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Illustration of Pneumonia

Pneumonia: Symptoms, Causes, Risks, Complications, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Overview The respiratory system is a very important part of the body. It is responsible for the transfer of oxygen into the bloodstream and the...
illustration of Emphysema

Emphysema: Symptoms, Causes, Risks, Complications, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention and Outlook

Overview The lungs are important organs in the body. These are responsible for the oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, which is vital for survival. If...
a woman with symptoms of bronchitis

Bronchitis: Symptoms, Causes, Risks, Complications, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Overview The respiratory system is responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the body. Oxygen is needed by the cells of the...
Illustration of COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Symptoms, Stages, Causes, Risks, Complications, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Overview The air exchange occurs in our lungs. When you inhale, the air passes into the nose down to the pharynx, trachea and to the...
A little boy with an asthma inhaler

Asthma: Symptoms, Causes, Risks, Complications, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention and Prognosis

Overview Have you ever felt a sudden difficulty of breathing that affects your daily activities? You might have bronchial asthma. Asthma is chronic and long-lasting respiratory...
Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis: Symptoms, Causes, Risks, Complications, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention and Outlook

Overview Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disorder that has an effect on the cells that produce mucus, which acts as a lubricant for organs...

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