Ken H. and Lung Health Institute: A Journey Back to Hope

Ken H. and Lung Health Institute: A Journey Back to Hope

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is one of the many chronic lung diseases that can seem hopeless. Ken has been on a journey at Lung Health Institute that has restored his hope of a better life. Why Was Ken Without Hope Before Coming to Lung Health Institute? Many...
The Basics of ILD — Interstitial Lung Disease

The Basics of ILD — Interstitial Lung Disease

We all need clean, healthy air to breathe. However, the air isn’t always as clean as it should be. Often, air contains particles that can irritate and inflame the delicate tissues in our lungs. This inflammation can even occur due to certain medications and treatments...
Interstitial Lung Disease Treatments Include Cellular Therapy

Interstitial Lung Disease Treatments Include Cellular Therapy

Interstitial Lung Disease, or ILD, can have a devastating effect on your quality of life. The buildup of scar tissue on your lungs can cause shortness of breath, soreness in the chest, coughing and fatigue that can take you away from the people and activities you...
How Is Interstitial Lung Disease Diagnosed?

How Is Interstitial Lung Disease Diagnosed?

Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) refers to a broad class of conditions that generally cause scarring of lung tissue around the alveoli, or air sacs, which deliver oxygen to the bloodstream. Although there is an extremely broad range of causes, including smoking,...
Symptoms of Interstitial Lung Disease

Symptoms of Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) can cause debilitating symptoms that severely disrupt your ability to engage in everyday activities. ILD is actually a disorder encompassing a number of conditions that cause scarring in the lung tissue, including pulmonary fibrosis and...

Interstitial Lung Disease Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

Interstitial lung disease, known as ILD, refers to a group of disorders that negatively affect lung tissue, generally by causing scarring. Like other lung conditions, ILD can have a severe negative impact on your quality of life by inhibiting your ability to breathe...
Donna: A Persistent and Optimistic Woman Faces Pulmonary Fibrosis

Donna: A Persistent and Optimistic Woman Faces Pulmonary Fibrosis

At Lung Health Institute, we come into contact with many chronic lung disease patients who have incredible stories and amazing outlooks on their condition and life in general. These stories are the result of great people dealing with chronic lung conditions like...
What Causes Scar Tissue in the Lungs?

What Causes Scar Tissue in the Lungs?

Do you have any scars somewhere on your skin? Most people do. Some scars are small and hard to notice, while others are large and obvious. Now picture scarring like this in your lungs. Unfortunately, scarring like this can happen with the development of chronic lung...
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lung Disease

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lung Disease

By: By:  Share on facebook Share on google Share on twitter Share on linkedin As the spotlight grows on Rheumatoid Arthritis over the past several years, researchers have wondered if there is a correlation between this autoimmune disease and chronic lung disease. Does...
What Is the Cause of Interstitial Lung Disease?

What Is the Cause of Interstitial Lung Disease?

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) refers to a large group of lung diseases that typically result in rapid scarring of lung tissue. This scarring affects a person’s ability to breathe, pass enough oxygen through their blood and eventually causes permanent damage to the...
Interstitial Lung Disease Alternative Therapy

Interstitial Lung Disease Alternative Therapy

If you have been diagnosed with interstitial lung disease or you know someone who has, then you may be searching for alternative therapies for interstitial lung disease. Interstitial lung disease is the medical label for a broad category of diseases that are...
Interstitial Lung Disease Alternative Treatment

Interstitial Lung Disease Alternative Treatment

Interstitial lung disease is the medical term for a category of lung conditions whose primary characteristic is pulmonary fibrosis, or hardening and scarring of the lung tissues. As a result of this damage, it is more difficult for the lungs to stretch during normal...
What is Siderosis?

What is Siderosis?

Siderosis is a type of occupational lung disease caused by inhaling iron particles through dust or fumes. Also known as “welder’s lung” or “silver polisher’s lung,” siderosis is a type of pneumoconiosis, which refers more generally to occupational conditions like...
Is Black Lung Treatable?

Is Black Lung Treatable?

Black lung is a type of interstitial lung disease — coal worker’s pneumoconiosis — that is caused by prolonged exposure to coal dust. This dust contains heavy metals that are toxic in even low concentrations. Black lung is common in many miners and others...