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Respiratory Conditions

The respiratory conditions topic covers conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory structures. From chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder to chronic upper respiratory infections, these articles discuss the signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory conditions.

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  • What Does Smoking Do to Your Respiratory System?
    Smoking affects all the body’s systems but the respiratory system most of all. With every drag, a smoker inhales toxic substances that often lead to bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer and death. Find out what smoking does to your respiratory system.
  • Pleural Effusion as a Side Effect of Vasotec
    Vasotec, generically known as enalapril, is a medication to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure. By helping the blood vessels relax, Vasotec reduces the amount of work the heart does and lowers your blood pressure. Unfortunately, there is a link between Vasotec and pleural effusion.
  • Oxygen Therapy for Pneumothorax
    How might oxygen therapy for pneumothorax work as an effective treatment?
  • Signs and Symptoms of a Collapsed Lung
    In this article, collapsed lung symptoms are discussed in detail and the complications which arise are also mentioned.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
    Signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis commonly occur in the respiratory and digestive systems. Serious and life-threatening complications are associated with this condition.
  • List of Antibiotics for Bronchitis
    Bronchitis is a respiratory infection that affects the bronchioles in the lungs. Antibiotics are often used to treat bronchitis. Read on to learn more about common antibiotics for bronchitis.
  • Symptoms and Causes of Chronic Sinusitis
    Learn about what chronic sinusitis is, the symptoms of chronic sinusitis and the causes of chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis, if left untreated, can lead to serious and possibly even life-threatening conditions.
  • What Are the Criteria for Lung Transplant?
    Lung transplant is now a commonly performed surgery to save the lives of people with end-stage lung disease. Who is a candidate for this surgery? Find out more about the criteria for lung transplant.
  • Facts about Legionnaires' Disease
    Learn important facts about Legionnaires' disease. Know what causes it, what symptoms can occur, who is at a higher risk of getting it, how it is treated, and much more.
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