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Lungs and Airways
Learn about your lungs and airways
Healthy lungs allow you to breathe easily, without discomfort or pain. They supply oxygen to your bloodstream to keep the rest of your body healthy. When your lungs are healthy, you're more likely to be able to do the activities you love and have a good quality of life.
But some people have problems with their lungs from smoking, disease, or infection. When your lungs are unhealthy, your entire body and activity level can suffer. It's important to know how to deal with certain lung conditions so you can stay active and do the things you enjoy.
Our topics can help you learn more about lung and airway conditions and treatments. To start, explore these lung and airway topics:
- Chest X-Ray
- Coughs, Age 12 and Older
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Bronchitis: Should I Take Antibiotics?
- Croup: Managing a Croup Attack
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 24, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
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