Respiratory (Pulmonary) medicine concerns the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the lungs and breathing. A range of conditions affect the
. Common problems include
, involving inflammation of the bronchi, which makes them swell, narrowing the airways.
is characterised by a reduction or pause of airflow during sleep. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (
) is any disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COPD mainly involves two related diseases: chronic
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