Medical Tech: This ‘smart shirt’ can accurately monitor lung disease

A smart shirt that accurately measures breathing through measuring lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen could be used to monitor patients with lung disease

Medical Tech: This ‘smart shirt’ can accurately monitor lung diseaseImage courtesy: Metro News UK The shirt has proved to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. Researchers have used the smart shirts, together with a mobile app, to reliably measure breathing in healthy people while carrying out a range of everyday activities, […]

Exercises for patients suffering from COPD

Dr Preyas Vaidya, a Consultant Pulmonologist, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares his insights about which, and how exercise can work wonders for the patient of COPD.

Exercises for patients suffering from COPDRegular exercise is a vital part of good lifestyle practices, even if you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is defined as a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The concept of exercise while suffering from COPD is scary for such patients. One may feel that it is not […]

Pune: Maha govt signs MoU with Chest Research Foundation to start centres for COPD, asthma

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has remained under suspected, undiagnosed, underreported and untreated disease in India. In its bid to correct this present situation the state government has signed MOU with Pune’s Chest Research Foundation

Pune: Maha govt signs MoU with Chest Research Foundation to start centres for COPD, asthmaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive and irreversible disease of the lungs which makes it difficult to breathe. More than 55 million people are suffering from it in India. But there are hardly a few people, who are aware of this respiratory condition. The lacunae in healthcare services are making it an underreported […]

COPD may strike women harder than men, reveals study

Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appear to have a harder time than men with the progressive lung disorder, a new study suggests

COPD may strike women harder than men, reveals studySmoking is its leading cause, and while women report smoking less than men, those with COPD have more trouble breathing, more frequent flare-ups and a poorer quality of life, researchers found. “Physicians need to be aware that symptoms for women may be worse for a given level of lung function and that exacerbations may be […]

World Asthma Day: Not only traffic pollution, even agarbatti smoke can trigger asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that transport air to and from the lungs. A healthy lifestyle, no smoking, avoiding drugs and asthma triggers are the best ways to treat asthma and keep its symptoms under control

World Asthma Day:  Not only traffic pollution, even agarbatti smoke can trigger asthmaAsthma is a heterogeneous disease, characterised by long-standing airway inflammation. It is manifested by respiratory symptoms such as wheeze, shortness of breath, chest tightness and a dry cough that varies over time & intensity. According to the statistics provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), there were 383,000 deaths due to asthma in 2015. In […]

Adults smoking at home can cause kids to develop COPD as grown-ups

Are you a chain smoker? Besides harming your own life, you may also be exposing your kids to second-hand smoke, which can increase their risk of death due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood, researchers have warned

Adults smoking at home can cause kids to develop COPD as grown-upsAdults with long-term exposure to second-hand smoke as children are at increased risk of early death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. The American Cancer Society study also linked exposure to second-hand smoke in adulthood with increased risk of premature death from COPD and several other conditions. “Overall, our findings provide further […]

Burning wood indoors to cook increase COPD risks for rural dwellers

Many people still cook using solid fuels (such as wood, crop wastes, charcoal, coal and dung) and kerosene in open fires and inefficient stoves. This leads to hazardous health consequences for their lungs. And also cause serious respiratory conditions like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Burning wood indoors to cook increase COPD risks for rural dwellersThese cooking practices are inefficient, and use fuels and technologies that produce high levels of household air pollution with a range of health-damaging pollutants, including small soot particles that penetrate deep into the lungs. The World Health Organisation in 2004 labelled household pollution, “The Killer in the Kitchen.” Women and children nearest the hearth paid […]

Exposure to air pollution on daily basis can lead to development of COPD in the long run

Air pollution exposures in India constitute a major public health threat and one of the major threat is chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) which can develop due to favourable factors made conducive by constant air pollution and added pressure on lungs

Exposure to air pollution on daily basis can lead to development of COPD in the long runChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive life-threatening lung disease that causes breathlessness (initially with exertion) and predisposes to exacerbations and serious illness. Risk factors The primary cause of COPD is tobacco smoke (including second-hand or passive exposure). Other risk factors may include: Indoor air pollution (such as solid fuel used for cooking and […]

Climate fluctuations: Know how to take care of your lungs this winter

Dry air can trouble the airways of people with lung diseases which can lead to wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath

Climate fluctuations: Know how to take care of your lungs this winterAfter a scorching summer and a wearisome monsoon, winter is almost here. The nights are getting longer and festival decorations are going up, but for many people the winter season does not bode well. Cold weather can quickly flare-up the symptoms and make you more susceptible to illnesses. Cold weather, and particularly cold air, can […]

No smoking: Meet Disha, a girl who aims to make India a tobacco-free country

Disha Tiwari is a 14-year-old girl on a mission, unlike other girls her age, who bury themselves in books or are busy clicking selfies at their favourite spots. Disha has no time to kill. She is tirelessly working to raise awareness about the ill-effects of smoking and helps in encouraging and helping people quit smoking

No smoking: Meet Disha, a girl who aims to make India a tobacco-free countrySo far, in our series of strong independent women who are working for noble causes, we have featured women who have made a contribution to the medical world through their selfless services. We have also included women who are working for the betterment of society, who are associated with various social causes and making a […]
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