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Asthma

Asthma Asthma is a condition whereby the airways are inflamed and hyperresponsive to various stimuli.  This results in constriction of the airways, often producing characteristic wheezing sounds, and excessive mucous [...]

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

What Is Pulmonary Rehabilitation? Pulmonary rehabilitation, also called pulmonary rehab or PR, is a broad program that helps improve the well-being of people who have chronic breathing problems. For [...]

How the Lungs Work

What Are the Lungs? Your lungs are organs in your chest that allow your body to take in oxygen from the air. They also help remove carbon dioxide (a waste [...]

Oxygen Therapy

What Is Oxygen Therapy? Oxygen therapy is a treatment that provides you with extra oxygen, a gas that your body needs to work properly. Normally, your lungs absorb oxygen [...]

COPD – Emphysema

COPD COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and includes emphysema and bronchitis pathology.  Although there may be some element of spasm in the airways like asthma, the main regions [...]

Bronchitis

Bronchitis Bronchitis may be acute or chronic and is characterized by inflammation of the airways whereby excessive mucous is produced, resulting in airway obstruction.  This leads to symptoms of cough [...]

Pneumonia

What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs. Many small germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause pneumonia. The infection causes your [...]