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Resources for Respiratory Disorders

Acute Bronchitis

Detailed information on acute bronchitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder in which a person experiences brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.


Detailed information on asthma, including triggers of an asthma attack, symptoms, diagnosis, management, and treatment

Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is a long-term inflammation of the bronchi, which results in increased production of mucus.

Cystic Fibrosis

Detailed information on cystic fibrosis, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and genetics

Lung Disorders and Diseases

Detailed information on lung disorders and diseases, signs of respiratory distress, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD), Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Pulmonary Emphysema, Acute Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Occupational Lung Diseases, Pneumonia, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Tuberculosis

Pulmonary Emphysema

Emphysema is a chronic lung condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged or destroyed. This damage is irreversible.

Influenza (Flu)

How do you know if you have the flu? Symptoms: abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and a nonproductive cough.

Inhalers and Nebulizers

Inhalers deliver medication directly to the lungs with less side effects than medication taken by mouth or injection.

Lung Cancer

Detailed information on lung cancer, lung cancer symptom, lung cancer treatment, lung cancer sign, lung cancer medication, malignant lung tumor, lung cancer cause, benign lung tumor, lung cancer risk factor, lung cancer prevention


A person with narcolepsy is likely to become drowsy or to fall asleep at inappropriate times and places, and sleep attacks may occur with or without warning.

Occupational Lung Diseases

Repeated and long-term exposure to certain irritants on the job can lead to an array of lung diseases that may have lasting effects, even after exposure ceases.

Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis

Detailed information on pharyngitis and tonsillitis, pharyngitis and tonsillitis causes, pharyngitis and tonsillitis diagnoses, pharyngitis and tonsillitis treatment


Pneumonia is a serious inflammation of the lungs in which the air sacs fill with pus and other liquid.

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

Detailed information on primary pulmonary hypertension, primary pulmonary hypertension causes, primary pulmonary hypertension diagnosis, primary pulmonary hypertension treatment

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Restless legs syndrome is a sleep disorder in which a person experiences unpleasant sensations in the legs. The legs may feel as though something is creeping or crawling along them, or the sensation may be a tingling or a pulling.

Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

Detailed information on pulmonary sarcoidosis, pulmonary sarcoidosis symptoms, pulmonary sarcoidosis diagnosis, pulmonary sarcoidosis treatment

Overview of Sleep Problems

Sleep is essential to physical and emotional health. Adequate sleep may also play a role in helping the body recover from illness and injury.

Smoking and Respiratory Diseases

Smoking is directly responsible for the majority of lung cancer cases (87 percent), emphysema cases, and chronic bronchitis cases.


A spirometer is a device that assesses your lung function. It measures the amount and speed of air expelled from your lungs.

Tuberculosis (TB)

Detailed information on tuberculosis, including risks, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Upper Respiratory Infections

Detailed information on upper respiratory infections, upper respiratory infections symptoms, upper respiratory infections treatment


If you experience difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or enjoying a restful night's sleep, you may be suffering from insomnia.


Detailed information on sinusitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Pulmonary Embolism

Detailed information on pulmonary embolism, including a description of a pulmonary embolism and the circulatory system, symptoms, risk factors, causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and 4 labeled, full-color anatomical illustrations

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

A pulmonary rehabilitation program is tailored to meet the needs of the individual patient and the specific lung problem or disease.
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