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Asthma is a chronic condition affecting the lungs and respiratory system. Asthma is not contagious, and although it appears to follow some genetic tendencies, is not wholly genetic either. Asthma is a complex disease characterized by bronchial hyper-responsiveness (BHR), inflammation, Mucus production and intermittent airway obstruction. A person with asthma may experience wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and cough particularly after exposure to an allergen, during exercise, when exposed to cold air, or at times of greater emotional. Beyond the traditional use of inhalers, there are many holistic options available for treatment.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide, chemical formula CO, is a colourless, odourless, flammable and highly toxic gas. It is a major product of the incomplete combustion of carbon and carbon-containing compounds.

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Emphysema is a chronic lung disease. It is often caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or long-term exposure to tobacco smoke.

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Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs, that causes the cilia of the bronchial epithelial cells to stop functioning.

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