CATEGORY: Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain > Spontaneous Pneumothorax AKA Bleb Disease 4 articles

A spontaneous pneumothorax or bleb disease is a condition in which weak spots known as blebs develop on the lungs. If and when these blebs rupture they can cause the lung to collapse. This condition is suspected to be genetic because there appears to be a familial link, although the gene or genes causing this condition have yet to been found. Depending on the severity of the condition, people with bleb disease may live with chronic pain. They may also have to make anywhere from very minor to very major changes to their daily life. These tips are for anyone with bleb disease or anyone who has a partner, friend or family member with bleb disease who wants to learn more.

Below you will find all the articles written on this topic.


Are blebs deflating more than your lung?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

If you’re in the recovery process from a surgery for a collapsed lung (Blebs Disease ) you might be unsure of what the future holds.  You know for at least…


What is a Spontaneous Pneumothorax AKA Bleb Disease?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

What is a spontaneous pneumothorax?Spontaneous pneumothorax refers to the condition when a lung leaks air and collapses.  In this condition lung collapses are caused by blebs, not by trauma or…


Overview of Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

How is a collapsed lung treated? Very small lung collapses (less than 5% collapsed) require little treatment and will get better with time and rest.  In most cases, a chest…


Spontaneous Pneumothorax: Things to Know

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

If you’ve received the diagnosis of a spontaneous pneumothorax, known as “bleb disease,” you’re probably wondering “now what? Can I resume my regular world living in Philadelphia? Counseling? Therapy? Life?  After healing from surgery…