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Diet And Asthma

The good news is that very few people with asthma need a special diet. For most people with asthma, healthy eating advice is exactly the same as it is for everyone else: follow a balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh and unprocessed food and is low in sugar, salt and saturated

Diet And Tb

Treatment of tuberculosis can be of very long  duration with longer duration of antibiotics. It would make sense to eat right food to  supplement the therapy and to build good  immunity. If you are or remain underweight, you are likely to get re infected or relapse  with tuberculosis again despite a good anti TB course.

Breathing Excercises

This brochure is intended to use for
education and informational pur[oses not
for the distribution or commercial purposes.Airway diseases include the
diseases which lead to swelling in and
around the airways called bronchus
inside the lungs. 

CPAP Therapy

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The “apnea” in sleep apnea refers to a breathing pause. Usually breathing resumes with a chocking or snorting sound. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back
of the throat fail to keep the airway open, despite efforts to breathe.

PULMONARY EMBOLISM

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is part of a group ofproblems together known as v enous thromboembolism (VTE). Venous means related to veins. A thrombosis is a blockage of a blood vessel by a blood clot (a thrombus). An embolism occurs when part or all of the thrombus dislodges from where it formed and travels in the blood until it becomes stuck in a narrowe blood vessel, elsewhere in the body.

Pleural Effusion

Pleural effusion is a collection of excess fluid in the space between the two layers of pleura. This can compress the lung and may cause shortness of breath. A pleural effusion is usually the result of damage to the pleural membrane and may be due to many disease processes – your doctor will discuss the specific cause of your effusion with you. Treatment involves draining the excess fluid from the pleural space via a needle.

Bronchoscopy Testing

It is a procedure to pass a light tip tube ( bronchoscope) to visualise abnormality in the lungs / bronchi. It is to identify problems in the lung. usually it is done to looks at cancers / tuberculosis and other lung problems not picked up on the CT-SCAN / X-RAY. It is used to confirm the nature of infection by appropriate further tests which have a good accuracy in giving final confirmation to the doctors suspicion. 

Bronchiectasis Disease

Bronchiectasis is a lung condition with abnormal permanent airway dilatation. It is a recurrent cough and colds. Not usually progressive or life threatening complication. Should it be progressive then will need aggressive management. Infections like TB need to be excluded prior to starting treatment for bronchiectasis. Regular bronchial hygiene and exercise is extremely helpful. As needed appropriate inhalers used for symptom management. 

Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax is a condition arising as a complication of diseases of lung / trauma / procedure related. Rarely, it will also be seen due to the unknown conditions. It almost always qualifies for complete resolution via high flow oxygen / pleural tapping/ intercostal drainage tube / pleurodesis / thoracoscopy. Rare condition include medical emergency called Tension Pneumothorax.

Intercostal Drainage Tube

Intercostal Drainage (ICD) is a tube placement inside the chest to allow fast removal of fluid and the pus accumulating inside the pleural space. The lung is covered on outside by a covering called pleura. The chest wall (muscles) are covered on the inside by another layer of pleura. The space between them is called pleural space. There is usually very small amount of fluid there normally. The presence of large amount of fluid happens with diseases like pneumonia,  Cancers etc.

Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen therapy is a treatment that provides you with extra oxygen. Oxygen is a gas that your body needs to function. Normally, your lungs absorb oxygen from the air you breathe. But some conditions can prevent you from getting enough oxygen such as interstitial lung disease or Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The oxygen comes through nasal prongs, a mask, or a breathing tube. 

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension is a The right side of your heart pumps blood that’s low in oxygen through the pulmonary arteries to your lungs. Here the blood picks up oxygen. The oxygen-rich blood is then pumped to the left side of your heart, which pumps it to the rest of your body. If you have pulmonary hypertension, the high blood pressure in your lungs means that the right side of your heart has to work harder to pump blood. Over time, the right side of your heart begins to struggle with this extra work.