Lung Pain: Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax is a lung condition that is more commonly known as “collapsed lung.” Pneumothorax occurs when air leaks into the pleural cavity, or the cavity that the lungs sit in. The air in this cavity prevents the lung from expanding …

Diabetes and Kidney Pain

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes can both damage a person’s kidneys, especially if blood glucose levels are not stabilized over time. Uncontrolled diabetes damages the small blood vessels or capillaries of the kidneys, leading to kidney damage. This damage …

Lung Pain: Tracheitis

Tracheitis is an infection that causes inflammation and swelling in the trachea, also commonly referred to as the windpipe. Tracheitis is most often caused by a bacterial infection in the trachea with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. S. aureus is a common bacterial species …

Diabetes and Knee Pain

Both types of diabetes, type 1 or insulin-dependent and type 2, can cause myriad health problems if blood glucose levels are not kept under tight control. One type of problem that can occur in diabetics is joint pain. One of …

Lung Pain: Pulmonary Embolism

A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the arteries of the lungs. Depending on the size and location of the clot, the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism may vary. A large clot, or a lot of clots, …