Asthma is a long term condition in which air passages in the lungs become narrow due to inflammation and contraction of the muscles around the small airways. This causes symptoms such as cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. These symptoms are intermittent and are often worse at night or during exercise.
Posted August 19, 2022 by Anusha ‐ 8 min read
Bronchitis is an inflammatory reaction of the lining of the bronchial tubes (or airways). As it is a respiratory condition, it presents with symptoms such as frequent coughing with or without mucus, fatigue, fever and wheezing or whistling sound while breathing.
Posted August 19, 2022 by Anusha ‐ 6 min read
Influenza, most commonly referred to as the flu is a contagious viral infection caused primarily by the influenza virus A or B. It generally affects the nose, throat, bronchi, and lungs (i.e. upper respiratory organs) but other organs such as the heart, brain, and muscles can also get affected in severe cases
Posted August 19, 2022 by Anusha ‐ 7 min read
Pneumonia is a disease of the lungs that makes breathing difficult and limits oxygen levels in the body. It is mostly caused due to an infection by microbes such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. In pneumonia, the air pouches which usually fill with air when breathing, gets filled with infective material, mucus and fluid. This can lead to symptoms such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, and chest pain.
Posted August 20, 2022 by Anusha ‐ 4 min read