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Chronic Airflow Obstruction
Question: Was the diagnosis COPD (chronic obstructive airway disease) or airway obstruction of the sleep apnea type because each of these is different and requires different treament and the pathogenesis is different. Copd is commonly smoking related (although not always) and sleep apnea is related to redundancy and/or excess tissue in the oral airway. ...Read more
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more
Category...: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is one disease that causes chronic airway obstruction. Chronic airway obstruction is a more general category and there are other pulmonary disease that also cause chronic airway obstruction, like bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, etc. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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It depends: What are her other health problems? Chronic airway obstruction can be caused by copd, chronic bronchitis, sleep apnea, morbid obesity, or other factors. The treatment would depend on the underlying cause. Even a very enlarged thyroid gland can lead to airway obstruction. Treatment and prognosis depend on exactly what your mother's problems are. ...Read more
I have an indented scab. I've been applying neosporin very often and keeping it covered with a bandage that allows airflow. Any recommendations?
Need details: Why do you have a scab? Where? How long? How large & how deep? Throw away the neosporin. Stop the bandaid. Gently wash twice a day, then apply a small amount of vaseline or Aquaphor. ...Read more
My question concerns the lungs. With my stethoscope, I hear normal airflow in L lung, and nothing in R lung. What does this mean?
Not dead yet: As long as you have not had it removed, and are otherwise in good health without symptoms at present, then it means you should adjust the ear pieces and tap on the end of the stethoscope to be certain that you have an effective connection after moving L-to-R. Try other spots on chest as well. It is likely just a trick of the ear or the tool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a septoplasty 5 weeks agon- my right nostril which had limited airflow. Feel no change. Its also dry and less senaitive, feel no tickle. Thoughts?
Check with surgeon : You need to check with your surgeon. Sometimes, patients of mine who have had septoplasty try to see if there nose is clear by sniffing. They generate such high pressures sniffing in that they close their nostrils shut. Take a slow breath through your nose and if it's still blocked there may still be a deviation high or your turbinates might be blocking. Ask your surgeon and consider other opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which procedure is best these days:
Airflow water and sodium bicarbonate scale and polish with Hygienist or older original type of scale and polish?
Can the BreatheRight nasal strips improve airflow during sleep? Don't get ahead of yourself; I'm not asking if it is a treatment for OSA. I'm asking if it can improve airflow during sleep.
Sometimes: The strips just pull on the outside of the middle of the nose to create a little more space on the inside of the nose. If that successfully happens when one uses the strips, and if one is a nose-breather, then there will be improved airflow through that part of the nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a recurring scab inside my right nostril. Everytime I blow my nose it comes out, but then reappears. Not painful, but restricts airflow.?
Nasal scab: Do you have a deviated septum or septal perforation? Do you use oxygen with a nasal cannula or a CPAP machine? These can lead to localized drying of mucus in an area of turbulent air flow. Humidify the oxygen/ air. Use saline gel or saline spray regularly. Your regular doctor or ENT can confirm septal deviation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is airflow technique safe for cleaning kids stained teeth?my daughter has 2 years and a half.the stains on teeth are caused by bacteria(dr. confirmed)
Yes it's safe.: Yes it's safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
As a male, Is there any hope that removing my large tonsils from restricting my airflow, that my high voice will sound a little lower?
Is the more modern scale and polish
Airflow system at the Dentist using
bicarbonate powder and water jet
suitable for people with Asthma ?
Is the esophagus or trachea closest to the aorta? When I move the trachea and have open airflow in my mouth it's wheezing.
Is prolonged lack of airflow enough to atrophy a lung or create complications with air volume? I've had a deviated septum for a few years now. My left nostril barely gets any airflow. In the past couple of months, i've been feeling more and more discomfor
A : A deviated septum does not cause atalectasis (partial collapse of lung), nor should it hamper your ability to perform a full inspiration by mouth. I would initially recommend a chest x-ray (pa & lateral) and pulmonary function testing. Your primary care physician or internist can order this for you. I hope i'm interpreting the question properly in assuming your statement " i can't breath as deep...." is refering through your mouth and not your nose ( which could be attributable to the septal deviation). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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