Bronchiectasis Consultation: Key Symptoms and Essential Information for Your Doctor

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Bronchiectasis is a chronic respiratory disease where the airways widen abnormally, trapping mucus and causing persistent infections. Recognising symptoms early and discussing them accurately with your doctor is crucial for effective management. This article will explore the essential information that you have to let your doctor know when having a bronchiectasis consultation with your specialist….

Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO): A Quick Guide

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Understanding Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) Ever pondered what your breath could reveal about your health? Measurement of FeNO is a useful and non-invasive way to understand if you have a specific type of inflammation in your airways. In essence, FeNO measures a specific type of gas in your exhaled breath, shedding light on the…

Smoking Cessation: Your Questions Answered

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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…

Nebulised Antibiotics in Non-CF Bronchiectasis

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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…

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

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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…

The Breath Behind the Ache: Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Lungs

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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…

Asthma with Fungal Sensitisation: Unveiling the Intricacies

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The Basics Asthma with fungal sensitisation, or AFS for those who love abbreviations, is not your ordinary asthma. It’s akin to enduring typical asthma symptoms with an unexpected twist, and fungi are the central characters! Regular Asthma: Asthma with Fungal Sensitisation: Why Fungi? Why Now? Humidity and moisture often lay the foundation for fungal proliferation….

The Internal Medicine Physician: Who They Are and How They Can Help You

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So, What Exactly is a Physician? Firstly, let’s break it down. A physician is a medical professional who is qualified to practise medicine after undergoing rigorous training. They are dedicated to ensuring the well-being of their patients, diagnosing ailments, and recommending treatments. But, What Makes an Internal Medicine Physician Unique? An internal medicine physician, often…

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