emphysema Emphysema is a lung disease where the air sacs in the lungs are gradually destroyed. It is a major cause of death and disability, affecting three million Americans each year. Symptoms: Major symptom is shortness of breath that can even


athsma Asthma affects nearly 23 million Americans, including 7 million children. Asthma attacks are episodes of inflammation and narrowing of the airways in response to asthma “triggers.” Causes are unknown, but it also tends to run in families. Asthma symptoms range


copd Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is used to describe any long-term, non-reversible damage to the lungs that interferes with normal breathing. In the US, COPD is the 4th leading cause of death and the 2nd leading cause of disability. Common