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  1. Understanding Wheezing -- the Basics

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

  2. 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.

  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. Pulmonary Embolism - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Eating a steady amount of vitamin K when you take warfarin (Coumadin) ...

  5. Pulmonary Embolism - What Increases Your Risk

    Having a blood clot in the deep vein of your leg and having a previous pulmonary embolism are the two greatest risk factors for pulmonary embolism.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Pulmonary Embolism - Topic Overview

    Information on pulmonary embolism, the sudden blockage of an artery in the lung.

  8. Pulmonary Embolism - What Happens

    Pulmonary embolism can be fatal. Find out how pulmonary embolism unfolds.

  9. 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.

  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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