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

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…

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

Asthma with fungal sensitisation

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…

Bronchiolitis Obliterans: The ‘Popcorn Lung’ Mystery

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Introduction Bronchiolitis obliterans is more than just a tongue-twisting medical term. It’s a growing concern in respiratory medicine, often leaving patients and clinicians alike perplexed. Let’s unravel this respiratory enigma. Chronicles of ‘Popcorn Lung’ An odyssey into the annals of medical history reveals significant markers in the Bronchiolitis obliterans narrative. From Popcorn Factories to Lungs…

Sleep hygiene: Mastering Sleep Quality and Conquering Insomnia

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Introduction Hello there, Sleep Seeker! Are you still tangled in the frustrating whirl of counting sheep? Or does turning and twisting in bed seem like your regular nocturnal exercise? Well, bid adeus to those restless nights with this advise. Whether you’re grappling with insomnia or simply striving to boost your sleep quality, your answer lies…

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