Emphysema is a form of chronic (long-term) lung disease, usually caused by smoking. Because of lung damage, people with emphysema have difficulty blowing air out.
It is important to recognize that syncope is transient, meaning that you wake up soon after fainting. Consciousness may return because the arrhythmia spontaneously stops and a normal heart rhythm and blood pressure return.
Yes, enteroviruses are contagious often by direct contact from person to person with respiratory secretions or by contact with fecal material. The viruses are capable of surviving on surfaces like tables and door handles for several days.
Narrator: He's doing a lung function test called Spirometry. Ed suffers from COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Emphysema is the main form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Diagnosing emphysema usually requires pulmonary function tests, combined with a history of symptoms, such as shortness of breath.
Two men in landmark heart stem cell study tell their stories. His ashen color and frequent sweating alarmed his wife, Shirley, a 67-year-old retired nurse.
These patients also may not recover as quickly from viral and bacterial infections. In addition, they may be at increased risk for certain fungal and unusual infections that take advantage of diseased or scarred lung tissue.
When you have a deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), you need to treat it to avoid a life-threatening complication: a pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolism (PE) usually happens when a blood clot in the leg breaks away, travels to the lungs, and blocks a lung artery.