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This section consists health articles on maintaining healthy lungs. Click here to view top pulmonologists in India.

How can I quit smoking?

Smoking

Nicotine is the primary addictive substance in cigarettes. It causes harm to many parts of the body, including the Brain, Lungs, Heart, and Kidney. Smoking is one of the leading causes of Cancer, as well as many other diseases. Smoking leads to: Heart Diseases Strokes Bronchitis Emphysema Cataract Bone Diseases …

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Lung Transplant: Things to Keep in Mind

Lung Transplant: Things to keep in Mind

Lung transplant like all other major transplant surgeries is a careful and thought after procedure, which is done only when all other therapeutic options to treat the patient have not been successful to cure the ailment, or there is irreparable damage. This is mostly done is cases like extreme cases …

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Find An Asthma Cure With The Help of An Expert

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When we were little we would spend time playing in the parks and the parking lots. We did not worry about having to stay safe from the cars, because the cars were much fewer, as a result the levels of pollution were also much lower. However, as we grew, the …

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Lung Cancer – Symptoms & Causes

Lung Cancer Symptoms

Lung cancer, just like the name suggests, develops in the lungs, which are two spongy organs in a person’s chest. They take in oxygen you inhale and release carbon dioxide when you breathe it out. The cancer is a result of uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, which begin in either …

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10 Things to do for Healthy Lungs

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Lungs work round the clock, taking in air from the outside environment and making sure it reaches every single cell in the body. In that respect, these delicate organs are directly exposed to the outside environment, and contact with any harmful substance threatens the lung’s ability to function properly. While the body …

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5 Superfoods for Healthy Lungs

Superfood for Healthy Lungs

We are inhaling dangerous levels of pollution these days. While the Indian government and people in general roam around on the roads oblivious to the damage that is being done to their bodies, researchers and environmentalists are in horror of its future implications. Contrary to what most people believe – …

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Thoracoscopy FAQ

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What is thoracoscopy? Thoracoscopy is a procedure that allows internal examination, biopsy and surgical removal of the disease of the affected parts within the lungs, the area between the lungs (mediastinum) and the lining of the chest cavity and the membrane covering the lungs (pleura). The thoracoscopy procedure involves insertion …

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Asthma FAQs

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What is Asthma? It is a widespread chronic disease in which the airways of your body are severely affected. It leads to a condition where your airways that transmit air from the lungs and back, become tapered, swell and start producing large amounts of mucus.  Persons, young or adult, who suffer …

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Pulmonary Function Test: FAQs

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What is lung function test/Pulmonary function test/spirometry? Pulmonary Function Test or lung function test is a medical procedure that involves an evaluation of the respiratory system of the patient. This test is carried out to measure the function of lung capacity along with testing the lung and chest wall mechanics. …

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Why Should I Quit Smoking?

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Most of us might have listened, watched or read about cigarette smoking and its harmful effects, but not have taken any action towards it. Somewhere in your lifetime, the effects of smoking may lead to a loss of life of you or your loved one due to the diseases caused …

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Bronchoscopy FAQ

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Q1 What is Bronchoscopy? Bronchoscopy is a technique which is used to view the airways (larynx – voice box, vocal cords, trachea – wind pipe, bronchi – larger airways, bronchioles – smaller airways) by inserting a tube (bronchoscope) in the airways. There are 2 types of bronchoscopy Rigid Bronchoscopy – It …

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Sleep Study FAQ

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Q1 What is sleep study? Sleep study, also called as polysomnography, refers to the painless, non-invasive test to study body’s activity during sleep to identify sleep disorders. It monitors & evaluates sleep cycle & stages. Q2 Who should get tested for sleep study? What are the indications for it? You should …

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Life with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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What Is COPD? COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult due to obstruction of the airways. The airways are inflamed and thickened, and the lung tissue involved in exchange of oxygen may also be destroyed. The amount of air that reaches the lungs …

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Questions To Ask Your Doctor about Lung Cancer

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Being handed a diagnosis of lung cancer can be a stressful event for the patient and the family. With questions and concerns regarding the severity of cancer, possible causes, treatment options and prognosis running through one’s mind, there’s plenty a patient dealing with the disease has to talk about with …

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Lung Cancer: 5 Basic Treatment Options

Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects

Fear is a common reaction among patients when handed a diagnosis of cancer in their lungs. “Is there a cure?” “What kind of treatment will allow me to have healthy lungs again?” The good news is that lung cancer treatment exists, and its efficacy depends on various factors like the …

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Do NOT Ignore these 7 Lung Cancer Symptoms

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Lung cancer is one cancer that does not have a high early diagnosis rate, causing many patients to suffer from its negative effects before they even realise they have it. This is one cancer that needs early detection for a better prognosis – let’s understand why a cancer in the …

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Are you at risk for lung cancer?

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Being positive for a lung cancer risk factor means that the person is more likely to develop this particular cancer. However, it does not necessarily mean that you are bound to get the disease – It is probable that many people who actually develop this cancer may not even check positive …

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How do I know I have Lung Cancer?

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Cancer of the lung is not the easiest to diagnose in its early stages, primarily due to generic symptoms that could be mistaken for any other respiratory disease. Another hindrance in timely diagnosis is the patient himself/herself, who blames his/her own lifestyle for the ‘side effects’, and avoids timely diagnosis. …

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This is when you should visit a Pulmonologist

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Pulmonary medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with disorders and diseases that affect the lungs. The specialists that deal with pulmonary medicine can diagnose, manage and treat a wide range of pulmonary diseases that include lung diseases, pulmonary infections, and other breathing problems, along with disorders associated with …

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