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

 What is respiratory distress?

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 »

 What is respiratory syncytial virus?

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?

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?

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 What are some restrictive conditions of the respiratory system?

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 »

 What are the effects of exercise training on physical functioning patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Exercise training has many positive effects on people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Learn more about the effects of exercise training on physical functioning patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by reading this article. See more »

 What are the respiratory conditions of emphysema?

Emphysema occurs when the small air sacs in your lungs become damaged and destroyed. Learn more about emphysema by reading this article. See more »

 What are the stages of emphysema?

There are four stages of emphysema. Learn more about the stages of emphysema by reading this article. See more »

 What is a lower respiratory infection?

A lower respiratory infection is any infection of the trachea, airways or lungs. Learn what a lower respiratory infection is in this article. See more »