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Respiratory disease affect person permanently?

Respiratory disease affect person permanently?

Depends on diagnosis: Whether or not a respiratory disease is considered permanent depends on the specific diagnosis. For example, one can have pneumonia or bronchitis infection that is curable and therefore temporary. Some diseases like "copd"--chronic obstructive pulmonary disease--would be considered long-standing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Does everyone who inhales ldb into the lungs develop legionnaires' disease?

Does everyone who inhales ldb into the lungs develop legionnaires' disease?

No: Can depend on dose of germ, virulence (infectivity) of the germ, baseline lung function, general health, age, other factors. ...Read more

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How can black mold effect someone who has asthma or other lung diseases?

How can black mold effect someone who has asthma or other lung diseases?

Trigger or other: Mold spores can trigger asthma, or can lead to an asthma like disease (allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis). Get the mold removed from your home and see if there is improvement, and have yourself tested for abpa. ...Read more

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Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Would never happen: Carbon monoxide has strong affinity to the hemoglobin and its diffusibility through membrane is high. Before any other condition like asthma, COPD can occur from it, a person is dead. There will be no study to prove that. ...Read more

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Does bad air affect respiratory function in people with diseases like asthma or pulmonary fibrosis?

Does bad air affect respiratory function in people with diseases like asthma or pulmonary fibrosis?

Yes: People with chronic respiratory diseases should avoid heavily polluted air. Air quality alerts are issued for areas when there is a high concentration of pollution. These are usually reported on the local weather reports. In some instances, poor air quality can even cause chronic lung disease. For more information on this, go to the american lung association website. ...Read more

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How can asthma affect a persons breathing rate?

How can  asthma affect a persons breathing rate?

Increases: During an asthma flare or attack, frequently the respiratory rate increases (like panting). However, some people having asthma can have normal respiratory rate. When a person has controlled asthma or not experiencing asthma symptoms, the respiratory rate should be normal. Having asthma should not change the baseline respiratory rate. ...Read more

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What affects does air pollution have on people with asthma?

What affects does air pollution have on people with asthma?

Air Pollution: Air pollution is a known trigger for asthma. There is a relationship between the development of asthma as well in people who live in highly polluted environments. Even in those without asthma, pollutants can be irritants and encourage bronchial irritability. ...Read more

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Does asthma cause hypoxia? What is the oxygen saturation in people who have asthma?

Does asthma cause hypoxia? What is the oxygen saturation in people who have asthma?

It can: Asthma can reduce the area of the lung available for co2/oxygen exchange and can do so with variable intensity during an asthma attack. Given a normal o2 % of 94-100, I have seen levels below 50% recorded but patients are usually quite symptomatic below 90%. When an attack is passed and the patient relaxed, the levels return to normal with work of breathing decreased to normal. ...Read more

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Does being dehydrated affect lung capacity?

Does being dehydrated affect lung capacity?

Not direclty: Being dehydrated would not affect lung capacity in terms of spirometric testing, however,it will cause weakness similar to that due to limitation of lung capacity. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Yes: But more often children are affected be "reactive or constrictive" lung disease like asthma.Restrictive lung disease(think emphysema) usually affects older people(cystic fibrosis is the exception). ...Read more

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Is there association between asthma, bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, respiratory tract infection and pulmonary hypertension?can they affect each other?

Is there association between asthma, bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, respiratory tract infection and pulmonary hypertension?can they affect each other?

Lung conditions : The conditions you mentioned affect lungs and linings of upper respiratory airways; they are apparently not inter-related. That said, some patients with chronic bronchitis may get frequent respiratory tract infections. One of the late and severe complications from chronic bronchitis can be pulmonary hypertension but there are other causes for the condition. ...Read more

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Does asthma occur in cigarette smokers?

Does asthma occur in cigarette smokers?

Yes: Cig smoking causes copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Asthma is one type of such disease, emphysema is another. Both components can be caused by smoking. Once you quit smoking, asthma component may get better. Emphysema is incurable. The sooner you quit, the more lung will be saved. Look up allen carr's book the easy way to stop smoking: great inexpensive method, works for many. ...Read more

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What inhaler affects the heart in ashmatics children?

What inhaler affects the heart in ashmatics children?

Beta agonist ones: Usually the inhailers that have a medication such as albuterol or like ones affect the heart as they act upon the receptors that are located both in the bronchi and the heart. The effect is usually manifested by accelerated heart rate or tachycardia. ...Read more

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Is emphysema permanent? Can someone with emphysema improve?

