Asthma is a common lung disease that is characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways in the lungs. Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.
Bronchiectasis is a chronic lung condition in which the airways become enlarged and prone to infection. Patients with bronchiectasis often present with a chronic productive cough and frequent lung infections.
A chronic cough is a cough that lasts more than 2 months. Chronic cough has a wide variety of causes, but it is often due to lung conditions, such as asthma or COPD.
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a broad term used to describe obstructive lung diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD is characterized by shortness of breath, chronic cough, and excessive sputum production. COPD is frequently associated with cigarette smoking.
Hypoxia refers to inadequate delivery of oxygen to the tissues. Hypoxia is frequently caused by chronic lung diseases. Home oxygen is commonly prescribed for this condition.
ILD, or interstitial lung disease, refers to a large group of lung diseases that involve the lung tissue around the alveolar air sacs. ILD often involves pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of the lungs).
Lung cancer is a common a serious form of cancer. It is most frequently caused by cigarette smoking, but it can also occur in patients who have never smoked.
Lung Nodules are small rounded growths in the lung. They are frequently benign but may require further testing to exclude malignancy.
A pleural effusion is an accumulation of fluid in the space between the chest wall and the lung. A pleural effusion should be evaluated for possible drainage to diagnose the underlying cause and improve the patient’s breathing.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Pneumonia can be caused by a variety of organisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi.
A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot blocks flow through the blood vessels of the lung.