What are the common lung diseases?

What are the common lung diseases?

The most common lung diseases include:

  • Asthma.
  • Collapse of part or all of the lung (pneumothorax or atelectasis)
  • Swelling and inflammation in the main passages (bronchial tubes) that carry air to the lungs (bronchitis)
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Lung cancer.
  • Lung infection (pneumonia)

What are some fatal lung diseases?

Below are short explanations of these five deadly diseases and what to expect if you or a family member develop one.

  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Pulmonary hypertension.
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF)
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Lung cancer.

What diseases do Ecigs cause?

E-cigarettes produce a number of dangerous chemicals including acetaldehyde, acrolein, and formaldehyde. These aldehydes can cause lung disease, as well as cardiovascular (heart) disease.

Are there any outbreaks of lung disease associated with e-cigarettes?

Outbreak of Lung Disease Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping. CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of lung disease associated with e-cigarette product (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges) use.

Who are the people affected by lung disease?

It affects men, women, children, smokers, non-smokers and individuals who have never smoked. If lung disease is taking your breath, you do not have to deal with it alone. The Lung Association is here to help. Here is a list of breathing disorders with information on symptoms, causes, treatment and disease management.

What does an e-cigarette do to your lungs?

Diacetyl: This food additive, used to deepen e-cigarette flavors, is known to damage small passageways in the lungs. Formaldehyde: This toxic chemical can cause lung disease and contribute to heart disease.

How does interstitial lung disease affect the lungs?

Interstitial lung disease is another term for pulmonary fibrosis, or “scarring” and “inflammation” of the interstitium (the tissue that surrounds the lung’s air sacs, blood vessels and airways). This scarring makes the lung tissue stiff, which can make breathing difficult.