Groups of lung diseases that cause severe lack of oxygen are considered chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases or COPD. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the most common COPD conditions. Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes. These tubes carry air to and from your lungs. Emphysema develops when the air sacs […]
Coughing is common and most of the time you do not worry too much about it. But, if what you cough up is green, brown or red, something more serious is going on and you should see your doctor as soon as possible.
October is National healthy lung month, a month that for many people causes multiple problems pertaining to their lungs. Problems that stem from the pollens and mold that are so prevalent this time of the year. There are several pollens that occur in the fall such as ragweed, nettle, mugwort, fat hen and sorrel, which […]
Every cigarette shortens your life by 11 minutes. So, start counting or stop smoking. Easier said than done, you will say. There are hundreds of different products on the market trying to help people to stop smoking. Most of them do not work. The latest research by the scientists from the Weill Cornell Medical College […]
Pollen allergy People suffering from pollen allergies and asthma triggered by pollen dread the arrival of spring, as it is their most dreaded time. As the plants and trees start blooming, they release pollen, the most common allergy trigger. According to the research conducted by scientists from the New York University School of Medicine, in […]
Cigarettes should be renamed ” “death sticks” as the amount of harm that they present to the body is incredible. Despite the fact that cigarette smoke is linked to lung, throat and mouth cancer, most people take up smoking and don”t think about quitting until the harmful effects start showing. Remaining an ex-smoker is […]
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a set of respiratory conditions which usually develop in chronic smokers over the age of 40. These conditions are emphysema, chronic bronchitis and sometimes chronic asthma. COPD is usually non reversible and people who develop COPD usually have a constricted airway and experience difficulty in breathing.