Mucoviscidosis, which is also referred to as cystic fibrosis (CF) is a congenital disease wherein the lungs, intestines, and the pancreas become clogged with thick mucus due to damage to the cells that produce saliva, sweat, mucus, and digestive juices. Normally, these secretions are thin and slippery and act as a lubricant. The thick and […]Read more "Mucoviscidosis (Cystic Fibrosis): Symptoms, causes and treatment"
Lung capacity is defined as the total volume of air in the lungs, after taking a deep breath whereas lung volume is the physical dimensions of the lungs. Lung capacity is calculated using the different lung volumes during inhalation and exhalation. The lung capacity is measured with a spirometer and an average human being can […]Read more "Tips to increase lung capacity and maintain healthy lungs"
With Diwali celebrations over and festivity reaching towards the end, people in Delhi are witnessing hazy morning everyday post Diwali. With the winters setting in, some of them are trying to corner the deadly atmosphere as fog. However, all of them know the real reason behind the hazy mornings- cracker bursting during Diwali. The amount […]Read more "How to protect yourself from Delhi’s deadly air"
During rigorous physical activity, such as exercise, the body is subjected to a lot of stress. However, this stress is beneficial, and can actually help the body remain healthy. Exercise pumps the heart and lungs into prompt action, which is necessary as these vital organs need to work harder to cope with the increased demand […]Read more "Effects of Exercise on the Respiratory System"