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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...

Nasal Polyps: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery

Nasal polyps are soft, fleshy, noncancerous growths that develop on the lining of the nose and paranasal sinuses (the air-filled spaces that are linked to the nasal cavity). Nasal polyps can affect anyone, but adults are more likely to develop...

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...

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...

Breaking Out in Hives? Let’s Get Some Hives Relief

Hives, also known as urticaria, are red bumps that occur on the skin, but the exact appearance of hives depends on the person and the cause. They might appear as tiny swollen, pale or dark red bumps, or they can...

Vasculitis: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

A potentially life-threatening condition in which blood vessels become inflamed, vasculitis refers to a group of rare diseases with disparate effects. While there are multiple types of vasculitis, the primary symptoms include changes in the walls of blood vessels, especially...

Mercury Exposure: How to Know If You Have Mercury Poisoning and What to Do About It

Mercury has different forms, and people get exposed to it in a variety of ways. The most common way people in the U.S. get mercury poisoning is by eating fish that contains methylmercury, but there also other products that can...

Egg Allergy: Symptoms and Healthy Egg Alternatives

The amino acid balance of egg protein is almost perfect to meet human requirements. Eggs furnish such a good and complete source of amino acids and protein that they  provide the gold standard for all foods. While eggs are at...

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...

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