Category: Lung diseases

Lung is the main respiratory organ that enables the intake of oxygen. Proper functioning of lungs is very important as it can affect our existence. We breathe in air and lungs deliver fresh oxygen to the bloods for transporting it to all the cells of the body. Similarly, carbon dioxide is thrown out of the body by the bungs. It is a muscular organ and starts working right from the moment we are born, till we take our last breath. Increases pollution of the environment is responsible for causing various types of lung diseases like respiratory infection, cold, bronchitis, sputum ,cough and at the same time we also invite them by some of our bad addictions. Here we will discuss about some of the common as well as uncommon lung disorders.

Acute bronchitis

Bronchial tubes are major inlets of air into the lungs. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes is known as acute bronchitis. It blocks the bronchial tubes and thus flow of air into the lungs is decreased. A variety of bacteria and virus are responsible for causing this lung disease. It can develop on its own as the result of an upper respiratory infection too. cough with green or yellow mucus, low fever, wheezing, shortness of breath are the main symptoms of the disease.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome or ARDS is nothing but sudden failure of the respiratory system. It can happen to anyone over the age of 1 year. People having other major illness or suffering from heavy injuries are very much prone to this symptom. Trauma, pneumonia, sepsis, multiple blood transfusion, sedatives, narcotics, shock etc. are responsible for causing this disorder. Rapid breathing, low level of oxygen in blood, low blood pressure, confusion, feeling that you are not getting enough air to the lungs are some of the primary symptoms of ARDS.

Asthma

Asthma is the lung disorder in which the tubes carrying air into the lungs get swollen and red. Asthma needs a ‘trigger’, which can be the weather, cold, some foreign particles and many more. As the person suffering from asthma breathes in the ‘trigger’ the air tubes produce extra mucus and swell up. This mucus wraps around the tubes and makes it difficult for you to breathe. Asthma is very genetic and exact cause is still unknown. Certain allergies can make the air tubes to produce excess mucus and thus initiate the condition of asthma. Wheezing, frequent coughing, chest tightness along with shortness of breath are some of the main symptoms of asthma.

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia or BPD is the lung disorder occurring in premature babies. Babies who are born 10 weeks before the due date have this disorder. This disorder is characterized by inflammation and scar in the lungs. It occurs as the result of complicated respiration therapies given to premature ones. Infections can also cause this disease. Shallow and rapid breathing, blue marks around lips and nails, wheezing, coughing are some of the major symptoms.

Silicosis

Silicosis is the lung disorder that is caused as the result of breathing in tiny bits of silica dust. Accumulation of silica in the lungs results in building up of fluid and scar tissues in lungs. People working in places where silica dust is abundant are prone to this disorder. Shortness of breath, severe cough accompanied by fever, chest pains, sweating at night are some major symptoms.

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