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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...
Is Black Lung Treatable?

Is Black Lung Treatable?

Black lung is a type of interstitial lung disease — coal worker’s pneumoconiosis — that is caused by prolonged exposure to coal dust. This dust contains heavy metals that are toxic in even low concentrations. Black lung is common in many miners and others...
Interstitial Lung Disease Treatment Guidelines

Interstitial Lung Disease Treatment Guidelines

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a category of chronic lung disease that includes hundreds of conditions. Risk factors include smoking and exposure to various environmental pollutants and contaminants like asbestos, silica dust and coal. Idiopathic interstitial lung...
Black Lung Treatment

Black Lung Treatment

Black lung has long been a major problem in the United States, especially in rural areas where coal mining is an important part of the economy. It’s a chronic form of lung disease specifically caused by inhaling coal dust, which is full of heavy metals like...
Interstitial Lung Disease Treatment

Interstitial Lung Disease Treatment

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a type of chronic lung disease that includes hundreds of conditions, including asbestosis, black lung and silicosis. It’s an occupational disease that’s caused by inhaling irritants and contaminants like metal, silica dust and coal...