Lung disease


Bronchiectasis is a lung condition where there is a permanent widening of the respiratory passages. The bronchi in the lungs lose elasticity and remain expanded and filled with fluid and irritated when a person has Bronhiectasis. When this happens the lung’s natural cleaning ability is destroyed or severely damaged and infection in the lungs can […]

Lung cancer treatment

Lung cancer, regrettably, is responsible for the death of many, both men and women; in fact, it is the first leading cause of cancer deaths among humanity. It goes without saying that treatment is very aggressive, but not always successful. This success is dependent on two main factors: the type of tissue disease (histopathology) and […]

Ultrasonic nebulizer

An ultrasonic nebulizer is a breathing device which may be used to inject medication into the lungs. There are three primary kinds of nebulizers available. However, the ultrasonic nebulizer is handier than the others because of the fact that is very small and can be easily carried. This machine is particularly designed for those who […]

Emphysema life expectancy and treatment

Emphysema is a serious lung disease which has severe health symptoms which can lead to a shortened life expectancy. It is a condition that is usually attained at an old age. It is especially common with older men but can affect almost anyone. Over two million people in the United States are currently living with […]

Collapsed lung treatment

A collapsed lung, medically called a pneumothorax, is the term used for when the space between the lung and the wall of the chest cavity, called the pleural space, fills up with air. This air puts pressure on the lung and causes part of, or the entire lung to collapse. Air usually enters the pleural […]

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Mycobacterium tuberculosis also known as the hardy Koch bacillus has been on the planet for thousands of years. The first person recorded to having been killed by this bacterial infection was a European about seven thousand years ago. Several ancient writings from the Babylonian era and Egypt mention this ancient disease. Mycobacterium tuberculosis affects the […]

Pulmonary edema

Pulmonary edema is a condition in which excess fluid collects in the air sacs of the lungs. This fluid makes it very difficult to breathe and can lead to serious complications. In many cases, pulmonary edema is caused by heart problems, but there can be other issues behind this condition, such as medication, pneumonia, being […]

Emphysema symptoms

In the United States there are almost two million people who suffer from emphysema. It is a common chronic condition that many people have to live with. Emphysema symptoms are challenging to live with on a daily basis. Emphysema is a disease of the lungs usually caused by smoking, from working around harmful chemicals or […]

Pneumonia treatment

Not so very long ago, a diagnosis of pneumonia was a life threatening event. Suffering from a dangerous disease, people with pneumonia were sent summarily to bed and treated as if they were on their deathbeds. As late as the mid-1900s, pneumonia was almost a death sentence. It has only been within the last decades […]

Pulmonary fibrosis

The disease Pulmonary Fibrosis is very serious. This disease causes progressive scarring of the lung tissue. When the small air sacs in the lungs are damaged, the structures surrounding them become inflamed and scarred. This scarring can progress to the point of causing stiff lungs. Naturally, our lungs heal when they come into contact with […]

Lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer and affects millions of Americans every year. Lung cancer is most often caused by cigarette smoking, but there are also other risk factors. Most people with lung cancer are forced to undergo extreme methods of treatment because it spreads so quickly from the lungs […]

Pneumonia symptoms

There are different types of pneumonia that one can contract. There is viral pneumonia and bacterial pneumonia. Often time pneumonia can be confused with another illness, such as a cold or the flu, and other times the pneumonia can be brought on as a secondary condition by another illness. One type of pneumonia is caused […]

COPD treatment

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a general term that encompasses several different types of lung diseases that all cause ongoing damage to the lungs. Sixteen million Americans have COPD today and about two million of them have the severe form of the disease. Symptoms of COPD can include repeated frequent ongoing respiratory infections, […]

Bronchitis treatment

Suffering from Bronchitis can be very painful, annoying, frustrating and tiresome. Having that nagging and often painful cough following you around can be such a burden and really interfere with your daily activities and your rest at night. Luckily there are some treatments that can help you with your bronchitis so you can get on […]

Natural asthma treatment

If you are someone who suffers from asthma, you probably know how difficult it can be to rely on the medications that the doctors prescribe to reduce your risk of a sudden attack. It often helps to have an alternative natural asthma treatment that will work to help improve your asthma symptoms and can work […]