Lung Diseases

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 [...]

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 [...]