Respiratory Conditions

Your respiratory system is essential for survival. Learn about respiratory diseases and lung disease symptoms.

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9 Ordinary Things in Your Home That Can Damage Your Lungs

From frustrating irritation to life-threatening cancer, these items could cause lung problems you won’t want to deal with.


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12 Things That Pollute the Air Inside Your Home

Levels of air pollution indoors can exceed what's outside. Follow these steps for pollution prevention and your lungs will thank...


10 Medical Reasons for Your Persistent Coughing

Got a chronic cough that just won’t go away? One of these medical reasons could explain what’s going on.


Why You Might Want to Stop Taking Cough Medicine

Cough medicine may do more harm than good for your cold. Here's what science says about the common treatment—and what...


8 Scary Ways Your Fireplace Could Be Toxic

A roaring fire can really make wintertime more bearable—but could it be dangerous to your health? Sadly, yes. Here's why.


This Vitamin Could Cut Your Risk of Dangerous Asthma Attacks in Half

If you get asthma attacks, you'll want to read about the simple supplement solution that researchers believe could reduce them...


The Scary Side Effect of Using Inhalers You Need to Know About

If you're an older adult, and you use an inhaler to deal with asthma or COPD, you may be putting...


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7 Home Remedies to Combat Shortness of Breath

When you just can't get enough air, the reason could be minor—or major. Recognize if you're facing a real emergency,...

6 Ways to Keep Fall Allergy and Asthma Flare-ups Under Control

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and its allergist members, doctors who are experts at diagnosing and...


7 Silent Signs You Could Have COPD and Not Know It

Cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and other symptoms could seem like a cold or allergies. Here's how to know if...


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11 Exercises That Help Build Stronger Lungs

There are easy things you can do to improve your lung health. These exercises and breathing techniques are worth a...


Can Fish Oil Treat Asthma? Signs Point to Yes

If you have asthma, you may want to start popping fish oil supplements. Here's why.



Why You Should Never, Ever Spray Bug Spray in the House

Forget that it stinks and you can literally taste it: Spray it indoors and you'll be living with the chemicals...


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12 Silent Signs Your Lungs Could Be in Trouble

Wheezing, persistent coughing, shortness of breath while going up the stairs—these are some of the symptoms of lung disease to...


The Exact Speed to Walk or Bike to Breathe in Less Air Pollution

Sure, it feels great to ride like the wind—but according to new science, slowing down a bit could protect your...

5 of the Best Foods to Prevent Asthma Symptoms (And 3 That Make It Worse)

Your diet can play a big role in the severity of your asthma symptoms. Here's how to eat to...


10 Essential Steps to Prevent Your Next Asthma Attack

Even people with well-controlled asthma can experience flare-ups. Here’s an asthma action plan to prevent your next attack.


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