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Influenza (flu) vs. bronchitis, differences in symptoms, transmission, and treatment

Influenza (flu) and bronchitis share common symptoms, so early diagnosis may be challenging until more symptoms arise, distinguishing either condition. Flu and bronchitis can also occur at the same time, which can make the diagnosis even more challenging. But the good news is, they can easily be treated if discovered early on. Bronchitis primarily affects ...click here to read more

Lupus affects lungs, leads to pleuritis, pneumonitis and pulmonary hypertension

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that often impacts the lungs, and research shows pulmonary complications with this disease can lead to pleuritis, pneumonitis and pulmonary hypertension. When a person has a lung infection it usually affects their airway and lung tissue, but with lupus it seems that it can impact all compartments of the lungs ...click here to read more

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COPD raises cardiac death risk in patients with atrial fibrillation

There are close to 24 million people in the United States suffering from COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder and now experts believe this lung disease increases the risk of cardiac death in those with atrial fibrillation. Research conducted through Ghent University Hospital in Belgium indicates that COPD is linked to cardiac issues, such as ...click here to read more

Whooping cough (pertussis) causes, symptoms, remedies and new potential treatment

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious respiratory infection that causes severe hacking, coughing, followed by a high-pitched “whoop” sound when the person takes in their next breath. Prior to the development of the vaccine, whooping cough was common among children, but now cases are limited to children who are too young to receive the vaccination. ...click here to read more

Bronchiolitis in early childhood increases adult asthma risk

Bronchiolitis – inflammation of the bronchioles – in early childhood has been found to increase the risk of adult asthma. Bronchiolitis is a lung infection commonly experienced by children. It leads to congestion of the small airways (bronchioles) in the lungs. Bronchiolitis can occur year-round, but is often worse in the winter months. Bronchiolitis can ...click here to read more

Exhaled carbon monoxide levels indicate stroke risk and heart disease

Exhaled carbon monoxide levels can be an indication of stroke risk and heart disease. A recent study found that in seemingly healthy adults exhaled carbon monoxide levels indicated an increased stroke risk. Carbon monoxide is naturally produced by the body and previous research has linked exhaled carbon monoxide with an increased risk of heart disease. ...click here to read more

Schizophrenia patient’s risk of death from heart disease, respiratory diseases is higher

Patients with schizophrenia have a higher risk of heart disease and respiratory disease, according to the latest findings. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by the hearing of voices that do not exist, believing someone else is controlling their mind, and being in a state of distress, which can lead to social withdrawal. Individuals with ...click here to read more

Asthma, COPD and bronchitis: Key differences in common respiratory diseases

Common respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis and COPD can seriously impact a person’s quality of life, but proper diagnosis and treatment can help those who suffer live more comfortably. Understanding the differences between asthma, COPD and bronchitis can help lead to appropriate care. The differences between asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are ...click here to read more