Conditions list medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
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.
Acute bronchitis causes coughs that produce mucus. You don't need antibiotics, but bed rest and home care can help.
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…
RSV is virus that causes symptoms similar to those of a cold and occurs most frequently in children. Learn about causes and treatment.
Epiglottitis is characterized by inflamed tissue in your epiglottis. It's a potentially life-threatening condition. Learn who gets it, why, and how it's treated.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer of the lymphatic system that occurs when tumors develop from the lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell.
Swine flu, or H1N1, is highly contagious and can spread quickly from person to person. A simple sneeze may cause thousands of germs to spread through the air.
Septic shock is a complication of an infection. It can cause inflammation and could become life-threatening.
An empyema is a condition in which pus collects in the pleural space, which is the area between your lungs and the inner surface of your chest wall.
The recommended amount of caffeine is usually 400 mg per day for healthy adults. Caffeine overdose may occur if you ingest more than this amount.
Are your cold symptoms lasting longer than a week? Do you have walking pneumonia? Learn how to treat and prevent this condition.
Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, refers to a group of symptoms usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
Cystic fibrosis causes severe damage to the respiratory and digestive systems. Learn about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. Read more on whom it affects and how to treat it.
Small cell lung cancer is a very aggressive form of lung cancer. Learn about small cell lung cancer symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.
The symptoms of pericarditis are generally sharp and made worse by deep breathing. Sharp chest pain occurs when the inflammed pericardium rubs against the chest wall.
How is aspiration pneumonia different from other pneumonias, and what are the causes, symptoms, and risk factors?
Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes lung scarring, and stiffness. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. Read on to learn about its causes and treatments.
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