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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 the sequence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

COPD is a progressive, irreversible group of lung diseases that affect your breathing over many years. Learn more about the sequence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from this article.


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.

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

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

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

Inflammation in your lungs can cause a condition called pleurisy, and, in very severe situations, an abscess in your lung. Learn what inflammation in your lungs can cause from this article.

Hiccups are a complex response caused by a variety of triggers. Learn more about the causes of hiccups in this article.

Trouble breathing while sleeping can be very disruptive during the night and may leave you feeling tired and grumpy in the morning. Learn about what may trouble your breathing while you sleep from this article.

The hiccups mean that something has irritated the nerves in your diaphragm, causing a spasm. Read this article to learn what hiccups mean.

Altitude sicknesses, like acute mountain sickness and high-altitude pulmonary edema, can be unpleasant and even dangerous. Learn about natural remedies for altitude sickness in this article.

There are a range of natural remedies you can use for sinus decongestant, including various things to inhale, drink or eat. Learn more about natural remedies used for sinus blockage and congestion in this article.