Category: Lungs and respiratory tract

Altitude sickness

Seek medical attention immediately if you have any or all of the above problems and they do not go over even though you have gone down to lower altitude.

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Legionnaires disease

Legionnaires’ disease, legionella, is a severe pneumonia that affects between 100 and 150 people in some part of Europe per year. It infects by inhaling small drops of contaminated water. The treatment is antibiotics. Sometimes hospital care is needed.

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Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis means that one or more organs in your body are inflamed. Inflammation is due to a disruption of the immune system. Most often you get the disease in the lungs. The symptoms vary and it may take time for the disease to pass. Most become healthy without treatment, but in some, sarcoidosis can cause life-long problems.

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Pleurisy

In the case of pneumonia, parts of the outside of the lungs have become inflamed. Then it hurts when you breathe and you can also get breathless. The most common cause is a viral infection. Pneumonia can also be caused by, for example, bacteria or other diseases.

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Pneumonia

In the case of pneumonia, parts of the lungs have become inflamed. The cause is usually bacteria and then you are treated with antibiotics. Most people with pneumonia become completely healthy within a month, but for older people who are already sick, the disease can be serious.

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Tracheal catheter in children under two years – obstructive bronchitis

Tracheal catheter is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the trachea inside the lungs. The inflammation causes the mucous membrane to swell. As the mucous membrane swells, the trachea becomes narrower and the flow of air deteriorates. Then the child becomes more difficult to breathe, especially to exhale.

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bronchitis

A trachea is usually caused by viruses and causes cough. For the most part, a trachea catheter goes by itself in two to four weeks. Tracheal catheters are very common, both in children and in adults.

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Tuberculosis – TBC

Tuberculosis, also called TB, is an infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. In many parts of the world, TB is one of the most common infectious diseases, but in some part of Europe the disease is not so common. There are effective medicines for TB and most people usually become completely healthy with treatment.

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RS virus in children

An RS virus infection usually starts as a common cold. Adults and older children usually do not have any major problems. Above all, it is children who are younger than one year who can become seriously ill, with cough and difficulty breathing. Then you may need to seek care for the child immediately. The same applies if the child belongs to a risk group, for example, has a lung disease.

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Cystic fibrosis

ystic fibrosis is an unusual disease which means that the mucus present on the body’s mucous membranes is thicker and tougher than it should be. Mainly, it affects the lungs and gastrointestinal tract. The disease is lifelong, but there are treatments that reduce many of the problems.

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Bronchectomy – enlarged trachea

Bronchectomy means that parts of the trachea are enlarged. When you have bronchectomy, a lot of mucus forms in the trachea, which over time can make it difficult to cough up. There is treatment that relieves the hassle.

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Whooping cough

Whooping cough is an infectious disease that causes severe and long-lasting cough. For most people, whooping cough goes away by itself. Children younger than six months can become seriously ill. They are treated with antibiotics if they have or are suspected of having whooping cough.

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Cough in children

The most common reason for coughing children is a cold, but the problems can also be due to, for example, body or asthma. Coughing usually goes away by itself, although it can take several weeks. Sometimes the child needs treatment for what causes the cough or to reduce the discomfort.

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Cough

Coughing is a way for the respiratory tract to try to get rid of something that is irritating. Most often, the cough is due to a cold and then it goes off by itself, although it can take several weeks. Cough may also be due to other diseases of the airways or lungs, or that the airways are irritated by, for example, smoke.

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Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) in children means that the child has a respiratory delay due to narrow airways. This means that the child has a car sound when inhaled, usually snoring sounds, and sleeps anxiously. The lack of good sleep allows the child to become tired or hyperactive during the days. It can also be difficult to gain weight. If your child has a respiratory break or strained breathing while sleeping, contact a health care center.

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Obstructive sleep apnea

Sleep apnea means you get short, repeated breathing breaks while you sleep. Most often this is because the tongue falls backwards in the throat and closes to the air stream. Breathing stops interrupting sleep and you often get tired during the days. There is effective help to get that allows you to breathe as usual when you sleep.

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Lung collapse – pneumothorax

During a lung collapse, air has entered the lung sac, which surrounds the lung. Then the lung itself will collapse completely or partially and you will find it difficult to breathe. A minor lung collapse often heals by itself. A major lung collapse is treated in hospitals.

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Pulmonary Emphysema

Pulmonary emphysema means that the small lung blisters are damaged. Then it becomes more difficult to breathe. The disease is usually due to prolonged smoking and is almost always part of the disease COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPD is a disease that affects the lungs and airways. The disease makes you more difficult to breathe and can cope less. COPD develops slowly over several years and is mainly caused by tobacco smoking. Treatment usually reduces the hassle.

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Asthma in children

Asthma is a disease of the respiratory tract that sometimes makes it difficult to breathe. Prolonged coughing is also common. Asthma is treated with various kinds of medicines that the child can breathe. With proper treatment, children with asthma can live an active life without being hindered by asthma.

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Asthma

Asthma is a disease of the respiratory tract that makes it difficult and difficult to breathe. Coughing is also common. The treatment consists of, among other things, various drugs that you breathe in. With the right treatment, the hassles usually reduce or disappear.

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