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Bronchitis is a condition in which the airways from the lungs become inflamed. Most commonly, the condition is caused from a virus. The condition in its acute form normally lasts a few days to just under two weeks. In some cases, particularly in smokers, the condition may be chronic in nature, lasting three months or more at a time or recurring regularly.
Typically in acute cases, bronchitis treatment is little more than
Lung cancer is the rapid growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs. It is one of the most common cancers both in the United States and throughout the world. Its incidence has increased year after year and the amount of deaths that the disease causes have also increased as well. However, while there is much that we know about lung cancer, there is still a lot left to wonder about. As such, we have compiled a list of the top ten lung cancer facts that many people may find shocking, that can shed some light on the very common and very dangerous condition
A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in the main artery of the lungs or the main branches of that artery. Typically, these are cause by blood clots, but on rare occasion they may be the result of fat, air or some compounds found in some medications. In the majority of cases, these lung blood clots are caused from a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that has occurred in the lower extremities (most commonly the deep veins of the legs or pelvis) and traveled upwards towards the lungs. Prompt pulmonary embolism treatment is essential
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. It can be caused by a bacteria or a virus. It is contagious, and can be passed from person to person, thus making pneumonia in children more common when it appears at a school or in adults when it appears in a workplace. When acquired this way, the condition is known as “community associated pneumonia.” Sometimes, the illness is very serious and requires hospitalization and intravenously administered antibiotics for pneumonia. Other times, symptoms are milder and the condition can be treated at home
Lung cancer refers to the abnormal and rapid growth of cells within the lung. It is a serious illness that is the single most common cause of death by cancer in the world. Lung cancer staging consists of four different levels of severity that consider tumor size, location and extent of spread in each category. In stage one, the cancer is exclusively found in the lung and nowhere else. In stage two, the cancer may be found in the nearby lymph nodes as well as the lung. In stage three, the cancer can be found in lymph nodes that are further away from the lungs
Tuberculosis facts are rather astounding in terms of the seriousness, spread and odd latency of the condition. It is a very serious illness, although an active and often life threatening infection may only occur in one out of every ten people who carry the infection. The remainder of infected people remains asymptomatic without any of the tuberculosis symptoms that accompany the condition. Unfortunately, in those that do develop the serious and active infection, half of all untreated cases may end in death
Bronchitis is one condition that comes it two types, acute (short duration of a few days to up to three weeks) and chronic (a minimum of three month duration recurring two years in a row or more). The condition is characterized by the inflammation of the mucus membranes in the bronchial passages to the lungs. Coughing (sometimes bad enough to lead to coughing up blood) can occur when the swelling and thickening become excessive as the smaller airways become overly narrowed or even shut off entirely for periods of time
Valves exist in the heart in order to allow blood to get from chamber to chamber as part of the body’s circulatory process. Certain conditions can affect the way these valves function which can lead to complications. These maladies are known as heart valve disease, and mitral valve stenosis is one such condition. It is characterized by the narrowing of the mitral valve, that which is responsible for allowing the flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle. In mitral valve stenosis, this decreased blood flow can lead to health concerns
A lot of people are wondering what is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD, is a condition in which breathing becomes more and more labored over time. Typically, it is caused by a combination of smoking related illnesses, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Given the progressive nature of the condition, COPD signs and symptoms worsen as the disease becomes worse. The condition is divided into stages like many progressive illnesses are, alongside emphysema, one of the biggest contributors to
Blood clots in lungs can be very, very serious and lead to long term complications and serious health disorders. They are caused by several things; however there are some risk factors that make the chance of developing them more likely. For instance, people with certain types of blood cancers are nearly thirty times more likely to develop lung blood clots. And, there are also certain types of gene mutations that have been found to be more common in people who have blood clots in the lungs.
The problem with these clots is that