Anatomy of the Respiratory System
Signs of Respiratory Distress
Inhalers and Nebulizers
Upper Respiratory Infections
Lung Diseases and Disorders
Respiratory disorders, or lung diseases, are disorders like asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and lung cancer.
According to the American Lung Association, almost 400,000 people die from lung disease each year. Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Lung disease and other breathing problems are leading causes of death in infants.
Today, more than 35 million Americans are living with chronic lung disease. The information on this page will help you better understand and manage respiratory disorders.
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