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COPD Signs and Symptoms at Different Stages

COPD Signs and Symptoms

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

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

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

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

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

Spitting up Blood Causes in The Morning – What Could That Be?

Spitting up Blood Causes

There are numerous reasons why spitting up blood in the morning may occur (of course, the majority of spitting up blood causes are certainly not dependent on time of day). They range in severity from acute injury to serious life threatening emergencies to long term deadly diseases. The problem is that there are so many different reasons why spitting up blood or, coughing it up, may occur, that it is often hard to determine whether or not it should be a considered a cause for panic or not. However, certain hints are available