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Ken H. and Lung Health Institute: A Journey Back to Hope

Ken H. and Lung Health Institute: A Journey Back to Hope

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is one of the many chronic lung diseases that can seem hopeless. Ken has been on a journey at Lung Health Institute that has restored his hope of a better life.  Why Was Ken Without Hope Before Coming to Lung Health Institute? Many...

The Basics of ILD — Interstitial Lung Disease

We all need clean, healthy air to breathe. However, the air isn’t always as clean as it should be. Often, air contains particles that can irritate and inflame the delicate tissues in our lungs. This inflammation can even occur due to certain medications and treatments...

How Is Interstitial Lung Disease Diagnosed?

Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) refers to a broad class of conditions that generally cause scarring of lung tissue around the alveoli, or air sacs, which deliver oxygen to the bloodstream. Although there is an extremely broad range of causes, including smoking,...

Symptoms of Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) can cause debilitating symptoms that severely disrupt your ability to engage in everyday activities. ILD is actually a disorder encompassing a number of conditions that cause scarring in the lung tissue, including pulmonary fibrosis and...
What causes scar tissue in the lungs?

What causes scar tissue in the lungs?

Do you have any scars somewhere on your skin? Most people do. Some scars are small and hard to notice, while others are large and obvious. Now picture scarring like this in your lungs. Unfortunately, scarring like this can happen with the development of chronic lung...
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lung Disease

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lung Disease

As the spotlight grows on Rheumatoid Arthritis over the past several years, researchers have wondered if there is a correlation between this autoimmune disease and chronic lung disease. Does the lack of oxygen in the bloodstream caused by chronic lung conditions lead...
What Is the Cause of Interstitial Lung Disease?

What Is the Cause of Interstitial Lung Disease?

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) refers to a large group of lung diseases that typically result in rapid scarring of lung tissue. This scarring affects a person’s ability to breathe, pass enough oxygen through their blood and eventually causes permanent damage to the...
Interstitial Lung Disease Alternative Therapy

Interstitial Lung Disease Alternative Therapy

If you have been diagnosed with interstitial lung disease or you know someone who has, then you may be searching for alternative therapies for interstitial lung disease. Interstitial lung disease is the medical label for a broad category of diseases that are...
Interstitial Lung Disease Alternative Treatment

Interstitial Lung Disease Alternative Treatment

Interstitial lung disease is the medical term for a category of lung conditions whose primary characteristic is pulmonary fibrosis, or hardening and scarring of the lung tissues. As a result of this damage, it is more difficult for the lungs to stretch during normal...
What is Siderosis?

What is Siderosis?

Siderosis is a type of occupational lung disease caused by inhaling iron particles through dust or fumes. Also known as “welder’s lung” or “silver polisher’s lung,” siderosis is a type of pneumoconiosis, which refers more generally to occupational conditions like...

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