Health Information

Respiratory Disorders

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Detailed information on acute bronchitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Anatomy of the Respiratory System

    The respiratory system includes the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, and lungs.

  • Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder in which a person experiences brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.

  • Asthma

    Detailed information on asthma attack triggers and avoidance of allergens and other irritants

  • Chronic Bronchitis

    Chronic bronchitis is a long-term inflammation of the bronchi, which results in increased production of mucus.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)

    Detailed information on chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, including asthma, chronic bronchitis, and pulmonary emphysema

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Detailed information on cystic fibrosis, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and genetics

  • Lung Disorders and Diseases

    Detailed information on lung disorders and diseases, signs of respiratory distress, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD), Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Pulmonary Emphysema, Acute Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Occupational Lung Diseases, Pneumonia, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Tuberculosis

  • Pulmonary Emphysema

    Emphysema is a chronic lung condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged or destroyed. This damage is irreversible.

  • Influenza (Flu)

    How do you know if you have the flu? Symptoms: abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and a nonproductive cough.

  • Home Page - Respiratory Disorders

    Detailed information on respiratory disorders, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, control, and treatment

  • Inhalers and Nebulizers

    Inhalers deliver medication directly to the lungs with less side effects than medication taken by mouth or injection.

  • Interstitial Lung Disease (Pulmonary Fibrosis)

    Detailed information on interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease causes, interstitial lung disease treatment

  • Lung Cancer

    Detailed information on lung cancer, lung cancer symptom, lung cancer treatment, lung cancer sign, lung cancer medication, malignant lung tumor, lung cancer cause, benign lung tumor, lung cancer risk factor, lung cancer prevention

  • Narcolepsy

    A person with narcolepsy is likely to become drowsy or to fall asleep at inappropriate times and places, and sleep attacks may occur with or without warning.

  • Occupational Lung Diseases

    Repeated and long-term exposure to certain irritants on the job can lead to an array of lung diseases that may have lasting effects, even after exposure ceases.

  • Online Resources - Respiratory Disorders

    List of online resources to find additional information on respiratory disorders

  • Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis

    Detailed information on pharyngitis and tonsillitis, pharyngitis and tonsillitis causes, pharyngitis and tonsillitis diagnoses, pharyngitis and tonsillitis treatment

  • Pneumonia

    Pneumonia is a serious inflammation of the lungs in which the air sacs fill with pus and other liquid.

  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

    Detailed information on primary pulmonary hypertension, primary pulmonary hypertension causes, primary pulmonary hypertension diagnosis, primary pulmonary hypertension treatment

  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

    Restless legs syndrome is a sleep disorder in which a person experiences unpleasant sensations in the legs. The legs may feel as though something is creeping or crawling along them, or the sensation may be a tingling or a pulling.

  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

    Detailed information on pulmonary sarcoidosis, pulmonary sarcoidosis symptoms, pulmonary sarcoidosis diagnosis, pulmonary sarcoidosis treatment

  • Signs of Respiratory Distress

    It's important to learn the symptoms of respiratory distress to know how to respond appropriately.

  • Topic Index - Respiratory Disorders

    Here's a list of respiratory conditions, as well as information on treatment and prevention.

  • Overview of Sleep Problems

    There are many types of sleep disorders. They can interfere with health and quality of life. Sleep problems can range from insomnia to snoring.

  • Sleep Problems

    Detailed information on sleep problems overview

  • Smoking and Respiratory Diseases

    Smoking is directly responsible for the majority of lung cancer cases (87 percent), emphysema cases, and chronic bronchitis cases.

  • Tuberculosis (TB)

    Detailed information on tuberculosis, including risks, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Upper Respiratory Infections

    Detailed information on upper respiratory infections, upper respiratory infections symptoms, upper respiratory infections treatment

  • Insomnia

    Insomnia, the term for having trouble sleeping at night, is one of the most common sleep complaints. About one in three adults has bouts of insomnia that last a few days at a time.

  • Sinusitis

    Detailed information on sinusitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    Detailed information on pulmonary embolism, including a description of a pulmonary embolism and the circulatory system, symptoms, risk factors, causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and 4 labeled, full-color anatomical illustrations

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    A pulmonary rehabilitation program is tailored to meet the needs of the individual patient and the specific lung problem or disease.

  • Snoring

    Some people breathe heavily when they sleep. Others make a soft whistling sound, and still others snore loudly.

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your breathing is interrupted during sleep, sometimes for longer than 10 seconds.

  • Pneumocystis Pneumonia

    If your immune system is weakened by HIV/AIDS, you have a greater chance of developing pneumocystis pneumonia, a crippling lung infection.

  • Pneumoconiosis

    Pneumoconiosis is a lung disease caused by breathing in certain kinds of dust particles that damage your lungs. It is often called an occupational lung disease.