MOST COMMON DISEASES OF THE LOWER AIRWAYS
Diseases affecting the lower airways, such as asthma asthma
Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory airway disease, characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. , bronchitis bronchitis
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, the larger and medium-sized air passages of the lung. , pneumonia or chronic obstructive obstructive
Increased resistance in the airways that reduces the amount of air inhaled in each breath and the oxygen that reaches the pulmonary arteries pulmonary disease COPD COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. (commonly known as "smokers' cough") are counted amongst the most common diseases.
Please find below information on typical diseases of the lower airways: