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- Adult-onset asthma
Understanding the key reason of adult-onset asthma and identifying unique phenotypes may help in better understanding of pathophysiology and treatment response, allowing people to better focus current and future treatments for individualised management. The asthma that de Read More
- Bronchitis (acute)
Bronchitis is an infection that affects the lungs' major airways (bronchi), causing irritation and inflammation. Bronchitis can be classified into two types: acute and long-term. Chronic bronchitis is a long-term problem that can come back. It is usually caused by long-term stress, like smoking. Acute bronchitis is short-lived. Most cases go away in a few days, but the cough may last for a few weeks. Each side of your windpipe has its own set of Read More
- Chronic bronchitis
Chronic Bronchitis is a subtype of COPD which stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD belongs to the family of lung infections and diseases which can make breathing difficult and progressively worsen over time. Other than COPD, emphysema is the other main type of COPD. Most people who have COPD have both emphysema and chronic bronchitis, but the severity of each type varies from person to person.Chronic bronchitis is a condition i Read More
- Copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
COPD is a long-term lung disease that causes blocked airflow from the lungs. People who have asthma have trouble breathing, cough, cough up mucus (sputum), and wheeze. It is most often caused by exposure to irritating particles or gases over a long period of time, such as cigarette smoke. COPD patients are more likely to get heart disease, lung cancer, and a lot of other things.A lot of the time, COPD is caused by emphysema and chronic bronchitis Read More
Emphysema is a lung condition that commonly develops after a prolonged period of smoking. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are both parts of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) group of lung disorders (COPD). COPD refers to a collection of lung disorders that make breathing difficult and worsen over time. Chronic bronchitis is the other major kind of COPD. Most patients with COPD have both emphysema and chronic bronchitis, however Read More
Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by the Histoplasma fungus. The fungus can be found in the environment, especially in soil with a lot of bird or bat droppings. Histoplasma is found primarily in the central and eastern regions of the United States, particularly in the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys. Parts of Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia are also home to the fungus. People can contract histoplasmosis by inhalin Read More
- Juvenile laryngeal papilloma
Laryngeal Papilloma is a respiratory disease that obstructs airflow from the body. Juvenile Laryngeal Papilloma is a rare condition causing overgrowths in the passage from the nose to the lungs. It majorly occurs in the vocal cords of children and adults.
This condition is also known as recurrent respiratory Papilloma.
It is a rare disorder where tumors grow inside the respiratory tract of childre Read More
- Laryngeal papilloma
Laryngeal Papilloma is a rare medical condition in which non-cancerous tumors form along the aerodigestive tract. Laryngeal Papilloma grows inside the voice box, vocal cords, or the air passage from the nose to the lungs. The symptoms include breathing problems, difficulty swallowing, coughing, and hoarseness. Laryngeal Papilloma is a condition that has been researched in detail, but a cure is yet found.
- Pleurisy (pleuritis)
Pleurisy (pleuritis) is a health condition that occurs when the pleura, the thin layer of tissue that covers the lungs, becomes inflamed. Pleurisy (pleuritis) can be caused by a variety of things, including viruses, bacteria, and even lung cancer.
When the pleurae (membrane lining the thoracic cavity and the lungs) are swollen or inflamed, they may rub against each other, resulting in severe chest pain.
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Pneumonia is an inflammatory infection that develops in the lungs. This disease fills up air sacs with fluid or pus that leads to cough with phlegm, fever, and difficulty in breathing.
We inhale air from the nose or mouth that reaches to lungs through Trachea, commonly known as the windpipe. Afterward, oxygen will automatically travel to air sacs through bronchi surrounded by the network of fine capillaries (thin and tiny blood Read More
- Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a lung disorder characterized by a build-up of proteins, lipids, and other substances (together known as surfactants) in the lungs' air sacs, or alveoli. The alveoli are the air-holding cells in the lungs. The exchange of gases between the lungs and the blood takes place here.
The alveoli become filled with a surfactant, they do not work properly, and breathing becomes difficult.
The c Read More
- Secondhand smoke
Secondhand smoke is the combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke exhaled by the smoker. It is dangerous to both smokers and nonsmokers. Secondhand smoke contains more than 7000 chemicals, including 70 that can cause cancer.
Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for lung cancer, heart disease, and other respiratory illnesses.
Pregnant women who are exposed Read More