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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4toj1ZDjdfk&t=342s Dr. Vishal More is an experienced Chest Physician and a consultant at KEM Hospital and Sahayadri Multispecialty Hospital in Pune. HappyAging met Dr. More to talk about the common respiratory ailments that concern Indian seniors. Dr. More says that with...
1. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) ARDS  is a severe condition when an older adult is already ill or has recently undergone a trauma. This syndrome is caused by damage to the tiny blood vessels in the lungs resulting in...
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe lung diseases like acute bronchitis, emphysema and non-reversible asthma. It is characterized with increased breathlessness. It may also cause wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest. While these are...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Lz92UKWLL0 Characterized by increased breathlessness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious lung disease. It is a group of disorders where there is long standing obstruction to airflow in the airways of lungs. It has a strong association with...
What are the different triggers at home? Dust mites love and thrive in warm and moist conditions, especially in beddings and carpets. Their droppings are the main reason for causing allergic reactions in asthmatic patients. Many people affected by...
India has been battling tuberculosis since 1962. Older adults form 14% of all the TB patients in India. Out of these, 47% were new sputum positive. There is an ongoing National TB Program (NTP) for treating people afflicted by TB. However,...
What is Shortness of Breath or Dyspnoea? It is the subjective sensation of difficulty in breathing. The patient complains of breathlessness. The lungs and the heart are very intimately connected organs both physically and functionally. Breathlessness or dyspnoea stems from a...
What is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a group of disorders of the lung where there is long standing obstruction to airflow in the airways. It has a strong association with cigarette smoking and smoke inhalation. Understanding COPD Smoking is...
What is Bronchial Asthma? Asthma is a syndrome of airway obstruction that makes the sensitive individual overtly responsive to trivial stimuli causing marked airway narrowing, which begins suddenly, without any warning signs and precipitates an attack of breathlessness and wheezing. Understanding...

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