Breathing is the process of inhaling and exhaling air from the lungs. When a person inhales, his lungs expand and pull life-sustaining oxygen into the body. When a person exhales, the lungs contract, and a waste product ... More »

Breathing, in simple terms, is the act of inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide. This is a crucial function of the body. More »

Although treatments for wheezing vary based on its cause, prescription anti-inflammatory medicines such as inhalers or quick-acting tablets that reduce excess mucus and inflammation in the airways are standard treatment ... More »

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Pneumonia is a lung infection which inflames air sacs in the lungs whereas congestive heart failure occurs when the heart muscle does not pump blood as well as it should, according to Mayo Clinic. The two diseases share ... More »

Medications used to thin mucus in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients include expectorants such as guiafenesin and mucolytics such as N-acetylcysteine, which aid in clearing lungs and air passages for easier b... More »

Bronchioles are tiny airways that carry oxygen to alveoli, or air sacs, in the lungs and help stabilize breathing in the respiratory system, according to About.com. Bronchioles are lined with smooth muscular walls that c... More »

Proventil HFA is a bronchodilator that loosens the muscles of breathing passages and increases the flow of air to the lungs, reports Drugs.com. A Proventil HFA inhaler is used to treat reversible obstructive airway disea... More »

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