Lungs and Airways

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 ...

Chest Congestion – Meaning, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Although chest congestion may be a common symptom with conditions like a common cold or seasonal flu, it can be caused by various other diseases which could be dangerous. Without proper management, some cases of chest congestion can progress to certain complications. At times these complications can be >> Read More ...

Barking Cough, Causes in Children and Adults

Coughing is common symptom seen with many different diseases, especially respiratory tract infections. It occurs as episodes with conditions like the common cold or flu and if there are no complications such as bronchitis it may resolve within a few days to a week. There are different types of cough and sometimes the sound >> Read More ...

Pain Between Breasts (Cleavage) Causes

The area between the breasts, commonly referred to as the cleavage in women, is where the breastbone lies. It is covered by connective tissue and skin. The breastbone plays an important role firstly in acting as a ‘shield’ against any external force as well as serving as point where the collarbone (clavicle) >> Read More ...
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