An abnormal chest X-ray can mean various things. It can indicate an underlying health problem or a litany of problems. In other cases, it’s not a cause for concern. For instance, an abnormal chest X-ray can indicate fluid in the lungs, air pockets, an enlarged heart, pneumonia, or other conditions.
Some diseases or disease complications can cause the airway (wind pipe) to narrow down or get blocked. This can lead to suffocation or shortness of breath. Imagine if someone compresses your neck tightly. You will feel choked. This is because your wind pipe gets narrowed or blocked during such compression cutting off the oxygen supply to your lungs and the body.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common lung disease that makes breathing hard.
Asthma is a long-term lung disease that causes the airways to get inflamed and narrow. Patients with asthma will find it hard to breathe. Asthma is also sometimes referred to as bronchial asthma or chronic respiratory disease.
When the bronchial tubes (the tubes that carry air to your lungs) get swollen and inflamed, bronchitis develops. The condition can also cause mucus and nagging coughs.
While the body can tolerate solids, liquid or air to pass into our food pipe without any adverse effect, the body does not tolerate the same in case of our windpipe. If anything other than air tries to pass into the windpipe, a forceful cough is generated to expel it out.
Dyspnea is a medical name for shortness of breath. It is the name given to the sensation of finding hard to catch your breath or get enough air in your lungs. This condition is oftentimes a warning sign of an underlying health problem that might need medical attention.
With the lung cancer epidemic showing no signs of slowing down, there is no doubt interventional bronchoscopists (doctors who specialize in wind pipe blockages and diagnosing lung cancer) will also be around for many years to come.
Lung cancer is a type of cancer that originates in the lungs. The lungs are two spongy organs found in the chest. It takes in oxygen when you inhale and releases carbon dioxide when you exhale.
Also known as bronchoprovocation test, the methacholine challenge test is done to evaluate how reactive the lungs are to things in the environment. The test can help doctors diagnose asthma in someone who is experiencing shortness of breath, cough, and chest tightness.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that often affects the lungs. In such a case it is called lung TB or pulmonary TB. However, it can also affect other organs in the body such as the outer surface of the lungs, brain, bones, and the heart.
Central airway obstruction (blocked wind pipes) from cancer
Central airway obstruction (blocked wind pipes) from TB stricture
Diagnosis of lung cancer and tissue attainment for mutational analysis
Diagnosis and management of mediastinal masses and lymph nodes by EBUS-TBNA
Diagnosis and management of lung nodules (Spots in the lungs)
Pleural effusion (fluid accumulation outside the lungs)
Pleurodesis for prevention of pleural fluid recurrence
Management of Asthma with biologic agents and bronchial thermoplasty
Management of chronic cough
Management of coughing up blood
Management of tuberculosis (TB)
Management of pneumonia
Management of Interstitial lung disease
Management of Pulmonary embolism
Management of critically ill patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU)
Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea