When you have asthma, any upper respiratory infection -- like a cold or the flu-- can affect your lungs, causing inflammation and airway narrowing. It is important to take measures to stay healthy and be aware of any asthma symptoms, even mild, so that you avoid a more serious asthma attack.
Symptoms then become identical to those seen in acute bronchitis or bronchiectasis. When pneumonia is associated with the acute respiratory infections, it may vary in its location with each episode. Pneumonia is more typically seen in the upper lobes in patients with chronic bronchitis, than with acute bronchitis or bronchiectasis.
Chronic lower respiratory disease, primarily COPD, was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2014. 2 Almost 15.7 million Americans (6.4%) reported that they have been diagnosed with COPD. 3 More than 50% of adults with low pulmonary function were not aware that they had COPD, 4 so the actual number may be higher.
Bronchiectasis, which is a part of cystic fibrosis lung disease, also can occur for other reasons. Bronchiectasis is permanent dilatation and obstruction of the airway wall. Potential causes include, but are not limited to: immunodeficiency, post infectious, and congenital abnormalities.
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The most common and well-known lower respiratory infections are pneumonia and bronchitis, as well as bronchiolitis in children. Pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. There are many types of pneumonia. It can be caused by different types of bacteria, viruses, fungi and even inhaled chemicals or solid objects (such as food). Many cases of pneumonia occur as a complication of an upper respiratory infection such as a cold or the flu.
The type, location, and spread of lung cancer determines the treatment options. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): Severe, sudden injury to the lungs caused by a serious illness. Life support with mechanical ventilation is usually needed to survive until the lungs recover.
Transudative: This pleural effusion fluid is similar to the fluid you normally have in your pleural space. It forms from liquid leaking across normal pleura. This type of pleural effusion rarely needs to be drained unless they are very large. Congestive heart failure is the most common cause of this type of effusion.
URI (Upper Respiratory Infections) Upper Respiratory Infection is an acute illness caused by virus and bacteria. This is highly communicable and can be transferred through airborne, direct and indirect contact. Infectious pathogens usually attack the mucosal lining of the upper respiratory system.
Upper respiratory infections (URIs) are one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Upper respiratory infections are the most common illness resulting in missed work or school. Upper respiratory infections can happen at any time, but are most common in the fall and winter.