Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What does recovery from COVID-19 look like?

Unless you or someone you know has been infected with the coronavirus, it may be hard to imagine what it's like to have COVID-19—and recover from it.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Children face risk for severe complications and death from COVID-19

Children, teens and young adults are at greater risk for severe complications from COVID-19 than previously thought and those with underlying health conditions are at even greater risk, according to a study coauthored by ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: Severe forms of the disease can damage the heart

People with the most severe forms of COVID-19 are often older and have existing health problems. About 10% of COVID-19 patients have heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Yet surprisingly, people with lung disease, ...

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Respiratory disease

Respiratory Disease is the term for diseases of the respiratory system. These include diseases of the lung, pleural cavity, bronchial tubes, trachea, upper respiratory tract and of the nerves and muscles of breathing. Respiratory diseases range from mild and self-limiting such as the common cold to life-threatening such as bacterial pneumonia or pulmonary embolism. They are a common and important cause of illness and death. In the US, people suffer 1 billion colds per year. One in seven people in the UK are affected by some form of chronic lung disease, most commonly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. Respiratory disease is responsible for over 10% of hospitalizations and over 16% of deaths in Canada. The study of respiratory disease is known as pulmonology. A doctor who specializes in respiratory disease is known as a pulmonologist, a chest medicine specialist, a respiratory medicine specialist, a respirologist or a thoracic medicine specialist.

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