Glomerular disease, or glomerulonephritis, is the inflammation of the glomeruli, small filters in your kidney that carry excess fluid and waste from blood into the urine. The condition can be acute (comes on quickly) or chronic (happens over time), with causes including various bacterial or viral infections and immune diseases, like lupus. Symptoms can range from pink or reddish colored urine (from red blood cells) and foamy urine (too much protein) to fatigue from kidney failure.
Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease caused by type 1 or type 2 diabetes. When the glomeruli, small filters in the kidneys that carry excess fluid and waste from blood into the urine, are damaged as a complication of diabetes, this can cause kidney disease or failure. Symptoms include swelling, nausea, and fatigue.
Sleep disorders include any disruption in the normal sleep pattern, including abnormal breathing and movement, falling and staying asleep, and other sleep issues. A sleep disorder can negatively affect health and quality of life, can affect any age group, and is usually treatable.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious bacterial infection that mainly affects the lungs. The bacteria spread from person to person via sneezing and cough. It is highly contagious. Most TB infections are latent (no symptoms), with about 1 in 10 having an active infection and symptoms including cough, exhaustion and more. Both latent and active TB is treatable with antibiotics but can be fatal if left untreated.
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands
Pulmonary rehabilitation includes a number of services to help those affected by chronic pulmonary diseases. The programs aim to improve quality of life, and could include education, treatment and exercise.
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs and right side of the heart. It begins when tiny arteries in the lungs become narrowed or blocked, causing the right ventricle in the heart to pump harder. It is a serious, progressive disease with no cure.
Lung disease is marked by the scarring of lung tissue that gets progressively worse, making it hard to breath. Scarring can be caused by long-term exposure to hazardous material like asbestos, and some autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, are causes as well.
Lung cancer is cancer that begins in the lungs, two sponge-like organs in the chest that take in oxygen when breathing. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and smokers have the greatest risk. Some lung cancers are not related to smoking but to exposure to things like asbestos, while others occur for unknown reasons.