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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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Acute respiratory failure is a medical emergency that occurs when your blood does not get enough oxygen, has too much carbon dioxide, or both. Learn what acute respiratory failure is in this article.

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Common bowel symptoms of cystic fibrosis include constipation, diarrhea and foul-smelling stools. Learn more about bowel symptoms of cystic fibrosis from this article.

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Diacetyl is a chemical used to make popcorn and other candy taste buttery; people who are exposed to it regularly may suffer from damage to their lungs. Learn more about the effects of diacetyl from this article.

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Cystic fibrosis occurs in approximately 1 out of 3,000 births. Learn more about cystic fibrosis statistics from this article.

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Pleural cavity diseases are those conditions that affect the membrane lining the lungs and chest wall. Learn more about pleural cavity diseases from this article.

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Adults can experience a range of respiratory conditions. Learn about common respiratory conditions in adults from this article.

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Children can suffer from a range of respiratory conditions; most of the time they are mild but they can develop into a severe infection. Learn more about common respiratory conditions in children from this article.

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There are a range of respiratory conditions that can affect infants. Learn more about common respiratory conditions in infants from this article.

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There are many diseases of the respiratory system because the respiratory system involves so many different organs and tissues. Learn what the diseases of the respiratory system are in this article.

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Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea is often a sign of heart failure that causes frightening episodes of shortness of breath at night. Learn more about nursing interventions for paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea from this article.

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SARS started to spread in late 2002 but was only declared an outbreak in early 2003, despite the fact that many people already had the virus. Learn more about whether there was a respiratory outbreak in 2002 from this article.

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Some respiratory infections, like pneumonia, are treated with antibiotics. Learn what antibiotics can help treat respiratory infections from this article.

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A mutation of the CFTR gene on chromosome 7 causes cystic fibrosis. Learn more about the cystic fibrosis gene from this article.

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There is a latex allergy diet because there are some foods related to latex that you may be allergic to if you are allergic to latex. Find out about latex allergy diets in this article.

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Sinusitis is an infection and inflammation of the sinuses around your nasal passages. Learn more about sinusitis from this article.

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The chance of having cystic fibrosis depends on both your father and mother's genetics. Learn more about inheriting cystic fibrosis from this article.

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If you have mild altitude sickness you may have trouble sleeping but if you develop severe altitude sickness you may feel drowsy. Learn whether you will feel drowsy if you have altitude sickness in this article.

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There are three types of altitude sickness. Learn whether altitude sickness causes brain swelling in this article.

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Women experience more health complications related to cystic fibrosis compared to men. Learn more about gender differences in cystic fibrosis from this article.

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Edema is a complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rather than a symptom of the disease. Learn more about whether edema is a symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by reading this article.

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