Interstitial Lung Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pneumothorax, Lung Cancer, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Asthma Attack, Chronic Cough, Emphysema, Pulmonary Edema.

Lung cancer

Lung cancer often causes no signs and symptoms in its early stages. Signs and symptoms of lung cancer usually occur only when the disease is late.

Interstitial lung disease (ILD)

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) actually describes a group of disorders, most of which cause progressive scarring of lung tissue.

Bronchial asthma

Asthma can change over time, so periodic adjustments to the treatment plan are needed to keep everyday symptoms under control. If asthma is not well controlled, it increases the risk of future asthma attacks.

Asthma, shortness of breath during exercise

Asthma, shortness of breath during exercise. See your doctor when: Cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness or pain, fatigue when exercising and moving.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Most chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is caused by long-term smoking and can be prevented by not smoking or by quitting soon in the beginning.

Chronic cough

Chronic cough is called for an over eight weeks of cough, this can cause a runny or stuffy nose, wheezing, heartburn or sourness in the mouth, coughing up blood in rare cases.


Shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, decreased physical activity, chronic cough, poor appetite, and thinness, fatigue


Shortness of breath, chest tightness or pain, cough or wheezing, hissing sound when exhaling, coughing, or shortness of breath made worse by a respiratory virus such as a cold or flu

Bronchitis: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatments

Acute bronchitis usually improves within a few days, although coughing may continue for a week. Chronic bronchitis may be present and requires medical attention.

Pulmonary fibrosis

The most common symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis are shortness of breath, especially during or after physical activity, and a dry cough.

Non-infectious pneumonia

Although the most common types of pneumonia are inflammatory, doctors are referring to other causes of pneumonia when they use the term non-infectious pneumonia.

Pneumonia: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatments

Pneumonia can range from mild to life-threatening. The pneumonia mortality rate is lower if getting the right treatment. Pneumonia is often a complication of another illness, such as the flu.


Pneumothorax can be caused by trauma to the chest, certain medical procedures involving the lungs, lung disease, or it can happen for no apparent reason.

Pleurisy: Signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Pleurisy occurs as a complication of a variety of underlying conditions

Acute and chronic pulmonary edema, dyspnea

Sudden developed pulmonary edema is an emergency requiring immediate medical attention.

The sputum-producing respiratory virus

The sputum-producing respiratory virus causes infections in the lungs and respiratory tract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

SARS usually starts with flu-like signs and symptoms - with fever, chills, muscle aches and frequent diarrhea.

Obstructive sleep apnea

Anyone can develop obstructive sleep apnea, although it usually affects old adults. Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea may involve using a device to keep the respiratory tract open. 


Other conditions besides atelectasis can cause shortness of breath, and most cases require accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment.

Viral bronchiolitis (Part three)

Viral bronchiolitis: Prognosis, Preventative treatments.

Viral bronchiolitis (Part two)

Viral bronchiolitis: Clinical Features, Diagnosis, Management of acute illness.

Viral bronchiolitis (Part one)

Viral bronchiolitis: Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, Risk Factors.

Central sleep apnea

Central sleep apnea can occur as a result of other conditions such as heart failure and stroke; sleeping at a high altitude can also cause central sleep apnea.