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Respiratory Disorders

       Those diseases or disorders that effect human respiration are called respiratory disorders. Following are some respiratory disorders found in humans.

1. Acute Bronchitis
       It occurs most commonly as a result of viral infection. It may also occur due to exposure in gases such as ammonia, chlorine and Sulphur dioxide.

Respiratory Disorders like Acute Bronchitis, Emphysema, Coronary Heart Disease

2. Emphysema
       Lungs affected by emphysema suffer from loss or degeneration of alveoli. It is most commonly associated with cigarette smoking and bronchitis.

3. Coronary Heart Diseases
       This disease is caused due to an inadequate supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart muscles because of blocking of a coronary artery by fatty and fibrous tissue.

Test Your Understanding and Answer These Questions:

  1. Name two diseases found in lungs of human beings.

  2. Explain some respiratory disorders found in human beings.

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