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Asthma also called

Asthma, also called reactive airway disease before a diagnosis of asthma, is a lung disease where the air passageways in the lungs become inflamed and narrowed, making it hard to breath. Some severe or chronic lung infections can cause fluid in the lungs and other symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes, coughing up blood and a persistent fever. Pulse oximetry estimates oxygen levels in your blood. As a person breathes, air travels down the throat and into the trachea, also known as the windpipe.

Norman Edelman, a senior scientific adviser for the American Lung Association and a specialist in pulmonary medicine. Currently, stem cells extracted from the patient's blood or bone marrow are being used as a treatment to heal damaged lung tissue. Spirometry is used to screen for diseases that affect lung volumes. Lung cancer is cancer that originates in the lungs. The lungs have a special way to protect themselves.

The bronchial tubes go into each lung. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide tests measure how much nitric oxide is in the air that you exhale. The cilia wave back and forth spreading mucus into the throat so that it can be dispelled by the body. It is carried to the heart and then pumped throughout the body to the tissues and organs. Mucus cleans out the lungs and rids them of dust, germs and any other unwanted items that may end up in the lungs.

Special filters are also used to prevent the spread of germs. Spirometry measures the rate of air flow and estimates lung size. Your doctor may give you other instructions regarding medications. Shutterstock Lungs are sacks of tissue located just below the rib cage and above the diaphragm. They performed pleurodesis on the partially collapsed left lung, too, one month later.

It is more precise than spirometry and measures the volume of air in the lungs, including the air that remains at the end of a normal breath. For this test, blood will be taken from an artery, usually in the wrist where your pulse is measured. Size A person's lungs are not the same size.

Some severe or chronic lung infections

The right lung is divided into three different sections, called lobes. The exercise test will be performed on a bike or treadmill and you should plan to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.