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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

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

Types of Lung Cancer: Small Cell vs. Non Small Cell Differences

Types of Lung Cancer

There are several types of lung cancer and they are divided into two categories. The most common type is non small cell lung cancers and they make up the large majority of cases, by as much as 80%. The second type is small cell lung cancer, which is much less common but nonetheless dangerous type. The aforementioned types of lung cancer vary in terms of progression, prognosis and in some cases, symptoms.

Non small cell lung cancer is comprised of three subtypes of cancer affecting the lungs

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