We will be looking at lung disease that affects the blood vessels. The right side of the heart receives low-oxygen blood from the veins. It pumps blood into the lungs through the pulmonary arteries. These blood vessels can suffer from disease as well.
Pulmonary embolism, otherwise called deep vein thrombosis, is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs
The interstitium is the microscopically thin, delicate lining between the lungs’ air sacs (alveoli). Tiny blood vessels run through the interstitium and allow gas exchange between the alveoli and the blood. Various lung diseases affect the interstitium:
Interstitial lung disease is a collection of different lung conditions affecting the interstitium. They are:-
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Pneumonia and pulmonary edemas can also affect the interstitium
The lungs are an essential respiratory organ located on either side of the heart. Their main function is to transport oxygen from the atmosphere into the bloodstream and release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The body’s cells need oxygen to work and grow. So we must keep our lungs healthy.
The body has a natural defense system designed to protect the lungs. This works very well most of the time, keeping out dirt and fighting off germs.
However, several harmful substances can damage the airways and threaten the lungs’ ability to work properly, leading to lung disease.