Lung disease affects millions of Canadians. Lung diseases can range from a mild respiratory condition (e.g., a cold) to a chronic medical condition (e.g., asthma) to lung infection caused by bacteria.
Some examples of lung disease and respiratory conditions include:
- acute bronchitis
- common cold
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis
- lung cancer
- pneumonia cause by bacteria or virus (infectious lung disease)
- sleep apnea
- tuberculosis (infectious lung disease)
Read more about different lung diseases and lung infections by clicking the links below.