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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you? What does it do exactly?

Creates a pathway: A breathing tube (endotracheal tube) is a tube that goes through your nose or mouth into the trachea. The outer part can then attach to an oxygen tank, a ventilator, etc. The breathing tube is merely a conduit to deliver and remover oxygen and carbon dioxide respectively. ...Read more

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How long will my throat hurt after getting a breathing tube taken out?

How long will my throat hurt after getting a breathing tube taken out?

Breathing tube: After a surgery or some kind of procedure done under general anesthesia, the throat is commonly sore as a result of the endotracheal tube, the breathing tube used to protect your airway. Most people will have a scratchy throat for a few days up to a few weeks. If sore throat lasts longer than that, you should have someone take a look to make sure you don't have a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Airway dilation, what's the chance of needing a trach? now has leak around her breathing tube. 24wk 6 day preemie girl. 1lb 6.2oz @birth 3lb 9.4 oz

Airway dilation, what's the chance of needing a trach? now has leak around her breathing tube. 24wk 6 day preemie girl. 1lb 6.2oz @birth 3lb 9.4 oz

Air leak: Some degree of air leak is OK so long as there is adequate ventilation. It is preferable not to do a tracheostomy because very small size of baby . The neonatologist can elect to change to bigger size tube if ventilation becomes ineffective. ...Read more

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Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you?

Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you?

Yes: The breathing tube, called an endotracheal tube, goes through your mouth and into your windpipe (trachea). This allows doctors to breathe for you using a ventilator that uses positive pressure to get air into your lungs. You can also get anesthetic gases to help you you asleep. ...Read more

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Ways to heal a sore throat from a breathing tube?

Ways to heal a sore throat from a breathing tube?

Soothing measures: To sooth the irritation from a breathing tube, try a mild cough suppressant to decrease the hacking cough that often accompanies the irritation. The more you cough, the more you irritate the windpipe. ...Read more

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Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you? What does it do exactly?

Creates a pathway: A breathing tube (endotracheal tube) is a tube that goes through your nose or mouth into the trachea. The outer part can then attach to an oxygen tank, a ventilator, etc. The breathing tube is merely a conduit to deliver and remover oxygen and carbon dioxide respectively. ...Read more

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How long will my throat hurt after getting a breathing tube taken out?

Breathing tube: After a surgery or some kind of procedure done under general anesthesia, the throat is commonly sore as a result of the endotracheal tube, the breathing tube used to protect your airway. Most people will have a scratchy throat for a few days up to a few weeks. If sore throat lasts longer than that, you should have someone take a look to make sure you don't have a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you? Is this an awkward feeling?

Does a breathing tube down your throat breathe for you? Is this an awkward feeling?

Breathing tube: Is used to seal and protect your airway and lungs from stomach acid (which is why you have surgery on empty stomach!) as well as to deliver oxygen and remove co2. The endotracheal tube or laryngeal mask also allow monitoring of gas levels and core temp. Anesthetist or anesthesiologist (or more commonly for longer cases ventilator machine) actually deliver the puff of inspired air; tube is the path. ...Read more

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I know that this sounds kinda funny but, I've had this feeling in my throat that goes to my end of my rib cage, like a breathing tube.

Strange sensation: Its difficult to tell. You may have gastric reflux. I see you've had extensive GI studies. Why?. You are also on Methadone and may have inhaled airway irritants in the past. Your medical history is likely much more complicated than you report and your symptom too vague to properly describe let alone diagnose. If you are having difficulty breathing, please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be?
And how can it be treated?

Depends: People can have a slightly hoarse voice and a sore throat after intubation, this will resolve and should get better in a couple of days. However, if there is complete loss of voice(or very hoarse), or if it is taking longer-this is not typical and could be a sign of a problem. Uncommonly, the arytenoid cartilage can be dislocated. Don't delay if one is still very hoarse after a couple of days. ...Read more

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Had septoplasty done yesterday but throat is killing me from breathing tube and constantly being dry from mouth breathing. Any suggestions?

Had septoplasty done yesterday but throat is killing me from breathing tube and constantly being dry from mouth breathing. Any suggestions?

Stay hydrated: Make sure you are drinking at least 60 oz of water daily. Using a humidifier or vaporizer may be helpful in adding some moisture to the air you are breathing. Lozenges and salt water gargles can ease the throat pain. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Had op for my sinuses 3 weeks ago since then I've had a constant sore throat hurts to swallow, could the breathing tube scratched my throat?

