Discover research programs and initiatives that seek to inform prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for today’s major health challenges and conditions.
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance the body needs for good health but in the right amounts. Unhealthy levels of cholesterol can lead to heart and blood vessel diseases.
LAM, or lymphangioleiomyomatosis, is a rare lung disease in which abnormal cells begin to grow out of control in the lungs. Over time, these cells can destroy healthy lung tissue.
Overweight and obesity are chronic conditions that raise the risk of serious health problems, including heart disease and diabetes.
Your lungs are the pair of spongy, pinkish-gray organs in your chest. They help get oxygen into your blood and carbon dioxide, a waste gas, out of your blood.
Learn about different treatments for lung diseases and conditions.
Heart-healthy living can prevent and treat heart disease. It includes choosing healthy foods, getting more physical activity, aiming for a healthy weight, managing stress, quitting smoking, and getting enough good-quality sleep.
The NHLBI has materials for patients and health professionals on many health topics, such as asthma, heart disease, and sickle cell disease.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood disorders and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.