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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.

Is cystic fibrosis genetic?

Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. Learn more about cystic fibrosis genetics 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Bronchitis is characterized by inflammation of the larger airways leading into the lungs. Learn more about the problems and conditions of bronchitis from this article.

Factory workers are exposed to a number of chemicals and allergens that can lead to respiratory conditions. Learn more about some respiratory issues caused by factory conditions by reading this article.

There are over 200 restrictive conditions of the respiratory system, also known as interstitial lung diseases. Learn more about restrictive conditions of the respiratory system from this article.