Is emphysema permanent? Can someone with emphysema improve?

Permanent: There is no way to reverse emphysema as it is a structural loss of tissue that cannot be regrown. Symptoms can be treated with medication, but the underlying disease is progressive. ...Read more

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How can black mold effect someone who has asthma?

How can black mold effect someone who has asthma?

Badly: Black mold can cause significant pulmonary effects in someone who doesn't have asthma. So, someone with already-impaired airways can certainly have an exacerbation of their asthma if exposed to black mold. ...Read more

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Is spinal tuberculosis contagious can relative persons like kids and wife effected from?

Is spinal tuberculosis contagious can relative persons like kids and wife effected from?

Portal of entry: Pot's disease of the spine is enclosed and unless the area is opened for treatment and drainage, then that area is not contagious. The problem is the usual source is TB of the lungs and this is the source of spreading the disease especially to close contacts due to coughing and secretions. ...Read more

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Can people usually survive asthma attacks?

Can people usually survive asthma attacks?

Yes: People with asthma frequently have attacks (unfortunately) but, death from asthma is uncommon. There are now less than 5000 deaths per year from asthma in the U.S. But an ever increasing number of people with asthma needing to use the er. There are several risk factors for death from asthma---not taking your asthma medication as directed is just one! ...Read more

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How is bronchial pneumonia transmitted from person to person?

How is bronchial pneumonia transmitted from person to person?

See below: By direct contact and/or respiratory droplets exchanged through the air that contain the bacterial agent. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with COPD usually have?

What symptoms do people with COPD usually have?

Shortness of breath: Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor. ...Read more

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If you have COPD and are in an enviroment with mold can you continue to live there?

If you have COPD and are in an enviroment with mold can you continue to live there?

COPD and mold. : Mold is definitely a trigger for allergies and asthma. If there's a component of hyper-reactivity to your COPD then you may very well be triggered daily by the presence of mold. ...Read more

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I have been subjected to toxic mold. I have COPD that was exasperated by it was in hospital for 8days but my lungs aren't any better. They are gettin?

I have been subjected to toxic mold.  I have COPD that was exasperated by it was in hospital for 8days but my lungs aren't any better. They are gettin?

Things do get worse: Every time you experience an exacerbation, regardless of the cause, your lungs experience a reduction of functions, even after treated. Unfortunately age/time is also unstoppable and all of us deteriorate with time, some faster than other. Make sure you don't have further exposure to such mold. Consult doc/pulmonologist for further evaluation/treatment--there're new treatments available. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a newly COPD diagnosis to cause a person to yawn a lot?

Is it possible for a newly COPD diagnosis to cause a person to yawn a lot?

May have OSA: In addition to copd, you should talk to your doctor about being tested for obstructive sleep apnea. This can cause prolonged episodes of not breathing while you are asleep and increased snoring. The result of this is that you do not sleep well and can cause daytime drowsiness which would cause you to yawn. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is asthma consider a disability to a person who's got copd?

Can you tell me is asthma consider a disability to a person who's got copd?

No: Asthma is a reversible airway obstructive process usually related to environmental intolerance. It responds well to therapy. COPD is usually related to smoking and causes the same symptoms of asthma , but response to thearpy is not as robust. ...Read more

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Can i give cpr to another person sence I have COPD & ashma is there. A danger of me having an ashmma attack?

Can i give cpr to another person sence I have COPD & ashma is there. A danger of me having an ashmma attack?

Get training...: One way to determine if you would tolerate giving CPR is to take a CPR training class, where you will be taught to perform CPR on a mannequin. This might give you an idea of your ability to perform cpr. Actually performing it on a person is more stressful but with proper training, it can be life-saving. ...Read more

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Can a person have COPD and hold his/her breath for 2 minutes?

Can a person have COPD and hold his/her breath for 2 minutes?

Depends: It will depend on the stage of copd. In early stages (chronic bronchitis, it may be possible. Later stages of course will reduce lung function accordingly. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with last stag COPD and langerhands cell histiocytosis ?

How long can a person live with last stag COPD and langerhands cell histiocytosis ?

Depends: COPD is progressive, histiocytosis is more indolent. Pulm rehab and bronchodilator rx can prolong life, but consideration for lung transplant should be under consideration for progressive disease. The life span of advanced COPD with hystiocytosis is around 5-6 yr. ...Read more

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Could you give me some exercises for a person with COPD and limited mobility can do?

