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Sarcoidosis of the lungs results from the growth of granulomas, or inflammatory cells, and is characterized by a persistent dry cough, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest pain. While sarcoidosis is resolved on its own in about half of all cases, it may linger for years, causing lung scarring and other damage. There is no…
Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic lung disease that thickens and hardens the lung passageways responsible for carrying oxygen into the bloodstream. It can cause shortness of breath even with minimal activity.
When you’re not feeling well, popping a pill is often the first line of defense. Yet, in the case of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) specifically, certain medications can actually make this condition worse.
Having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is difficult enough, but when the symptoms flare up—commonly referred to as COPD exacerbations—things can go from bad to worse pretty quick. This makes finding a way to avoid these exacerbations super important to your health and your life. Fortunately, there are many options to consider.
For those who live with COPD, affecting one’s indoor air quality at home is critical to improving your respiratory health. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to give you the information you need on COPD Humidifiers During Winter: Keeping Your Air at Home Clean.
Nobody likes to talk about phlegm, but for those with COPD or Pulmonary Fibrosis, phlegm build-up can cause significant problems to respiratory health. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is give you 4 Simple Steps to Clearing the Lungs Naturally.
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