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Is it safe to exercise with bronchitis?

Bronchitis symptoms include a wet, phlegm-filled cough and difficulty breathing. But can people with bronchitis exercise without making their condition worse?Some bronchitis symptoms may be exacerbated by exercise. However, if done…

Why do we use pulse oximetry?

Pulse oximetry is a measure of how much oxygen is in the blood.People with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions, very young infants, and individuals with some infections may benefit from pulse oximetry. In this article, we look at how…

Cure for the common cold is a step closer

A tiny molecule found in the immune systems of humans and animals could be used to develop a cure for the common cold, new research suggests. A team at Edinburgh Napier University have uncovered exciting new possibilities for…

Everything you need to know about smoker’s cough

People who smoke often develop a cough. This cough is caused by the body clearing out the chemicals that enter the airways and lungs through tobacco use.If the cough is persistent, lasting for more than 3 weeks, it is known as smoker's…

What is right ventricular hypertrophy?

Right ventricular hypertrophy is a heart disorder characterized by thickening of the walls of the right ventricle. It can be caused by excessive stress on the right ventricle.Only one section of the heart is affected by right ventricular…

Seven home remedies for shortness of breath

Shortness of breath, or breathlessness, is when a person has trouble taking in enough air to breathe. It can range from mild to severe.The medical term for shortness of breath is dyspnea. Despite being common, it can be uncomfortable and…

Why can’t I take a deep breath? Causes and treatment

The sensation of feeling unable to take a deep breath is also known as dyspnea, or shortness of breath. This feeling can be very frightening and cause anxiety, especially if it is a new symptom.First off, it is important to understand that…

What’s to know about coughing so hard you vomit?

A cough is the body's response to the presence of something irritating in the throat or the airway. The purpose of a cough is for air to force the irritant out to prevent choking or infection.Sometimes, a cough is very forceful and loud.…

Household bleach may raise chronic lung disease risk

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a group of conditions that block the lungs' airflow and cause breathing problems. And new research suggests that common cleaning products may significantly raise the risk of these illnesses. Most of…

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