Respiratory Diseases

Respiratory Diseases

They breathe in more air than do normal-weight persons, exposing them to more air pollutants and making them more vulnerable to asthma and other pulmonary diseases.

In the news: respiratory disease underdiagnosed, Alzheimer biomarkers, Crohn disease microbiome, migraine device, sleep apnea and diabetes.

A simple way to prevent asthma or treat wheezing may be to eat flaxseed or take some kind of probiotic.

Several related health concerns—including asthma, pericarditis, and pneumonia—are treatable within the primary care office.

A link was found between low vitamin A levels and the incidence of diarrhea with vomiting and cough with fever.

Obesity/respiratory infections; lung disease/cognitive function; Q&A/alcohol dependence. Why are these pairs linked? Get 3 answers plus 2 more questions in this week’s quiz, here.

Primary care physicians treat the majority of patients with respiratory diseases, where diagnosis often depends on early recognition of suggestive symptoms. This week’s photo quiz offers several presentations to test your knowledge.


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