Hay Fever and Respiratory Health

Hay fever season

Understanding Hay Fever Hay Fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to environmental allergens such as pollen, dust, or animal dander. It affects a significant number of people worldwide, and its symptoms can be particularly challenging for those with existing respiratory conditions. Seasonal variability In the UK, hay fever allergens vary by…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

Pneumonia’s Varying Guises: From the Home to the ICU

Pneumonia patient in the ICU

Introduction Pneumonia. Sounds rather familiar, doesn’t it? However, before you muse over that nasty bout you battled last winter, brace yourself! The vast world of pneumonia is not just limited to a solitary type. From its origins to the cheeky bugs causing it, let’s navigate through the winding alleys of different types of pneumonia: community-acquired,…

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


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…

ESKAPE: Emerging Multi-Drug Resistant Pneumonia Pathogens!

Emerging multi-drug resistant pneumonia pathogens

Introduction There’s a storm brewing on the horizon of healthcare, and it’s not to be taken lightly. Emerging multi-drug resistant pathogens causing pneumonia are rearing their heads, and among them, the ESKAPE group is leading the rebellion. Ready for a closer look? The ESKAPE pathogens Acinetobacter Pneumoniae: The Silent Usurper Epidemiology Risks and Mortality Pseudomonas…

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