Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): COPD encompasses conditions like chronic bronchitis and emphysema, which cause long-term lung damage and hinder airflow.
Asthma: Asthma is a chronic condition that causes airway inflammation and constriction, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, and recurring asthma attacks.
Pneumonia: Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi.
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD): ILD is a group of lung disorders that affect the interstitial tissue between the air sacs, causing scarring and stiffness of the lungs.
Lung Cancer: Lung cancer is one of the most serious respiratory illnesses. It often develops silently and can spread quickly if not detected early, leading to significant lung damage.
Pulmonary Fibrosis: Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disease characterized by the thickening and scarring of lung tissue, making it harder for the lungs to function properly.
Tuberculosis (TB): TB is a bacterial infection that primarily affects the lungs. It can lead to lung damage and, if left untreated, can be life-threatening.
Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that causes the production of thick, sticky mucus in the lungs and other organs.
Lung Diseases from Occupational Exposures: Certain jobs expose individuals to hazardous substances, such as asbestos or silica dust