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Respiratory disorders, or lung diseases, are disorders such as asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, lung cancer, and others.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year more than 126,000 US adults die of lung disease. Lung disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the US. Lung disease and other breathing problems are the number one reason for death in infants.
Today, more than 35 million Americans are living with chronic lung disease.
Lung disease can affect people of all ages, both genders, and all incomes, but affects a disproportionate share of minority populations.