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Airway tumor

Bronchial tumors are slow-growing cancers in the trachea or in the large bronchi, the large airways of the lung. Symptoms include cough and...

Asthma

Asthma is a long-term disease of the airways of the lung. The airways become sensitive to triggers (allergens and irritants).

Atelectasis

Partial or full collapse of a lung is called atelectasis. This can cause a drop in oxygen levels.

Berylliosis

Berylliosis is a form of metal poisoning caused by inhalation of beryllium dusts, vapors, or its compounds or implantation of the substance in the...

Chest wall tumor

Bones or muscles of the chest wall can give rise to tumors. Approximately 60 percent of chest wall tumors are cancerous or malignant.

Esophageal cancer

The esophagus can be divided into thirds: top (proximal) or neck, middle or chest, and lower or abdominal. Esophageal cancer consists of mucous membrane cancer or adenocarcinomas most commonly, or squamous cell or epidermoid cancers. Adenocarcinomas can arise from pre-cancerous cells caused by heartburn or GERD.

Hemoptysis

Hemoptysis is coughing up or spitting up blood.

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer starts when abnormal cells grow out of control in the lung. These cells can invade nearby tissue and form tumors. Lung cancer can start anywhere in the lungs and affect any part of the respiratory system.

Lung metastasis

Lung cancer may spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. The most common sites are the bones, the brain, the liver, the other lung, the...

Lung nodule

A lung nodule is an abnormality of the lung tissue. Nodules may grow to a large size and hinder or stop the air flow in the lungs' airways.

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare progressive multisystem disorder that predominantly affects women of childbearing age. It occurs in women...

Mediastinal masses

Different types of masses, both benign (non-spreading or invading) and cancerous (able to spread or invade), develop in the mediastinum. Because of their location in this critical area, even benign masses can cause serious issues. The type of problem a tumor or mass may cause depends on its specific location within the mediastinum.

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma, or malignant mesothelioma, is a rare kind of cancer. It starts in the mesothelium, a thin lining that protects the outer surface of some organs, including the lungs, stomach/abdominal space and chest wall.

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a broad term that describes a genetic (inherited) disorder of the muscles; it causes the muscles in the body to become very weak.

Non-small cell lung cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the lung. There are several types of...

Occupational and other respiratory diseases

An environmental illness can occur when you are exposed to toxins or substances in the environment that make you sick. These health hazards may be...

Pleural Effusion

If you have pleurisy, the lining around your lungs is inflamed. This is most often due to a viral infection or pneumonia.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of one or both of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. It is a serious infection in which the air sacs fill with pus and other liquid.

Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax is a condition in which air in the lungs leaks into the chest cavity.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an infection of the lining of the sinuses near the nose. These infections most often happen after a cold or after an allergy flare-up.

Thoracic malignancy

Thoracic malignancies are a group of cancers of the chest that include lung cancer, mesothelioma, esophageal cancer, chest wall tumors, airway...

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (dyspnea) is a worrisome symptom and has many acute and chronic causes including asthma and COPD.  You should see your health...

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness occurs when you cannot get enough oxygen from the air at high altitudes. This causes symptoms such as a headache and not feeling...

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. It is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition and happens in all age groups and both genders, although it is more common in men.

Respiratory failure, acute and chronic

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a type of severe, acute lung dysfunction affecting all or most of both lungs that occurs as a result...

Chest Pain

Learn what to do if you experience uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or other pain in the chest, including the area from the collar-bone to the bottom of the rib cage.

Emphysema

Pulmonary emphysema, known as emphysema, is a chronic lung condition in which the air sacs (alveoli) may be collapsed, destroyed, narrowed, overinflated or stretched.

Empyema

An empyema is an infection in fluid that can build up around the lung.

Drug-induced lung disease

Drug-induced lung disease is lung disease or respiratory illness caused by a bad reaction to a medication. These reactions may directly or...

Hypoventilation and hyperventilation syndromes

Hypoventilation syndrome Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is a rare disorder of respiratory control with autonomic nervous...

Respiratory disorders related to neurological diseases

Certain neurological diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), can have respiratory complications including dysfunction of...