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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Introduction What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation? Pulmonary rehabilitation, also called pulmonary rehab or PR, is abroad program that helps improve the well-being of people who have chronic (ongoing) breathing problems. For example, PR may benefit people who have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or cystic fibrosis. PR …

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What Is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. During an asthmatic attack, a patient may experience wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma can …

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Introduction The lungs is an organ containing millions of alveoli which is responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Pneumonia is the inflammation or infection in the lungs. This happens when the alveoli are filled up with inflammatory cells. As a result, gas exchange is compromised. Penumonia is …

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Bronchiol Provocation Test

An objective method to diagnose asthma Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by airway inflammation, hyper-responsiveness and narrowing. The aim of asthma treatment is to treat the two key components of asthma, i.e. airway inflammation and airway narrowing. Progress in science and medical technology has seen the evolution of …

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Introduction and epidemiology Respiratory disease ranks as the most common cause of medical consultation and the fourth leading cause of hospital admission. COPD is a condition characterised by persistent airflow obstruction which is slowly progressive. It can also present with features of airway hyper reactivity. It is a common cause …

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