Breathing disorders are conditions that affect the ability to breathe normally and get enough oxygen to the body. Lung diseases, heart diseases, or environmental factors can cause them. Depending on the severity, it could be acute or chronic, which may require treatment or management.
It is crucial to Observe if there are any frequent episodes of shortness of breath and breathing difficulty, which may indicate serious health issues. You might want to get a Telehealth Bridgewater appointment and find a suitable doctor to help diagnose and treat your condition from the comfort of your home.
Common types of breathing disorders
Asthma is a condition that involves shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. It is treated with daily preventive medications to control and prevent flare-ups.
Pneumonia is a lung infection that causes inflammation and build-up of fluid and pus in the lungs. Pneumonia can be contagious and life-threatening. Treatment includes over-the-counter medications, antibiotics, antifungals, and antivirals; in some conditions, hospitalization is required.
3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD)
COPD is an umbrella term for Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis, leading to poor lung function. COPD may be life-threatening. Therapy, Medication, and lifestyle changes are some treatments for COPD.
4. Cystic fibrosis
It is a genetic condition affecting several body organs, including the lungs and the digestive tract. It makes the mucus in the body very thick. There is no cure for CF, but there are treatments that can improve both length and quality of life.
5. Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Embolism is the blockage in one or more of the arteries leading to the lungs. This is often the result of blood clots elsewhere in the body traveling up to the lung. It can be life-threatening that calls for immediate medical attention.
6. Pulmonary hypertension
It is high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs. This condition is often due to hardening or narrowing of the arteries in the lungs, which can lead to heart failure. Oxygen therapy, Medication, and sometimes surgery are some of the treatment options for this condition.
7. Lung cancer
Direct and passive cigarette smoking often causes Lung Cancer and is the biggest risk factor.
Tuberculosis is a bacterial lung disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. People with stronger immune systems carry an inactive form of the disease called latent tuberculosis. Whereas in people with weaker immune systems, bacteria attack the lungs. Therapy, higher-order antibiotics, and intravenous antibiotics are used for treatment.