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Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition that affects the body’s cells, tissues, and the glands that make mucus and sweat.
High blood pressure is a common disease that develops when blood flows through the arteries at higher-than-normal pressures.
Sleep apnea is a common condition in which your breathing stops and restarts many times while you sleep. This can prevent your body from getting enough oxygen.
Childhood interstitial lung disease (CHILD) is a group of rare lung diseases that can affect babies, children, and teens. These conditions can make it hard to breathe normally.
Atherosclerosis is a condition in which a sticky substance called plaque builds up in the arteries. This causes the arteries to narrow and can reduce blood flow through the body.
Narcolepsy is a long-term disorder that causes periods of extreme daytime sleepiness, including sudden brief episodes of deep sleep.
The NHLBI has materials for patients and health professionals on many health topics, such as asthma, heart disease, and sickle cell disease.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood disorders and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.