Pulmonary diseases are diseases that affect the organs of the respiratory tract, states World Health Organization. Pulmonary diseases may involve problems in the nasal airways, bronchi or lungs. Respiratory diseases incl... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

End-stage pulmonary disease is a medical term that refers to the most severe stage of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, states Healthline. People who live with this level of disease typically have severe issues with... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a lung disease that is often a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema, states WebMD. People suffering from COPD have difficulty breathing and a chronic cough ac... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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