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What are some serious complications of respiratory problems?

Serious complications arising from respiratory problems are many and cause difficulty breathing, which will inhibit the body's ability to utilize oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide. "Respiratory problems" is a broad term that covers an expansive list of maladies. The respiratory system includes the nasal passages, mouth and throat, larynx (voice  box), trachea, bronchi and lungs. There can be problems with any of these areas, some of which are mild, such as nasal allergies and colds. More severe problems can be emphysema, pneumonia, or even lung cancer.

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