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how does bronchitis affect the respiratory system

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Bronchitis: The bronchi are tubes which sprout off from the trachea and carry air into bronchioles and then into the alveolar spaces of the lung. They are an int ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
No: Bronchitis is an infection and inflammation of the bronchi which are located in the thorax/chest wall. This is considered a lower respiratory tract co ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bronchitis: Immune system compromised from repeated infections.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt/workup: I would suggest a complete physical exam and some screening labs. Good hand washing, using clorox wipes on surfaces and hand sanitizer such as purel ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple: Primary TB is usually manifested by fever with few or no pulmonary symptoms. Chest xrays may show lymph node enlargement, fluid in the chest or infilt ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
See below: As far as I know, no types of drinks affect the lungs unless you aspirate.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Emphysema.: Emphysema is a destruction of lung tissue with resultant reduction in oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange and respiratory effort. It's usually due to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Puente
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
No O2 no function: Easy think of it as an engine the blood is the gas that supplies the body and you need to have oxygen to run the body, so when you breathe te blood ge ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
Respiratory function: Bronchitis refers to swelling of the bronchi or conductive airway passages. When one breathes, air is transported to the the "alveoli" where oxygen a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Bronchitis: Bronchitis, strictly speaking, is inflammation that is restricted to the bronchial tubes and tubules and doesn't go into the lung tissue unless bronch ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Immunity: It protects us and can also be a major player in the inflammatory pathway or autoimmune disease.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Pneumonia: The integument is the skin and the mucous membranes. These structures are not affected as a primary focus of pneumonia, which is an inflammation of t ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Breathing: Asthma causes inflammation and spasm of the small to medium-sized air tubes. This will affect breathing and lead to symptoms such as: shortness of bre ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Michaelson
28 years experience Pulmonology
Through the brain: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, which can affect the centers in the brain that regulate respiration. Consequently, breathing may slow ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola Virus: A person with Ebola infection may develop cough, chest pain, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), respiratory distress as well as Interstitial pneumonia a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Carroll
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Bronchitis can affect anyone, but is more likely to be seen in those who are debilitated or have preexisting lung disease.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
The stomach and: esophagus may regurgitate acid and contents into the upper airway and into the lung. This condition, reflux esophagitis, can cause heartburn, chronic ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
System: The two systems work together and require each other to function. If they weren't connected, symmetry and coordination wouldn't be effective.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
An upper respiratory: Infection can cause inflammation in the respiratory system and bronchospasm. That can lead to a productive cough, difficulties breathing, and pneumoni ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
WebMD: See webmd for a thorough discussion. Not enough room in this forum.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Symptoms...: Acute bronchitis, due to an infection of the airways, will cause cough productive of discolored sputum, fever, cold symptoms, body aches, headache, wh ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Huh ??????: Your question makes no sense. Only interact when you aspirate food
A female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
Inter-dependent: relationship exists between the two. The heart pumps arterial blood to the circulation. The deoxygenated or venous blood returns to the lung where bl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Congestion: By affecting the flow and pressures inside the lungs, congestion of the lungs could happen causing respiratory difficulty.

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