LUNG CANCER AND IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DETECTION

Millions of people worldwide lose their lives to lung cancer every year, making it the primary cause of cancer-related fatalities globally. Patients with lung cancer still have a poor prognosis even with advances in treatment, mostly because of late-stage diagnosis. Improving survival rates and treatment results requires early identification. Lung cancer is generally asymptomatic in…

Read More

Bronchiectasis vs. Lung Fibrosis

  What is bronchiectasis? Bronchiectasis is a chronic illness in which the bronchi, or airways in the lungs, grow excessively enlarged. This causes poor mucus clearance, which results in recurring lung infections and inflammation. What is lung fibrosis? Lung fibrosis, also known as pulmonary fibrosis, is a disorder that causes lung tissue to thicken and…

Read More

World Bronchiectasis Day 2024: Raising Awareness and Understanding

World Bronchiectasis Day, held on July 1, 2024, raises global awareness to bronchiectasis, a chronic lung ailment that is typically overshadowed by other well-known respiratory diseases. The objectives of this day are to promote better healthcare resources, support patients, and increase public awareness.   Bronchiectasis is defined as the permanent expansion of portions of the…

Read More

Understanding ABPA (Acute Bronchopulmonary Aspergellosis)

Acute bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a hypersensitivity reaction caused by the inhalation of Aspergillus fumigatus spores, a prevalent mould in the environment. This condition primarily affects those with asthma or cystic fibrosis. In ABPA, the immune system overreacts to the presence of Aspergillus, causing pulmonary inflammation and allergic responses. Aspergillus is a fungal genus that…

Read More

LUNG CANCER DAY, 1st August 2023

Since its establishment in 2012 as a campaign by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, August 1 has been marked as World Lung Cancer Day. Members of the international lung health community, notably the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) in the United States, utilise the day to raise awareness of the disease’s risk factors…

Read More

Aspiration pneumonia:

Aspiration pneumonia is a respiratory condition induced by inhaling food, liquids, saliva, or stomach contents into the lungs. This condition develops when our body’s protective reflexes that prevent foreign substances from penetrating the lungs are compromised, aspiration pneumonia develops Aspiration pneumonia leads to inflammation and infection in the lower respiratory tract, posing a significant health…

Read More

Is vaping safer than smoking?

So far what we know, the health impact of vaping has brought about out breaks of severe respiratory condition called EVALI (e-cigarette associated lung injury). Individual required hospitalization to the intensive care unit and some of them died due to the severity of the condition. It can cause permanent damage to our airways.   Vaping…

Read More