Some common respiratory diseases include asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Smoking, infections and genetics are responsible for most diseases of the respiratory system, according to WebMD. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

Disease or increased oxygen demand can alter the respiratory rate, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. In healthy individuals, for example, the respiratory rate increases with exercise because... More »

The respiratory system is a group of organs that provide the body with oxygen. Oxygen is needed for cells in the human body to live. More »

Some remedies for chronic bronchitis include antibiotics, cough medicine and medications, such as an inhaler for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as stated by Mayo Clinic. Patients with chronic bronchitis... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute lists inflammation and narrowing of the airways in the lungs as asthma's primary effects on the respiratory system. The airways in people with asthma are swollen and easily af... More »

Causes of a persistent cough include asthma, postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to Mayo Clinic. Upper respiratory tract infections and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

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