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Diseases & Conditions : Respiratory Disorders


    • Acute Bronchitis

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

    • Anatomy of the Respiratory System

      The respiratory system includes the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, and lungs.

    • Asthma

      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.

    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)

      Detailed information on chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, including asthma, chronic bronchitis, and pulmonary emphysema

    • Cystic Fibrosis

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

    • Glossary - Respiratory Disorders

      Online medical glossary of terms relating to respiratory disorders written for patients and consumers

    • Home Page - Respiratory Disorders

      Detailed information on respiratory disorders, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, control, and treatment

    • 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.

    • Insomnia

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

    • Interstitial Lung Disease (Pulmonary Fibrosis)

      Detailed information on interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease causes, interstitial lung disease treatment

    • 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

    • 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

    • Narcolepsy

      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.

    • Online Resources - Respiratory Disorders

      List of online resources to find additional information on respiratory disorders

    • 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.

    • Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis

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

    • Pneumonia

      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

    • 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 Emphysema

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

    • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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

    • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

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

    • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

      Detailed information on SARS, including symptoms, prevention, and treatment

    • Signs of Respiratory Distress

      It's important to learn the symptoms of respiratory distress to know how to respond appropriately.

    • Sinusitis

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

    • Sleep Apnea

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

    • Sleep Problems

      Detailed information on sleep problems overview

    • Smoking and Respiratory Diseases

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

    • Spirometers

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

    • Topic Index - Respiratory Disorders

      Here's a list of respiratory conditions, as well as information on treatment and prevention.

    • 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