Category Common Respiratory Issues

What is a persistent cough?

Coughing is a common respiratory symptom. Dr Beckles sees a large number of patients who are concerned by their cough. Indeed, there has recently been a Government campaign encouraging patients to seek medical attention if…

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What is Haemoptysis?

Haemoptysis is the medical term for coughing up blood and Dr Beckles often sees patients who are concerned about the coughing up of blood. This, of course, is a worrying symptom. It can range from…

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What is breathlessness?

Breathlessness is a common symptom, and can be seen in several medical conditions. Dr Beckles believes that the history and examination are the essential start points for the assessment of breathlessness. Causes of breathlessness include…

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