List of Lung Disorders
Stage 1 Pertussis- Catarrhal which will last up to two weeks & includes sneezing, runny nose, low-grade fever & a mild cough (these signs are similar to that of a common cold). Stage 2 Pertussis is Paroxysmal stage which generally lasts between one to six weeks or so, but may stay for up to ten weeks. If you are just having a cold, then pertussis will again heal quickly. Most of the times whooping cough will not last for many days.
Asthma is a common disease suffered by many people all over the world. Seasonal change is one of the main causes of Asthma. Let us see why asthma symptoms vary with weather changes as well as asthma symptoms in fall, winter, spring, summer and rainy season.
Acute bronchitis fades away on its own. But, if you are suffering from chronic bronchitis then it might take a while to completely get rid of it. Your doctor is the right person to know about the duration of the treatment and time period/ duration to get rid of bronchitis. For acute bronchitis, the doctor would simply recommend intake of excessive fluids and rest. Acute bronchitis fades away on its own. With the help of excessive fluids and rest, you are only speeding up the recovery process.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), is a disease of scarring of lungs which mostly affects old age and middle aged adults, without a known cause. Since the exact cause of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is still unknown, it is seen that genetics can play a role in being a staunch factor. Know the causes, stages, symptoms and treatment of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Accumulation of fluid in the pleural space, which is an area between the tissue layers lining the chest cavity and the lungs, is known as Pleural Effusion. Pleural Effusion is also known as Pulmonary Effusion. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment, risk factors, prevention and diagnosis of Pleural Effusion.
Small cell lung cancer is an extremely aggressive type of lung cancer where the growth of the cancer cells is very fast and metastasizes easily to other parts of the body. Due to this, small cell lung cancer often gets diagnosed after the cancer has metastasized all over the body, which results in a poor prognosis.
The staging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer is done according to its location and the extent of the cancer. The staging of the lung cancer decides the type of treatment needed. There are 2 different types of staging methods used for Small Cell Lung Cancer. First one is the TNM Staging method. The “T” stands for Tumor; the “N” stands for Lymph Nodes; the “M” stands for Metastasis. The survival rate of lung cancer varies and depends on the type of lung cancer and the stage of lung cancer.
Walking pneumonia is a generic term for mild pneumonia which is caused by lung infection. This is also known as atypical pneumonia and is not counted in the category of serious ailments. Let us understand what walking pneumonia is, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and recovery, how long does it last and also whether it contagious.
It is essential to control COPD symptoms from worsening. COPD refers to chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. These are common obstructive lung diseases and include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma and which leads to the destruction of the respiratory tract. To prevent COPD from worsening, it is important to stop any addiction to smoking cigarettes, have a good nutrition, exercise daily etc.
COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a broad term used to describe chronic conditions and diseases of the lungs. COPD has many causes of which the primary cause is exposure to tobacco smoke and cigarette smoking. The most effective and the best treatment is to stop smoking immediately. Medical treatments for COPD consist of beta-2 agonists and bronchodilators (anti-cholinergic agents), mucolytic agents, steroids and oxygen therapy. Surgical treatment consists of lung volume reduction surgery, bullectomy and lung transplantation.
This article explains about some important facts about lungs, its anatomy, function, role in respirations and talking, and tips to keep lungs healthy.