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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There are a number of steps that you can take to prevent the development of pulmonary disease. Learn how you can prevent pulmonary disease in this article.

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There is no prescription medication to treat an upper respiratory infection, but there are many things you can do to help relieve your symptoms. Learn how to treat an upper respiratory infection in this article.

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Chronic congestion in children may require surgery or simply removing allergens from the child's environment. Find out more about treating chronic congestion in children from this article.

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The average life expectancy for people with cystic fibrosis is adulthood. Learn more about the average life expectancy for people with cystic fibrosis from this article.

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Hiccups can be long-term or short-term. Learn whether anesthesia can cause hiccups in this article.

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Some stroke patients end up with constant hiccups because of damage to their brain. Learn how recovering stroke patients can deal with hiccups in this article.

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Several different kinds of medication can treat emphysema, including corticosteroids and bronchodilators. Learn more about emphysema medication from this article.

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Altitude sickness can be mild or severe. Learn whether specific foods can help treat altitude sickness in this article.

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Respiratory therapists generally work in hospitals. Learn about finding a respiratory therapist from this article.

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Waking up feeling like you are suffocating can be a terrifying experience and is commonly attributed to a condition known as paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. Learn more about why you wake up with shortness of breath by reading this article.

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Altitude sickness affects people who travel from low elevations to high ones. Learn whether you'll get altitude sickness when you ski in this article.

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It's important for children to know how their bodies work, so here's how you can explain the respiratory system to a child. Learn how to explain the respiratory system to a child in this article.

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Lower respiratory tract infections are usually caused by a virus and are treated by managing the symptoms until the virus passes. Learn more about treating a lower respiratory tract infection by reading this article.

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Use medication and home treatments to treat heavy congestion. Find out more about treating heavy congestion from this article.

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The chloride sweat test involves assessing the level of of chloride in a child’s sweat for diagnosing cystic fibrosis. Learn more about the chloride sweat test for cystic fibrosis from this article.

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Cystic fibrosis causes sticky and thick mucus, which leads to significant problems in the lungs. Learn more about how cystic fibrosis affects your lungs from this article.

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The renal system controls the amount of acids and bases excreted from the body, in order to compensate for respiratory alkalosis. Learn more about how the kidneys compensate for conditions of respiratory alkalosis by reading this article.

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Reactive airway disease is generally considered a nonspecific respiratory condition. Learn more about reactive airway disease as a respiratory condition from this article.

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Heavy mucous build-up can cause difficulty breathing, but there are simple methods that you can try at home to clear the mucous. Learn more about how you can treat heavy mucous build-up by reading this article.

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The last reported human case of SARS was in the spring of 2004. Learn more about the eradication of SARS from this article.

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Many respiratory conditions have similar symptoms, making it difficult to reach a correct diagnosis. Learn how respiratory conditions can be misdiagnosed by reading this article.

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Although you may experience hiccups with nausea or hiccups with a paraganglioma, hiccups don’t actually cause nausea or paraganglioma. Learn whether hiccups cause nausea or paraganglioma by reading this article.

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Vitamin C has proven to be effective in treating respiratory congestion. Learn whether vitamin C can help treat respiratory congestion in this article.

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Altitude sickness can cause headaches, nausea and fatigue. Learn whether you always get a bloody nose with altitude sickness in this article.

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People with allergies to alcohol may suffer from nasal congestion after consuming alcoholic drinks. Find out more about the link between alcohol and nasal congestion from this article.

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