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What cardiorespiratory diseases are caused or influenced by the environment?

What cardiorespiratory diseases are caused or influenced by the environment?

Nature vs nurture: I'll focus on lungs. Cancer can be due to tobacco exposure., even 2nd hand Asbestos too. Emphysema can also be due to tobacco. Asthma exacerbation can be due to air borne allergens especially pollen. Smog doesn't help. Influenza outbreaks can be thought of as a result of close quarters, certainly exposure to ill. I'm sure my colleagues will come up w/more. ...Read more

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Why is cardiorespiratory fitness important?

Why is cardiorespiratory fitness important?

So many benefits: It helps optimize the function of your heart, lungs and vascular system. These are pretty important organ systems. Your body is an "organic" machine and exercise really helps keep it "running" smooth. This "efficiency" from exercise helps minimize risk of certain disease, like heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, just to name a few. ...Read more

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How is cardiorespiratory fitness measured well?

How is cardiorespiratory fitness measured well?

V02 Max: "...Vo2 max. Or maximum oxygen uptake, is considered the gold standard of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and muscle cell fitness. It is usually standardized per body weight and expressed in milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of body weight per minute, and is the maximum amount of oxygen your body (basically your muscles) can utilize."

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Anyone know what is a test of cardiorespiratory fitness?

Anyone know what is a test of cardiorespiratory fitness?

MVO2max: In liters/minute is probably the best, although it requires "maximal exertion" which can be risky in populations at risk for heart disease. Cycling, walking, running, treadmill, stepping or so-called "sub-maximal protocols" are often used in that they don't require all-out effort to estimate fitness levels. ...Read more

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What are the exercises that improve cardiorespiratory fitness?

What are the exercises that improve cardiorespiratory fitness?

Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise improves cardiorespiratory fitness. Brisk walks, cycling, swimming, running, etc - activities that get you breathing harder and increases your heart rate done at apace that can be sustained for at least 20 minutes without a break. If you're just starting out it may only be a walk but as your fitness improves it moves to a fast arm pumping walk lasting up to an hour. ...Read more

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How do you determine someone's cardiorespiratory fitness level?

How do you determine someone's cardiorespiratory fitness level?

Many different types: Of test. For example, in the Cooper test, you run as far as possible within 12 minutes. This distance is then utilized in a formula to calculate your VO2 max or your maximal oxygen uptake, which is a measure of your aerobic capacity. ...Read more

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Describe how caffeine can affect your stress level. How does it affect your cardiorespiratory system?

Describe how caffeine can affect your stress level. How does it affect your cardiorespiratory system?

Caffeine = stimulant: So it adds to physiological arousal that stress can produce. It will increase heart rate, alertness, and insomnia in some people. It can decrease fatigue and improve concentration. If you have high stress or anxiety, caffeine would not be recommended. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between cardiorespiratory endurance and fitness?

What is the relationship between cardiorespiratory endurance and fitness?

Easy answer: Providing that your genetic makeup is normal, all you need is God made food, appropriate exercise and rest and that you have a happy social life and occupation ...Read more

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What is the difference between cardiac arrest and cardiorespiratory arrest?

What is the difference between cardiac arrest and cardiorespiratory arrest?

Specificity...: Cardiac arrest means the heart has stopped beating whereas cardiopulmonary arrest means the heart has stopped beating and the person is not breathing. The latter is more specific but if the heart has stopped, the person will not be breathing. It is possible to have a respiratory arrest and the heart is still beating but if the heart stops, breathing stops, too. ...Read more

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Can being bedridden for several months lead to total cardio respiratory failure and destruction of major organs? I know it always causes DVT and PE.

Can being bedridden for several months lead to total cardio respiratory failure and destruction of major organs? I know it always causes DVT and PE.

Saddle embolism/pe: Prolonged immobility can result in deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism as you mentioned, if the pulmonary embolism is large enough it can cause what is known as a saddle embolus which can obstruct the main pulmonary artery and can result in cardiac arrest ...Read more

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What are the results of exercise on the cardio respiratory system?

What are the results of exercise on the cardio respiratory system?

Some long term: Benefits are increased pumping power of the heart, decreased heart rates, and improvements in forced expiratory volumes. ...Read more

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From where I will get detailed information of e.C.G. Changes in left ventricular failure?

From where I will get detailed information of e.C.G. Changes in left ventricular failure?

No where: Lv failure (i assume you mean reduced pumping power) does not result in any specific ECG findings. In fact, the ECG can look completely normal! On the other hand, in many patients, a whole range of abnormalities can be seen, including evidence of prior heart attacks (myocardial infarctions), conduction system disease, thickening of the heart muscle (hypertrophy), etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the early warning signs of kidny failure?

What is the early warning signs of kidny failure?

