Common respiratory diseases: Overview and insights

Common respiratory diseases: Overview and insights
Published on, 12 June, 2023. Answered by Dr. Husam Aboujokh and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
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What are the most common respiratory diseases?

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The two most common chronic respiratory diseases are asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma is characterized by airway inflammation and recurring episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. COPD is a progressive lung disease that includes conditions like chronic bronchitis and emphysema, leading to airflow limitation and difficulty breathing. While these are among the most prevalent respiratory diseases, there are other conditions that can affect lung health. If you have concerns about respiratory symptoms or suspect a respiratory disease, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for a comprehensive evaluation and appropriate management.



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