General Respiratory Conditions

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General Respiratory Conditions

Respiratory conditions are diseases of the airways and other structures of the lung. They are a major contributor to ill-health, disability, and premature death. The most common of these are asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/ emphysema, interstitial lung disease (ILD) commonly known as lung scarring, lung infections, and occupational lung disease.

The World Health Organisation has identified chronic respiratory disease as one of the four leading diseases worldwide, along with cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Although most long-term respiratory conditions are difficult to treat, when guided by an expert – various forms of treatment have been shown to help control symptoms and increase the quality of life of many patients.

The impact of respiratory conditions varies from person to person and can depend on many factors. Some people suffer chronic symptoms which have a significant impact on their life and those around them. Breathlessness and unpredictable exacerbations mean people become unable to work or study full time. Some people become socially isolated because they cannot participate in activities. Trips to Emergency Departments are also common and many people report traumatic events of being admitted to hospital for long periods of time. There is also a high incidence of heart disease, hypertension and diabetes within the respiratory patient group, which means some people have multiple health conditions to manage and multiple anxieties around their care and treatment.

In his clinic, Dr Medveczky leads on diagnosis and treatment of a range of lung and breathing conditions offering cure, help and advice.

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