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Damaged Lungs Pneumonia Low Oxgen
Sometimes: COPD may cause low grade fever if inflammation in the airway is present. The lung is responsible for eliminating carbon dioxide produced by the body. If carbon dioxide is high then the oxygen level will be lower. An arterial blood gas can determine if hypercarbia is present. Therapy includes bronchodilators and possible low flow oxygen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Prognosis for untreated stage 3b non small cell lung cancer with low oxygen sats, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and emphysema.
No: If you have fever with COPD or emphysema you might have an infection such as bronchitis or pneumonia developing. If yu really do have a fever you should see your dr to be sure. Carbon dioxide building up in body with these lung coditions is often a sign of progrressive lung infection in presentation with fever. ...Read more
Pft shows high dlco and frc, normal volumes, mild obstructive ventilatory defect, increased capillary blood volumes, in context of ctd and cryofibrinogenemia (no asthma or smoking), what can be cause?
Unrelated: Ctd is usually associated with a diffusion problem in the lung but your showed above normal dlco. The study also showed mild airway obstruction which, along with the elevated dlco and FRC may well be from asthma. I am not away of any cryofibrinogenemia link to your lung function findings. See an allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brown mucus: The brown colored mucus could be attributed to blood being mixed with phlegm.A small blood vessel could be broken in the lung tissue due to excessive pressoure. ...Read more
NO: Air trappin is generally due to air OBSTRUCTION in the smaller lung (bronchial) tubes. S guess a VERY DEEP Breath ...held while the xray is taken could give an appearance of hyperinflation but Radiologist know the difference!!! BTW anxiety generally is associated with rapid shallow breathing...Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
COPD: The simple answer is YES! However, I don't understand why your specialist is not treating you better! Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
58y woman with brain injury, history of CHF and aspiration pneumonia. High fever, "extensive double pneumonia". O2 sats dropping. Odds of survival?
Can interstitial lung disease like pulmonary fibrosis and those like pulmonary fib. Be ruled out pretty good with pulse ox, CT of lungs, and chest xra?
Severe COPD. Cor pulmonale. V low blood pressure. Not relieved by drip fluids. Cause? Tests? Worried this may be end stage COPD or Cor pulmonale.
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