Could you give me some exercises for a person with COPD and limited mobility can do?

Pulmonary Rehab: There are several exercises available to patients with COPD and limited mobility. I recommend participating in a pulmonary rehab program if possible. They will set up an exercise routine specifically suited for you. A stationary bicycle is often used with pulmonary rehab. You can also do weight training. ...Read more

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Please give me some exercises that a person with COPD and limited mobility could do?

Please give me some exercises that a person with COPD and limited mobility could do?

WALKING: Participating in a pulmonary rehab program which stresses low level aerobics, diet and a primer on the effects of COPD on ones life. Away from rehab, slow walking daily for 30 minutes and low level weight training. ...Read more

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Copd changes seen on X-ray but person never smoked nor was around smokers. 58 years old. What else could this be then?

Other things: There are other conditions that can cause changes of COPD on chest xray: asthma or a condition called alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. But, chest xray can be notoriously inaccurate. The best way to see lung changes of COPD would be a ct scan of the chest. But, to be honest, if you have no symptoms...Not sure if the radiation exposure would be worth it. ...Read more

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What is the time period for a person to be on a ventilator for copd?

Varies...: Disease progression varies widely among individuals and there are many factors that affect the rate of progression. In general, the disease will progress slower if you stop smoking and use oxygen, if the oxygen level in your blood is low enough to warrant this therapy. ...Read more

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What is considered a normal oxygen saturation for a person with COPD and why is it considered normal?

What is considered a normal oxygen saturation for a person with COPD and why is it considered normal?

Anything above 90%: > or equal to 90% is normal. This is related to the hemoglobin oxygen dissociation curve. There is a certain percentage of oxygen saturation before your cells will not let oxygen leave cell and go to tissue. That is somewhere around 88-92% so since the sensors are good only 90% + or - 2% points, we use 90%. ...Read more

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When a person has copd, will living in a less humid area be more beneficial?

Yes and no: Moisture in necessary to reduce the tenacity of mucus in the lungs. This is often the reason a nebulizer without medication is used to make the mucus more "watery". A dry climate may offer other benefits by way of reducing exacerbations caused by environmental particles, etc. Of course indivdual responses will vary. ...Read more

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Can a teen or 20s person have COPD? im 20 and have all symptons badly. im a man

Can a teen or 20s person have COPD? im 20 and have all symptons badly. im a man

Most likely asthma: you only have one pair of lungs. Get a complete evaluation and follow treatment recommendations meticulously. Untreated asthma leads to permanent deterioration of lung function which may be prevented with therapy including leucotrtriene inhibitors to prevent chronic inflammation and scarring. ...Read more

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Could someone explain a person's COPD deteriorating during the night and then improving in the morning?

Could someone explain a person's COPD deteriorating during the night and then improving in the morning?

Cortisol levels?: There is a regular daily variation in cortisol levels produced by the body with a usual peak in the early morning hours. Cortisol help suppress inflammation causing improvement in symptoms. Having said that, it is often the case that shortly after awakening people with COPD experience quite a bit of cough and phlegm production. ...Read more

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If a person with COPD and CHF has constant reflux, what does it mean?

If a person with COPD and CHF has constant reflux, what does it mean?

See below: There is a relation between asthma and reflux. People especially with adult asthma are more likely to have reflux. The relation is not well understood but perhaps the reflux of acid damages the lung tissue especially if the person also tends to aspirate into the lungs. Also nerves connected to the esophagus may due to reflux cause the airway to constrict. Lungs mirror the GI tract, someone said. ...Read more

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If a person who has COPD and starts coughing up blood, how serious is it?

If a person who has COPD and starts coughing up blood, how serious is it?

Pulmonologist: Must see a pulmonologist and obtain a flexible bronchoscopy to identify the bronchus from which the blood is comming and obtain a cat scan thorax with and without contrast. Must rule out cancer causing hemoptysis(coughing up blood).Hemoptysis can sometimes be life threatening, must know the source for emergency control of the airway if needed. ...Read more

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I've had COPD for 8 years now how long can a person live haveing this lung disease?

I've had COPD for 8 years now how long can a person live haveing this lung disease?

Difficult to answer: There are many factors to consider such as: still smoking, stage of copd, and other diseases (comorbidities). Non drug threapy like pulmonary rehabilitation, lung reduction, and other therapies can contribute to both quality of life and longevity. COPD is a progressive disease and to put a number on it is difficult. Discuss all alternatives with your pulmonologist ...Read more

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more