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Respiratory Disorders

List of reproductive health related issues and diseases.

Asthma is a very common respiratory illness that is the result of an inflammation of the bronchial tubes. The incidences of asthma are rising rapidly in America, probably due to pollution and other environmental triggers.
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the air passages within the lungs. It occurs when the trachea and the bronchi become inflamed because of infection or irritation.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
COPD, otherwise known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, refers to a group of lung diseases in which the airways become narrowed, making it difficult to breathe.
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs, liver, pancreas and intestines. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by the production of thick, viscous secretions in the afore-mentioned organs.
Emphysema belongs to the group of lung diseases collectively known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is an autoimmune disorder of the lungs that causes progressive scarring of the lung tissue. It is a chronic, progressive form of lung disease where the cause is unknown.
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lungs that is primarily caused by either bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites.
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary embolism is a blockage of one of the main arteries of the lungs, usually by a blood clot that has traveled to the lungs from another part of the body, typically from the deep veins in the legs.
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disorder which causes excessive fibrous connective tissue in the lungs. This results in the lung tissue becoming damaged and scarred.
Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune disease condition that affects the organs of the body, but especially the liver and lungs.
Tuberculosis is a common, and sometimes fatal, infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. Tuberculosis is spread through the air when a person with an active TB infection coughs or sneezes into the air.