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Dr. Yuben Moodley Discusses Pulmonology During COVID-19 Pandemic

Originally published on nyheadline.com

Dr. Yuben Moodley shares insight on pulmonology during the coronavirus pandemic. Pulmonology is a division of medicine that targets the respiratory system’s health or the organs that help you breathe, treating a wide range from asthma to tuberculosis.
 

Yuben Moodley, doctor and researcher, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, focuses on investigating mechanisms and finding novel cellular therapies for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
 
Moodley’s areas of expertise include asthma, lung cancer, lung diseases, lung tumors, and sleeping disorders. He is dedicated to researching biomarkers in exhaled air to diagnose and monitor lung conditions such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
 
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Moodley has observed the crucial need for pulmonology in the health industry, as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus has evolved to affect the entire world.
 
Pulmonology is a division of medicine that targets the respiratory system’s health or the organs that help you breathe, treating a wide range from asthma to tuberculosis.
 
The coronavirus can negatively affect the respiratory system, so individuals with COPD have a higher risk of severe illness and complications from the virus. Unfortunately, due to the vast amount of confusing misinformation surrounding the coronavirus, it is difficult for people living with such chronic conditions to figure out how to stay safe.
 
Avoiding exposure is the safest course of action for anyone with COPD to take, which means staying at home as much as possible.
 
Pulmonologists continue to encourage their patients to practice social distancing six feet apart, wear a mask, and wash hands often when going out in public. Maintaining good lung health is also vital in controlling COPD during the coronavirus. To assist in avoiding public scenarios and limiting potential COVID-19 infection, seeking out a mail-order pharmacy that will provide a ninety-day supply of prescription medication is a smart move to make when striving to control COPD successfully. It decreases scenarios of human contact.
 
Due to the increase in demand for metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) in hospitals’ busy scene, pulmonologists encourage nebulized therapy, as it has and continues to be a proactive, effective, safe, and possibly more cost-friendly way to consume inhaled medications during the time spent at home. It is also vital to use a nebulizer in a location that decreases potential exposure to aerosolized droplets from other family members, such as an outdoor porch or patio. COPD patients should not forget to also clean and disinfect a nebulizer. However, those experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms should contact their doctor or get tested immediately, as specific steps should be taken with nebulized therapy.
 
For more information regarding Yuben Moodley and his career accomplishments, visit his website: www.yubenmoodley.com. To reach out and connect with Dr. Moodley, including recent graduates, email him at yuben.moodley@uwa.edu.au.

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