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What to do if I am 19, been to ER for inability to obtain full breathe, 100% o2 clear lungs and airway?

What to do if I am 19, been to ER for inability to obtain full breathe, 100% o2 clear lungs and airway?

Anxiety?: I'm not an md but if the er cleared you, perhaps you are anxious about something going on in your life. Are you in college? Working? Starting on a new adventure in life? Under a lot of stress? All these can make one feel as if they can't catch a breath. Try yawning. Sounds silly, but it's a great way to feel the breath through your entire body. Try exercising and/or using relaxation techniques. ...Read more

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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


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My air sacks in my left airways avioli are closing left lung ..Copd, rt.side.not as bad Pneumonia, freq. Has increased . Time eat left.

My air sacks in my left airways avioli are closing left lung ..Copd,  rt.side.not as bad Pneumonia, freq. Has increased . Time eat left.

???: I have no idea you what you are asking. If you have COPD and pneumonia I hope on antibiotics and on and inhaler to open your airways. In addition, you should have compression and drainage treatments to help get rid of that mucus in your airways. Pulmonary physical therapy would also be helpful. I hope you don't smoke, if you do, please stop during this time. Drink lots of water and take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to break up mucus so you can get rid of it easier. You also need adequate rest. ...Read more

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From your experience How long could a person live with lung cancer that has spread into the airways? Also has lymphnode cancer.

From your experience How long could a person live with lung cancer that has spread into the airways? Also has lymphnode cancer.

It varies: Lung cancer does not spread to the airways, it begins there. The range of likely life span -- or the possibility of a cure -- depends on the specific type of lung cancer. There are at least a dozen common subtypes and genetic variants. Get the facts, and then be strong and discerning. ...Read more

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Can chronic anxiety be causing me not to exhale fully or do I have airway remodeling? I can't exhale fully leaving stale air in my lungs. I'm scared.

Can chronic anxiety be causing me not to exhale fully or do I have airway remodeling? I can't exhale fully leaving stale air in my lungs. I'm scared.

No: There is always residual air in your lungs despite exhaling deeply. This is a normal state. Unless you have a traumatic or inflammatory condition, you should not have airway remodeling. I am not sure what you mean by stale air. ...Read more

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How to clear lungs and open airways. No asthma but wheeze and dry cough. Feel clogged. What can I take? Anything natural? Can lungs close off?

How to clear lungs and open airways. No asthma but wheeze and dry cough. Feel clogged. What can I take?  Anything natural? Can lungs close off?

How do you know?: You will need a lung function test to ascertain whether your have asthma. If you smoke, you may be suffering from chronic bronchitis and the treatment is stopping smoking- the most natural way. If you continue on smoking even just 1 pack a day, you are risking conditions such as chronic irreversible lung obstruction, bronchitis, and even cancers involving different body parts. ...Read more

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Why does airway obstruction in chronic lung disease lead to hypercapnia?

Why does airway obstruction in chronic lung disease lead to hypercapnia?

Not alwasy: The more inefficient the damaged lung becomes at eliminating co2 the more you have to work to breath and the more work the more co2 you make. Once co2 is up for a period of time your body stops responding to theco2 &switches to o2 for the drive. Thus co2 rises even more as the body stops response to co2. This makes o2 dangerous to use. Most COPD get no rise in co2. You need a blood test to know. ...Read more

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