The most common symptoms of chronic obstructive lung disease are cough, mucus production, wheezing, and shortness of breath. And there may be any combination of those symptoms in any individual at a given time and one certainly has to recognize that the lung, like any other part of your body, has a limited number of symptoms that it can have. So all lung diseases share cough and wheezing and shortness of breath and mucus and chest pain and blood spitting and just a handful of others. It becomes important for an individual when they recognize any of these symptoms to seek attention, but anything related to your breathing mechanism, in its broadest sense, should be investigated earlier rather than later.
Another flu season is upon us, and now is the time to get your flu shot. Learn why early vaccination is key to navigating flu season, staying healthy, and avoiding the serious complications that the flu can present.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common viral infection. While many people get cold-like symptoms, infants and older adults are at higher risk of more serious complications. The RSV vaccine offers extra protection, and you could be eligible.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that has significant implications for your respiratory health. Thick mucus increases your risk of lung infection and breathing problems, but proactive care can help you enjoy your best possible health.
Your body contains a network of complex, interconnected systems. And while it may seem like your digestive system and respiratory system are entirely separate, the truth is that the health of one can affect the other.
Common asthma triggers include pollen, dust, exercise, and more. But did you know that your emotions can trigger asthma symptoms, too? Stress causes changes in your body that may make asthma worse — and here’s what you can do about it.
Did you recently learn you have a lung nodule? It’s normal to be concerned, but the good news is that most lung nodules are benign and don’t immediately threaten your health. Find out what causes them and how to protect your health.