Kidney failure: Many times there are no early signs. One sign to watch for is leg swelling and fluid retention. A blood test can detect poor kidney function. Consult a doctor. ...Read more

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What is baroreflex failure?

What is baroreflex failure?

A rare condition.: The baroreflex is a normal reflex that keeps the blood pressure from getting to high and too low. Baroreflex failure is rare. If you are diagnosed with this, it can be treated with a medication called clonidine. ...Read more

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Who can get failure to thrive?

Who can get failure to thrive?

Infants mostly: This is a descriptive term indicating an infant or child who fails to meet the parameters for age and size and weight and in fact is falling down. This is an index of problems that need explanation. Categories: child abuse, malabsorption, severe infection, chronic illness, cancer, blood dyscrasias, inherited issues. Your pediatrician should be consulted immediately to sort this out. ...Read more

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Can you die from failure to thrive?

Can you die from failure to thrive?

Many have: This label encoumpases a broad range of issues. It can be as simple as inadequate feeds in a normal kid to a medical problem with excessive nutrient loss. The behavioral interplay between caregiver & infant may also facter in. Undernutrition eventually results in increased susceptability to infection and poor respons to rx. In many countries this eventually leads to death. Proper rx can save most. ...Read more

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How could I stop quadricep failure?

How could I stop quadricep failure?

Do not overload it.: It can be strengthened by a PRE exercise program. most quad. Failure comes from episodes beyond your control as in falls from height, auto accidents or jumping from heights. The actual load limit of ones quads can only be decided by failure, then you know what the area of the overload is. ...Read more

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What is multi system failure called?

That: Common to use "multi-system organ failure." carries an extremely high mortality risk. ...Read more

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What are the chances of epidural failure?

What are the chances of epidural failure?

Hard to say: If done for the right reasons it should help. How much and how long is people dependent. Some people get days to weeks or relief and others get a few months or longer of relief. ...Read more

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What are the tests for failure to thrive?

What are the tests for failure to thrive?

Pediatric Undernu-: Trition, having weight-for-length or BMI of < 5th %ile, is "an imbalance between nutrient requirements & intake that results in cumulative deficits of energy, protein or micronutrients that may negatively affect growth, development & other relevant outcomes." Evaluation for a variety of illnesses, prenatal exposures, genetic disorders, &/or adverse environmental/behavioral factors is needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of failure to thrive?

Poor weight gain: Typically "failure to thrive" means that a child is gaining weight poorly which would be the main symptom. There are many causes of poor weight gain in children, so there may be other symptoms depending on the cause.. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have failure to thrive?

What does it mean to have failure to thrive?

Pediatric Undernu-: Trition, characterized by weight-for-length or BMI of < 5th %ile, is defined as "an imbalance between nutrient requirements & intake that results in cumulative deficits of energy, protein or micronutrients that may negatively affect growth, development & other relevant outcomes." Causes of PUN can be prenatal exposures, genetic disorders, physical illnesses &/or environmental/behavioral factors. ...Read more

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What percentage of failure does Plan B have?

What percentage of failure does Plan B have?

Plan B: Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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Is failure to thrive same as slow weight gaining?

Is failure to thrive same as slow weight gaining?

Pediatric Undernu-: Trition, characterized by weight-for-length or BMI of < 5th %ile, is defined as "an imbalance between nutrient requirements & intake that results in cumulative deficits of energy, protein or micronutrients that may negatively affect growth, development & other relevant outcomes." Slow weight gain is having velocity of growth in weight that is less than that expected on standardized growth curves ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is failure to thrive in a child?

What sort of disorder is failure to thrive in a child?

Could be a Problem: This is either a child whose physical growth-both height and weight are delayed well beyond age predicted values or a serious delay in emotional or intellectual development or both. This term describes a condition, but not the cause which needs looking into. Consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get failure to thrive?

How common is it for somebody to get failure to thrive?

FTT: Failure to thrive (ftt) is a common problem in pediatric practice. It is more common in children living in poverty. In one report from a rural primary care setting, 10% of children less than one year of age had ftt. In some populations, up to one-third of patients with ftt may go undiagnosed. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat failure to thrive at home?

What things can I do to treat failure to thrive at home?

What is the cause: You need to determine the cause of failure to thrive and tailor the treatment accordingly. See your pediatrician. Note that most states support child health even if you do not have insurance, see your pediatrician asap to prevent long term deleterious effects on your child. ...Read more

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What can cause "failure to thrive syndrome" in children?

What can cause "failure to thrive syndrome" in children?

Many issues: This is a descriptive term indicating an infant or child who fails to meet the parameters for age and size and weight and in fact is falling down. This is an index of problems that need explanation. Categories: child abuse, malabsorption, severe infection, chronic illness, cancer, blood dyscrasias, inherited issues. Your pediatrician should be consulted immediately to sort this out. ...Read more