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how does tuberculosis affect the respiratory system

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

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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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Respiratory System: could be parasites, viruses, fungi or bacterial
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 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 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. 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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Healthy food: Has a positive impact on all organ systems. If you are overweight they can help you loose weight and perhaps breathe more easily. If you have a resp ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Pneumonia is not very common but very enlarged tonsils can rarely cause difficulty breathing.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Fluid : If the heart fails it allows blood and fluids to build up in the lungs causing difficulty breathing thus the term "congestion".
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