A cough that lasts longer than eight weeks or longer in adults and four weeks in children is considered chronic. Pinpointing the cause of a chronic cough can be difficult, but the most common causes include tobacco use, asthma and postnasal drip. After treating the underlying problem, the cough typically goes away in most patients… read more →

Cor pulmonale is a condition that causes the right side of the heart to fail. It is caused by long-term high blood pressure in the lung’s arteries and right ventricle of the heart. It can be treated with exercise and improving oxygen levels of the arterial blood. What is cor pulmonale? Cor pulmonale occurs when.. read more →

Autoimmune lung diseases, also known as interstitial lung disease, is a group of lung disorders where the deep lung tissues become inflamed and then damaged. The inflammation and damage affects a patient’s ability to breathe. The damage caused by autoimmune lung disease can be irreversible, but some medications can slow the damage. What are autoimmune.. read more →

Atelectasis is the complete or partial collapse of a long or a lobe of a lung. It is one of the most common breathing complications after surgery. What is atelectasis? Atelectasis is a complete or partial collapse of a lung and develops when the alveoli, or tiny air sacs, within the lung become deflated. This.. read more →

Nearly 40 percent of all Americans complain of some sort of difficulty with either falling asleep, staying asleep or daytime fatigue. For these millions of sufferers, sleep-related disorders can result in lost productivity at work, loss of strength or stamina, decreased libido, etc. In their mildest forms, sleep related problems create constant annoyance, as well.. read more →