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Respiratory Problems

Respiratory problems can occur because of infection, exposure to extreme environments, or because of other chronic conditions. Chronic respiratory problems can occur because of prolonged exposure to tobacco smoke, asthma, allergies or hereditary reasons. Some respiratory problems include asthma, pneumonia, emphysema and bronchitis.

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By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
Learn about pulmonary function testing and how to prepare for your test.

By DMG Facial Plastic Surgery & Plastic Surgery
Does the appearance of your nose effect your confidence?

By DuPage Medical Group Pediatrics
Bronchiolitis is a common viral respiratory illness that affects infants. Any number of different viruses can cause bronchiolitis, but the end result is the same: inflammation, swelling and mucus production in the small airways of the lungs called the bronchioles. Bronchiolitis typically occurs during the first two years of life, most commonly in infants from 3-6 months old, and mostly occurs during the winter months. The virus most commonly associated with bronchiolitis is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), which accounts for approximately half of all cases.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Respiratory Problems

By DuPage Medical Group
The ability to cough is an important part of normal lung function. Coughing from time to time helps clear particles and secretions from the lungs and prevent infection. However, sometimes a cough can become
a chronic condition that requires a medical evaluation.

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