What are the causes of lung infection

What Are the Causes of Lung Infection?

Written by: Lung Health
July 28, 2018

Your lungs have quite an important job in your body. Without them, none of your organs could receive the oxygen-rich blood they need to function correctly. So, if you develop issues with your breathing, the rest of your body suffers too.

The lungs are made up of many parts that function in harmony to keep you breathing. Many forms of infection might cause one of these parts to become inflamed or damaged, resulting in breathing problems or the development of chronic conditions.

Chronic lung conditions have no cures. When left untreated, their symptoms can grow worse, leading to the development of other severe lung conditions and full respiratory failure. Fortunately, treatment options are available for many lung conditions to help slow down the progression of symptoms and inflammation.

At Lung Health Institute, our team licensed medical professionals and nurse practitioners work hard to develop treatment plans for lung health patients. We have helped thousands of patients across the nation begin their journeys to breathing better again.

Common Causes of a Lung Infection

While viruses, bacteria and fungus cause lung infections, smoking contributes to lung infections and makes symptoms worse. Not only does smoking make lung infections more severe, it can affect your long-term health.

Cigarette smoking is linked to most severe lung conditions, including the following:

  • Lung cancer
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pneumoconiosis and more

If you smoke cigarettes, quitting now can help reduce your chances of developing a lung infection.

Other common causes of lung infection are genetics, age, and exposure to breathing in particles, like dust, smoke, chemicals, and asbestos. Diseases such as arthritis, scleroderma, and lupus can cause health problems in the lungs as well.

How Are Lung Infections Treated?

Lung infections frequently cause scarring and damage to vital tissue in the lungs. There is no cure for this kind of scarring, but treatments can assist in slowing the symptoms of the infections that cause the damage.

We offer many different treatments for lung disease, including lung restoration treatment, which uses the concentrated amounts of the body’s own cells to help target and reduce inflamed areas.

Contact Lung Health Institute today for more information or to schedule a free consultation at 888-745-6697.

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