Diabetes Free World (DFW) organised a free medical camp on 'respiratory disorders' in Shivpuri here on Sunday. A total of 118 patients were examined in the camp.
The medicines were given to patients and breathometer tests were also conducted free of cost during the camp. A team of doctors led by Dr Surinder Gupta, Dr Rajesh Thapar, Dr Inder Sharma and Dr Rahul Jain examined the patients.
Managing director of DFW Dr Surinder Gupta said that pollution was the major cause of respiratory problems in city. He said during seasonal changes, patients with respiratory problems are reported in large numbers.
He said 25 people were found suffering from allergic attacks of acute bronchial spasm and they put on anti-inflammatory and brochospasm relieving inhaler therapy, apart from long-term preventive guidance.
Dr Gupta said that some people having dyspnea on exertion were checked for hypertension, which is a major cause of breathlessness. Heart becomes weak due to high peripheral blood pressure, he added.
While interacting with patients Dr Surinder Gupta said that allergy to common pollutants like dust, smoke or high humid air, apart from pollen, household chemical-based substances or certain food can lead to acute symptoms of sneezing, running nose or difficulty in breathing.
Acute symptoms arising have to be tackled by giving bronchodilator drugs in injectables, tablets, syrup or inhaler form, said the doctor. People were also advised to be vigilant against smoke-related pollution.