Bronchitis is an inflammation of the breathing tubes (airways) that are called bronchi, which cause
increased production of mucus and other changes.
Asthma and Children
Approximately 6.5 million children have been diagnosed with asthma according to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Asthma is one of the most common, serious, chronic diseases
among children, accounting for 14 million absences from school each year.
Chronic bronchitis is a long-term inflammation of the bronchi which results in increased production of
mucus as well as other changes.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPD is a term that refers to a group of lung diseases that can interfere with normal breathing.
Chronic pain is long-standing pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a
chronic health condition, such as arthritis.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. CF causes
the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that leads to progressive lung infection and difficulty gaining
Goodpasture syndrome is a rare, autoimmune disease that can affect the lungs and kidneys.
Interstitial Lung Disease (Pulmonary Fibrosis)
Interstitial lung diseases are named after the tissue between the air sacs of the lungs called the
interstitium, the tissue affected by fibrosis (scarring).
Lung cancer is cancer that usually starts in the lining of the bronchi (the main airways of the lungs) but
can also begin in other areas of the respiratory system including the trachea, bronchioles, or alveoli.
Occupational asthma is a type of asthma caused by exposure to inhaled irritants in the workplace.
Symptoms may disappear when the irritants that caused the asthma are avoided.
Occupational Lung Diseases
Repeated and long-term exposure to certain irritants on the job can lead to an array of lung diseases
that may have lasting effects even after exposure ceases.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or chemical irritants.
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension is a lung disorder in which the blood pressure in the pulmonary artery rises far
above normal levels.
Emphysema is a chronic lung condition in which alveoli, or air sacs may be destroyed, narrowed,
collapsed, stretched or over-inflated.
Sarcoidosis is a rare disease that results from inflammation.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder in which a person experiences unpleasant sensations in
Sleep apnea is a serious breathing disorder that causes brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.
Snoring is the sound that occurs during sleep when flow of air is obstructed in the area where the
tongue and upper throat meet the soft palate and uvula.