Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
A condition in which fluid builds up in the air sacs, causing difficulty breathing.
A condition when airways narrow and swell and produce excess mucus which can make breathing difficult. It is often associated with coughing and wheezing.
A long-term problem when airways (bronchi) are thickened from infection and inflammation. This condition makes it hard to clear mucus and produces a chronic cough.
Inflammation (swelling) of the lining of the bronchial tubes, often caused by a viral infection.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
A group of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema that block air passages and make breathing difficult.
Coughing can be a symptom of lung problems. If your cough is severe or it is not improving, it should be evaluated.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
A genetic disease that causes thickened mucus to form in the lungs. The mucus blocks the airway, causing lung damage and difficulty breathing.
A lung disease that blocks the air passages causing shortness of breath. Along with chronic bronchitis, it is the most common condition in the COPD disease group.
Interstitial Lung Disease
A group of lung diseases causing progressive scarring of lung tissue. There are several causes often linked to exposure or an autoimmune disease.
Spots on the lungs identified by x-ray or CT scans. These need further evaluation to confirm if they are non-cancerous (benign) or potentially cancerous (malignant).
A build-up of fluid between tissues that line the lungs and the chest.
Infection in one or both lungs causing difficulty breathing due to fluid or pus in the air sacs. Those at greatest risk are infants, children and those over age 65.
A condition in which tissue deep in the lungs becomes scarred. The scarring is called fibrosis. The condition cannot be cured but it can be controlled.
A type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs and the heart. It worsens over time.
Reactive Airway Disease
A group of lung conditions that involves reversible airway narrowing that is caused by external stimulation. Usually results in wheezing.
Inability of the lungs to perform gas exchange, causing difficulty breathing.
Restrictive Lung Disease
A group of diseases that restrict lung expansion which reduces lung volume and makes breathing more difficult.
The growth of small collections of inflammatory cells that can form lumps in the lungs.
Shortness of Breath
An intense tightening in the chest or a feeling of suffocation. A common symptom of lung problems.