Lymphangioleiomyomatosis also known as LAM lung disease is the abnormal multiplication or increase in the muscle cells that form the lining of the airways and blood vessels. These cells can spread throughout the body forming non cancerous tumours. The air sacs in the lungs would also swell to form cysts which causes breathing difficulties. Pain and wheezing are also symptoms of this disorder.
HOW IS LYMPHANGIOLEIOMYOMATOSIS DIAGNOSED?
People visit their general physician with the complaint of shortness of breath. The doctor may recommend chest x-ray, pulmonary function tests and CT scans to diagnose LAM. Bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy and open lung biopsy may also be suggested.
HOW IS LYMPHANGIOLEIOMYOMATOSIS TREATED?
Medication is used for treating Lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Use of inhaled bronchodilators is also used for clearing the airways and reducing shortness of breath. In some women hormonal treatment is said to have improved condition
DID YOU KNOW?
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a progressive lung disease