Respiratory Diseases

Respiratory Disease or disorder of breath (श्वशनतंत्र के रोग) affects every human being at some time in their lifetime.
Respiratory Diseases can be range from a common cold, bronchitis to more severe illness such as asthma, COPD etc.


Respiratory Diseases can be classified majorly in 3 categories, according to their underlying causes or underlying pathology.

  • Allergic
  • Auto immune
  • Infectious

To comprehend various Respiratory Diseases we can classify them according to the affected site of the Respiratory system.


Diseases affecting Airways (फेफड़े के वायुमार्ग)

Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Bronchitis, Emphysema, Cystic Fibrosis etc.

Diseases affecting Alveoli (फेफड़े की वायुकोशिका)

Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Emphysema, Pulmonary oedema etc

Diseases affecting Interstitium (पुरे फेफड़े को सहारा देने वाला पटल)

Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Pneumonia, Pulmonary oedema etc

Diseases affecting Blood Vessels (फेफड़े की रुधिर केशिकाएँ)

Pulmonary embolism, Pulmonary hypertension etc