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When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.

The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.

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Illustration of the major features of the lungs, including the bronchi, the bronchioles and the alveoli
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  1. Lung Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office ...
  2. Coronavirus Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... sick. They usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness. But, some coronaviruses can cause severe illness. ...
  3. Respiratory Failure (National Library of Medicine)  
    Respiratory failure happens when not enough oxygen passes from your lungs into your blood. Your body's organs, ... brain, need oxygen-rich blood to work well. Respiratory failure also can happen if your lungs can' ...
  4. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children. It can ...
  5. Ventilatory failure; Respiratory failure; Acidosis - respiratory ... Causes of respiratory acidosis include: Diseases of the airways (such as asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease ) Diseases of the chest ( ...
  6. Hyaline membrane disease; Infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS); Respiratory distress syndrome in infants; RDS - infants ... improves slowly after that. Some infants with severe respiratory distress syndrome will die. If this occurs, it ...
  7. Adolescent Inhalant Use and Selected Respiratory Conditions (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)  
    ... March 25, 2010 Adolescent Inhalant Use and Selected Respiratory Conditions In Brief Combined 2006 to 2008 data ... of negative effects on the body, including the respiratory system. 1 , 2 Inhalants can irritate the breathing ...
  8. Alkalosis - respiratory ... leads to shortness of breath can also cause respiratory alkalosis. ... Treatment is aimed at the condition that causes respiratory alkalosis. Breathing into a paper bag -- or using ...
  9. RSV; Palivizumab; Respiratory syncytial virus immune globulin ... recommendations for use of palivizumab for prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infections. Pediatrics . 2009;124:1694-1701. ...
  10. Respiratory Therapists (Bureau of Labor Statistics)  
    ... Z INDEX | OOH SITE MAP | EN ESPAÑOL Healthcare > Respiratory Therapists PRINTER-FRIENDLY EN ESPAÑOL Summary What They ... of workers and occupations. What They Do -> What Respiratory Therapists Do About this section Respiratory therapists interview ...
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