Identify Lung Disease

Symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, or pain in the chest area may indicate that there is something wrong with your lungs. With more quickly detect it, this will help keep the disease is no longer and worse. The following information about the various problems in the lungs and their prevention and solutions, may help to detect the health of your lungs.

Tuberculosis (TB)

Cause: The disease tuberculosis is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The disease can be transmitted through saliva splashes when patients cough.

Symptoms: Coughing up phlegm more than three weeks. Can also be accompanied by a cough that bled. Patients will experience a fever, especially in the afternoon or evening, sweating at night. Decreased appetite resulting in weight being thin.

Prevention and solutions: If there are friends, neighbors or family members who experience these symptoms, you should suggest to consult a doctor to see if the cough is TB disease or not. Because sometimes a cough illness are often considered trivial, but this disease can kill someone if not treated immediately and can be transmitted to others.

Treatment: Treatment for tuberculosis when it is known early really is not too expensive and easy to cure because there are already drugs provided by the government. If required, a TB patient can also be quarantined in a special place so as not to transmit the disease.

This disease also is actually one of the diseases that have been conquered, but later returned to attack. One is because people with tuberculosis are not spending their medication. Drugs must be taken regularly for 6 to 9 months to cure this disease. Not spend medications can cause the patient can not recover and cause the drug no longer able to fight germs because germs become resistant.

Cause: The cause of asthma is a temporary narrowing of the airway that can cause the sufferer to feel shortness of breath. Vessel constriction occurs in the throat. Heredity plays an important role in this disease, if there are parents or grandparents who suffer from this disease can be decreased to the children or grandchildren.
An allergy to something such as dust, temperature changes, humidity, excessive exercise or emotional stress can cause allergies so that the membranes lining the vessels to swell and excessive mucus so that the vessels become narrow and people with difficulty breathing. Although the attacks of shortness of breath may go away, but severe attack if left untreated can cause death because the patient can not breathe.

Symptoms: Shortness of breath accompanied by wheezing sounds (wheezing) Prevention and solution: Avoid things that can cause allergies in people, causing asthma attacks. For example, by dusting the mattress, pillow or blanket. Avoid extreme temperature and humidity, animals piaran or food that can cause allergies.

Treatment: To cope with asthma attacks is to use reliever medication (bronchodilator) by inhalation. Another way is to do therapy that will teach you how to relax and catch your breath in case of an asthma attack. When asthma is severe, it can use reliever medication every day until the attacks of asthma can be controlled. Thus, it is recommended for the sufferer to always carry lozenges drug wherever he goes in order to be used in case of attack.

Cause: Disease bronchitis due to inflammation of the bronchi (the tubes that carry air into the lungs). The reason could be due to infectious germs, bacteria or viruses. Other causes are cigarette smoke, dust, or air pollutants.

Symptoms: fever accompanied by cough or phlegm is yellow when caused by bacterial infection. Meanwhile, when is chronic, cough with phlegm and shortness of breath for a few months to several years.

Prevention and solution: Increase endurance is one of prevention can be done. Meanwhile, to prevent chronic bronchitis is to stop smoking also avoid secondhand smoke in order not to become passive smokers are very dangerous.

Treatment: For treatment if caused by bacteria or germs can be overcome by taking antibiotics as directed by your doctor. When caused by viruses, are commonly used drugs to relieve symptoms.


Cause: Pneumonia is an infection that occurs in lung tissue (parenchyma) which is caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. Generally caused by streptococcal bacteria (Streptococcus) and the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Symptoms: Coughing up phlegm with thick, yellow sputum, chest pains and shortness of breath accompanied by high fever.

Prevention and solutions: Always maintain cleanliness and keep the immune system stay strong to prevent the bacteria can not penetrate the defenses of the body's health. Get used to washing hands, eating nutritious foods or exercise regularly.

Treatment: If had been suffering from pneumonia, is usually cured by taking antibiotics.

Causes: Emphysema is caused due to loss of elasticity in the alveoli. Alveolus itself is the bubbles contained in the lungs. In patients with emphysema, lung volume is greater than a healthy person because the carbon dioxide should be expelled from the lungs trapped therein. Cigarette smoke and the lack of the enzyme alpha-1-antitrypsin is a cause of loss of elasticity in the lungs.

Symptoms: Shortness of breath in a long time and can not be cured with commonly used medicinal salve shortness of breath. And decreased appetite and weight loss are also commonly experienced by patients with emphysema.

Prevention and solutions: Avoiding cigarette smoke is the best way to prevent this disease. Quitting smoking is also very important.

Lung Cancer
Cause: The cancer has become a deadly disease, even lung cancer is the first killer than any other cancer. Tumor cells or cancer that grows in the lung experienced by patients with lung cancer. Cancer can grow in this tissue and can spread to other parts.
The main cause is cigarette smoke contains many toxic substances and is inhaled into the lungs and has been accumulating for decades causing mutations in the airway cells and causes cancer cells.
Other causes are radiation radioactive, toxic chemicals, stress, or heredity.
Symptoms: Coughing, chest pains, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, tiredness and weight loss. But as in other cancer types, symptoms are generally only visible when the cancer has grown large or has spread.

Prevention and solutions: Avoiding cigarettes and cigarette smoke also consume lots of nutritious foods that contain lots of antioxidants to prevent cancer cells.

Because the disease of the lungs primarily caused by cigarette smoke, then you should immediately cease this practice and do not try to start it for you who never smoked Belm. Avoid also to become passive smokers are even more dangerous than active smokers. Pulmonary care, avoid lung disease, and you can breathe more easily.