Thursday, May 24, 2012

List of Lung Diseases

Lung disease is any disease or disorder that occurs in the lungs or that causes the lungs to not work properly.

Acute Bronchitis - Acute bronchitis describes the inflammation of the bronchi usually caused by a viral infection. Acute bronchitis may be contagious if it's caused by a viral infection.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) - ARDS is a severe lung syndrome caused by a variety of direct and indirect issues. It is a life-threatening lung condition that prevents enough oxygen from getting to the lungs and into the blood.

Asbestosis - Asbestosis is a disease that involves a scarring of lung tissue as a result of breathing in asbestos fibers. Asbestos is a natural mineral product that's resistant to heat and corrosion.

Asthma - Asthma is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.

Bronchiectasis - Bronchiectasis is an abnormal widening of one or more airways. If the condition is present at birth, it is called congenital bronchiectasis. If it develops later in life, it is called acquired bronchiectasis.

Bronchiolitis - Bronchiolitis is swelling and mucus buildup in the smallest air passages in the lungs (bronchioles), usually due to a viral infection.

Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia (BOOP) - BOOP is a swelling of the small airways in the lung. The swelling causes blockages in the outermost parts of the lung.

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia - Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a serious lung disease in infants. It is a chronic lung condition that affects newborn babies who were either put on a breathing machine after birth or were born very early (prematurely).

Byssinosis - Byssinosis (brown lung disease) is a lung disease caused by exposure to dusts from cotton processing, hemp and flax.

Coccidioidomycosis (Cocci)
Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia (COP)
Cystic Fibrosis
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
Human Metapneumovirus
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Lung Cancer
Nontuberculosis Mycobacterium
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Sleep Apnea
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
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