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August 2018 is Respiratory Health Month

Top 5 Common Lung Problems


It brings on a runny nose, sneezing, and sometimes fever. It may irritate your lungs and airways and give you a cough, triggering asthma or infections like pneumonia or bronchitis.


This means that the tubes that carry air to and from your lungs are inflamed. A cold or the flu, or irritants like pollen or cigarette smoke, can cause it. You may cough up a thick, sometimes colored mucus.


A virus, bacteria, or fungus infects air sacs in your lungs, which fill with fluid or pus. You may have a fever, find it hard to breathe, and cough up thick mucus.


Your airways narrow and swell, which makes it harder to breathe and may make you cough up mucus. It can be an allergic response to things like pollen, dust, or smoke. But exercise, cold air, the common cold, and even stress can trigger it.


A group of diseases that can irritate or damage the tiny air sacs in your lungs. It’s harder to breathe, and you’ll likely cough a lot, which may bring up mucus. The primary cause is smoking.

If you feel you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your health care provider.

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