The following Conditions are related to Shortness of breath

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  • 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

  • Pulmonary angiitis

    Pulmonary angiitis is a term used to describe a collection of disorders with both a vascular (angiitis) and granulomatous components. It means inflammation of blood vessels in the lungs.  There are five unique clinical syndromes that have been identified, including:  Polyangiitis with eosinophilic granulomatosis (previously known as Churg-Strauss syndrome)  Eosinophilic granulomatosis with  Read More

  • Pulmonary fibrosis

    Damage and scarring in lung tissue lead to pulmonary fibrosis. The scars thicken the tissue around and between the air sacs in your lungs, making it difficult for oxygen to pass into the bloodstream.  The reason for scarring can be multiple causes, but in most cases, doctors can’t find the exact reason for the wound. Such conditions are known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Exposure to numerous toxins and  Read More

  • Pump lung

    Pump lung, (also known as Shock Lung), is inflammatory lung damage.  Pump lung is caused by fluid buildup in the lungs' small air sacs (called alveoli), which makes breathing very difficult. It also results in severely low blood oxygen levels. As a result of low blood oxygen levels, other organs like the brain, heart, kidneys, and stomach, are deprived of the oxygen they require to function. Pump Lung is rare and  Read More

  • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

    Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP) is the respiratory condition characterised by the presence of recurrent wart-like growths called papillomas around the vocal cords in the respiratory tract. It is caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that causes skin warts and genital warts HPV consists of 150 different subtypes most of them passing through genital contact as a result of sexual intercourse. Recurrent respi  Read More

  • Sarcoid of boeck

    The sarcoid of boeck (sarcoidosis) is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect any organ in the body, but most often involves the skin and lungs.  Sarcoid of boeck is characterized by the formation of small, round bumps (nodules) under the skin and in the lungs.  This condition was first described in the medical literature in 1869 by a German physician named Carl Boeck. It is also sometimes  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

  • Torulosis

    Torulosis is an airborne disease. It is more famously referred to as cryptococcosis. When you inhale infected dust, torulosis slowly spreads throughout your lungs, presenting as pneumonia. It could potentially be fatal. Sometimes, it can also make its way to the brain, where it appears as meningitis. Other parts of the body that could be at risk include the skin which shows up as several fluid-filled nodules with dead tissue.&nb  Read More

  • Usual interstitial pneumonia (uip)

    Usual Interstitial Pneumonia (UIP) is a radiologic and histopathologic pattern of interstitial lung disease.  The prognosis of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) is poor as the current therapies related to it are of unproven value.  Moreover, the mean survival of a patient following diagnosis with UIP is approximately three years.  The person may also require lung transplantation in case of a f  Read More