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5 deadly lung diseases and the damage they can do

No doubt you’ve heard of lung diseases like tuberculosis and cystic fibrosis, but did you know how damaging they can be to your body? These diseases are among five of the most deadly lung problems you can develop...

1. Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection most often found in the lungs, but it can also be found in the lymphatic system and other vital organs. TB bacteria cause death of tissue in body organs they infect.

Most people who are exposed to TB never develop symptoms because the bacteria can live in an inactive form in the body — a condition known as latent TB. But if the immune system weakens, TB bacteria can become…

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 5 deadly lung diseases and the damage they can do

No doubt you’ve heard of lung diseases like tuberculosis and cystic fibrosis, but did you know how damaging they can be to your body? These diseases are among five of the most deadly lung problems you can develop.

Pulmonary Education & Research Foundation

We are a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing help to those with chronic respiratory disease through education, research, and information.

Breathing Matters

Breathing Matters is the Centre for Respiratory Research fund, and is part of UCLH Charity (Reg No 229771). It has been set up to raise awareness and to work with patients to help find a cure for Interstitial Lung Diseases such as Pulmonary Fibrosis and other Respiratory Infections such as Bronchiectasis and Pneumonia.


Propeller is the leading mobile platform for respiratory health management. Through sensors, mobile apps and services, Propeller helps reduce the cost of care while delivering better quality of life for individuals with chronic respiratory disease.

Pulmonary Paper

Since 1988 The Pulmonary Paper has provided education and support to those who live with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease), Asthma, Pulmonary Fibrosis and other chronic lung diseases.

Alpha-1 Foundation

The Alpha-1 Foundation is committed to finding a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and to improving the lives of people affected by Alpha-1 worldwide.

The use of asbestos has hurt thousands of individuals and their families, so we’ve made it our mission to meet their needs. That’s why we provide free information, resources and personal assistance to anyone affected by mesothelioma and asbestos exposure.


LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality-of-life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as providing community, support and education for all those affected by the disease.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.

British Lung Foundation

The British Lung Foundation is here for everyone affected by lung disease, whatever their condition. From rarer conditions such as sarcoidosis, to conditions that affect millions of people, such as COPD, we provide trust worthy and up-to-date information on more than 40 types of lung disease.

COPD Foundation

The COPD Foundation was established to undertake initiatives that result in expanded services for COPD and improve the lives of individuals affected by COPD. The Foundation’s activities focus on achieving these results through research, education and advocacy programs that will lead to prevention, and someday, a cure for this disease.

European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Association

Thank you for visiting the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) website. There are millions of people in Europe with asthma, allergy and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). We work to support them by sharing information about their conditions and by advocating on their behalf in parliament.

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

GOLD works with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world.

National Emphysema Foundation

The NEF’s mission is to improve the quality of life of patients with emphysema and their caregivers by providing and supporting educational, advocacy and research initiatives to the medical community and the general public. The NEF is dedicated to working to reduce the suffering and the toll emphysema is taking on innumerable sufferers in this country and abroad.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NHLBI leads a national program in the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood; in sleep disorders; and in the uses of blood and blood resources. The Institute is responsible for research on three of the four leading causes of death in the United States-heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

National Institute of Allergies & Infectious Diseases

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Being a member of PHA is your first step to taking action in the fight against PH. Members of PHA are supporting expanded research and education, building awareness of PH and public support, and changing the history of this illness.

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