Breathing Pattern Dysfunction: What is it and what can you do about it?

runner with breathing pattern dysfunction

In this article, we discuss a less known condition – Breathing Pattern Dysfunction (BPD) – a situation that can significantly impact our well-being, health, and quality of life. Introduction to Breathing Pattern Dysfunction Breathing is something we all do, often without a second thought. But what happens when this seemingly simple act becomes irregular or…

Demystifying Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

Introduction Ever heard of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis? It’s a mouthful, isn’t it? But don’t let its long, scientific name throw you off! This condition is as intriguing as it is mysterious, and it’s high time we shed some light on it. What is Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis? Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, or let’s just call it ABPA…

The Impact of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome on Respiratory Symptoms

Mast Cell Activation

Introduction to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) is a disorder that arises from an abnormal release of mast cell mediators, potentially causing a plethora of symptoms that can disrupt daily life. In certain cases, these symptoms manifest in the respiratory system, with impacts that can vary in severity. Symptoms of…

Understanding Haemoptysis: What It Is and How It’s Treated

blood tubes clotting

Every so often, your body may exhibit alarming symptoms – one of these is haemoptysis, or coughing up blood. While it can be distressing, understanding what it is and how it’s treated is the first step to managing it effectively. As a respiratory specialist, I aim to demystify this topic, shedding light on the causes,…

Asthma Diagnosis: Understanding the Role of FeNO Testing

Feno test

If you’ve been experiencing symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, or chest tightness, you may be wondering if you have asthma. One of the key tools in asthma diagnosis is a test known as the Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) test. This test measures the levels of nitric oxide in your breath, which can…

How to Manage Asthma Symptoms During Hay Fever Season

Hayfever

    For millions of people worldwide, the arrival of hay fever season signals a time of sneezing, itchy eyes, and congestion. For those with asthma, this can be particularly challenging, as hay fever can exacerbate asthma symptoms, making it harder to breathe and enjoy the outdoors. In this guide, you will learn more about…

Tips to manage breathlessness at home during COVID

Management of breathlessness

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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