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Lung Disease - Causes and Treatment

There are several factors that can cause lung disease. Smoking is a major cause of lung disease, if you smoke, talk with your doctor about ways they can help you to quit smoking. If you live with someone who smokes, try to get them to quit, or at least ask them to have enough respect to smoke outside. Being around second hand smoke can be just as dangerous as smoking yourself, and remember that smoke include not only cigarettes, but cigars and pipes as well. Exposure to radon gas can also increase your chances of developing lung disease. Radon is a gas that occurs in the soil and rocks, and can damage the lungs, leading to lung cancer. People who work in mines have a greater chance of being exposed to radon, and in some parts of the States., radon is found in homes. You can measure radon in your home with a kit you can buy at most hardware stores. Lung disease can also be caused by asbestos. Asbestos are a natural fiber that comes from minerals. The fibers break apart easily and can f…

First Signs of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a major killer of men and women across the country. Air pollutants, secondhand smoke, cigarette smoking especially, and other causative factors contribute to the disease.
Most of us think that the lung cancer is mostly common among the cigarette smokers and it is true that the vast majority of cases are or were smokers. But there are non-smokers do get lung cancer and smokers who don't get it.
Signs of lung cancer are often not apparent in the early stages. However it is better to identify lung cancer as possible.
The most common early symptom of lung cancer is haemoptysis (coughing up blood). Consider this early symptom a warning sign of a cancer, which may be curable.
If you find that you are coughing up blood, you should immediately contact your doctor , especially if you are 40 years of age, or older, with a long-term smoking habit.
Some of the primary signs include:
* Hacking, persistent cough
* Coughing up blood
* Shortness of breath
* Wheezing
* Chest pain
* …

The Leading Causes Of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a serious health problem, it is essentially the growth of abnormal cells in the lungs.
This growth of unhealthy cells can start anywhere in the lungs.
Lung cancer is actually the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. Of those people who contract lung cancer, less than half of them survive one year. The quicker you notice symptom and have it diagnosed, the quicker treatment can begin and the odds improve.
The leading cause of lung cancer is smoking. eighty seven percent of people who have lung cancer have gotten it from smoking.
If a person smokes a pack a day, they have twenty times the risk of getting lung cancer or some other serious health problem than a person who doesn't smoke at all.
There are so many carcinogens in tobacco smoke that they constantly damage the healthy cells of the lungs, and the risk goes up for smokers depending on how long they have smoked and how much they have smoked.
There are other causes of lung cancer for healthy peo…

The First Symptoms Of Lung Cancer

Much research work has been dedicated to find out the first symptoms of lung cancer. Cancer is that painful disease that needs no introduction and cancer of the lung is one of its most common forms. It is said that early detection of cancer is the key to its prevention.
Extensive research works conducted at Mesothelioma research clinics have uncovered some symptoms of lung cancer closely linked with the disease.
Lung Cancer Symptoms
People addicted to tobacco and those who are constantly exposed to the ill effects of asbestos are more susceptible to lung cancer. Ignorance about the symptoms of lung cancer may lead to a full-fledged blown up case.
Be on alert if you are having cough most of the time. This is one of the first symptoms. A related symptom may be a change in the nature of coughing. Other symptoms may be- being short of breath and coughing up bloodstained sputum. Mesothelioma research has established that aches while breathing, loss of appetite, fatigue and loss of weight…