ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z87.0

Personal history of diseases of the respiratory system

Diagnosis Code Z87.0

ICD-10: Z87.0
Short Description: Personal history of diseases of the respiratory system
Long Description: Personal history of diseases of the respiratory system
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z87.0

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Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Personal history of other diseases and conditions (Z87)

Information for Patients


Breathing Problems

When you're short of breath, it's hard or uncomfortable for you to take in the oxygen your body needs. You may feel as if you're not getting enough air. Sometimes you can have mild breathing problems because of a stuffy nose or intense exercise. But shortness of breath can also be a sign of a serious disease.

Many conditions can make you feel short of breath:

  • Lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema, or pneumonia
  • Problems with your trachea or bronchi, which are part of your airway system
  • Heart disease can make you feel breathless if your heart cannot pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Allergies

If you often have trouble breathing, it is important to find out the cause.

  • Blood gases (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breath sounds (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breathing difficulty (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breathing difficulty - lying down (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • How to breathe when you are short of breath (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • How to Properly Put On, Take Off a Disposable Respirator (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pulmonary function tests (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rapid shallow breathing (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wheezing (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Lung Diseases

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.

The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

  • Alveolar abnormalities (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Blood gases (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breath sounds (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chemical pneumonitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chest tube insertion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Coughing up blood (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lung disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lung PET scan (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pulmonary edema (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pulmonary function tests (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Solitary pulmonary nodule (Medical Encyclopedia)


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