Respiratory Diseases - Diseases of the Human Respiratory System
General Info about Respiratory Diseases
The human respiratory system not only provides oxygen to each cell of the body but also removes body wastes, filters out infectious agents, and provides air needed for speech. Although the lungs are able to with stand abuse in the form of smoke and other pollutants, a number of disorders impair its function. Some of these maladies are temporary and relatively harmless; others may be life-threatening. Any chronic breathing problem or other cough should be checked promptly. Take care of your lungs and they will take care of you.
The information in this booklet is not intended as medical advice - the doctor knows best. This booklet only intends to help patients make informed decisions.