Had op for my sinuses 3 weeks ago since then I've had a constant sore throat hurts to swallow, could the breathing tube scratched my throat?

Sore throat after: It is possible that you have a sore throat after being intubated by the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist for your surgery. If this occurs, it usually only last a few days. I would go back to your surgeon and have them take a look at your throat ASAP. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the optimal pattern of breathing for patient with obstructive airway disease?

Please help! what is the optimal pattern of breathing for patient with obstructive airway disease?

Any: There is no optimal patters. Breath normally & at times hold breath X few seconds & blow out through your moth partially close as in blowing a balloon. It will help ypur respiratory muscles. By keeping a slow pattern will oxygenated without causing acid-base problems ...Read more

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I have broncho spasm and i heard that smoking marijuana can expand your airways for better breathing? Could this be true?

I have broncho spasm and i heard that smoking marijuana can expand your airways for better breathing? Could this be true?

Not long-term: There was one study that showed short-term marijuana use could be associated with some bronchodilation, but that long-tern use produced symptoms of obstructive lung disease (sputum production, cough, difficulty catching breath, etc). So it seems that ultimately, marijuana can irritate your lungs just as effectively as regular cigarettes. Plus, its smoke contains more carcinogens. ...Read more

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Is there optimal pattern of breathing with obstructive airway disease?

Is there optimal pattern of breathing with obstructive airway disease?

Hmm: There are different characteristics that make one persons sleep apnea better than another's, but there is no optimal pattern. Apneas are already abnormal breathing patterns. ...Read more

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Is there an optimal pattern of breathing when you have obstructive airway disease?

Is there an optimal pattern of breathing when you have obstructive airway disease?

Pursed lip breathing: Pts with COPD who practice pursed lip breathing keep their airways open a little longer allowing more air into the lung. Most COPD pts learn this technique early on in their disease course. ...Read more

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What could be causing trouble breathing? I feel it in my upper airway, like it is swollen. The symptom comes and goes on its own. No other symptoms.

What could be causing trouble breathing? I feel it  in my upper airway, like it is swollen. The symptom comes and goes on its own. No other symptoms.

It is best to see: Your doctor. It seems you have had pft to determine if you have lung problem and i suppose that is normal. What seems to be happening is you tighten you throat or upper trachea. It is not swollen actually as it comes and goes, swelling does not do that, tightening does. It may even be vocal cord dysfunction, but unclear. Wait for you doctor to do all tests and diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can et tube help if you have upper airway obstruction?

Can et tube  help if you have upper airway obstruction?

Yes!: An endotracheal tube is one of the ways that upper airway obstruction can be managed in an emergency, because it goes into the windpipe (trachea) and provides a route for air exchange. However, it's important to identify the cause of the obstruction: obesity, sleep apnea, enlarged tonsils, cancer, or a large thyroid gland are among possible causes. Finding and treating the cause is key. ...Read more

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16 m.o. son, reactive airway disease, needs PE tubes, I'm afraid of anesthesia and it's effect on his RAD. ?

16 m.o. son, reactive airway disease, needs PE tubes, I'm afraid of anesthesia and it's effect on his RAD. ?

Just let them know: RAD is not a reason not to have tubes, I have even used general anesthesia to stop a status asthmaticus in a kid with bad asthma (worked well when nothing else did). As long as the anesthesiologist knows the kids past history they can modify any plans they need to. ...Read more

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Does a cpap breathing machine keep your throat airway open?

Does a cpap breathing machine keep your throat airway open?

Yes -that's the idea: Continuous positive airway pressure (cpap), in theory, acts like an "air splint" - keeping the soft, floppy part of the airway open when you inhale. The upper airway is like a floppy tube. If you inhale on one end, the tube will collapse. CPAP helps prevent this. The pressure, however, needs to be adjusted for each individual as the requirements vary from person to person. ...Read more

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Posture related breathing problems. I'm unable to exhale fully and don't know if its asthma, airway remodeling, allergies, or something else. ?

Posture related breathing problems. I'm unable to exhale fully and don't know if its asthma, airway remodeling, allergies, or something else. ?

No: That is a common and overrated opinion about bad posturing. The only known posture related breathing restriction is related to rotoscoliosis or abnormal bending and rotation of the back bone -- most 'bad' posture is not caused by rotoscoliosis but more from lack of fitness and obesity. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more