Conditions list medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
Asthma can make breathing difficult and cause coughing and wheezing. Find out what treatments and lifestyle changes can help.
Smoking is the leading cause of emphysema, a disease of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe. Learn more about how emphysema affects you and how it's treated.
Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is your body's response to specific allergens. It causes uncomfortable symptoms like sneezing and itchy eyes.
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition that affects the chambers of your heart. Learn more about CHF, including symptoms and risk factors.
Pulmonary edema is a condition in which the lungs fill with fluid. Read about your risk, and what to do if you experience symptoms.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. General symptoms include chest pain, fever, cough, and trouble breathing.
Common colds and influenza are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Shared…
There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell and small-cell. Learn about how these lung cancers are caused, your treatment options, and more.
Learn about the causes and symptoms of chronic bronchitis, how to get tested, and when to seek treatment.
Bronchiectasis causes symptoms like chronic coughing, coughing up blood, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Read about treatment options.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of progressive lung diseases. Here's what you should know about symptoms, diagnosis, and management.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. Read more on whom it affects and how to treat it.
Heart failure is characterized by the heart's inability to pump an adequate supply of blood. Learn about heart failure symptoms, causes, types, and treatment.
Byssinosis is a rare lung disease caused by inhaling hemp, flax, and cotton particles. There are easy steps you can take to prevent it.
Learn about sarcoidosis and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications.
RSV is virus that causes symptoms similar to those of a cold and occurs most frequently in children. Learn about causes and treatment.
Croup is a viral condition that causes swelling around the vocal cords. It's most active in the fall and winter months and targets children under the age of 5.
Small cell lung cancer is a very aggressive form of lung cancer. Learn about small cell lung cancer symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Learn more about it.
Systemic sclerosis (SS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the body.
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