World No Tobacco Day: How To Quit Tobacco For Good?

May 31 is observed as World No Tobacco Day. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2019 is “tobacco and lung health”, focusing on the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung health and overall well-being. For ages, people have been using tobacco in our country in different forms. Some use it for smoking – cigarette, beedi, chillum, hooka, cigars and chutta (a homemade … Continue reading World No Tobacco Day: How To Quit Tobacco For Good?

Disease of Lungs Emphysema

Emphysema is a lung condition that causes shortness of breath. In people with emphysema, the air sacs in the lungs (alveoli) are damaged. Over time, the inner walls of the air sacs weaken and rupture — creating larger air spaces instead of many small ones. This reduces the surface area of the lungs and, in turn, the amount of oxygen that reaches your bloodstream. When … Continue reading Disease of Lungs Emphysema

5 dangerous conditions that start with a cough

We all cough from time to time. Sometimes we simply have a scratchy throat, and especially during the winter months we cough due to colds and flu. We rarely pay too much attention to a cough and it usually goes away after a few days. But when is a cough more than just a frog in your throat, or a symptom of the common cold? In serious … Continue reading 5 dangerous conditions that start with a cough

Pulmonologists in Kolkata

Diagnosis & Symptoms of Rheumatoid Lung Disease

Rheumatoid lung disease involves a group of lung conditions associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) usually affects the joints, but it can also have an impact on a person’s lungs. In the lungs, RA can cause scarring, inflammation, and lung nodules. In this article, we take a close look at rheumatoid lung disease, including its symptoms and diagnosis. What causes rheumatoid lung disease? Rheumatoid … Continue reading Diagnosis & Symptoms of Rheumatoid Lung Disease