Tag: Pulmonary Disease

Lungs are responsible for the gas exchange between the blood and air. Air enters the lungs via the nose followed by tubes which progressively decrease in size to end in blind end air-filled sacs where blood exchanges gases with the…

The lungs are responsible for the exchange of gas between the blood and air. Alveoli are microscopic air filled sacs present in the lung. Tiny blood vessels called capillaries are present in the wall of the alveoli. As the blood…

The lungs are responsible for the exchange of gas between the blood and the inhaled air. This happens is microscopic blind air-filled sacs called alveoli. The alveoli are surrounded by tiny blood vessels called capillaries which bring in the blood…

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a way of forced delivery of air into the lungs, wherein airflow is introduced into the airway to ensure that the airway remains patent. Many conditions cause a collapse of airway leading to reduced…

Sleep is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Disorders of sleep can lead to stress and reduction in productivity. Sleep study, also known as polysomnography, is one of the methods used for diagnosing sleep related disorders. Falling asleep happens…

The lungs are primarily responsible for providing oxygen and removing oxygen from the blood. This organ is able to work efficiently because of the presence of microscopic sacs called alveoli. The walls of the alveoli are one cell thick and…

Our lungs are surrounded by a thin double layered lining called the pleura. This area normally contains minimal fluid which acts as a lubricant to allow for free movement of the lungs as they expand and collapse during breathing. In…

Mesothelioma is a cancer that can arise from the cells lining the lungs or abdominal cavity. This is a rare cancer which is strongly related to a history of exposure to Asbestos. Mesothelioma of the pleura, which is the lining…

Sarcoidosisis the buildup of inflammatory cells throughout the body. The cells can occur on organs or tissues. They most commonly are found on the lymph nodes, eyes, lungs, and skin. There is no cure for the disease, but it can…

Asbestosis is a serious lung disease that occurs when a person inhales asbestos fibers. The longer the exposure to the fibers, the worse the condition and the more likely the person will be to suffer from lung scarring, lung cancer,…