Home » Trending Health News » Throat And Respiratory Infections On The Rise

Throat And Respiratory Infections On The Rise

More and more people are going to the doctors and being treated for a common cold, but then quickly it develops into a chest infection, which is viral. This has been the trend in Mumbai India, but it is also something that seems to be trending around the world.

Doctors are blaming it on low immunity, but more people are experiencing the same problems, so is it really an issue of weak immune systems or is it a sign of something greater?

Doctors are now shifting the blame from weak immune systems to declining quality of air. The environment is causing this rise in respiratory illnesses.

In Mumbai, Borivli is one of the six areas in the city which have seen a sharp rise in the number of air pollutants, like sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, suspended particulate matter and ammonia. Upper respiratory tract infections which once used to be seasonal are now cropping up all throughout the year.

Sinusitis has become the most common and fastest growing upper respiratory infection says a specialist in asthma and allergic treatment at PD Hinduja Hospital. Dr. Asha Pherwani also states, “Sinusitis is a co-morbid condition for asthma and many people who suffer from sinusitis and allergic col are now being diagnosed with asthma”.

More and more people who have not previously been asthma sufferers are now showing signs and symptoms of asthma an requiring treatment of this condition.

In Mumbai specifically, the overcrowding of the population and the humidity of the air are two of the biggest factors contributing to the rise in respiratory infections.

Unfortunately these environmental conditions do not show much sign of improving, and so doctors will continually be tasked with treating respiratory infections in increasing numbers.

Source: DNA India


More on ActiveBeat
  • Asthma Devices Not Being Used Properly, Study Finds
    A new report from the United Kingdom finds that many asthma and allergy devices are not used properly, thereby limiting their efficacy.
    Trending Health News
  • 10 Ways to Treat Asthma
    Asthma is one of the most frustrating and dangerous respiratory conditions. Typically, it involves spasms of the lungs’ bronchi, making it difficult to breathe.
    Trending Health News
  • 11 Facts and Strategies for Food Allergy Sufferers
    Allergies of one type or another affect more than 50 million people at any given time. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 5-percent of...
    Trending Health News
  • Everything You Need to Know About an Adenovirus
    It's that time of year again! And no, we're not talking about Christmas. It's flu season! The flu is a nasty virus that is highly contagious and hard to avoid in the winter months.
    Trending Health News
  • Does My Child Have Asthma?
    Asthma, chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs and airways, is the leading cause of chronic illness in children, affecting nearly 12-percent of all American children.
    Trending Health News
  • Key Differences Between a Food Allergy and Food Intolerance
    You've eaten something and you feel a little off afterwards... perhaps it was the food? Perhaps you ate too much?
    Trending Health News
  • Tips for Building Stronger, Healthier Lungs
    In addition to the heart, brain and liver, the respiratory system, including the lungs, accounts for one of the most important parts of the human body.
    Trending Health News
  • 8 Little-Known Facts About Tuberculosis
    If you’ve taken history in high school or college, chances are you’ve come across tuberculosis, a deadly illness that swept across much of Europe and North America in the 19th...
    Trending Health News
  • Hemoptysis: 10 Causes of Coughing Up Blood
    Hemoptysis refers to coughing up blood. The source of the blood is typically the respiratory tract and can originate in the nose, mouth, pharynx (throat), bronchial tubes (airways...
    Trending Health News
  • 6 Pneumonia Risk Factors
    Pneumonia is a very serious health condition that should be treated by a doctor, as it can be fatal or land you in hospital for extended periods of time.
    Trending Health News
  • 6 Healthy Reasons to Have More Plants in Your Home
    Most people agree that plants look nice, but there are more reasons than just aesthetics to have more of them in your home.
    Trending Health News
  • Breathe Through These 6 Health Indicators Linked to the Diaphragm
    The website of Dr. Ginger Garner explains that your diaphragm "measures mere millimeters in thickness," but it has sweeping influence over bodily systems that can "ultimately...
    Trending Health News
  • Shining a Penlight on 9 Common Childhood Ailments
    Parents are extra vigilant about their child's health, but the fact is at one point or another, your child will get sick with or without regular medical checkups.
    Trending Health News
  • Researchers Develop Peanut Allergy Therapy
    If you or your child has a peanut allergy, you live in constant fear of exposure to a fatal allergic reaction.
    Trending Health News
  • 10 Most Common Allergies in Adults
    Last year, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) noted that 20-percent of Americans suffer from allergies, or the abnormal reaction of the body’s immune...
    Trending Health News