Respiratory or pulmonary disease is a medical condition that affects the lungs and other parts of respiratory system. This includes the condition of the respiratory system, including the nerves and muscles of the trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, pleura, thoracic cavity and breathing.
Lung disease is one of the most common diseases in the world. In the United States alone, tens of millions of people have lung disease. Smoking, infection and genes cause most lung diseases.
The lungs are part of a complex system that expands and relaxes thousands of times each day to supply oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Lung disease can occur when there are problems with any of body systems.
There are two types of respiratory diseases and disorders: infectious and chronic. Lung infections are most often bacterial or viral. In the virus type, pathogens replicate inside cells, causing flu-like diseases. Chronic diseases such as asthma are persistent and long-lasting. It can recur, the patient can be relieved, and the symptoms reappear later.
We treat a variety of respiratory conditions including:
- Common Cold
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Globus pharyngis
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