The Connection Between Chronic Lung Disease and Asthma

If you have asthma, you know the kind of effect it can have on your ability to exercise, perform strenuous activities, and even manage everyday tasks. What you may not…

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Emphysema (COPD), Obstructed Breathing, and Lung Disease

While asthma is the most common lung disease, millions of people experience the somewhat lesser-known lung condition emphysema. This disease interferes with your ability to breathe, resulting in wheezing, shortness…

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Causes and Treatments of Pulmonary Fibrosis Lung Disease

Fibrosis is a condition in which regular, healthy tissue in your body is replaced with scar tissue. In pulmonary fibrosis, this scarring takes place in the lungs, affecting the tissue…

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Lung Transplant Risks and Benefits

In some cases of lung disease, damage to the lungs is irreparable and causes significant impairment of your ability to perform everyday tasks. One potential treatment at this stage is…

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Lung Anatomy and Function

Your lungs are an integral part of your body’s regular functions. They’re involved in your respiratory system, which allows you to breathe. Breathing supplies your body with the oxygen it…

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What to Do When You’re Having a Lung Disease Emergency

Though they may come from chronic lung diseases, lung emergencies like pulmonary embolism and a pneumothorax often appear suddenly. These situations are dangerous and sometimes life-threatening. Take time to prepare…

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How to Manage Pneumonia and Related Lung Disease Conditions

When bacteria, viruses, or fungi come in contact with your lungs, typically through an airborne process, they can create an infection known as pneumonia. Pneumonia is a lung disease that…

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The Connection Between Chronic Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition where your breathing repeatedly stops and starts when you’re asleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Sleep apnea’s…

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Large and Small Cell

Lung disease can develop over time as you repeatedly expose your lungs to toxic chemicals, such as those in cigarette smoke. The damage caused by these chemicals can result in…

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Types of Carcinoma

Severe cases of lung disease and damage, often from the inhalation of toxic chemicals, can cause the structure of your lungs to change at the cellular level. Cells can mutate…

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