Immunodeficiency – What are the signs?

Immunodeficiency – What are the signs?

Immunodeficiency prevents the body from fighting against infections.This is due to the impairment of the body’s ability to defend itself against foreign or abnormal cells that invade or attack it. As a result, the body becomes more vulnerable to infections caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and mycobacteria. Furthermore, recurrent infections is a common cause of bronchiectasis.

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Dysfunctional breathing – What is it and How can I manage it?

Dysfunctional breathing – What is it and How can I manage it?

What is Dysfunctional Breathing? Dysfunctional breathing is a Breathing Pattern Disorder which causes an alteration in the normal biomechanical patterns of breathing. Also, dysfunctional Breathing is specifically related to over-breathing. This results in intermittent or chronic symptoms which can be either respiratory and/or non respiratory.  People who have dysfunctional breathing often tend to breathe rapidly

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5 Reasons Why your Cough would never Fade: Chronic cough

5 Reasons Why your Cough would never Fade: Chronic cough

What is a Chronic cough? Most coughs are short lived. They are a present during a brief illness such as when someone has a cold. However, some of these coughs can last up to 8 weeks.It is called a chronic cough.This is long enough for people to find it unbearable and seek medical attention. A

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6 Tips to manage Mucus Hypersecretion

6 Tips to manage Mucus Hypersecretion

What is Mucus Hypersecretion? Mucus hypersecretion causes due to the mucus or phlegm that is expelled from the lower respiratory tract (bronchi and lungs) through coughing. This is a slippery, clear liquid produced by mucous glands.  Some people experience excessive production of mucus in their lungs. This leads to discomfort, breathing problems, and increased risk

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7 Warning signs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

7 Warning signs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a number of lung diseases that make breathing difficult. COPD is a massively under diagnosed disease that is the third leading cause of death in the world. COPD often leads to exacerbations that significantly impact on quality of life and increases the risk of death 

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3-step Guide to Manage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

3-step Guide to Manage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The limitation in the airflow occurs as the airways are obstructed and narrowed. The obstruction particularly results in difficulty to expel air out of the lungs.    #1 Make the Diagnosis and Start Treatment

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Tips to manage breathlessness at home during COVID

Tips to manage breathlessness at home during COVID

What is Breathlessness? Breathlessness is the uncomfortable sensation of not being able to breathe either at rest or during any physical activity. Breathlessness makes it feel as if sufficient air cannot be taken into the lungs. This is also referred to as dyspnea, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Why does COVID 19 cause Breathlessness?

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Chest Infections that can be treated with Antibiotics

Chest Infections that can be treated with Antibiotics

What is a Chest Infection? A chest infection is a infection that affects the lower part of the respiratory tract. This includes the windpipe, bronchi, and lungs. Depending on the nature of chest infections they can be either mild in nature which could clear up on their own, or can be severe and life threatening.

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