Lungs and Airways

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 ...

When Is A Cough Serious And Needs Medical Attention?

A little sniffle, slight cough or a mild sore throat are some of the common symptoms we tend to ignore at the outset. But just when do we take these symptoms seriously? In the ideal situation, we should seek immediate medical care but this is not always necessary or feasible in the current economic environment. Therefore >> Read More ...

Ways in Which Cigarette Smoking Can Kill You

Cigarette smoking is one of the most dangerous lifestyle habits yet in 1 in 5 American adults are smokers. Fortunately the number of smokers has declined since the 1970s but cigarette smoking continue to be a major contributor to a host of diseases, several of which are life threatening. Understanding how cigarette smoking >> Read More ...

Berylliosis (Berylllium Lung Disease)

What is berylliosis? Berylliosis is type of lung disease caused by inhaling beryllium. It only affects a small proportion of people exposed to beryllium and is mainly seen among beryllium workers. Beryllium is a metal that is not commonly encountered in everyday life . Therefore berylliosis is primarily an occupational >> Read More ...

Silo Filler’s Disease (Silo Gas Inhalation)

What is Silo Filler’s Disease? Silo filler’s disease is a condition caused by inhaling toxic levels of oxides of nitrogen gas. It is primarily an occupational disease associated with working in farm silos where crops are stored. It should not be confused with farmer’s lung, another occupational disease >> Read More ...

Tobbacco Worker’s Lung

Definition Tobacco worker’s lung is a condition marked by lung inflammation and subsequent scarring in the air sacs due to inhaling molds present in tobacco. It is not a lung infection but rather an immune reaction within the lungs to these molds. It is a type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis or extrinsic allergic >> Read More ...

Aspiration Pneumonia – Meaning, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Definition Aspiration pneumonia is a condition where foreign material enters the lower airways thereby causing inflammation of the lung. It can result in chemical damage of the lung tissue or a lung infection. The term aspiration pneumonia is usually reserved for a lung infection, mainly bacterial, where the bacteria >> Read More ...

Farmer’s Lung

What is farmer’s lung? Farmer’s lung is an inflammatory disorder of the lung caused by an immune reaction. It is not an infection but more of an allergic reaction. Farmer’s lung is one type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis associated with an occupational hazard. In farmer’s lung, the reaction arises >> Read More ...
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