Category: Lung Diseases

Upper respiratory tract infection

The term upper respiratory tract infection, or URTI, refers to acute infections that affect the nose, sinuses, pharynx, larynx, trachea and bronchi. The common cold generally involves a runny nose, nasal congestion and sneezing. You can also have a sore throat, cough, headache or other symptoms. More than 200 viruses can cause a cold. The […]

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Symptoms and signs of URTI

Upper respiratory symptoms usually begin to develop between 1 and 3 days after exposure. Symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection in adults usually include :• Nasal congestion• Sneezing• Fever• Cough• Body aches• Sore throat• post nasal drainage• discomfort• Wheezing

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Asthma

Asthma is a common chronic lung disease that affects the function and the lining of the airways or the tubes of the lungs. This narrows the airways and makes breathing difficult. A person with asthma has difficulty breathing due to inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Asthma symptoms are caused by an increased sensitivity of […]

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Causes of Asthma

Asthma can be caused by a combination of factors including the environment, genetics and biology. Asthma is caused by an immune response. The immune system overreacts to triggers and causes the airways to become inflamed and tight.Possible triggers of an asthma attack in a person with asthma include :• Viral Disease• Cold weather• The dry […]

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Risk Factors and Asthma

Factors that may increase your risk for asthma include :• A family member who has asthma• History of wheezing or asthma as a child• Regularly breathing in cigarette smoke• Regularly breathing in industrial and agricultural chemicals• History of multiple respiratory infections during childhood• Obesity• Having allergies• His mother smoked during pregnancy

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