Lung Aging: How It Affects Respiratory Function World Lung Day

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About the Case Presentation

As individuals age, lung aging is a natural process that can gradually impact respiratory function. This aging process involves structural changes in the lungs, such as decreased elasticity of lung tissues and a reduction in the number of functional alveoli. These changes can lead to decreased lung capacity, reduced ability to efficiently exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide, and a decline in overall respiratory strength. Consequently, older adults may experience increased breathlessness, reduced tolerance for physical exertion, and an elevated risk of respiratory conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. To mitigate these effects, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and avoiding smoking, becomes crucial in preserving lung function and overall respiratory health as one ages.


About the Speaker


Dr. Bhagwan Mantri

Consultant Pulmonologist and
Critical care specialist, Moolchand Hospital, Delhi

Dr. Bhagwan Mantri is a renowned Pulmonologist, a qualified DNB, MBBS, IDCCM, with over 10 years of experience. An extensive training in the management of all respiratory diseases, he has deep expertise in respiratory procedures and cutting edge diagnostic/therapeutic tools (e.g.EBUS).

Dr. Bhagwan Mantri, believes in quality medical health services and cultivating more engaging patient relationships and achieve better health outcomes by prioritizing patients’ needs.