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Chronic Bronchitis

Bronchitis is the inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. When the bronchi are inflamed and/or infected, less air is able to flow to and from the lungs and a heavy mucus or phlegm is coughed up. Many people suffer a brief attack of acute bronchitis with cough and mucus production when they have severe colds. Acute bronchitis is…

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) is a lung disease which can be very serious. Recently, BPD has been seen in adults with Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome. However, BPD is most commonly diagnosed as a complication of respiratory therapy in prenatal infants with respiratory distress syndrome. Many infants with BPD do recover and improve with time to achieve normal or near normal function.…

Lung Diseases Connected to AIDS

Almost any kind of infection is a possible lung disease risk in the presence of HIV. In addition, several types of lung disease are included in the list of AIDS indicator diseases. This means that an individual who is HIV positive and who has one of those diseases is considered to have AIDS. The forms of lung disease that are…

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the rapid onset of respiratory failure (ability to adequately oxygenate the blood) that can occur in critically ill persons of any age over 1 year. The condition can be life threatening and occurs when the lungs cannot perform normal gas exchange due to severe fluid buildup in both lungs. ARDS is mainly caused by…

Understanding the Connection Between Asthma and Oral Health

There are an estimated 20 million asthma sufferers in the U.S. today, and the dental profession is becoming aware of an increasing number of patients who, while taking medication for asthma, are also showing increasing signs of oral health problems. Most asthmatics breath through their mouth, and this combined with the usual corticosteroid medicine given for asthma, leads to reduced…

Why You Should Quit Smoking Right Now

For an organization focused on breathing health, we rarely discuss the impact of smoking. This is because we want to present you with the ways in which you can improve your overall health through breathing. This is not a preventative site, and we never want to make our readers feel that they are not welcome if they partake in specific…

Allergy Problems and Health Services Both on the Rise

Because so many people have an easily avoided food allergy or a comparatively mild airborne allergy, it’s easy to forget about the millions of people who struggle with serious and chronic allergy problems. Nasal allergies alone afflict 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children. One of the most common problems arises from the fact that pollen’s protein sequence…

Why Breathing Better is Important

You probably have a vague sense that breathing better is good for you, even if you’re not exactly sure why or how to go about working on your breath. No matter what brings you to this topic, knowing how breath stands to improve the quality of your life is a great motivator. After all, working on your breath isn’t easy…