Bronchitis is one of the most common persistent health problems. A condition of excessive of mucus production in the lungs, bronchitis is the "cold" that doesn't go away, sometimes lasting for months or even years.
Asthma is a common disease of the respiratory system characterized by shortness of breath, wheezing and cough. It not only affects the adults but is also frequent in children. The condition is caused by the constriction of the airways. Read on to find out some important aspects of this ailment.
Malaria, a parasitic infection transmitted by mosquitoes, is one of the world's most common infectious diseases. Once confined to the tropics, malaria now appears in unlikely places, even Moscow and New York. Here are 10 things everyone needs to know about the world's most common chronic infection.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a long-term inflammation of the airways with irreparable loss of the elastic recoil of the lungs. A cough, sputum, breathing difficulties, and barrel chest are a few of the symptoms.
A dry, hacking cough can be irritating, exhausting, interrupt sleep and make your throat sore. But don’t worry as there are all kinds of remedies you can try - from rubbing garlic oil on your feet to time-honored cures like honey and lemon.
COPD patients have a higher energy requirement than others. They need proteins to build up respiratory muscle, carbohydrates as an efficient energy source, fluid to avoid dehydration, and low salt to prevent fluid retention.
Earlier, it was thought that only the smokers endangered their lives. Nobody realized that people in the vicinity of smokers are also affected. But now, we know that a major portion of smoke form a burning cigarette is not drawn into the smoker’s lungs but escapes into air and affects people nearby.