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 […]

Mumbai hospitals and doctors notice a spike in respiratory ailments

Suspended Particulate Matter is the main trigger of damage in air pollution. Other contents like SO2, ammonia, carbon, polyaromatic hydrocarbons add to the toxicity. Air pollutants which are less than 10 microns in size enter the smaller airways and causes damage. This may trigger cough, breathing difficulty, choking, chest tightness and asthma

Mumbai hospitals and doctors notice a spike in respiratory ailmentsThe rains have arrived and so is the number of diseases along with it. People are aware of the most common ailments such as viral fever, the common cold, malaria, typhoid, diarrhoea, etc. But very few are aware of the respiratory ailments that stems from indoor air pollution in monsoon caused by the dampness in […]

National Health Policy for respiratory disease need of the hour, say KEM doctors

The study pointed out that Mumbai has rising levels of SPM due to construction activities, bakeries, hotels and open burning, road dust and vehicular exhaust. Explaining the link between SPM and respiratory diseases, doctors say SPM lodges in lung tissues and causes respiratory problems

National Health Policy for respiratory disease need of the hour, say KEM doctorsThe correlation between respiratory diseases and high levels of Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) isn’t a new concept. However, the Journal of the Association of Physicians in India (JAPI) recently published a study by doctors from KEM Hospital, Parel to study the need for a National Health policy to reduce the SPMs and all the related […]