Neet 2024: Divyansh topped NEET while battling pneumothorax!


Divyansh, who topped the medical entrance exam NEET, is suffering from a serious lung disease. This disease is commonly known as lung shrinkage. 


Divyansh, a resident of Haryana, has performed brilliantly in the medical entrance exam NEET and has secured first place in the whole country. He has scored 720 out of 720 marks in the exam. According to reports, Divyansh is suffering from a serious lung disease called pneumothorax. Pneumothorax is commonly known as a collapse of the lungs. 

Divyansh said in an interview that after recovering from lung disease, I got dengue. I was bedridden for a week and after recovering, my mother fell ill. I took care of her and went to the hospital every day. After everything was fine, I started studying again. Other students were far ahead in the syllabus, but I focused on myself and followed the guidance of my teachers. Divyansh's success story is an inspiration for millions of students across the country.

What is pneumothorax?

A pneumothorax occurs when air leaks into the space between the lungs and the chest wall. This air puts pressure on the outside of the lungs, causing them to collapse. A pneumothorax can be a complete collapse of the lung or a partial collapse, depending on how much air has accumulated.

Types of pneumothorax

Primary spontaneous pneumothorax: This occurs for no apparent reason and without any underlying lung disease. It is often seen in tall, lean young adults, especially men.

Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax: This occurs in people with pre-existing lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis, or tuberculosis. The diseased lung tissue can form small blisters (blebs) that can rupture and cause the lung to collapse.

Traumatic pneumothorax: This occurs from a chest injury, such as a broken rib, gunshot wound, or knife wound, that punctures the lung or chest wall. Medical procedures involving the chest, such as biopsy, central line placement, or mechanical ventilation can also cause traumatic pneumothorax. Tension pneumothorax

: This is a severe form of pneumothorax where the pressure in the chest increases significantly, causing a shift in the mediastinum and pressure on the heart and other lungs. This can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical intervention.

Symptoms of pneumothorax

* Sudden, severe pain in the chest that gets worse with breathing or coughing.

* Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)

* Rapid heartbeat

* Fatigue

* Cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen)

* If the pneumothorax becomes severe (tension pneumothorax), symptoms may include low blood pressure, shortness of breath, and shifting of the windpipe to the opposite side of the affected chest

Prevention and management of pneumothorax

* Smoking increases the risk of pneumothorax, especially in people who already have lung disease.

* Avoiding high altitudes and scuba diving. These activities may increase the risk of pneumothorax in susceptible people.

* For people with lung disease, regular screening and monitoring can help manage conditions that may increase their risk of developing a pneumothorax.