Lung Transplant Directory
A lung transplant may be necessary if lungs are too diseased to function. Common causes of this are COPD, cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis, and many more. One or both lungs may need to be replaced if all other treatment options have been exhausted. There are risks to having a lung transplant including organ rejection and infection. Once these obstacles are overcome, there is still a long road ahead. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how lung transplants are performed, why they may be needed, risks involved, and much more.
Lung Transplant Surgery, Survival, Organ Rejection, and More
Learn more from WebMD about lung transplantation surgery, including who may need it, how it's done, survival rates, and more.
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
The causes, symptoms, and treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare lung disease.
Diet and Weight Gain After an Organ Transplant
When you regain your appetite after an organ transplant, what should you eat? WebMD provides guidelines for a healthy diet and addresses concerns about weight gain.
Understanding Cystic Fibrosis: The Basics
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes mucus to build up in the lungs.