Air is the most essential thing taken by our body from outside. Respiratory system is designed for this purpose. The diseases of respiratory system are of two types - One’s which can be identified very easily and the one’s which can’t be identified at early stages. Major respiratory system diseases are:

Pneumoconiosis – A generic name for conditions where toxic particles get trapped inside the lungs and cause disabilities such a “black lung” or “miner’s lung” disease. Terms specific to the particulate matter are used to specify the pollutant such as asbestosis, silicosis etc.

Epistaxis – A hemorrhage from the nose i.e. nosebleed

Cystic fibrosis – An inherited condition in which the exocrine glands produce abnormally viscous mucus, causing chronic respiratory and digestive problems. Frequent lung infections are common for people suffering from cystic fibrosis.

Emphysema (COPD) – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, of which emphysema is one of, results in progressive destruction of the air sacs in the lungs and loss of respiratory membrane for oxygen exchange. Smoking is the main reason for this disease causing abnormal accumulations of other gases in lungs.

Atelectasis – The collapse of a part of or the whole lung caused by inner factors.

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