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Lung Disease

Overview

Lung disease is a disorder that occurs in the lungs or takes place due to improper functioning of the lungs. Airway disease, pulmonary circulation disease and lung tissue disease are three common types of lung disease. Approximately, every year 35 million Americans suffer from one or other lung disease. Some of the most common types of lung diseases are:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer

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Causes

In a day, person take nearly 25000 breathe and inhale large amount of air. Sometimes, along with air many other dust particles enter in the lungs that hurt them. For instance, bacteria, car exhaust, virus, pollutants, tobacco smoke, etc can enter in the lungs along with the air, thereby resulting in lung problems.


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Signs & Symptoms

The most common symptom of lung disease is breathing problems. Though, depending upon the type of lung disease, the symptoms vary.

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Prevention

Avoiding smoking is one of the best ways of preventing lung disorder.  


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Treatments
Chest Physiotherapy Modern Medicine

Treatment depends upon the type of lung disease. In most of the cases, medications are given for treating the condition. If required, chest physiotherapy is also given for treating the disorder like chronic bronchitis.

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