Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Directory
Acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, is a very serious and often life-threatening lung condition that leads to low levels of oxygen in the blood. Without enough oxygen, many of your body's organs cannot function properly or may stop working altogether. A number of conditions can cause acute respiratory distress syndrome, but it usually occurs in people who are already sick with another disease or have a severe traumatic injury. Sometimes pneumonia can cause acute respiratory distress syndrome. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of acute respiratory distress syndrome, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
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Your rib cage protects them, but your lungs can still get injured. Learn the common causes of lung injuries and how they’re treated.
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
What is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)? Lung Fluid That Keeps Oxygen from Organs
Lung Diseases Overview
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Living With COPD: About Treatments, Exercise, and Diet
Living with COPD presents 13 million Americans with new challenges, and opportunities for better health. Are you one? Then read on.
A Physician’s Experience Contracting COVID-19
Today’s guest on Coronavirus in Context, Dr. Sharon Amaya, wasn’t on the front lines when she began to experience the telltale signs of COVID-19, but she explains how her role as an emergency medicine physician informs how she approaches this virus, from quarantining early on to recovery.
Heart Disease and COVID-19
Today’s guest on Coronavirus in Context, Dr. Mitchell Elkind, speaks with WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte on what people with heart disease need to know.
COVID-19 Video on What Not to Do
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What Is COVID-19?
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Slideshows & Images
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