Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at your airway through a thin viewing instrument called a bronchoscope. During a bronchoscopy , your doctor will examine your throat, larynx , trachea , and lower airways.
Respiratory diseases affect millions of people across India, with chronic lower respiratory diseases having the fourth highest mortality rate. This stresses the importance of respiratory clinical testing.
Lung cancer starts when abnormal cells grow out of control in the lung. They can invade nearby tissues and form tumors. Lung cancer can start anywhere in the lungs and affect any part of the respiratory system.
Tuberculosis, MTB, or TB (short for tubercle bacillus), in the past also called phthisis, phthisis pulmonalis, or consumption, is a widespread, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis typically attacks the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is common term used to describe progressive lung diseases and includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and some forms of bronchiectasis. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness, wheezing, coughing and mucus production. Many people mistake their increased breathlessness and coughing as a normal part of aging. In the early stages of the disease, the symptoms may be mild. COPD can develop for years without noticeable shortness of breath.
Asthma is a condition in which the airways (breathing pipes) narrow and swell and produce extra mucus (phlegm). This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.