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Can Using A Breathing Tube For A Month Damage My Ability To Breathe For Myself
Not really: If you are medically paralyzed, your breathing muscles (mostly the diaphragm) will be weakened. However, most patients are not completely paralyzed for that amount of time and you will be using your normal muscles to breathe. When the tube comes out after a month, you may feel a little weak but you should be able to breathe. The ICU will also help you get stronger before they take the tube out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Subsequent to inserting breathing tube patient has no breath sounds in left lung what could have happened?
Taking a test?: No breath sounds on the left after placing an endotracheal tube usually means the tube is in too far and is only aerating the right lung. Simple fix, pull the tube back. ...Read more
Mech. Ventilation: When you require mechanical ventilation to assist with breathing for a prolonged periods of time, there are clearly compromises in your pulmonary function. Some say that these compromises are irreversible based on past medical history. After prolonged ventilation, it is recommended to increased ability to exercise (rehab) as soon as possible. Unfortunately, some patients don't return to baseline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother is 14 and was breathing heavily but wouldn't respond then after a breathing tube was put in started to shake and threw up and moves but isn't awake and slurred his words once, what's going on?
No: Unless it is inadvertent placed down the esophagus. ...Read more