Top 10 Diseases that Cause Blood in Phlegm

There are a great many conditions that may commonly or rarely lead to blood in phlegm, but we have detailed ten of the most common below... More »

Pulmonary Embolism Treatment: Medical vs. Natural Methods

Prompt pulmonary embolism treatment is essential because the condition is often a medical emergency... More »

Centrilobular Emphysema vs. Panlobular Differences

Pulmonary emphysema is a progressive condition that is part of the disease known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD... More »

Lung Cancer Treatment: Medical vs. Natural Options

Lung cancer treatment depends very much on which stage the cancer is at in order to best determine what type of treatment is appropriate... More »

Walking Pneumonia Symptoms in Children vs. Adults

Walking pneumonia may sound like something out of a zombie horror movie, but it is actually quite common condition... More »

Mitral Valve Repair Surgery Review

Conditions like mitral valve stenosis, mitral regurgitation and mitral valve prolapse can lead to the need to various types of treatment... More »

Best Home Remedies for Bronchitis: Top 10 Picks!

We have compiled a list of the best ten solutions to consider when home remedies for bronchitis have been deemed safe and appropriate... More »

7 Herbs for Bronchitis Relief in Your Medicine Cabinet!

We have compiled a list of the best bronchitis busting herbs to consider that can help to diminish symptoms and even speed recovery time... More »

 

Emphysema Life Expectancy at Different Stages

Emphysema Life Expectancy

Emphysema is a disease that is known also as a part of a group of conditions that make up COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Conditions in this class are related to breathing and are either associated with making breathing more difficult or shorter and more labored. Emphysema does this by damaging the small air sacs in the lungs over time by making big holes in their surrounding walls. What happened then is that the lungs’ surface area is lessened and similarly, so is the amount of oxygen that can make it into the bloodstream

Bullous Emphysema Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Bullous Emphysema

Pulmonary emphysema is a chronic and lifelong disease of the lungs. Primarily, the alveoli (small and tiny air sacs) in the lungs are affected. Sometimes, they can be narrowed by the walls between them becoming thickened. Sometimes, these walls can be entirely destroyed, leading to larger yet fewer alveoli. Sometimes, they can become too stretched, and others, they can lose their elasticity entirely. Many different types of damage to the alveoli in the lungs can contribute to pulmonary emphysema which, along with chronic bronchitis make up

Double Pneumonia Dangers: Kidney Complications and ARDS!

Double Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a disease of the lungs in which they become infected and inflamed. This can be due to a very large number of microorganisms like viruses and bacteria, but also due to environmental dangers such as chemical inhalation as well. It can be a very serious illness and is a leading cause of hospitalization. Many times, pneumonia only affects either one lung or the other, however sometimes double pneumonia (also known as bilateral pneumonia) may also occur. This particular type is often much more severe, and symptoms can be exacerbated greatly

Pneumonia in Children: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Pneumonia in Children

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, and it is caused by many different types of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi and even parasites. In many cases, pneumonia in children comes following infection from influenza, adenovirus, croup and RSV, as well as other common types of illness including what is often the culprit, an upper respiratory infection. In children, it may be somewhat easier to determine the type of underlying infection that is causing the illness.

In cases of viral pneumonia, symptom onset may be delayed

Tuberculosis Vaccine Schedule, Benefits and Side Effects

Tuberculosis Vaccine

Tuberculosis is a serious infection that in most cases affects the lungs. In these cases, it may be referred to as pulmonary tuberculosis, and the associated symptoms may include those of the respiratory symptom, as well as other generalized symptoms of the condition such as fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss and night sweats. Since nearly ninety percent of all tuberculosis cases affect the lungs, tuberculosis symptoms almost always include coughing, and sputum containing streaks of blood or coughing up blood may occur

Essential Oils for Bronchitis – Which Ones Are The Most Effective?

Essential Oils for Bronchitis

Essential oils are liquids that contain concentrated amounts of different compounds that are found in plants. Most commonly used for aromatherapy, where the scent of the oil is inhaled to promote healing and relaxation, when combined with carrier oil (the only way to safely ingest and only in small amounts) or applied externally to pressure points, essential oils may provide some medicinal benefits. This is due to the antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties of the compounds of many plants. Essential oils for bronchitis are plentiful

Chronic Bronchitis Treatment – Natural Cures vs. Antibiotics

Chronic Bronchitis Treatment

Bronchitis refers to airway inflammation, and in its acute form, it is most commonly caused by a virus and lasts for several days. However, in some people, most commonly smokers, bronchitis can last for months at a time and recur regularly. In this instance, it is referred to as chronic bronchitis, and it has been associated in this form with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD. Antibiotics are used regularly for the treatment of acute bronchitis both for their ability to reduce coughing and, in the case of a less frequent bacterial infection, fight the source

Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms – What to Pay Attention to?

Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms

Bronchitis is a condition in which the airways in the lungs become inflamed. In some cases, this occurs acutely, either from illness or allergies. However in other cases, bronchitis can last for periods of over three months or, keep coming back time and time again. This is referred to as chronic bronchitis, which can lead to obstructive chronic bronchitis in time as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

Chronic bronchitis is most commonly caused by

Signs of Lung Cancer in Smokers vs. Non Smokers

Signs of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a very serious condition. It is characterized by abnormal cells that grow out of control within one or both lungs. The cells associated with the cancer do not promote tissue growth or function normally and this can thus create problems for overall lung utility. In time, the decreased level of functioning caused from the cell overgrowth can affect blood oxygenation throughout the body.

There are two main types of cancerous lung disease

Saddle Pulmonary Embolism Causes, Risks and Prevention

Saddle Pulmonary Embolism

A saddle pulmonary embolism is a term that is used to describe bifurcation. However, the term bifurcation can sound a little confusing, and so the word “saddle” is very common. Essentially, bifurcation means that something is split into two parts, sort of the way that a saddle branches across both sides of a horse. Thus a saddle pulmonary embolism is one that separates the main artery, or one of its branches, of the lung. An embolism is any substance that travels in the body through the blood stream from one part of the body to another