Asthma And Other Respiratory Diseases?

The Top 8 Respiratory Illnesses and Diseases

  • Asthma.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Bronchitis.
  • Emphysema.
  • Lung Cancer.
  • Cystic Fibrosis/Bronchiectasis.
  • Pneumonia.
  • Pleural Effusion.

What can be mistaken for asthma?

The top seven diseases that mimic asthma symptoms are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rhinosinusitis, heart failure with preserved or reduced ejection fraction, gastroesophageal reflux disease, angina, anxiety, and vocal cord dysfunction syndrome.

What are different types of lung diseases?

The most common types include:

  1. Asthma.
  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
  3. Cystic Fibrosis (CF)/ Bronchiectasis.
  4. Lung cancer.
  5. Pleural effusion.
  6. Pneumonia.
  7. Sleep apnea.

Is asthma a chronic respiratory disease?

Asthma is a chronic, or long-term, condition that intermittently inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. Asthma causes periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.

What is the most common respiratory disease?

The most common lung diseases include:

  • Asthma.
  • Collapse of part or all of the lung (pneumothorax or atelectasis)
  • Swelling and inflammation in the main passages (bronchial tubes) that carry air to the lungs (bronchitis)
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Lung cancer.
  • Lung infection (pneumonia)

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