Causes of Respiratory Diseases: A Comprehensive Overview

Causes of Respiratory Diseases: A Comprehensive Overview
Published on, 12 June, 2023. Answered by Dr. Husam Aboujokh and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

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What are the potential causes of respiratory diseases?

Answered by Dr. Husam Aboujokh

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Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

 

Respiratory diseases can have various causes, including infections, smoking tobacco, exposure to secondhand smoke, radon, asbestos, and other forms of air pollution. Common respiratory conditions include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, and lung cancer. Smoking and air pollution are major contributors to respiratory diseases. Quitting smoking and reducing exposure to environmental pollutants are essential steps in preventing and managing respiratory conditions. 

 

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