diseases for the body

by Anthony Rodriguez

diseases for the respiratory system

Common diagnostic tools for diagnosing respiratory disease include chest x-ray, pulmonary function test and CT scan. A bronchoscopy is performed by inserting a bronchoscope into the airways usually through the nose or mouth to examine for bleeding, tumors, inflammation or other abnormalities


Diseases and conditions of the respiratory system can be caused by the inhalation of foreign bodies such as cigarette smoke, chemicals, allergens and other irritants. Not all people will develop respiratory ailments as a result of environmental factors, as genetics also play a role in the development of respiratory diseases Lung cancer is often associated with smoking, but the disease can affect non-smokers as well. Like all cancers, lung cancer is caused by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells