What Are the Health Conditions That Affect the Respiratory System?

Damage, infection, inflammation, in the lungs or airways or both, can cause the following conditions.

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pleural disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep apnea

Exposure to cigarette smoke, air pollutants, or other substances can damage the airways and make the respiratory disorders more serious.