Lung Disease Articles


5 Famous Celebrities Who Succumbed to Lung Cancer

9 November, 2017

Lung cancer is one of the most fatal among all types of cancer. It is the largest killer in the US with more patients dying from it than any other cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 155,870 deaths from lung cancer during 2017 in the US. This disease has been very …


Lung Cancer – Symptoms & Causes

1 September, 2016

Lung cancer, just like the name suggests, develops in the lungs, which are two spongy organs in a person’s chest. They take in oxygen you inhale and release carbon dioxide when you breathe it out. The cancer is a result of uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, which begin in either one or both the lungs. …


10 Things to do for Healthy Lungs

24 July, 2016

Lungs work round the clock, taking in air from the outside environment and making sure it reaches every single cell in the body. In that respect, these delicate organs are directly exposed to the outside environment, and contact with any harmful substance threatens the lung’s ability to function properly. While the body does have a natural defense …


5 Superfoods for Healthy Lungs

8 July, 2016

We are inhaling dangerous levels of pollution these days. While the Indian government and people, in general, roam around on the roads oblivious to the damage that is being done to their bodies, researchers and environmentalists are in horror of its future implications. Contrary to what most people believe – breathing in the polluted air …


Congenital Heart Disease – Symptoms Parents Should Look Out for in their Child

29 June, 2016

<p>Any medical condition or defect in the heart that is developed in the womb (before the birth) that affects the normal working of the heart, is termed as Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). During first 8 to 9 weeks of pregnancy, the heart begins to...


Understanding Lung Cancer – What it is, how it happens & more

17 November, 2014

What is lung cancer? It is the cancer that develops in the tissues of lung. More often than not, a lung tumour originates in the walls of the large, branching airways of the lung, the bronchi. More than 20 different types of tumours can develop in the lung itself. There are 1.8 million lung cancer …


Life with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

15 November, 2014

What Is COPD? COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult due to obstruction of the airways. The airways are inflamed and thickened, and the lung tissue involved in exchange of oxygen may also be destroyed. The amount of air that reaches the lungs is less, causing less oxygen …


Questions To Ask Your Doctor about Lung Cancer

15 November, 2014

Being handed a diagnosis of lung cancer can be a stressful event for the patient and the family. With questions and concerns regarding the severity of cancer, possible causes, treatment options and prognosis running through one’s mind, there’s plenty a patient dealing with the disease has to talk about with the doctor. For no matter …


Lung Cancer: 5 Basic Treatment Options

15 November, 2014

Fear is a common reaction among patients when handed a diagnosis of cancer in their lungs. “Is there a cure?” “What kind of treatment will allow me to have healthy lungs again?” The good news is that lung cancer treatment exists, and its efficacy depends on various factors like the type of cancer, its stage, …


Are you at risk for lung cancer?

15 November, 2014

Being positive for a lung cancer risk factor means that the person is more likely to develop this particular cancer. However, it does not necessarily mean that you are bound to get the disease – It is probable that many people who actually develop this cancer may not even check positive for a single risk factor. …


How do I know I have Lung Cancer?

15 November, 2014

Cancer of the lung is not the easiest to diagnose in its early stages, primarily due to generic symptoms that could be mistaken for any other respiratory disease. Another hindrance in timely diagnosis is the patient himself/herself, who blames his/her own lifestyle for the ‘side effects’, and avoids timely diagnosis. However, it’s not all bad …


Men’s health: 6 common diseases

13 September, 2014

Numerous researches conducted on the subject have proved that from the time of birth to the time of death, women are comparatively healthier than men. Out of all the leading health scares that cause death, it is only with Alzheimer’s disease that the ratio of women deaths is greater than men. Apart from a biological …


Congenital Heart Disease: Newborn Surgery

21 November, 2013

Though the exact reason has not yet been pinned the cases of congenital heart defects is on the rise among newborn. Research shows that nearly 1% babies are born with an imperfection in the heart’s structure. It is a matter of great worry and anxiety for the parents about their child’s health and long-term future. …


Why Should I Quit Smoking?

11 January, 2018

Most of us might have listened, watched or read about cigarette smoking and its harmful effects, but not have taken any action towards it. Somewhere in your lifetime, the effects of smoking may lead to a loss of life of you or your loved one due to the diseases caused by cigarette smoking. The deadliest …


Diwali Health Tips: Healthy Diwali, Safe Diwali

16 October, 2017

With Diwali, the festival of lights around the corner, which calls for lights, colors, crackers and sweets. It is during this auspicious time that families get together and celebrate. However, Diwali is also inundated with unwanted accidents and health hazards. The festival exposes you to fire, smoke, high doses of artery-clogging fats you consume beyond the …


Falling Sick? It’s not changing weather, it’s pollution!

9 November, 2016

The last few years have seen a drastic change in the environment. Everyday new advances are being made in science that on one hand are providing us new technology while on the other hand are forming new ways to pollute the environment. Air Pollution is a problem affecting the whole world, and with each passing …


Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Symptoms & Treatment

27 June, 2016

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is the condition where there is a presence of an abnormal opening in the diaphragm, the muscles that help in the breathing process. Children having this condition require regular checkups with an experienced pediatrician. Typically, hernia in children are congenital but can be cured. In a child having a congenital diaphragmatic hernia, …


TAVI – Non Surgical Alternative to Aortic Valve Replacement

16 May, 2016

Aortic Valve Replacement is an effective surgery for the treatment of aortic stenosis – a medical condition in which aortic valve is unable to open properly, thereby preventing flow of blood to the body. However, an open heart surgery places tremendous strain on the body, especially for patients above 60 years of age. For this …


Palliative Therapy for children

27 February, 2015

Whenever a child is diagnosed with a serious medical condition (which can sometimes even be life threatening), everything changes in their family. The parents must not only face the fact that their little child is suffering, but also that he is struggling with the task of receiving intensive and ongoing medical care constantly. Palliative care …


Asthma FAQs

23 January, 2015

What is Asthma? It is a widespread chronic disease in which the airways of your body are severely affected. It leads to a condition where your airways that transmit air from the lungs and back, become tapered, swell and start producing large amounts of mucus.  Persons, young or adult, who suffer from this inflammatory disease, are …