Smoking Cessation: Your Questions Answered

Smoking cessation

Has the decision to stop smoking finally been made? You’ve made a wise choice, and this guide will provide you with all the support and information you need on your journey to smoking cessation. We answer all your queries about quitting smoking, ranging from the hazards associated with smoking to the most effective strategies to…

Navigating the Risks of Year-Round Respiratory Viruses

Respiratory viruses all year round

Gone are the days when respiratory viruses like the flu and the common cold were solely a concern during the brisk British autumn and winter months. This shift in the seasonal pattern of these illnesses may have left you puzzled and concerned, especially if you or your loved ones seem to be falling ill outside…

Nebulised Antibiotics in Non-CF Bronchiectasis

Man with bronchiectasis using nebulised antibiotics

Bronchiectasis, a chronic lung condition characterised by widened and damaged airways, can be a challenging beast to tame. But here’s a ray of hope – nebulised antibiotics. They’ve emerged as a game-changer, especially for those with non-cystic fibrosis (non-CF) bronchiectasis. This article looks into the world of nebulised antibiotics like Colomycin, Gentamicin, Aztreonam, Tobramycin, and…

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…

Viral Pneumonia: The Echoing Spectre in a Post-Pandemic World

Virus pandemic - person wearing mask

Introduction In the wake of the world-altering SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the global health community is teetering on the precipice of yet another sinister tempest – the burgeoning menace of viral pneumonia. Now, you might be wondering, “Haven’t we grappled enough with respiratory viruses?” True, yet here we are, staring at future potential global health crisis. Viral…

Pulmonary Embolism: Causes, treatment and Answers to Common Questions

Pulmonary embolism from flying

If you’ve stumbled upon this article, you’re likely seeking a no-nonsense understanding of the term “pulmonary embolism.” Here you will find an easy to understand guide to PE. Pulmonary Embolism: A Closer Look “Pulmonary embolism” might sound like a term straight out of a medical textbook, but it boils down to a phenomenon many of…

The Breath Behind the Ache: Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Lungs

Rheumatoid arthritis

Pathophysiology: When RA Decides to Play in the Lung Field Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is notorious for wreaking havoc on our joints. But it’s not restricted to just the joints; the pathophysiology can have implications on our lungs too. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lung Disease: A Chicken or the Egg Dilemma Interestingly, the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis…

Introduction to Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)

Primary ciliary dyskinesia

What is PCD? Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare congenital condition, primarily characterised by dysfunction in the cilia, the tiny hair-like structures that line our respiratory tract. These cilia serve as essential movers, propelling mucus and foreign particles out of our respiratory passages. Imagine a conveyor belt system in a large factory—when it breaks…

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