Provides basic consumer health information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory disorders, along with tips for coping with chronic lung disease. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.<\\P>
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Table of Contents.
1: Understanding and Preventing Respiratory Problems.
2: How the Lungs and Respiratory System Work.
3: Improving Physical Activity and Lung Function.
4: Factors That Affect Respiratory System Function.
5: Toxins, Pollutants, and Respiratory Diseases.
6: Avoiding Smoke Exposure.
7: Preventing Indoor Air Pollution.
8: Outdoor Air Pollution: Minimizing the Effects.
9: Statistics on Respiratory Disorders.
10: Research on Respiratory Disorders.
11: Infectious Respiratory Disorders.
12: Preventing Infectious Diseases.
15: Otitis Media.
19: Streptococcal Pharyngitis (Strep Throat) and Tonsillitis.
21: Other Viral Respiratory Infections.
22: Fungal Infections That Cause Respiratory Complications.
23: Inhalation Anthrax.
24: Inflammatory Respiratory Disorders.
27: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
28: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
29: Interstitial Lung Disease.
30: Occupational Lung Disorders.
31: Pleurisy and Other Pleural Disorders.
33: Other Conditions That Affect Respiration.
34: Pulmonary Edema.
35: Pulmonary Embolism.
36: Pulmonary Hypertension.
37: Cystic Fibrosis.
38: Traumatic Lung Disorders.
39: Lung Cancer.
40: Hypoventilation Syndrome.
42: Neuromuscular and Kidney Diseases That Impact Lung Function.
43: Pediatric Respiratory Disorders.
44: Asthma in Children.
45: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.
46: Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease.
48: Human Metapneumovirus.
49: Pulmonary Sequestration.
50: Respiratory Distress Syndrome of the Newborn.
51: Respiratory Syncytial Virus.
52: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
53: Diagnosing and Treating Respiratory Disorders.
54: Working with Your Doctor.
55: Overview of Pulmonary Function Tests and Spirometry.