Did you know that on an average, humans breathe around 25000 times in a day, but does breathing this ‘exact’ number of times guarantee long term benefits for our vital functions and metabolism? Well, let us dive into the impact of breathing on respiratory health and what are the common respiratory diseases that affect you.
Respiratory disorders have been rampant in India, with over 30% to 40% of the world's average cases being recorded in the country. This a grim glimpse of people's lungs that have taken prolonged damage. While these could be caused by several factors from environmental to heredity, diagnosing a particular respiratory viral infection is far complex due to overlapping symptoms. Identifying such disorders have been prioritized only after the Covid-19 pandemic and it poses a tough challenge to healthcare and homecare services.
Some common lung diseases and respiratory illnesses are:-
2. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
5. Pleural Effusion
6. Chronic Bronchitis
Due to our hectic lifestyle, we often tend to forget the fact that we need to pump in enough oxygen inside our lungs to avoid cardiac failure, failure of lungs, alveolar unit or even pulmonary hemorrhage. Disease like Covid-19 and Pneumonia affect the lungs which leads to death. Respiratory failure is a common syndrome in which the respiratory system fails in one or both of its gas exchange functions. It is classified as hypoxia or hypercapnia, which can be treated at home by homecare specialists such as respiratory therapists or those who specialize in breathing difficulties and treating respiratory illness.
Diseases like Covid-19 and pneumonia can cause long term breathing difficulties but in most severe cases, acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis can set in. With ARDS, the air sacs get filled with fluid leaking from tiny blood vessels in the lungs leading to a lung failure caused by shortness of breath.
Patients with ARDS, mostly would not be able to breathe on their own and may require ventilator support to help circulate oxygen in the body. Patients who are at a home setting require 24/7 nursing support and bed care assistance or else it can be fatal. People who survive ARDS and Covid-19 also have a chance of lasting pulmonary scarring.
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