Basic Summary for Lung conditions


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Main name of condition: Lung conditions
Other names or spellings: Lung disease, Lung diseases, Lung disorders


What is Lung conditions?
  Brief description of Lung conditions: Various conditions affecting the lungs or related airways.
  Parent types of Lung conditions: All Disease Categories, Respiratory conditions, Chest conditions
  Organs Affected by Lung conditions: lung, respiratory
  Types of Lung conditions: Pneumonia, Lung cancer, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, Bronchitis, Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, COPD, Cystic fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Bronchiolitis obliterans, Interstitial lung diseases, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary fibrosis, Bronchial disorders, Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, Anthrax, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Diphtheria, Drowning, Familial emphysema, High altitude pulmonary edema, Lung abscess, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, Mesothelioma, Mountain sickness, Pleural effusion, Pleurisy, Pneumococcal pneumonia, Pneumonitis, Primary pulmonary hypertension, Pulmonary Anthrax, Respiratory conditions, Respiratory diphtheria, Respiratory infections, Respiratory syncytial virus, Silicosis, Stridor, Suffocation, Tuberculosis, Wheezing, Flu, Parainfluenza, Respiratory failure, Pulmonary hypertension, Pulmonary edema, Pulmonary embolism, Pulmonary thromboembolism, Adult respiratory distress syndrome, Respiratory distress syndrome, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pneumothorax, Collapsed lung, Pneumoconiosis, Acute Bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Goodpasture syndrome
How many people get Lung conditions?
  Prevalance of Lung conditions: more than 30 million Americans with chronic lung diseases (NWHIC)
  Prevalance Rate of Lung conditions: approx 1 in 9 or 11.03% or 30 million people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Lung conditions: More than 30 million Americans are now living with chronic lung disease.1
What causes Lung conditions?
  Causes of Lung conditions: see causes of Lung conditions
  Risk factors for Lung conditions: see risk factors for Lung conditions
What are the symptoms of Lung conditions?
  Symptoms of Lung conditions: see symptoms of Lung conditions
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Lung conditions: see treatments for Lung conditions
  Prevention of Lung conditions: see prevention of Lung conditions
Society issues for Lung conditions
  Costs of Lung conditions: $115.9 billion with $65.4b direct, $23.8b morbidity, $26.7b mortality (NHLBI 2002)

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Lung Disease: NWHIC

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