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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...

Upper Respiratory Infection: Symptoms to Look Out for, Types to Know and Treatments to Try

Wondering if you’ve ever had an upper respiratory infection? If you’ve ever suffered from the common cold, then the answer is almost certainly yes. According to Johns Hopkins University, this illness is one of the most common in adults and...

Lower Respiratory Tract Infection and Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases

Lower respiratory tract infection is often used as a synonym for pneumonia. However, this condition can refer to a host of illnesses affecting the airways below the larynx. While many people recover quickly from lower respiratory tract illnesses, these diseases...

What Is Hantavirus? Symptoms and Treatments

Hantavirus might not be a common disease—in fact, only 728 cases had been reported as of January 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Still, the condition is not one to be viewed lightly. An infectious disease transmitted by...

What Causes Tonsil Stones? And What Do We Do About It!

Gland-like structures in the back of the throat, tonsils play a crucial role in immune system function, helping trap bacteria and virus particles attempting to enter the body through the throat. These tissue masses are composed of lymphocytes, cells that...

Esophagitis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

The esophagus is a muscular tube that transports food from your mouth to your stomach. Esophagitis is defined as inflammation, irritation, or swelling of that tube. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infections, medications, and acid reflux, the...

What Is Whooping Cough and Is It Contagious?

Whooping cough seems to be an illness associated with another era. While it was thought to be on the decline in the developed world, it has made a resurgence. Although it seldom causes serious complications, it can be harmful—and even...

Blood Clot in the Leg: Deep Vein Thrombosis Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Blood clots are clumps of blood that have changed from a liquid to a gel-like or semisolid state. They are beneficial in stopping bleeding and preventing people from losing too much blood when they are injured or cut. A blood...

Bronchiolitis and Bronchitis: What’s the Difference?

Various lung-related conditions such as bronchiolitis and bronchitis can be triggered by both environmental causes and other factors. The treatment regimen varies with the condition and the length of time a person has it. Common-sense approaches, such as good hygiene...

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...

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