Respiratory - Lungs

Respiratory diseases, or lung diseases, are pathological conditions affecting the organs and tissues that make gas exchange difficult in air-breathing animals.
The lungs are the primary organs of the respiratory system in humans .The lungs are a pair of spongy, air-filled organs located on either side of the chest (thorax).

Symptoms and Possible Causes


Asthma is a common long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs.

  • Wheezing
  • Coughing, especially early in the morning or at night
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath

Coronavirus, COVID-19

Covid-19 caused by the new coronavirus, can cause lasting lung damage.


  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Ηeadache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Have chest pain when you breathe or cough

  • Feel suddenly worse after a cold or the flu


Throbbing lower back pain that radiates into the buttocks or upper thighs. Bone spurs, inflammation, pain that is exasperated through certain spine movements, like twisting your back, bending over, leaning back, etc.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs.


  • Shortness of breath, especially during physical activities
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • A chronic cough that may produce
  • mucus (sputum) that may be clear, white, yellow or greenish
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Unintended weight loss (in later stages)
  • Swelling in ankles, feet or legs
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Tips to relieve the pain

What you need to do ...
To Do …
  • Stop Smoking. If you smoke, quit.
  • Avoid Chemicals. Use natural.
  • Chest percussion. A physiotherapist specialist in respiratory diseases can help you.
  • Eat foods rich in antioxidants.
  • See Your Doctor Regularly.
Not To Do …
  • Avoid indoor and outdoor air pollution.
To Do …
  • Stop smoking. Avoid second hand smoke or environmental irritants
  • Keep a good posture. Keep your shoulder back.
  • Improve indoor air quality.
  • Get Fresh Air. Try to avoid other things that can bother your lungs, too.
  • Get vaccinations like the flu vaccine and the pneumonia vaccine.
Not To Do …
  • Avoid exposure to people who have the flu or other viral infections.
  • Avoid second hand smoke or environmental irritants.
To Do …
  • Exercise regularly. Swimming and walking near to the sea help a lot.
  • Learn from your physiotherapist some breathing exercises.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Be Aware of Your Weight.
  • Steam therapy. Steam therapy, or steam inhalation, involves inhaling water vapor to open the airways and help the lungs drain mucus.
Not To Do …
  • Exercise when the temperatures are high.
  • Stay inactive.
  • Avoid indoor and outdoor air pollution.






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