Lungs and Airways

6 Signs of Tuberculosis (TB) and Tests for Diagnosis

Tuberculosis is a serious health problem globally but uncommon in most developed countries. There has been a steady decline in tuberculosis cases in the United States and the disease causes less than 600 deaths a year. Nevertheless tuberculosis is still a global health concern as the disease can be easily spread and the >> Read More ...

Whistling Sounds When Breathing – Reason and Causes

The movement of air in and out of the lungs and airways causes a sound that we refer to as the breathing sounds or respiratory sounds. When inhaling, the air flowing from the environment into the lungs or mouth, down the airways and to the lungs is known as the inspiratory or inhalation respiratory sound. Air flowing out >> Read More ...

Status Asthmaticus (Severe Asthma Attacks) Causes, Prevention

About 1 in 10 Americans suffer with asthma and it has become more common in the past 20 years. While asthma is thought of as a childhood disease, it can continue and even start up in adulthood. Asthma attacks affects about half of all asthmatics and is more common in people with poorly managed asthma. Children are more >> Read More ...

Pulmonary Sarcoidosis (Lungs) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

What is pulmonary sarcoidosis? Pulmonary sarcoidosis is an inflammatory condition where abnormal tissue forms in the lungs. Often the lymph nodes within the chest cavity are also affected. This abnormal tissue is known as a granuloma and is the type of tissue that arises when the body tries to wall off an infection. >> Read More ...
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