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Lung disease is any disease or disorder that occurs in the lungs or that causes the lungs to not work properly.

There are three main types of lung disease:

  • Airway diseases affecting the tubes (airways) that carry oxygen and other gases into and out of the lungs
  • Lung tissue diseases affecting the structure of the lung tissue
  • Lung circulation diseases affecting the blood vessels in the lungs, caused by clotting, scarring, or inflammation of the blood vessels

 

Many lung diseases involve a combination of these three types.

The most common lung diseases include:

  • Asthma
  • Atelectasis Bronchitis COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary edema

 

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