Month May 2006

Diseases of the Lungs – Emphysema, Abscess

Emphysema is a thinning out of the lung tissue itself and is seen only rarely below the age of fifty. When not enough lung tissue remains to carry on easy, effective breathing, more rapid breathing is required for complete full… Continue Reading →

Diseases of the lungs – Bronchitis, Pleurisy

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes. It frequently follows a cold, produces a cough, a sensation of tightness in the chest and a mild fever. Bronchitis may occur by itself, or with other difficulties, such as influenza, a… Continue Reading →

Examining the Lungs

Examination of the Lungs 1. Inhale and exhale normally while at rest. Normal painless breathing varies between sixteen to twenty breaths per minute. Excessively rapid breathing may be due to a body fever or lung disease, while painful breathing is… Continue Reading →

Diverticulum and Stricture of the Esophagus

Diverticulum of the Esophagus. A diverticulum is a ballooned-out weak spot on the esophagus, usually in the neck level, and may cause swallowing difficulty when food lodges in it. This difficulty does not completely obstruct the swallowing tube, but often… Continue Reading →

Diseases of the Esophagus

Cancer of the Esophagus, occurs mostly in men, beyond the fifty-year age level. It grows slowly here to gradually obstruct the esophagus and make swallowing progressively more painful and difficult. At first, difficulty is slight, but as the growth enlarges,… Continue Reading →

Examining the Internal Chest and the Esophagus

Examination of the Internal Chest The internal chest must be examined without the aid of sight or touch. Therefore, the heart, lungs and esophagus are examined by determining how well they are functioning. From their working, we know their condition…. Continue Reading →

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