Posts tagged with ‘Pulmonary Medicine’

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  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot deep down in a vein, usually in your legs. DVT is common…

  • Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)

    Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is caused by a fungus. It affects people with weak immune systems because of HIV infection and…

  • Asthma

    Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs. It often starts in childhood and can be treated and managed with…

  • How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler

    A metered-dose inhaler is a hand-held device that contains medicine to open the airways in people with asthma and other…

  • Whooping Cough

    Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious infection. It is caused by bacteria and spread by people through the air or…

  • Chronic Bronchitis

    Bronchitis is an inflammation or irritation of the lungs’ airways that causes a cough. Chronic bronchitis is bronchitis that lasts…

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that causes your mucus and sweat glands to behave abnormally. It causes permanent…

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. Early diagnosis and treatment is…

  • Chronic Cough

    Chronic cough is a cough that lasts longer than 8 weeks. It can be caused by allergies and some health…