CategoryLung Diseases

Bibasilar Atelectasis

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Bibasilar atelectasis is the partial or total collapse of the lungs, caused by the deflation of alveoli. Alveoli are the small air sacks in the lungs that aid with the absorption of oxygen into the bloodstream. Thus, any impairment in their function will result in a reduced intake of oxygen and associated lack of energy. Description and Symptoms Bibasilar atelectasis largely affects the left and...

Is Tuberculosis Contagious?

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs, and the number of cases of TB is on the rise. Many people think of TB as a rare disease that only affects people in undeveloped countries, but that is not the case any more. Since the 1980s, the number of cases of TB has risen dramatically due to the spread of HIV, which is the virus that causes AIDS. What’s the...

Crackling While Exhaling

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Crackling when you exhale can be an alarming and unsettling experience – especially as it can be described as a ‘death rattle’ – but could be a sign of various conditions, not all of which are serious. Taking note of crackling when exhaling is recommended, as is getting medical attention to identify the possible causes. Here we will have a look at some of the various things that may...

Smokers Cough Treatment

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Coughing is a reflex to clear partially obstructed airways and throat. Although repeated coughing is annoying, it is often important to protect yourself and eject unwanted materials. Coughs can be chronic or acute. Chronic coughs often last for more than two weeks. On the other hand, acute coughs last for shorter duration. If you smoke a few cigarettes each day, your lungs and air passages...

How to Check If Your Lungs Are Okay

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Having healthy lungs is vital to your overall health. If you are not getting enough oxygen as a result of some kind of lung disorder then every area of your body suffers. Receiving an adequate amount of oxygen is necessary for your body to function properly. There are some lung disorders which are temporary and go away with time or with a course of antibiotics but there are also much more serious...

How to Heal Lungs After Smoking

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It’s a known fact that smoking turns into an obsession for loads of people out there. Reports suggest that most individuals are forced to make several attempts to pave goodbye to this troublesome addiction. While some succeed with their attempts to quit smoking, majority of them see their back against the wall. Natural Healing Process Most of us are aware of the fact that smoking can affect...

Antibiotics for Respiratory Problems

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Once, the arrival of flu or cold guaranteed a prescription for antibiotics, unfortunately, antibiotics work for only bacteria infections, not virus. Many health organizations have strongly encouraged the medical society to restrict the use of antibiotics for respiratory infections, because most of them are caused by viruses, instead of bacteria. That being said, sometimes respiratory infection...

Breathing Problems – Natural Solutions

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Breathing difficulties can seriously handicap our ability to function and enjoy life. Air is our most vital source of energy and vitality. When we suffer from asthma, bronchitis, allergies, frequent colds or simply insufficient oxygen intake, we are prone to a lack of energy, vitality and/or mental clarity. Every cell within our body depends on an abundant supply of oxygen for proper metabolism...

Emphysema – The Facts

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Emphysema is a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and is a long term and progressive lung disease which causes shortness of breath. This is a result of the tissues that are used to support the shape of the lungs being destroyed. Due to the destruction of the tissue around the alveoli (small sacks within the lungs), they are then unable to hold their functional shape during exhalation...

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