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Lungs and Respiration

Respiratory diseases include diseases of any part of the respiratory system – the lungs, pleural cavity, bronchial tubes, trachea, upper respiratory tract and the muscles or nerves of breathing. They range from the inconvenient common cold to the life-threatening pneumonia.

To find others with lung and respiratory diseases, and doctors who’ve mastered this field, join our online support group.
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Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is caused by the inflammation the bronchi and its ensuing complications, such as the bronchi filling up with a sticky mucus. This impedes air flow into the lungs.

Medindia’s support group on Acute Bronchitis hosts a plethora of information on the respiratory condition, its causes, symptoms and treatment.

Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos fumes. Asbestosis causes shortness of breath and it’s associated with lung cancer. It is not curable, but it can be managed with medication.

Join our online support group for people with asbestosis and their families. Learn more by talking with experts in the field and others with similar problems.

Asthma

Asthma is chronic respiratory disorder that causes difficulty in breathing when the airways become inflamed and narrow. It is usually caused by allergies. The condition can be managed by medication but sometimes, severe asthma attacks can be fatal.

Join our online support group for asthma to learn more about this disease and contact doctors and others who can help.

Diphtheria

Otherwise called the 'Strangling Angel of Children', diphtheria was for long a dreaded yet common childhood illness. In fact, until a few centuries back in New England, it was solely responsible for 80pct of the deaths of children under 10 years. Eventhough vaccines have been developed, poor public health measures have caused the re-emergence of the disease.

For more details, our support group on diphtheria is the place to be.

Health Hazards of Smoking Cigarettes

Some of the lesser known side effects of smoking include the reduction of stamina, interference with the functions of thyroid, bone loss leading to bone fractures, and macular degeneration.

If you need any more reasons to kick the butt, or want to share your experiences with others, Medindia’s support group on smoking is here to help.

Lung Biopsy

A Lung biopsy can be performed for various reasons, such as diagnosis of lumps that appears on chest x-rays, blood streaked sputum, wheezing and difficulty in breathing, severe pneumonia, and lung cancer and associated symptoms among others.

If you wish t share more on the details of lung cancer, the procedure and tests involved, sign up for Medindia’s support group.

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled and abnormal growth of cells in the lung. It is strongly linked to smoking, and is the largest killer cancer of men in the United States. The main symptoms of lung cancer are shortness of breath, weight loss, and coughing (sometimes coughing blood).

Join our online support group for people with lung cancer and their families. Talk with others facing the same challenges and specialists who can help.

Measles / Rubeola

Measles is an infectious disease of the respiratory system with fever, cough, sneezing, a runny nose, red eyes, and generalized skin rash. Because it is caused by a virus, there is no treatment for measles except rest and plenty of fluids.

Join our online group on measles to ask your questions about the disease to experts and learn more.

Others

Respiratory diseases include diseases of any part of the respiratory system – the lungs, pleural cavity, bronchial tubes, trachea, upper respiratory tract and the muscles or nerves of breathing. They range from the inconvenient common cold to the life-threatening pneumonia.

To find others with lung and respiratory diseases, and doctors who’ve mastered this field, join our online support group.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs usually caused by an infection. Pneumonia often follows infection of the upper respiratory tract, and the main symptoms are fever, chills, pain in the chest, and labored breathing. Untreated, pneumonia can be deadly.

Join our online group on pneumonia to learn more about the disease and get answers for your questions from experts.







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