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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)

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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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What is minimal bibasilar atelectasis?

Frelated to breathin: Usually an xray report referring to that term is referring to the bottoms of your lungs not being full inflated due to not breathing deep enough ...Read more

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What is lingular subsegmental atelectasis?

Partial Collapse: The lingula is the lower anterior (front) portion of the left upper lobe of the lung that corresponds to the right middle lobe. Atelectasis is collapse of a portion of the lung. So, subsegmental atelectasis means that portions of lung segments of the lingula are incompletely aerated. May indicate bronchial blockage, poor breathing, or even early infection. ...Read more

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What are the pediatric symptoms of atelectasis?

ATELECTASIS: When part of the lungs collapse, child will have shortness of breath, tachypnea, cyanosis and chest pain depending on the part of lungs involved. ...Read more

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Are pneumothorax and atelectasis the same thing?

No: Pneumothorax causes atelectasis but ther are other causes of lung collapse. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my 7 year old to fly with Atelectasis?

Check with doctor: Your question does not state degree of atelectasis or accompanying symptoms. Medical clearance should be obtained from physician who has examined child. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about mild atelectasis on my xray?

No...Mild atelectasi: Is a relatively common finding on chest xray. If your symptoms persist, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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How is subsegmental atelectasis of the lingula treated?

How is subsegmental atelectasis of the lingula treated?

Atelectasis is the : Breathing exercises as well as mucolytics, oral hydration and chest physotherapy can relieve this condition. ...Read more

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How bad a complication is atelectasis to a post op patient?

Very common but...: Atelectasis, a collapse of a portion of the lung, is very frequently seen in greater or lesser extent in post-op patients. Patients who have had surgery on their chest or abdomen frequently find it painful to take a deep breath or cough. As a result, lung secretions accumulate in the lungs and result in atelectasis. The atelectatic lung becomes a setup for development of pneumonia (bad!). ...Read more

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Do people ever have a pneumothorax and atelectasis at the same time?

Do people ever have a pneumothorax and atelectasis at the same time?

Yes: Atelectasis (at-uh-lek-tuh-sis) — a complete or partial collapse of a lung or lobe of a lung — develops when the tiny air sacs (alveoli) within the lung become deflated. Pneumothorax results in "collapse" or unexpanded lung. Effectively, an extreme degree of atelectasis. ...Read more

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