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1.  Chronic Bronchitis
Your bronchial tubes are responsible for delivering air to your lungs. When these tubes become inflamed, mucus can build up. The coughing and shortness of breath this causes is known as bronchitis. People often develo...
Symptoms:
  • Swollen legs
  • Morning cough
  • Swollen ankle
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Coughing up blood
2.  Pulmonary Embolism
A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that affects the lungs. Typically, a blood clot travels from another area in the body before becoming lodged in one of the arteries that supply blood to the lungs. A pulmonar...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Peripheral cyanosis
  • Low blood pressure
  • Wheezing
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Coughing up blood
3.  Ebola Virus and Disease
Ebola disease-also called Ebola hemorrhagic fever or Ebola fever-is a rare and often fatal illness that humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys and gorillas) can contract. There have been several outbreaks o...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Bleeding eye
  • Mouth irritation
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Coughing up blood
4.  Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary edema is a condition in which the lungs fill with fluid. When this occurs, the body struggles to get enough oxygen. The most common cause of pulmonary edema is congestive heart failure. Heart failure i...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Coughing up blood
  • Peripheral cyanosis
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Frothy sputum
  • Increase in blood pressure
5.  Getting a Handle on Aspiration Pneumonia
Aspiration pneumonia is an inflammation of your lungs and bronchial tubes. It happens after you inhale foreign matter. It is also known as anaerobic pneumonia. This condition is caused by inhaling materials such a...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Coughing up blood
  • Grey skin
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Diaphoresis
6.  Bronchiectasis
Bronchiectasis is a condition where the bronchial tubes of your lungs are permanently damaged and enlarged. These damaged air passages allow bacteria and mucus to build up in your lungs, which result in infections an...
Symptoms:
  • Blue fingernails
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Coughing up blood
7.  Lung Cancer Overview
Learn the types of lung cancer, and read information about lung cancer symptoms, causes and treatments. Continue reading!
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Coughing up blood
8.  Pneumonia
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. The infection may be caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Pneumonia causes inflammation in your lung's air sacs, also referred to as alveoli. The alveoli fill with flui...
Symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Coughing up blood
9.  Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Cancer occurs when abnormal cells rapidly multiply and don't stop reproducing. The disease can develop anywhere in the body. Treatment is based on its location. When it originates in the lungs, it is lung cancer. Ther...
Symptoms:
  • Hoarseness
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Coughing up blood
10.  Small Cell Lung Cancer
Your lungs are two sponge-like, air-filled organs located on either side of your chest. When you inhale, your lungs absorb oxygen and send it to the bloodstream for use by your cells. Carbon dioxide, a waste product o...
Symptoms:
  • Nail problem
  • High-pitched breath sounds
  • Noisy respiration
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Coughing up blood
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