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Chest Diseases Health Guide

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Balloon Catheter Application in COPD Treatment: A Perspective from a Chest Diseases Specialist
Spc. Dr. Özgür İnce
Spc. Dr. Özgür İnce

Balloon Catheter Application in COPD Treatment: A Perspective from a Chest Diseases Specialist

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has become a significant public health issue worldwide. COPD occurs as a result of chronic and progressive narrowing of the airways in the lungs, particularly influenced by factors such as smoking, air pollution, and genetic predisposition. Along with symptoms that significantly reduce quality of life, COPD carries the risk of serious complications and mortality. Therefore, an effective treatment strategy holds key importance in managing the disease.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): New Treatment Method - Balloon Catheter Application
Spc. Dr. Özgür İnce
Spc. Dr. Özgür İnce

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): New Treatment Method - Balloon Catheter Application

COPD, characterized by chronic inflammation leading to narrowing of the airways, mucus plug formation, and impairment of the local immune system due to damage caused by chemical irritants (such as tobacco, mining, factory emissions, etc.), infections, and aging processes, is a reversible and treatable disease. While the progression rate is generally determined by exposure, genetic and environmental factors also play a crucial role. Globally, the most common cause of COPD is the use of tobacco and tobacco products, leading to the loss of approximately 12,000 lives daily.

What Are the Health Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
Spc. Dr. Özgür İnce
Spc. Dr. Özgür İnce

What Are the Health Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients for the normal functioning of the body. These fatty acids provide a range of positive effects on our health, particularly in areas such as heart health, brain function, and inflammation. In this article, we will examine in detail the health effects of omega-3 fatty acids.

Chronic Cough: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Spc. Dr. Orhan Othman Hasan
Spc. Dr. Orhan Othman Hasan

Chronic Cough: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Chronic cough is a persistent cough that lasts for more than 8 weeks and can be a symptom of various diseases or health issues. It negatively affects an individual's quality of life and is crucial for identifying the underlying cause and initiating appropriate treatment.

Fitotherapy: Herbal Health
Spc. Dr. Özgür İnce
Spc. Dr. Özgür İnce

Fitotherapy: Herbal Health

As a newly emerging Phytotherapist, my aim is to address the questions that many individuals have in mind: What is Phytotherapy? How is it applied? Who is it intended for? Who practices this method? Why should it be chosen when modern medicine and chemical drugs are available? My goal is to shed light on these questions...

A Challenging Journey in the Respiratory System: Asthma
Spc. Dr. Orhan Othman Hasan
Spc. Dr. Orhan Othman Hasan

A Challenging Journey in the Respiratory System: Asthma

Asthma treatment is regularly reviewed and adjusted as needed based on the patient's condition. Regular communication with the doctor, adherence to prescribed medications, and avoidance of triggers are crucial for effectively managing asthma symptoms, allowing patients to lead more comfortable lives.

Pneumothorax (Lung Deflated)
Spc. Dr. Özgür İnce
Spc. Dr. Özgür İnce

Pneumothorax (Lung Deflated)

Lung collapse is a condition medically known as a pneumothorax. It occurs when there is an abnormal accumulation of air in the chest cavity, a space where the lungs normally fill and expand with the air they contain. In this condition, the lung cannot perform its normal function and the affected person may experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain and shortness of breath.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Spc. Dr. Özgür İnce
Spc. Dr. Özgür İnce

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive respiratory condition that affects the lungs and makes it difficult for people to breathe.

What is Pneumonia? How Is It Treated?
Spc. Dr. Hüseyin Çebi
Spc. Dr. Hüseyin Çebi

What is Pneumonia? How Is It Treated?

Pneumonia, as it is called in medicine, is the covering of the air sacs in the lungs with an inflamed fluid by catching a germ. Bacteria and viruses cause pneumonia. This disease is highly contagious and is easily passed from person to person.

Ways to Quit Smoking
Spc. Dr. Hüseyin Çebi
Spc. Dr. Hüseyin Çebi

Ways to Quit Smoking

The biggest reason that makes it difficult to quit smoking is the nicotine substance in it. The feeling of intoxication that this substance gives temporarily is the biggest factor that makes it difficult to quit smoking. Bodies accustomed to this substance experience abstinence half an hour after smoking.

What is Bronchiolitis?
Spc. Dr. Hüseyin Çebi
Spc. Dr. Hüseyin Çebi

What is Bronchiolitis?

Bronchiolitis is usually caused by viruses. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause.

What is COPD? How Does It Develop and How Is It Treated?
Spc. Dr. Hüseyin Çebi
Spc. Dr. Hüseyin Çebi

What is COPD? How Does It Develop and How Is It Treated?

COPD is a lung disease that generally occurs when people who breathe unhealthy air, smoke, or work in chemical atmospheres get older.

What is Pleurisy?
Spc. Dr. Hüseyin Çebi
Spc. Dr. Hüseyin Çebi

What is Pleurisy?

Pleurisy is caused by inflammation of the pleura. The pleura acts as a protective wrap around your lungs and consists of two layers. Normally there is no gap between the inner and outer layer. It is completely airless between layers. In people with pleurisy, two layers of pleura are covered with inflammation. For this reason, a space may form between the lay