Category: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

  • Understanding LRTI: Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

    Understanding LRTI: Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

    “LRTI” is a medical abbreviation for “Lower Respiratory Tract Infection.” It refers to infections affecting the airways and structures below the voice box, including the lungs and bronchial tubes. Let us first understand what a respiratory tract infection is. Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are a range of infections that impact different systems of the respiratory…

  • Flight Attendant Health Risks: Does Flying Affect Breathing?

    Flight Attendant Health Risks: Does Flying Affect Breathing?

    The air on the plane contains less oxygen than we usually breathe.  Pilots and flight attendants often have to work in shifts, leading to disruptions in their body clocks and potential health issues. A study by the University of Melbourne identified factors in 930 individuals that contribute to fatigue, sleepiness, shift work disorder (SWD), and…

  • Can URTI Cause Asthma?

    Can URTI Cause Asthma?

    Are you constantly coughing, suffering from headaches, and feeling a little tired? These are the signs that you might be experiencing a respiratory infection. It can also be from allergies, but upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) can trigger asthma symptoms in some individuals. URTIs, such as the common cold or flu, can lead to inflammation…