The 7 Most Common Types of Respiratory Diseases

Most Common Types of Respiratory Diseases

The 7 Most Common Types of Respiratory Diseases

By: Nimba - August 6, 2022

It is difficult to say how many people have lung diseases overall because these diseases are grouped into specific conditions. There are different kinds of lung diseases that cause chronic respiratory conditions. Many environmental and genetic factors lead to lung disease, also smoking is one of the leading causes of respiratory diseases.

Major Types of Respiratory Diseases and Their Symptoms


Asthma: Asthma is a considerable global health problem with an increasing rate of prevalence in many countries. As per the current reports, over 1.3 billion people, which is 6% of children and 2% of adults, have asthma in India. People with a history of asthma, severe childhood respiratory illness, or respiratory allergies have a high risk of developing asthma. This is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes breathing problems as the airways in our bodies to swell and narrow. This condition also leads to worse mucus production. This causes minor inconvenience for some people, but this can be a major problem for some. To deal with this disease, you must go for naturopathy treatments as Ayurveda has the power to heal any kind of physical and emotional issue. Nimba Nature Cure offers naturopathy treatment services in Ahmedabad.

Asthma Symptoms:  

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Thickness in the chest


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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: COPD is an umbrella term used to describe two major types of obstructive lung disease

  1. Chronic Bronchitis
  2. Emphysema

Chronic bronchitis happens when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed and irritated. Moreover,

Emphysema happens when the tiny air sacs in the lungs become less elastic and damaged. Nearly 30 million people have COPD in India. About 7 to 8 cases are caused by cigarette smoke. Naturopathy treatments such as Ayurvedic therapies, hydrotherapy, and acupuncture help in the removal of mucus and the improvement of clean air passages.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Symptoms:

  • Weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Swelling in your feet and legs
  • Wheezing
  • A cough that produces a lot of mucus


Cystic fibrosis: Cystic Fibrosis is extremely rare in India. It causes both digestive and breathing problems, as this disease makes the mucus very thick in the body. This disease also involves some organs that cause severe issues in the lungs, such as blockage from thick mucus that traps harmful bacteria and leads to severe infections. Nimba Nature Cure offers respiratory disease treatment and helps patients deal with such issues naturally through therapies.

Cystic fibrosis Symptoms:

  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • A lifelong cough
  • Nasal polyps
  • Constipation


Lung cancer: Lung cancer is becoming a major healthcare problem in India and it is also expected that 1 lakh new lung cancer cases will be seen in the next 5 years. This is one of the most common types of cancer recorded in India. Cigarette smoking, both second-hand and direct, is one of the biggest causes of lung cancer.

Lung cancer Symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Wheezing
  • Hoarseness
  • Chronic cough
  • Breathing issues
  • Swelling in the face or neck
  • Weakness or fatigue


Tuberculosis (TB): According to reports, more than 1.8 billion people around the world are suffering from tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a bacterial lung disease that is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is also harmful to other parts of the body. The bacteria that cause TB are spread when the infected person sneezes and coughs.

TB Symptoms:

  • Weight loss
  • Poor appetite
  • A cough that lasts longer than a week
  • Weakness
  • Fever
  • Night Sweats
  • Fatigue


Pneumonia: This is known as a genetic disease, and there are different types of pneumonia. Pneumonia is a type of infection by viruses and bacteria that creates tiny air sacs in the lungs and fills them with pus or fluid. The air sacs are something that helps in the exchange of oxygen and other gases between the air. Pneumonia reduces the ability to exchange gases and causes breathing issues.

Pneumonia Symptoms:

  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath


Emphysema: This is a type of COPD that occurs when the alveoli in the lungs lose their flexibility. This sac is made to stretch with each breath, allowing you to breathe in and breathe out. Smoking is the major factor that causes emphysema, but chemicals and other pollutants can also be the cause of this disease.


  • Frequent coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Tightness in your chest
  • A cough that produces a lot of mucus


There are various types of alternative therapies that you can consider to deal with lung disease such as Ayurveda, homoeopathy and naturopathy. Nimba believes in fact that healing and health always comes first and offers naturopathy services in India. Everyone needs to learn about the effectiveness of nature and must learn how to deal with lung disease naturally through yoga and therapies. Well-planned diet and respiratory exercise helps in increasing lung immunity and decreases the risk of respiratory disease. Make your way to Nimba Nature Cure, if you also want to experience holistic healing.