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 »

 

Mitral Valve Repair Surgery Review: Results, Recovery and Complications

Mitral Valve Repair Surgery

The mitral valve is essentially the gateway between the left atrium and left ventricle chambers of the heart. It is a two part flap that opens and closes allowing blood to flow to the left ventricle. In some cases, problems with the mitral valve including conditions like mitral valve stenosis, mitral regurgitation, infective endocartis and mitral valve prolapse can lead to the need to various types of treatment techniques for this part of the heart. Many times, surgery for mitral valve repair is indicated.

Mitral regurgitation is a condition

Centrilobular Emphysema vs Panlobular Differences

Centrilobular Emphysema

Pulmonary emphysema is a progressive condition that is part of the disease known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. It primarily affects the alveoli in the lungs. These are tiny air sacs that are necessary for proper breathing. In cases of pulmonary emphysema, these sacs are damaged in various ways whether enlarged, narrowed, stretched or otherwise permanently destructed. Smoking is the single biggest and most common cause of emphysema, although there are cases of non smokers developing the condition. Most of these

What Is COPD – Types, Risk Factors and Prevention?

What Is COPD

What is COPD? Well, COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and it is characterized by a gradually worsening ability to breathe. The disease is progressive and currently there is no cure for it, which means that over time, symptoms become worse and worse, as does the difficulty level of breathing. Understanding what is COPD and how it affects breathing starts with understanding on a physiological level what the disease entails. Airways that make breathing possible are connected in the lungs to tubes called bronchioles, which are much smaller and thinner

Bronchial Pneumonia Causes, Incubation Period and Treatment

Bronchial Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, and while the name hints at other affected locations, bronchial pneumonia (also referred to as bronchopneumonia) is also an infection of the lungs. What makes the condition different however is that it also affects the bronchi, unlike the more familiar form of the lung disease that only affects the lungs, known as lobar pneumonia. The lung disease is characterized by inflammation of the tiny air sacs in the lungs known as alveoli, and they can become filled with fluid

Walking Pneumonia Symptoms in Children vs. Adults

Walking Pneumonia Symptoms

Walking pneumonia may sound like something out of a zombie horror movie, but it is actually quite common. It is also called mycoplasma pneumonia, and this name refers to the bacterium that causes it. Just like the serious form of pneumonia, walking pneumonia is caused by bacteria that make their way into the lungs. However, mycoplasma pneumonia is caused by a specific type of bacteria, known as mycoplasma. While the condition sounds nearly identical to the serious form of the condition, walking pneumonia symptoms are what makes the ailment unique

Tuberculosis Symptoms, Skin Test and Prevention Methods

Tuberculosis Symptoms

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that most often affects the lungs and can be fatal. It is commonly caused by the bacterium known as mycobacterium tuberculosis. In many cases, the infection may cause no symptoms. However, in about ten percent of cases, an active infection with characteristic tuberculosis symptoms can develop, and these can be deadly in almost half of cases when left untreated. These tuberculosis facts are further amplified by the fact that the illness is contagious and passed from person to person through the air

Bronchitis in Children: Types, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Bronchitis in Children

Bronchitis is a condition in which the mucus producing lining of the bronchial tubes, which are the airways that connect the lungs to the windpipe, becomes inflamed. The condition comes in two forms. Acute is the name given to bronchitis when it occurs as a singular illness for a shorter period of time, lasting up to three weeks and does not regularly recur. Chronic bronchitis, and the more severe obstructive chronic bronchitis, is related to long lasting bouts of the condition, where symptoms persist

Obstructive Chronic Bronchitis with and without Exacerbation

Obstructive Chronic Bronchitis

Obstructive chronic bronchitis refers to the persistent and chronic inflammation of the airways in the lungs. It is one of a duo of pulmonary conditions that make up chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. While bronchitis can occur acutely, the chronic form of the condition lasts a minimum of three months at a time, with this occurring at least two years in a row.

The most common chronic bronchitis symptoms are a mucus producing

Mitral Stenosis Symptoms – What to Watch out for?

Mitral Stenosis Symptoms

The left ventricle of the heart is considered the main pumping chamber, and the blood that comes into this chamber gets there by passing through a part of the organ that is called the mitral valve. Sometimes, this valve becomes narrowed (which is also referred to as ‘stenotic’). This condition is referred to as mitral valve stenosis, and it is often caused by rheumatic fever or strep related infections.

In addition to the narrowing of the mitral valve, heart valve leakage can

Pulmonary Embolism Symptoms – What to Be Aware of?

Pulmonary Embolism Symptoms

A pulmonary embolism refers to a condition in which a substance blocks either the main artery of the lung, or one of its branches. It is considered in many cases to be a medical emergency. Just how serious the condition may be is very evident based on the symptoms that are presenting.

The most common of all pulmonary embolism causes is a DVT, a deep vein thrombosis. This means that a blood clot that exists in the lower parts of the leg or the pelvis in the deeper veins breaks off and travels upwards