Interstitial lung disease encompasses a group of disorders, with most causing progressive scarring of the lung tissue. The scarring of the lungs affects your ability to get enough oxygen in your bloodstream and your ability to breathe as a whole. Once lung scarring occurs, it’s generally irreversible. Medications and other treatments may help to slow the progression, but you most likely will never get the full use of your lungs back. Interstitial lung disease can be caused by short or long-term exposure to hazardous materials, such as mold, dust, harmful chemicals, and asbestos.
Every year more people die of lung cancer than of breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer mainly occurs in older people with about 2 out of every 3 people diagnosed being 65 years or older. Estimates from the American Cancer Society show that in 2017, for lung cancer in the United States there are;
- About 222, 500 new cases of lung cancer.
- About 155, 870 deaths from lung cancer
A clinical trial is a research study conducted to find out whether a treatment medical strategy or device is effective and safe for human use. Such studies help to evaluate the type of medical approaches that work best for specific diseases or groups of people. Clinical trials help to avail the best data for decision making in the healthcare sector.
For those diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), summer seems to have flown past and fall could not have come any quicker, and now winter is upon us. Many people suffer from springtime allergies but from late summer to late fall, weeds pollinate and become a larger producer of inhaled allergens along with mold spores. Seasonal allergies during the fall and winter are quite common.
COPD is a term that refers to a chronic lung disease that is a combination of emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. Regardless of which specific combination of diseases you have, COPD patients have similar symptoms such as:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a general term for lung related diseases. They are grouped together for their similar symptoms and care directives and all form a progressive disease that involves congestion of the respiratory system. Back pain is a common inconvenience caused by COPD.
Halloween has passed and we are coming up quickly on Thanksgiving and the Christmas season. This can be a taxing time of year for all of us but it can be especially tough on those battling a respiratory condition. We want you to be able to stay healthy and make holiday memories with your family and friends. We put together this guide for COPD patients as well as those hosting respiratory patients over the holiday season to help out!
November is COPD Awareness Month. Specifically the third Wednesday of the month is COPD awareness day. That’s coming up next week on the 15th!
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. The term COPD comprises several diseases the two most prevalent being emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Most people diagnosed with COPD have a combination of both. One of the most common symptoms of COPD is a chronic cough and excess mucus production. This chronic cough can lead to tightness of the chest, wheezing, and shortness of breath.