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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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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