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.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of progressive lung diseases. Here's what you should know about symptoms, diagnosis, and management.
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.
Anaphylaxis can occur when you have a severe reaction to certain allergens. Learn what the symptoms are and what to do if this happens.
Pulmonary edema is a condition in which the lungs fill with fluid. Read about your risk, and what to do if you experience symptoms.
Learn about the causes and symptoms of chronic bronchitis, how to get tested, and when to seek treatment.
A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the lungs. It can damage part of the lung and other organs and decrease oxygen levels in the blood.
Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is your body's response to specific allergens. It causes uncomfortable symptoms like sneezing and itchy eyes.
Learn about sarcoidosis and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications.
Bronchiectasis causes symptoms like chronic coughing, coughing up blood, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Read about treatment options.
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.
Common colds and influenza are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Shared…
RSV is virus that causes symptoms similar to those of a cold and occurs most frequently in children. Learn about causes and treatment.
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.
Find information about chemical burns and how to prevent them. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of chemical burns.
How is aspiration pneumonia different from other pneumonias, and what are the causes, symptoms, and risk factors?
Respiratory acidosis occurs when the lungs cannot remove enough of the CO2 produced by the body. It is typically caused by an underlying condition.
Valley fever is an infection caused by the Coccidioides fungus. Learn about valley fever symptoms, causes, treatment, prevention, and more.
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.
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