Respiratory Ailments

Our lungs provide the breath of life. Any type of respiratory ailment can be potentially dangerous and if the condition becomes serious enough, life-threatening. For this reason it is important to understand the different problems that can arise in your lungs and airway so that you will know what type of treatment you need.

The tips in this section will help you identify the difference between an ordinary cold and the flu. You'll also find tips about soothing an annoying cough and treating the common cold. Lung cancer is a serious disease, but there are steps you can take to lower your risk of developing it. You can find that information here as well.

Tips, Tricks, and Answers

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   Home Snoring Remedies
Snoring can be obnoxious to those you sleep near and can even be detrimental to your health. There are relatively few medical treatments available for snoring, but there are a number of things that you can do at home to help you-and those around you-have more peaceful, quiet sleep.

   How Do You Know if You Have the Flu?
Recognizing flu symptoms for what they are can help you heal more quickly. Knowing how to prevent the flu can help you to avoid it in the future.

   Reducing Risks of Lung Cancer
There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of lung cancer. Many of the personal lifestyle changes you may need to make to reduce your risk are easy and yield wonderful health benefits.

   Soothing a Cough
No matter the cause, an irritating cough can be painful, infectious to others, and interrupt your sleep. Find out the cause of your cough first, then follow some home remedies to soothe that cough and get rid of it.

   Treating the Common Cold
Everyone suffers from the common cold and knowing how to treat it can benefit you and your loved ones. There are several simple techniques to treating the common cold that you can do in your own home.

   Understanding Asbestosis
Asbestos is a natural mineral that everyone is exposed to during their lifetime without incurring any health risks. Problems only arise when people are exposed to asbestos over long periods of time and in large doses. In these cases, a condition called asbestosis is likely to set in.