Every year 24th March is recognized as World Tuberculosis Day in order to educate and create awareness about the various facades of Tuberculosis (TB) and break the myths surrounding it. On the road to eradicating TB, we must all unite and work towards a TB-Free World. Continue reading “What You Need to know about Tuberculosis”
The air you breathe in, travels through the trachea (windpipe) into the lungs through the bronchi. Inside the lungs, the bronchi divide into bronchioles that end in clusters or air sacs called alveoli. These air sacs have very thin walls filled with tiny blood vessels that carry the oxygen into the bloodstream. Continue reading “What is COPD?”
The air that we breathe in has oxygen which is absorbed into the body’s bloodstream. Our respiratory system has airways which are tubes that transport the oxygenated blood to the lungs. These tubes when narrowed and inflamed make it difficult to breathe. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes a spasm in the bronchus. The World Health Organization states that asthma is the most commonly found chronic disorder in children.
As per the World Health Organization, 235 million people worldwide suffer from Asthma and is the most common chronic health condition found in children. Asthma is one of the most commonly known conditions that is widespread, particularly in developed countries. It is a chronic respiratory condition characterised by breathlessness and wheezing. The condition occurs when the airways are narrowed and swollen and cause difficulty in breathing.
Getting the right nutrition can help speed treatment and prevention includes healthy immunity.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. The classic symptoms of active TB are a chronic cough with blood-containing sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. General signs and symptoms include fever, chills, night sweats, loss of appetite, weight loss, and fatigue. Significant nail clubbing may also occur One-third of the world’s population is thought to be infected with TB. New infections occur in about 1% of the population each year.In 2014, there were 9.6 million cases of active TB which resulted in 1.5 million deaths.
Tuberculosis is one of the leading contagious diseases across the globe. It is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the lungs, although it could also affect any other part of the body such as the brain, spine, pelvic region etc. As per the World Bank recorded data of 2014, 2 in 10,000 people in the UAE suffer from Tuberculosis (TB).