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Respiratory Conditions

Respiratory conditions impact the lungs and the ability to breath. In this section, find out about the symptoms and treatment of apnea, orthopnea and more.

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What is CFTR, and what's its relation to cystic fibrosis?

A mutation on the CFTR gene results in cystic fibrosis. Learn more about the CFTR gene and cystic fibrosis from this article.


What is COPD?

COPD is a progressive disease that makes it more and more difficult to breathe as the disease worsens. Learn more about COPD by reading this article. See more »

What is corona virus?

There are many types of corona viruses - some affecting humans and some affecting animals. Learn more about corona virus in this article. See more »

What is emphysema?

Emphysema is a disease in which air becomes trapped in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe out. Learn more about emphysema in this article. See more »

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is bacteria that infect immunocompromised people, and can cause pneumonia, and chronic respiratory problems in vulnerable people. Learn more about pseudomonas aeruginosa and its relationship to respiratory infections from this article. See more »

In pulmonary edema, fluid builds up in the lungs, making it hard to breathe. Learn more about pulmonary edema from this article. See more »

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a sudden increase in fluid in the lungs, leading to life-threatening breathing problems. Learn more about acute respiratory distress syndrome from this article. See more »

Respiratory syncytial virus is a highly contagious infection that leads to cold-like symptoms. Learn more about respiratory syncytial virus from this article. See more »

What are some problems and conditions of bronchitis to look out for? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn more bout some problems and conditions of bronchitis and what to look out for. See more »

What are some respiratory issues caused by factory conditions? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn more about some respiratory issues by factory conditions. See more »

What are some restrictive conditions of the respiratory system? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn more about the respiratory system and some restrictive conditions of the respiratory system. See more »