What is Respiratory Disease?Respiratory Diseases, also called lung diseases, are some of the most common medical conditions. It is estimated that hundreds of millions of people suffer from lung disease worldwide. The most common lung diseases are related to smoking.
The lungs are part of a complex apparatus, expanding and relaxing about 20.000 times daily to bring in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. The respiratory system can be divided into three parts; the trachea (windpipe) that branches into tubes called bronchi, which in turn branches to become progressively smaller tubes throughout the lungs, called alveoli. There are different kinds of lung diseases, which can be located in different parts of lung system, some of the most common diseases is:
AsthmaWhen a person suffer from asthma the airways are inflamed which occasionally can lead to spasms, causing wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma can be triggered by allergies, infections etc.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is also known as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD).
COPD is a pulmonary condition with an inability to exhale normally, which causes difficulty in breathing. COPD is caused by noxious particles or gas, most commonly from tobacco smoking, which triggers an abnormal inflammatory response in the lungs and increased production of mucus.
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