The airways are persistently inflamed and may from time to time spasm, resulting in respiratory wheezing and shortness of breath. Common triggers of asthma include allergies, infections and pollutions.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
A lung condition that is categorized by an inability to exhale normally, which causes difficulty breathing.
A common form of COPD found most often in smokers where lung damage allows air to be trapped in the lungs. Difficulty blowing air out is the hallmark of this condition. A very simple test can be performed to accurately diagnose this condition.
A painful and sudden infection of the airway, usually brought on by a virus.
A genetic condition causing poor clearance of mucus for the individual’s bronchi. The un-cleared mucus accumulates and typically results in repeated lung infections.
Pneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may cough, run a fever, and have hard time breathing. For most people, pneumonia can be treated at home. It often clears up in 2 to 3 weeks. But older adults, babies, and people with other diseases can become very ill.