Lung Health

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

Ronchi and rales are signs of breathing difficulty
Rhonchi and Rales
Making diagnosis a team task
Congenital Lung Malformations: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
Pulmonologist analyzing chest x-ray
What Is Pulmonology: History, Pulmonologists, Conditions
Man uses spirometer for pulmonary function testing
What Is Residual Volume?
Dry Drowning
Dry Drowning: Overview and More
Doctor talking to patient in hospital - stock photo
Cheyne-Stokes Respirations Causes and Treatment
diagram illustrating the location of the hilum in the lung
Hilum of the Lung: Definition, Anatomy, and Masses
Throat exam in a patient complaining of esophagus pain
Esophagus: Structure, Function, and Conditions
Human Respiratory System Lungs Anatomy
The Bronchi: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
boy inhaling asthma pump
The Pleura: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Alveoli in the lungs.
Alveoli: Structure, Function, and Disorders of the Lungs
Xray showing pleural effusion
Chylothorax: Definition, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
A runner who can not breathe
Diffusing Capacity of the Lungs: Uses and Results
lateral chest x-ray
Hemothorax: Definition, Causes, Treatment, and Prognosis
Man smoking cigarette
Passive Smoking: Definition, Types, and Effects
Doctor looking at chest x-ray
What Does Having a Nodule on the Lung Mean?
Lung cancer, artwork
Pleural Effusion and Disorders of the Pleural Cavity
Oxygen tube in patient's nose who has pulmonary fibrosis
Pulmonary Fibrosis: Overview and more
photo of sputum on a tissue to be sent for sputum cytology
Sputum Cytology: Purpose, Procedure, and Results
man with an oxygen mask
Mesothelium: Structure, Function, and Disorders
Sick woman sitting sick in bed.
Tachypnea: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis
Illustration of lungs
Bronchopleural Fistula Causes and Treatment
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: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
man in protective gear to prevent pneumoconiosis working with asbestos
Pneumoconioses: Overview and More
Woman relaxing in bed with hand on chest
Normal Respiratory Rates in Adults and Children
X-ray on digital tablet
Causes of Rib Cage Pain
Surgeons operating on a patient
Pleurectomy: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
Young man connected to a ventilator mask
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): Overview and More
Older man with bad cough
Bronchorrhea: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
Human organs, artwork showing the trachea
Trachea: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
X-ray of pneumothorax in female
Catamenial Pneumothorax: Overview and More
woman taking deep breath of air
Lung Plethysmography Test: Uses and Results
lung health examination
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD): Overview and More
Woman laughing on patio during winter
Common Functions and Disorders of the Pleural Fluid
Lung function test
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: Overview and More
Sputum Colors, Tests, and Conditions
Lung exam
Wet Lung: Overview and More
diagram of the lungs
Pleurodesis: Definition, Procedure, and Indications