Lung diseases are among the most common medical conditions in the world. Tens of millions of people suffer from lung disease. But only very few (approx.7 in a million people) suffer from Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP).
Although PAP is very rare, the symptoms are similar to other lung diseases. Breathing difficulties and coughing are commonly seen whether the condition is called PAP, COPD, or asthma. All lung patients know that their condition can significantly influence their ability to carry out daily activities but many patients also know that it is possible to lead a fulfilling life despite the disease.
The trick is to accept your condition but not to let it take over your life.