Category: Lung Diseases

Deep breath pain in the chest is often associated with inflammation of the lung tissue. This inflammation may result in development of pneumonia and subsequent pleural effusion. However, there can be other factors that can be responsible for chest pain, …

COPD also referred to as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive disease which is characterized by difficulty in breathing. The condition is manifested in the form of constant coughing which is associated with production of large quantities of mucus …

Collapsed lung condition is often referred to as Pnemothorax. Atelectasis is another condition which is associated with complete or partial collapse of the lung tissue and is a result of complications associated with respiratory problems.

An individual with a collapsed …

The thyroid gland is one of the largest glands in the body. Its shape resembles that of a butterfly. It is located in the anterior side of the neck, just under the Adam’s apple near the larynx and trachea.

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Pneumonia is an infection of the lung. It can be caused due various infective organisms such as bacteria and viruses. It can also occur without any organisms, such as in case of aspiration pneumonia.

Pneumonia is one of the leading …

There are many conditions that cause lung hyperinflation and asthma is one of the known causes of hyperinflated lungs. Knowing the cause behind lung hyperinflation will help to determine treatment.

In some cases, hyperinflation is a normal result such as …

It is uncommon to diagnose lung abscess formation in children. When diagnosed, it is often a result of an underlying medical condition. Data regarding lung abscess in pediatric cases are quite few in medical literature.

Lung abscess is defined as …

Fumes, dusts, and certain chemicals can enter the body through respiration. These chemicals can reach the lungs, causing irritation and inflammation of the air passages. This inflammation can be caused by household chemicals, pollutants, industrial gases, and other chemicals. This …

Normally, upon auscultation, breath sounds should be clear. The only sound that should be heard upon inhalation and exhalation in a normal, healthy patient is the sound of air coming in through the lungs. Upon auscultation, when abnormal sounds are …

Lung congestion is a common problem faced by adults and children. It usually occurs due to an irritant present in the respiratory tract. The irritant can be a dust particle, or pollen, or cigarette smoke or pathogens such as bacteria …

Lungs are the most vital organ in our body. The exchange of pure oxygen and the impure carbon dioxide takes place in lungs. The exchange of gases takes place in the alveoli; it is the terminal part of the bronchioli …