Both acute or chronic bronchitis can easily turn in pneumonia or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), according to Prevention Healthy Living Group. Bronchitis is better characterized as an inflammation of the li... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Pneumonia is a lung infection often caused by viruses or bacteria, according to the American Lung Association. People with weakened immune systems or pre-existing respiratory diseases have the highest risk of contracting... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Viral bronchitis is an infection in the bronchial airways of the lungs caused by a virus rather than by bacteria, according to WebMD. About 90 percent of bronchitis infections are caused by a virus. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is diagnosed and treated according to the GOLD guidelines. The GOLD staging system is based on pulmonary function tests, first measuring the volume of air in a one-second f... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Chronic bronchitis is a respiratory illness that makes it difficult to breathe, states the American Lung Association. Unlike acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis is not associated with an underlying illness. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Common causes of wheezing include asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis, according to Healthgrades. Remedies for wheezing depend on the cause and include medication to r... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Adenovirus is a virus, so there is no cause, but the virus causes conditions such as the common cold, a sore throat, pneumonia, pinkeye and bronchitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adenovi... More » Health Conditions & Diseases