The Breathe Pennsylvania lung library aims to educate you on common disorders affecting the lungs.
Lung disease refers to disorders that affect the lungs and disrupts normal breathing. Examples of lung diseases include:
- Asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or COPD
- Infections, such as tuberculosis, influenza and pneumonia
- Pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, and many other interstitial lung diseases
When you breathe, the lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. People with lung disease are not able to breathe properly and therefore often have difficulty accomplishing day-to-day tasks.
From prevention to self-help programs and services, Breathe Pennsylvania provides local residents with a number of resources to help ensure that each breath taken is smarter, and not harder.