Tag Archives: lung disease

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

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