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causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

The Various Causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a lung disease which results in difficulty in breathing. This disease is caused by damage to the lungs over several years. Usually, COPD is caused by smoking but there can be many other causes of this disease as well. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is often a mix of […]

sarcoidosis

4 Ways To Treat Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a condition which is characterised by the inflammation of body tissues. The disease can appear in any organ of the body but in majority of the conditions, it affects the lungs and the lymph nodes. Earlier known as Hutchinson’s disease, the condition is characterised by formation of skin eruptions. The cause of Sarcoidosis […]

What Is Pneumonia and How to Manage It

What Is Pneumonia and How to Manage It?

This used to be a fatal disease affecting the chest region before the new generation of drugs made it easy to control and treat. Essentially it is a lung disorder caused by infection. The infection can be caused by any kind of micro organism such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. There is no standard infection […]

cilia-syndrome

Immotile Cilia Syndrome Greatly Affects Ciliary Motion

Immotile cilia syndrome is a chronic lung disease that occurs when cilia are unable to move. This condition is a rare genetic birth defect. People with this condition have irregular or deficient ciliary motion. It is also called as Kartagener’s Syndrome, Afzelius’ syndrome, Kartagener’s triad, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, Zivert-Kartagener triad and Zivert’s syndrome. Genetic defects in the structure […]

natural bronchitis treatments

Natural Bronchitis Treatments That You Can Do At Home

Bronchitis can be so nagging and can contribute to your sleepless nights caused by difficulty of breathing due to hacking cough and endless mucus production. Whether it is caused by a bacteria or virus the most important thing for you to do is to manage the symptoms that can really be annoying. Bronchitis treatment using […]

Blue Bloater And Pink Puffer

Blue Bloater And Pink Puffer

These are commonly used terms for the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease which is characterized by two categories of sufferers who may either be the pink puffers or the blue bloaters. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease or COPD is a disease of the lungs that mainly afflicts smokers. The Blue and Bloated Syndrome is most typically associated […]

Breathing Problems? What Could They Mean?

Breathing Problems? What Could They Mean?

A comment on our post about respiratory therapy was from a reader who has been suffering from breathing problems which her doctors did not seem to find any cause for concern; however breathing problems of any kind could potentially be very problematic and deserve medical investigation. Here, we are talking about the kind of breathing […]

Pleurisy - A Sign Of Terminal Heart Disease

Pleurisy – A Sign Of Terminal Heart Disease

Pleurisy, also known as “pleuritis”, an inflammation of the pleural membrane characterized by a stabbing pain felt within the chest region indicated with deep breathing, coughing or sneezing. Chest pain is a severe manifestation that may indicate a critical heart attack. The discomfort might stay in one place, or may extend to the shoulder or […]

Planning A Pregnancy? Get Your Pertussis Booster

Planning A Pregnancy? Get Your Pertussis Booster

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a serious childhood illness. The disease is known as whooping cough because children who have it often make a distinctive whooping noise when they inhale. It is important to note that not all children who fall prey to this bacterial disease will exhibit the distinctive whooping cough; any […]

COPD Patients At High Risk For Diagnosis Of Depression

COPD Patients At High Risk For Diagnosis Of Depression

Persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appear to have significantly increased risk of developing depression when compared with other patients with chronic health condition like diabetes and other healthy individuals. COPD is a progressive health condition that makes the affected persons hard to breathe. This particular chronic breathing disorder can cause wheezing, chest tightness, […]