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  1. Understanding Pneumonia -- the Basics

    An overview of pneumonia, from the experts at WebMD.

  2. Understanding Pneumonia -- Symptoms

    WebMD's guide to the symptoms of pneumonia.

  3. Understanding Wheezing -- Symptoms

    Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of wheezing, a breathing problem linked to asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory ailments.

  4. Understanding Wheezing -- Diagnosis & Treatment

    Learn more from WebMD about the diagnosis and treatment of wheezing, a breathing problem linked to asthma, allergies, and other respiratory ailments.

  5. Understanding Wheezing -- the Basics

    Get the basics from WebMD about wheezing, a common symptom of asthma and other respiratory problems.

  6. Pulmonary Embolism - Cause

    Pulmonary embolism is caused by a blocked artery in the lungs. The most common cause of such a blockage is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein in the leg and travels to the lungs, where it becomes lodged in a smaller lung artery.

  7. COPD's Effect on the Lungs - Topic Overview

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) slowly damages the lungs and affects how you breathe. COPD's effect on breathing In COPD,the airways of the lungs (bronchial tubes) become inflamed and narrowed. They tend to collapse when you breathe out and can become clogged with mucus. This reduces airflow through the bronchial tubes,a condition called airway obstruction,making it difficult ...

  8. Pulmonary Embolism - Medications

    Medications can help prevent repeated episodes of pulmonary embolism by preventing new blood clots from forming or preventing existing clots from getting larger.

  9. Pulmonary Embolism - Prevention

    Daily use of anticoagulant medicines may help prevent recurring pulmonary embolism by stopping new blood clots from forming and stopping existing clots from growing.

  10. Paradoxical Embolism - Topic Overview

    Normally,blood flows from the right side of the heart through the pulmonary arteries and lungs before it returns to the left side of the heart. A paradoxical embolism is a blood clot that does not travel with normal blood flow. This type of embolism often causes a stroke because the clot moves directly from the right side of the heart to the left through a hole (defect) in the septum,which ...

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