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.
Reopening schools is at the top of everyone's wish list, but does reopening them cause COVID-19 to spread? Well, it's complicated.
Wearing some sort of face mask is more important than ever now to protect you and others from coronavirus. But how do clean and safely store it?
Anosmia, or the loss of the ability to detect one or more smells, is a common symptom of upper respiratory viral infections. It might also be a way to tell if you have novel coronavirus.
More than a year has passed since a new strain — SARS-CoV-2 — emerged in China and rapidly spread across the globe, infecting more than 90 million and killing more than 2 million. What has — and hasn't — changed since then?
The long-standing cultural belief that milk products generate phlegm is a myth, according to a 2018 literature review.
And the good news is that researchers have identified the protein that may be causing the problem.
The branding on cigarette boxes steers smokers who pick up the packs. But without it, smokers aren't as keen on taking a drag.
Genetic mutations in ancient Vikings protected them from parasites, but contribute to our modern susceptibility to lung diseases COPD and emphysema.
Studies presented at the 2016 AAAS meeting find an impact on immune system genes and on the potential for artherosclerosis.
A cystic fibrosis newborn screening test is relatively inexpensive. Learn more about the cost of a cystic fibrosis test from this article.
Try home remedies or pharmaceutical medications for quick relief from heavy congestion. Find out about the fastest way to cure heavy congestion from this article.
The life expectancy for someone with emphysema depends on many factors, including the severity of the condition. Learn more about the life expectancy for someone with emphysema from this article.
Hiccups are the result of a spasm in your diaphragm. Learn about the best way to stop hiccups in this article.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The hiccups mean that something has irritated the nerves in your diaphragm, causing a spasm. Read this article to learn what hiccups mean.