Before the coronavirus, respiratory therapists mostly worked in the shadows. But now what they do — help people breathe — has thrust them into the spotlight.
A new study suggests that our lungs are under siege in our own homes.
The sudden onset of respiratory distress and stridor should suggest an upper airway obstruction. However, the causes of upper airway obstruction are numerous, and clinical history is essential in establishing a definitive diagnosis.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, ocean air was considered a cure-all for nearly any illness, from depression to tuberculosis. But is there real science to the supposed healing powers of a visit to the sea?
There’s nothing quite like the sound of snoring as the ultimate sleep interrupter.
But snoring can be more than just a frustration to those in your vicinity. Sometimes snoring is linked to more serious health problems, such as obstructive sleep apnoea. An emerging line of research suggests snoring may directly contribute to cardiovascular health problems.
It’s s a truly terrifying feeling to never feel like you have enough air, to always be flailing around for more, and to somehow permanently exist on the brink of disaster.
It could be stridor, a treatable problem with the larynx.
Disinfectants aren’t good for you, but they’re also not the main cause of lung problems.
Exposure to harmful agents inside the home can have profound effects on our health. After all, we spend an average of 16 hours a day at home – and even more when aged under seven and over 64.
Mould accumulates in damp and poorly ventilated buildings. Inhaling mould fragments or spores can inflame the airways, causing nasal congestion, wheezing, chest tightness, coughing and throat irritation.
Breathe in Breathe out.
When you are sure;
Or when you're in doubt.
Given that controlling lifestyle choices are a big part of preventing and managing chronic pulmonary diseases, smart medical devices such as smart inhalers and smart spirometers could have a significant impact on health outcomes. Here are 5 different ways in which AI is redefining respiratory care.
My goal is to share with you practical information: the things that you learn from experience, not just read from the book or the instruction manual. May the force be with us as we keep patients safe one airway at a time.
The Airway Stenosis Patients Association was founded in January 2013.
Our aims are to prevent delayed diagnosis of airway stenosis, as it is often diagnosed as asthma to begin with – leaving patients at risk.
We also plan to raise awareness of this rare condition, and provide as much support as possible to patients all around the world who need it.
CHAOS, or Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrome is a blockage of the fetus’s trachea (windpipe) or larynx (voice box). This obstruction can be due to a number of factors including narrowing of the airway (stenosis), a web-like membrane, or even an area of the trachea that is missing (atresia).
I am blessed to have found great maintenance and care for my IPSS through being treated by amazing surgeons - experts in this feild. I want to help others avoid the pitfalls of the long search to treat this disorder, and and navigate through the lack of surgeons qualified to treat it.
Diagnosis, treatment, symptoms & personal stories and experiences with Tracheal Stenosis.
Loveurtrachea - 'Dedicated to the prevention of subglottic stenosis through new safety standards in anesthesia'.