COVID-19 Myths and Facts

Myth: Frequent rinsing of nasal passages with saline or using steam inhalation prevents Covid -19 infection. Fact: There is no scientific evidence that suggests that regular rinsing of nasal passages with saline or steam inhalation reduces the chances of COVID-19 infection. Myth: Blood thinners act as a preventive measure to help protect patients from COVID-19…

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Why I Should Stop Smoking

WHY SHOULD I QUIT SMOKING? Smoking is harmful for health. It not only causes damage to the lungs, which leads to development of COPD (chronic obstructive airway disease), but is also a major risk factor in the development of lung cancer. Additionally, the risk of developing complications from multiple other health related illness including heart…

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What is Bronchoscopy

What is Bronchoscopy ? Bronchoscopy is an invasive but very safe procedure that helps a pulmonologist definitively see inside a patient’s airways which lead into their lungs. This procedure is extremely helpful in finding any abnormality that may be the cause of difficulty in breathing and respiratory distress.   When should a bronchoscopy be performed?…

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Pulmonary Function Tests

Spirometry, also known as pulmonary function test, is a simple, painless, office-based test that helps your chest specialist make an accurate assessment of the condition of your lungs. It monitors how much air a person can inhale and how much you are able to exhale and, in so doing, provides essential data for establishing and…

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COVID Vaccination in Pakistan

Pakistan is a heavily populated country and it is extremely important that each adult who falls into the government of Pakistan’s approved criteria for vaccination make every attempt to register themselves to receive vaccination at the earliest possible available appointment. Vaccination at all government centers is entirely free of cost and is a smooth and…

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About The Chest Clinic in Karachi

The Chest Clinic, provides care for patients who suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, parasomnias (for example sleep walking), severe insomnia due to breathing difficulties, sleep motion disorders (restless legs syndrome) and other sleep related disorders. Sleep disorders due to medical reasons are fairly common. The causes for sleep apnea in particular are…

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