What causes shortness of breath?

The medical term for shortness of breath is dyspnea. Despite being common, it can be uncomfortable and distressing to experience. Fortunately, when it is not a sign of a more serious condition, it can often be managed at home

What causes shortness of breath?Shortness of breath, or breathlessness, is when a person has trouble taking in enough air to breathe. It can range from mild to severe. When people know what is causing their shortness of breath and it is not a medical emergency, they may want to try treating it at home. The following exercises can help […]

Know how air pollution affects your heart

Excessive air pollution is associated not only with respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer, but also cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies show that air pollution behaves akin to cigarette smoke. In addition, air pollution is also associated with chronic lifestyle disease like hypertension and diabetes

Know how air pollution affects your heartMajor Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]

Can lung cancer be detected early?

In the 20th century, the world population began to experience rising mortality from lung cancer caused by chronic exposure to tobacco smoke. This epidemic of lung cancer deaths is now receding in some nations where tobacco control has reduced smoking, but it is rapidly rising in others, says Dr Unmil Shah, Pulmonologist at Global Hospitals, Mumbai

Can lung cancer be detected early?Although, lung cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women (after prostate cancer and breast cancer), the annual burden of this disease is larger than that of any other cancer. It accounts for 13 per cent of all new cancer cases and 19 per cent of cancer related deaths worldwide. In […]

Lung cancer in women on rise, reveal experts

More than men, women are at a risk of lung cancer due to consuming tobacco products. Especially, women from the economically lower-class are at risk of developing lung cancer, was the belief. But, in the past few years, cancer is also increasing among women in economically sound families, said experts

Lung cancer in women on rise, reveal expertsThe month of November is celebrated as Lung Cancer Awareness month. Many experts expressed their opinions about this, while speaking to My Medical Mantra. The percentage of lung cancer in women is increasing at a rapid rate, due to consumption of tobacco and tobacco products. Dr Krutarth Thakar, onco surgeon at Wockhardt Hospitals said, “Currently, […]

Tobacco use poses higher health risks for female smokers

Female smokers are more likely to develop a specific genetic mutation believed to lead to lung adenocarcinoma, the most common histologic variant of lung cancer. Research has shown that women smokers are more likely to have KRAS G12C mutation and to develop lung cancer at a younger age, compared to male smokers

Tobacco use poses higher health risks for female smokersWomen are more prone to developing lung cancer than men because of tobacco, say doctors. On World No Tobacco Day, city doctors said in the past, it was believed that lung cancer occurs in women from low socioeconomic strata but recently it has been observed to be increasing in higher socio economic strata of women […]

Lung cancer: Symptoms and treatment

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs. Your lungs are two spongy organs in your chest that take in oxygen when you inhale and release carbon dioxide when you exhale

Lung cancer: Symptoms and treatmentLung cancer usually has no symptoms in its early stages. When signs of the disease start to appear, they can include: Chronic, hacking, raspy coughing, sometimes with mucus that has blood in it Changes in a cough that you’ve had for a long time Respiratory infections that keep coming back, including bronchitis or pneumonia Shortness of breath that gets worse Wheezing Lasting chest pain Hoarseness Swelling of […]

Lung cancer: Symptoms and treatment

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs. Your lungs are two spongy organs in your chest that take in oxygen when you inhale and release carbon dioxide when you exhale

Lung cancer: Symptoms and treatmentLung cancer usually has no symptoms in its early stages. When signs of the disease start to appear, they can include: Chronic, hacking, raspy coughing, sometimes with mucus that has blood in it Changes in a cough that you’ve had for a long time Respiratory infections that keep coming back, including bronchitis or pneumonia Shortness of breath that gets worse Wheezing Lasting chest pain Hoarseness Swelling of […]

Here’s the reason why cigarette smoke affects lung cells and causes cancer

In the study, authors explain how scientists now understand cancer to be a 'complex process involving both genetic and epigenetic abnormalities' that can be brought about 'through various forms of stress,' such as exposure to cigarette smoke. They found that after 10 days, smoke-exposed cells showed higher amounts of DNA damage compared with cells that had not been exposed to the simulated cigarette smoke

Here’s the reason why cigarette smoke affects lung cells and causes cancer  In the journal Cancer Cell, scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Centre in Baltimore, MD, describe how they used cell-level laboratory experiments to map a series of “epigenetic” events that, over time, may connect exposure to cigarette smoke to lung cancer. Lung cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the lungs […]

Doctors treat a 72-year-old with endovascular thrombectomy

An oral chemotherapy for lung cancer affected the speech of a 72-year-old woman. Doctors detected a clot in her brain and decide to remove the clot using a technique called ‘Endovascular Thrombectomy’. The treatment is routinely performed on patients with acute stroke caused due to a block in the cerebral arteries

Doctors treat a 72-year-old with endovascular thrombectomyWhile undergoing oral chemotherapy for lung cancer on September 7, the speech of a 72-year-old woman started getting affected. Furthermore, she complained of severe weakness on the right side of her body. She was then rushed to Hiranandani Hospital in Navi Mumbai. The doctors performed an MRI of the brain which revealed a complete blockage […]

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say experts

The presentation mentioned at that the majority of cancer cases are getting diagnosed at advanced stage in India, which then is affecting the long term survival of the patient in a negative manner. It also stated that 40 per cent of cancer in India is tobacco related, 10 per cent is obesity related and another 10 per cent is related to different infections

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say expertsA special presentation at a breast cancer conference in Pune revealed that breast, ovary, and lung cancer numbers in India are on the rise and cervix, stomach and penile cancer numbers are reducing. The statistical analysis also stated that though the percentage of cancer in India is not rising, the numbers are increasing rapidly with […]