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Can Amino Acids Alleviate Asthma Symptoms?

Statistics shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that 1 in 12 people living in the United States have asthma. And for a variety of reasons, asthma rates are rising every year. Asthma—a condition in which...

What Causes Cystic Fibrosis (Plus Symptoms and Treatment)

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive genetic disorder that affects over 30,000 people in the United States, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry. When the disease was first reported in 1938, it was described as “mucoviscidosis” to emphasize a...

Pulmonary Embolism: How to Reduce Your Risk

Pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when a clump of material, most often a blood clot, gets wedged in an artery within your lungs. It can be life-threatening, but when the condition is diagnosed and treated promptly, the risk for it turning...

Pulmonary Fibrosis Prognosis and Life Expectancy

Pulmonary fibrosis is a type of disease that causes scarring in the lungs, affecting how much oxygen is taken in and making breathing very difficult. It can progressively worsen with time, and as more and more scar tissues builds, your...

Emphysema: Symptoms, Causes and Life Expectancy

A stubborn cough that doesn’t want to go away can be concerning for anyone. But if you’re a former smoker, it can be a scary situation, and the possibility of a health condition like emphysema has likely crossed your mind....

What Can I Do to Stop Snoring?

Mild, moderate, or severe snoring that is either regular or episodic affects roughly 90 million people in the United States. At least 30% of adult Americans snore. Snoring occurs during sleep and is characterized by barely noticeable or noisy breathing...

What Is COPD and How Can Essential Amino Acids Help?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in America, with over 11 million sufferers and millions more remaining undiagnosed. With appropriate treatment and essential amino acid nutrition, COPD can be managed, but it can also...

Sarcoidosis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Sarcoidosis is a rare condition in which groups of immune cells form lumps in various organs in the body. The exact cause is unknown, but it can affect any organ, particularly targeting the lungs. This inflammatory disease doesn’t always have...

Pneumonia Overview: Types, Causes, Signs and Treatment

A serious condition, pneumonia is an infection that causes the lungs’ air sacs to become inflamed. In some cases, the sac fills with fluid or pus, which can be hard for patients to expel. While most healthy people recover from...