Lungs

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 ...

Hard to Breathe (Nose, Throat, Chest) Causes, Symptoms

Humans have to source oxygen from the environmental air in order to survive. First air has to be drawn into the body until the oxygen can be extracted in the lungs. Then the air with carbon dioxide added to it from within the body is passed out into the environment. This is a simple concept that we all understand. However, >> Read More ...

Fungal Pneumonia (Lung Infection) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

What is fungal pneumonia? Fungal pneumonia is a lung infection caused by fungi. Pneumonia is a common infectious disease and the leading cause of death from an infection in the developing world. Most pneumoniasĀ  are caused by viruses or bacteria. Fungal pneumonias on the other hand are rare. It is usually a problem for >> Read More ...
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