Evaluation of Pulmonary Function in Post-convalescent COVID-19 Adults: A Comparative Insight

Ghada E. Elgarawany • Sapna Shevade • Shahad Aldebi • Bader Ahmed • Fagr Omer • Raghad Adel, Published: June 06, 2024, DOI: 10.7759/cureus.61773 Cite this article as: Elgarawany G E, Shevade S, Aldebi S, et al. (June 06, 2024) Evaluation of Pulmonary Function in Post-convalescent COVID-19 Adults: A Comparative Insight. Cureus 16(6): e61773. doi:10.7759/cureus.61773 Abstract Background and objective COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that is highly contagious and […]

Runaway immune reactions cause long COVID breathing problems

Author: Christopher Vaughan, Stanford Medicine 2023 Stanford Medicine researchers have found a mechanism behind one of the most common symptoms of long COVID — shortness of breath. Post COVID-19 breathing problems are caused by a condition known as lung fibrosis, when damaged lungs form scar tissue, which makes it difficult for lungs to expand and […]

Post-COVID Interstitial Lung Disease: What you Need to Know

Apr 28, 2023 Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation After being hospitalized for three months with COVID-19 and double pneumonia in 2020, Houston police officer Hito Bazan awoke one morning to discover that he couldn’t talk, eat, walk, or most importantly, breathe. Bazan was diagnosed with interstitial lung disease (ILD) known as pulmonary fibrosis (PF). Three years into […]

Is COVID-19 a Respiratory or Vascular Disease?

Authors: Medically reviewed by Meredith Goodwin, MD, FAAFP — By S. Behring  Health Line COVID-19 is normally associated with the lungs and respiratory system. Most people think of symptoms such as coughing and shortness of breath when they think of COVID-19. However, COVID-19 can impact the entire body and cause a wide range of symptoms and complications. Strokes, a […]

Oxygen Levels and the Digestive System

Authors: by Lung Health | Jun 9, 2016 | Oxygen Levels, Resources It might sound strange, but the respiratory system and the digestive system depend on one another for optimal function. Because oxygen is essential to the proper functioning of the body, one of the main concerns for people with chronic lung diseases is maintaining enough oxygen in their blood. The body needs […]