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Is walking good for bronchial & cardiovascular disease &pvd?

Is walking good for bronchial & cardiovascular disease &pvd?

Yes!: Absolutedly, walking is beneficial for overall health for almost every health condition, but especially for heat and lung diseases. And the primary initial treatment for early PVD is walking. You can never go wrong with walking, more the better. ...Read more

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Bronchial thermoplasty what is this?

Bronchial thermoplasty what is this?

Treatment for asthma: In bronchial thermoplasty, the physician passes a special coiled wire through a bronchoscope into the air passages of the lung (trachea and bronchi). The coil is heated, weakening the smooth muscle and leading to relaxation of the air passage walls. This relaxation helps improve airflow, thus helping reduce the symptoms of asthma. ...Read more

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What the bronchial asthma?

Straight forward: The airway system has inflammation, not infection. Therefore medication for inflammation is important. The gold standard is inhaled steroids. Check with your lung doc. ...Read more

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What exactly is bronchial asthma?

What exactly is bronchial asthma?

Reactive airways: Bronchial asthma (commonly referred to as just asthma) is a medical condition in which the airways have both inflammation (excess mucus and swelling and cells present in airways) and episodic airway constriction or narrowing. Both of these are features of asthma. Albuterol treats the narrowed airways, but other medications such as inhaled steroids are necessary to control the airway inflammation. ...Read more

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What is bronchial cardiomiosis?

What is bronchial cardiomiosis?

Please ask again: Bronchial cardiomiosis is a term unfamiliar to me. Bronchial refers to the large and medium sized air passages that carry air towards the deeper parts of the lungs. Cardio refers to the heart. Miosis means the pupil in the eye is getting smaller. There is a word "cardiomyositis", which means inflammation of the heart. Cardiomyositis is caused by infections or other diseases, and damages the heart. ...Read more

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What is a bronchial thermoplasty?

What is a bronchial thermoplasty?

Treatment for asthma: it is a treatment for refractory asthma. It's used only if you aren't responding well (or aren't tolerating) the standard asthma treatments. the procedure involves passing a bronchoscope through your mouth and into your lungs (while under sedation) and heating the bronchial walls of your lungs. ...Read more

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Can bronchial spasms be contagious?

Can bronchial spasms be contagious?

NO: Bronchial spasms are charcteristic of what is called asthma. They affect small caliber tubes that have a muscle layer than can be sensitve to different stimuli such as allergens, cold temperature, viral infections, drug reactions etc.. They are not contagious but can have familial predisposition. ...Read more

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Is bronchial inhaler dangerous to health and cause problems?

Is bronchial inhaler dangerous to health and cause problems?

No: Inhalers are not dangerous. As in any medicagtion the danger is in the correct indication & usage & not to abuse. ...Read more

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Is bronchial asmtha a permanent condition if you have it as a child?

Is bronchial asmtha a permanent condition if you have it as a child?

No: Children can grow out of their asthma. There are several studies to show this to be true. The ability to grow out of asthma depends in severity, family history of asthma and how well one is protecting the lungs now from asthma episodes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when when bronchial wash is given as specimen and reports are as follows?

What does it mean when when bronchial wash is given as specimen and reports are as follows?

Used for diagnosis: A bronchial wash is a way of retriving cells and micro organisms that are related to a lung condition associated with an illness. They are obtained during bronchoscopy and sent to the lab for cell analysis and cultures. They can be very helpfull in diagnosis avoiding an open lung biopsy. ...Read more