Condition?

Unless one has an underlying medical condition that limits the oxygen intake (e.g. acidosis, heart condition, infection), hyperpnea is normal and may not require any treatment.

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Understanding the Role of Spirometry in Assessing Lung Health

Spirometry is a standard pulmonary function test that is performed to evaluate how well the lungs are working, by calculating their breathing capacity.


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World No Tobacco Day 2021: Quit This Habit Today

Every year, 31st May is observed as ‘World No Tobacco Day' to increase awareness about the health hazards associated with the use of tobacco.

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Does Hot Weather Affect your Breathing and Lungs?

While the season brings out boundless energy in many, for people suffering from respiratory illnesses such as COPD and asthma, the hot weather can trigger breathing issues.

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Could There Be More to Your Snore?

Most people snore at some point in their life and this usually does not bear any risk. However, if it becomes frequent, it may indicate an underlying problem.

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Shortness of Breath: Should You Be Worried?

Sometimes, shortness of breath can be a sign of serious medical conditions that require medical attention.