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Symptoms of Bronchitis

Symptoms of Bronchitis

by Yenny (SU)
Every year, more than 8 million Americans are diagnosed with bronchitis, making it a very common illness. Bronchitis causes inflammation in the lining of the bronchial tubes.

Breathe Easy: Five Pulmonary Disorders that Could be Harming Your Health

Breathe Easy: Five Pulmonary Disorders that Could be Harming Your Health

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Did you know the average adult takes 15 to 20 breaths a minute? Our lungs have a big responsibility so if they are compromised by injury or disease, it can be detrimental.

Pulmonary Diseases and Pregnancy

Pulmonary Diseases and Pregnancy

by Holly (SU)
If you have a lung disease, becoming pregnant can lead to complications for you and your baby.

What is a Pulmonary Function Test?

What is a Pulmonary Function Test?

by Shearly (SU)
A pulmonary lung function test is a non-invasive way to determine how well your lungs are working. The test measures your lung capacity, airflow, volume, and how much oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged when you are breathing in and out. This test also provides other vital information your doctor needs, such as the condition of your abdominal muscles and diaphragm, or how well your alveoli are functioning, in order to diagnose any underlying condition.

What is COPD?

What is COPD?

by Shearly (SU)
COPD is a broad category of chronic, or long-term, progressive diseases that cause some form of restriction or blockage of airflow. COPD includes diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, some forms of bronchiectasis and others. People with COPD are more likely to have difficulty climbing the stairs or walking for longer periods of time.