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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Altitude sickness affects a large percentage of people who travel to high elevations. Learn whether coca leaf tea helps with altitude sickness in this article.

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Cystic fibrosis does not just occur in the United States. Learn whether cystic fibrosis occurs only in the U.S. in this article.

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How do you know if that cough, wheeze, of shortness of breath is a symptom of congestion or a lung fungus? Read this article to learn how to identify lung fungus symptoms.

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Dehydration has a lot to do with altitude sickness; make sure to stay well hydrated when climbing to high altitudes so you won't get sick. Learn whether dehydration has anything to do with altitude sickness in this article.

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Hiccups can last a few minutes or a few months. Learn whether gender has an effect on hiccups in this article.

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Hiccups are common in infants and are nothing to be concerned about. Read this article to learn more about infants getting the hiccups.

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Orthopnea is typically due to pericardial effusion or pulmonary edema. Learn more about whether orthopnea can come from stress from this article.

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You can treat sinus problems at home by lubricating your nasal passages and taking over-the-counter pain relievers. Learn more about how to treat your sinus problems at home from this article.

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Altitude sickness affects people who travel from a lower elevation to a significantly higher one. Learn whether there are vitamins to take for altitude sickness in this article.

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Many infants with cystic fibrosis thrive and develop. Learn whether a thriving infant can have cystic fibrosis from this article.

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You can prevent cystic fibrosis from occurring in your offspring by doing genetic counseling. Learn if cystic fibrosis can be prevented from this article.

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Chest X-rays are important for monitoring lung function in cystic fibrosis patients. Learn more about chest X-rays for cystic fibrosis from this article.

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Lung transplants due to cystic fibrosis complications are relatively uncommon. Learn more about the prevalence of lung transplants for people with cystic fibrosis from this article.

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There are some foods that may cause hiccups although, usually, the cause for hiccups is not known. Learn whether there are foods that cause hiccups in this article.

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Bronchitis is an infection of the airways, which can be identified by the characteristic cough. Learn how to identify bronchitis in your children from the article below.

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Most of us dread the sinus drainage and congestion that comes with the annual cold. Imagine what a nuisance these symptoms become when they occur on a daily basis. Learn about chronic sinus congestion and how to cope with he condition.

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You wake up suddenly, gasping for air, coughing and wheezing. It could be paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. What causes it, and how can you treat it?

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People with orthopnea -- a telltale sign of heart failure -- have trouble breathing when they're lying down. What causes orthopnea?

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Swallowing sugar, pulling your tongue, biting a lemon, holding your breath -- these are all homegrown hiccup cures. What makes hiccups so hard to stop?

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