Lungs and Airways

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 pneumonias  are caused by viruses or bacteria. Fungal pneumonias on the other hand are rare. It is usually a problem for >> Read More ...

Coughing Up Vomit and Digested Food Causes

Coughing and vomiting are two different process, with coughing involving the respiratory tract while vomiting originates in the digestive tract. However, it is possible for one to trigger or cause the other. Sometimes the same irritant that causes the coughing can also lead to vomiting, and while separate processes it may >> Read More ...

Painful Breathing (Inhale, Exhale) Causes and Symptoms

The act of breathing (respiration) should not be uncomfortable or painful. At times we all feel some breathing discomfort with indigestion or upper body muscular pain after a strenuous workout. In these cases, soreness or even pain when breathing is not considered to be a problem and often resolves without any treatment. >> Read More ...

Smoker’s Sore Throat Causes, Cancer, Treatment

Tobacco smoking is known to cause a number of diseases, some of which can be life-threatening. Tobacco use is linked to 5 million deaths throughout the world every year. Although the majority of smoker’s are aware of the adverse effects of smoking, many wish to believe that they will not be one of these statistics. >> Read More ...

Common Asthma Triggers To Avoid (Airbone and Dietary)

Asthma affects about 23 million people in the United States, 7 million of whom are children. It is one of the common chronic airway problems that is not related to an infection. Although asthma can be well managed with drug therapy, asthmatics are still advised to take responsibility for their condition and make the >> Read More ...

Names Of Airway Infections and Symptoms

Airway infections are common both among adults and children. In fact it is the most common type of acute illness that affects every person quite frequently in life. However, many people still confuse infections affecting different parts of the airways. Although all parts of the airways serve the same primary function >> Read More ...
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