Emphysema is a chronic lung disease that progressively worsens over time. The air sacs in the lungs are damaged and over time the inner walls of the air sacs weaken, losing their shape. As the damage continues over time, it can destroy the walls of the air sacs, leading to fewer and larger air sacs

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a complex, chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. It is a genetic disease and is usually diagnosed soon after birth, although milder cases may not be diagnosed until adulthood. It is caused when a child inherits two copies of a defective gene called the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator


COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a long-term lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes the obstruction of airflow from the lungs, making it hard to breathe. Symptoms include coughing with phlegm, wheezing, chest tightness, a lack of energy, and a number of breathing issues. COPD

Common Cold

The common cold is a viral infection of the nose and throat that can be caused by many different viruses. A sore throat and runny nose are typically the first signs of a cold, typically followed with by a cough and headache. Common colds are the main reason for children and adults to miss school


Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. The inflammation causes a cough that is often accompanied by mucus. The continuous swelling of the bronchial tubes can cause damage to the airways and cilia which then become a breeding ground for bacteria and viral


Asthma is a chronic, long-term condition that affects the lungs. The airways of the lungs can become inflamed and narrowed which causes those who suffer from the condition to have difficulty breathing or prone to asthma attacks. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, asthma affects more than 25 million Americans. Asthma affects