Lung diseases and exercise

70% of respondents thought that those with lung diseases should not take part in any kind of exercise, not even gentle swimming or some targeted gym work. Physical activity can be beneficial in managing and also in improving symptoms of lung disease, such as breathlessness. Even patients with severe symptoms may benefit from exercise. Lung…

Death rates for lung diseases have been rising for decades

Given that research shows that the mortality rate caused by COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) has almost doubled in the last thirty years, the lack of concern is even more dramatic, because the death rate of most other major diseases has been decreasing over the same period. According to the public poll, people underestimate the…

Lung Diseases Leading Cause Of Death, Most People Don’t Know

Despite lung disease killing 4 million people every year, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) revealed alarming data showing that most people are ignorant about lung disease, which kills more people than any other disease worldwide. The data was released to coincide with World Spirometry Day. Market research agency, YouGov’s study cross four continents demonstrated…

10 of the Worst Diseases Smoking Causes

Smoking cigarettes will kill you, but before you die, you could experience some pretty terrible diseases and health conditions from smoking. Here are some of the most gruesome diseases caused by smoking*: Lung Cancer More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer;…

Lungs: Facts, Function and Diseases

Lungs are sacks of tissue located just below the rib cage and above the diaphragm. They are an important part of the respiratory system and waste management for the body. Size A person’s lungs are not the same size. The right lung is a little wider than the left lung, but it is also shorter….

Psoriasis drugs may also be effective against heart disease

Mehta heads the Laboratory of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases at the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in Bethesda, Md. Another cardiologist agreed the study could open doors to new research. “The future of cardiovascular prevention may require a cholesterol reduction medication and an anti-inflammatory medication,” said Dr. Guy Mintz, who directs heart health at…

PTSD alone didn’t increase heart disease risk in veterans with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by itself does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans with this condition. A combination of physical disorders, psychiatric disorders and smoking, that are more common in patients with PTSD, may explain the association, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal…

Rheumatic Fever and Heart Disease

Before antibiotic medicines became widely used, rheumatic fever was the largest cause of valve disease. Rheumatic fever is a condition that is a complication of untreated strep throat. Strep throat is caused by a group A streptococcal infection found in the throat. Rheumatic fever can damage body tissues by causing them to swell, but its greatest…

Treatment for Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease

If you’re diagnosed with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease, your doctor will discuss the right treatment for you. Some people with NTM lung disease don’t need treatment. Others require ongoing treatments to keep their disease under control. Treating a Mild Case Your doctor may decide to watch and wait rather than treat your infection. She can…

What Is Black Lung Disease?

When it comes to black lung disease, here’s the good news: Most people don’t have to worry about it. It isn’t genetic and it isn’t contagious. But the millions of people who work (or used to work) in coal mines around the world may be at risk. Causes Black lung disease is considered a job-related illness….