Lung Health

The lungs are the center of the respiratory (breathing) system. Learn about conditions and illnesses affecting the lungs along with treatment options.

doctor looking at chest X-ray
Pulmonary Fibrosis and COVID-19
Fistula on the arm as a result of an operation for hemodialysis
Everything to Know About Arteriovenous Fistulas
Doctor analyzing lung X-ray film
What Is a Chest Infection?
Wheezing
Home Remedies for Wheezing
close-up of a man smoking with his mask off
Smoking and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Stonecutter at his workshop
What Should I Know About Silicosis?
Spirometry test can include tidal volume
Understanding Respiratory Tidal Volume
Woman with hands over her chest
What Lung Sounds Say About Your Health
Woman relaxing in dry sauna
Are Saunas Good for Your Lungs and Respiratory Health?
Spirometry measures inspiratory capacity
How Can Inspiratory Capacity Help Manage My Lung Disease?
Ronchi and rales are signs of breathing difficulty
Rhonchi and Rales
Making diagnosis a team task
What Is a Congenital Lung Malformations?
Pulmonologist analyzing chest x-ray
What Is Pulmonology
Man uses spirometer for pulmonary function testing
What Is Residual Volume?
Dry Drowning
An Overview of Dry Drowning
Doctor talking to patient in hospital - stock photo
What Are the Causes of Cheyne-Stokes Respirations?
diagram illustrating the location of the hilum in the lung
What Happens When the Hilum of Lung Has Abnormalities?
Throat exam in a patient complaining of esophagus pain
Anatomy, Structure, and Function of the Esophagus
Human Respiratory System Lungs Anatomy
The Bronchi Are Involved in Numerous Functions of the Lungs
boy inhaling asthma pump
What Is the Pleura and Pleural Effusion?
Alveoli in the lungs.
What Are the Alveoli and How Do They Work?
Xray showing pleural effusion
Know the Symptoms of Chylothorax in the Lungs
A runner who can not breathe
Diffusing Capacity of the Lungs and Reason for Abnormal Values
lateral chest x-ray
How Is a Hemothorax Evaluated After a Diagnosis?
Man smoking cigarette
The Dangers of Passive Smoking
Doctor looking at chest x-ray
What Does It Mean If You Have a Lung Nodule?
Lung cancer, artwork
What Is a Pleural Effusion?
Oxygen tube in patient's nose who has pulmonary fibrosis
Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis
photo of sputum on a tissue to be sent for sputum cytology
What Sputum Cytology Can Tell You About Lung Cancer
man with an oxygen mask
What Is the Mesothelium and What is It's Function?
Sick woman sitting sick in bed.
What Causes Tachypnea With Lung Cancer?
Illustration of lungs
How Abnormal Bronchopleural Fistula Develop in the Lungs
praparin to insert a chest tube
What Is a Chest Tube and When Is One Used?
female doctor talking with patient and pointing at a chest x-ray
Empyema Can Develop When There's an Infection of Lung Fluid
man in protective gear to prevent pneumoconiosis working with asbestos
What Are Pneumoconioses?
Woman relaxing in bed with hand on chest
Normal Respiratory Rates in Adults and Children
X-ray on digital tablet
What Do You Need to Know About Rib Cage Pain?
Young man connected to a ventilator mask
What Should I Know About ARDS?
Older man with bad cough
How Can Bronchorrhea Be Managed Along With Lung Cancer?
Human organs, artwork showing the trachea
Functions and Dysfunction of the Trachea
Female patient receiving MRI scan
What Is Catamenial Pneumothorax?
woman taking deep breath of air
Plethysmography Tests the Volume of Your Lungs
lung health examination
What You Need to Know About Interstitial Lung Disease
Woman laughing on patio during winter
Common Functions and Disorders of the Pleural Fluid
Lung function test
Everything You Need to Know About Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
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Is That Sputum You’re Coughing Up?
Lung exam
What You Need to Know About Wet Lung
diagram of the lungs
Pleurodesis: Definition, Procedure, and Indications