Respiratory Problems

Respiratory Problems


The respiratory system is a very important system in the human body and is very essential for humans to live. Just like everything else in the world, the respiratory system can have many problems, some fatal and some not so harmful. Some of those diseases that can affect your respiratory system are lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, and pneumonia. These diseases don’t happen to everyone, but some people are unfortunate, and have to live with those diseases.


Asthma

The airways are persistently inflamed, and may occasionally spasm, causing wheezing and shortness of breath.Allergies, infections, or pollution can trigger asthma's symptoms.


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Lung conditions defined by an inability to exhale normally, which causes difficulty breathing.


Chronic bronchitis

A form of COPD characterized by a chronic productive cough.


Emphysema

Lung damage allows air to be trapped in the lungs in this form of COPD. Difficulty blowing air out is its hallmark.


Acute bronchitis

A sudden infection of the airways, usually by a virus.


Cystic fibrosis

A genetic condition causing poor clearance of mucus from the bronchi. The accumulated mucus results in repeated lung infections


Pneumonia

An infection of the alveoli, usually by bacteria.


Tuberculosis

A slowly progressive pneumonia caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis.



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