Short Help Talks : Bronchial Asthma by Dr. Himanshu Apte
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August

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Hello friends, I am Dr. Himanshu a chest physician today, I will be talking about bronchial asthma. well, this is my contact number and today we will talking on this asthma in three parts introduction main and conclusion have you seen any patient or any person having difficulty in breathing or difficult in having a breathing or choking? sensation? were having a sling sound from his chest. have you seen any person like this? Is it as the asthma? now let see in the main bronchial asthma is a medical term in a layman’s language, it is called as asthma. now according to world health organization, asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease with cluster of respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath, chest tightness, and is wheezing occurring in varying intensity and in duration and with a variable expiratory airflow limitation. this is a definition of asthma. now, according to WHO, there are around three hundred million of people worldwide which are affected due to this asthma. In India, there are fifteen to twenty million of people. now let us see
what are the factors which are the causative agents of this asthma or the trigger factors. these are the pollutants that dust, the smoke the mites, the allergens, also, the changes in the weather and foods with additives drugs. these are some of the causative factors or also known as the trigger factors or the host factors of asthma. now we see what are what are the types of asthma. these are extrinsic asthma, intrinsic, asthma, steroid resistant asthma, occupational asthma, exercise induced asthma, cough orient asthma, nocturnal asthma, difficult to control asthma. these
are some of the types of asthma. now we will see what exactly happens in the lungs and leads to all these clinical features of this asthma in our lungs respiratory system is divided into conducting zone and respiratory zone. asthma is a disease of this conducting zone. the conducting zone means what means it is a connecting passage or the connecting bridge between the external environment and the respiratory zone and asthma is specifically related to this bronc. that is why it is known as bronchial asthma now this is asthma. the airways are lined
inside by special type of cells. these are some special sales. when these trigger factors come in contact with these cells. these get irritated and due to this constant irritation because of this factor. the cells get inflamed and these cells release a specific type of chemicals and these chemicals are known as mediators in our medical language. and these mediators are histamine, prostaglandins, chemokine sitokines,, extra, extra, but because
of these chemicals is what happens is condition broncos constriction and bronchospasm because of which we get chest tightness coughing and difficulty in breathing. so we have seen up to the clinical features of asthma. what about the diagnosis? Well, for the diagnosis, we need to ask the patient about his symptoms about the frequency of these symptoms. how many times he is getting the symptoms in a year, in six monthly or in a monthly interval or in a week or even daily. and how is the intensity of the symptoms, whether he is getting the symptoms and is even not able to carry out his daily activities or he is not able to get out of the home or he is
getting bad ride. also, we need to ask the patient about his family history about his
parents about his grandparents? Were they suffering from this asthma and also we have a special test such as the pulmonary function test are the peak expiratory flow
test or the nitric oxide inhalation test? Considering all these features, his symptoms is family history and all the test results. then we can conclude a patient as asthmatic. now we have diagnosed the case. now what is the next step? Obviously the treatment? well, the current mainstay of the treatment for asthma these inhalers are short acting, long acting, and also combination of the steroid inhalers and the beta agonist. basically what is the inhalers doing in the conducting airways? It is relaxing this pathways because of which the airway caliber is increased. the inflammation is reduced and the person feels relieved. you can breath out easily. asthma is disease where a person is getting congestion and is not able to exhale his breath easily. also we give anti inflammatory and anti allergic medications. well. although it is said that asthma cannot be
cured. but I say that asthma can be well controlled to a level being extinct, how it can be controlled, we can use protective mask while going outside. also people who are working in the factory or other environments such as the mining and other factories, they can use this protective mask also. We can do breathing exercises like pranayama, kapalbhati, certain depth exercises and well from my experience after doing this regularly and consistently, I can surely see you that asthma can be very well controlled and it
enhances our immunity as well as our lungs capacity. thank you. Friends, hope you like this video and I hope you like this video and this information thank you friends and hope you for better and healthy
future and healthy life ahead. If you have be watchful about your symptoms and if you have this in terms don’t delay, please kindly visit a good medical practitioner and feel free to contact me on this number and thank you friends. Thank you very much. Thank you


One thought on “Short Help Talks : Bronchial Asthma by Dr. Himanshu Apte

  1. Very nicely explained. I liked this video, Dr. Apte. I have subscribed to Helptalks and that's how I got access to your video. I officially create medical video presentations ( surgery based ) videos for Surgeons / Patients. I do this for a living. That is why I was watching your talk very attentively and I appreciate the knowledge that you shared her on youtube. Keep it up!!! This is Anthony from Santacruz, Mumbai.

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