What are some fatal lung diseases?
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, the most common lung diseases in the USA are:
- Pulmonary edema.
- Lung cancer.
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Atelectasis – collapse of part and sometimes all (less common) of the lung.
What are the 5 diseases of the respiratory system?
The Top 8 Respiratory Illnesses and Diseases
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic Bronchitis.
- Lung Cancer.
- Cystic Fibrosis/Bronchiectasis.
- Pleural Effusion.
What is severe lung disease?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a group of progressive lung diseases. The most common are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Many people with COPD have both of these conditions. Emphysema slowly destroys air sacs in your lungs, which interferes with outward air flow.