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lung infection because of cpap machine

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Yes: Just make sure that you clean the components and disinfect with something like white vinegar. Generally it is recommended to continue CPAP use unless ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Hope you feel better: Not sure what question is but i hope you can continue your treatment at home and be closely supervised by your doctor and home care health team.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Shouldn't hurt: Perhaps the pressure is too high and you need an adjustment? Talk to your sleep apnea doctor. This should not be a painful intervention.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Aspiration: You can aspirate using a CPAP machine. A B line on ultrasound is the same as a Kerley B line on CXR. This is fluid and usually from pulmonary edema. ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Tracheiitis: Yes his trachea can be irritated by his CPAP machine.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely to progress: But follow up with your primary care physician.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
19 years experience Cardiology
Many: There are multiple machines they can do this. For example the tandem heart, ecmo, and ventricular assist devices.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Frequent drop in O2: Eventually can cause problems, such as pulmonary hypertension, systemic hypertension, cardiomyopathy. If you can't tolerate the cpap, talk to your doc ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Since the: TRACHEA carries the air to the lungs collapsed trachea is an extreme medical emergency! (It not only "affects gas exchange" IT STOPS IT! Hope this he ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Your ahi on the machine should be close to 0. This means that the machine is eliminating your apneas and hypopneas. Make sure you are reading the re ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Still controversial: Small airway is considered the primary defect in asthma but one cannot diagnose the presence of asthma by small airway obstruction alone. In fact it ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Postural drainage!: Good morning, mucus in the lungs indicates an ongoing infection or inflammation of the airway and lung tissues. Structural changes associated with b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Mechanical ventilation is dangerous for a large variety of reasons, but the alternative is not pretty. Long term mechanical ventilation is associated ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
O2/ventilation/diet: Partial pressure of oxygen in alveoli is can be calculated using the alveolar gas equation. Oxygen level increases if there is a higher atmospheric p ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pulmonologist: I think you may be misinformed. You do not have lung cancer. But, testing is best done in this situation with a pulmonologist.
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A member asked:
Dr. James Gulley
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Targeted therapy: Newer targeted therapy agents can be quite beneficial for some patients with lung cancer. This is especially true in female never smokers who may hav ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
There : There are 2 general categories of sleep apnea, obstructive and central (can be mixed). In the obstructive form the area of blockage is usually between ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It doesn't: mean you have COPD, and it may not be very significant but it should be correlated with a chest X-ray or chest CT to make sure.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes, brain, heart &: lungs, etc. because clots form in blood while being moved through the long plastic, non-endothelium lined tubing between your chest & within the h ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: The chi machine helps with meditation and can help you reach the Alpha wavlength. There are many lymphatic drainage machines available . We have the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Oxygenation: The lungs need to be disconnected from the heart and the new once attached. This cannot happen with the heart beating; blood circulation needs to be s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
AHA protocol : Compression rate 100 to 130 per minute. Give 6 to 8 breaths per minute.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher John
44 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Less than75%is reduc: Lung volumes are calculated based on ht, wt, age , sex and race.Therefor reduced volumes are related to your predicted values and not spesific numbers ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma or COPD: Chronic overinflation of the lung could be due to COPD or asthma. Asthma is reversible, COPD is not. Medicines are available for both situations.

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