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Treatment for atelectasis due to which o2 levels are low?

Treatment for atelectasis due to which o2 levels are low?

Need more expansion: Atalectasis happens when the lungs aren't expanding enough to allow the alveoli to open adequately. The proper function of alveoli is needed to take in enough and release enough carbon dioxide. This is common to see after a surgery, for example. Your doctor may recommend special breathing exercises - or ventilator adjustments - to help. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Atelectasis (Definition)

Atelectasis (from greek: ἀτελής, "incomplete" + ἔκτασις, "extension") is defined as the collapse or closure of the lung resulting in reduced or absent gas exchange. It may affect part or all of one lung. It is a condition where the alveoli are deflated, as distinct from pulmonary consolidation. It is a very common finding in chest xrays which needs to be interpreted in the ...Read more


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What are the causes and treatment for atelectasis of lungs?

Open lungs up: Atelectasis of lung means there is no air iin a portion of lung. This occurs if a branch of the bronchi leading to that part of the lung is blocked by mucous/phlegm or even a foreign body (like an aspirated piece of food for example). Often use of cough, bronchodilators can open bronchi up and clear phlegm or a bronchoscope can be used to suction it out. ...Read more

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What are the treatments 4 atelectasis existing with bronchiectasis ?

What are the treatments 4 atelectasis existing with bronchiectasis ?

The Vest: If you don't already have one, please ask your physician to prescribe this. It is a "unique therapy system designed to help mobilise pulmonary secretions through high frequency chest wall oscillation". I am not a pulmonologist, however a close family member has had bronchiectasis for 30 years and has not had a bout of pneumonia since she began using this vest. She is 87 and still plays tennis! ...Read more

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What are the treatments of atelectasis please? Existing with bronchiectasis, it was seen on my ct, i think its a recurrent issues for me

Many: There are many things we would consider to treat atelectasis depending what causes it. However, once atelectasis occurs, the our job is to control your symptoms and slow down the progression of the diseases. If it's due to smoking, you should stop smoking. If it's due to frequent pneumonia you should see an immunologist and pulmonologist. ...Read more

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I had a collapsed lung 3 weeks ago, now again i have the pain in my back that i had before treatment, can it be the lung collapsing again, thank you?

I had a collapsed lung 3 weeks ago, now again i have the pain in my back that i had before treatment, can it be the lung collapsing again, thank you?

Could be: Are you having trouble breathing, if so you may have a recurrence of spontaneous pneumothorax. Visit your nearest emergency room and enroll in programs to help you quit smoking. As long your you smoke , you will always be at risk for spontaneous pneumothoraces. ...Read more

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Collapsed lunghad markers placed in liver 3 weeks ago had collapsed lung , treatment chest tube, could it reoccur?

Collapsed lunghad markers placed in liver 3 weeks ago had collapsed lung , treatment chest tube, could it reoccur?

Unlikely: If due to the test and needles , it is unlikely to recur. Spontaneous pneumo does have a significant spontaneous recurrence rate. ...Read more

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What is left lingular atelectasis?

Ligula: The ligula is the equivalent of the middle lobe of the lung on the left-hand side. There is no true middle lobe but it is an area of the left lung. Atelectasis refers to an area of the lung where there is no good gas exchange due to either obstruction or filling in with fluid. This is often seen with an infection. ...Read more

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