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5 deadly lung diseases and the damage they can do

No doubt you’ve heard of lung diseases like tuberculosis and cystic fibrosis, but did you know how damaging they can be to your body? These diseases are among five of the most deadly lung problems you can develop...

1. Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection most often found in the lungs, but it can also be found in the lymphatic system and other vital organs. TB bacteria cause death of tissue in body organs they infect.

Most people who are exposed to TB never develop symptoms because the bacteria can live in an inactive form in the body — a condition known as latent TB. But if the immune system weakens, TB bacteria can become…

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