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Does bronchitis affect the healthy?

Does bronchitis affect the healthy?

Yes...: Acute bronchitis is due to an infection in the airways and otherwise healthy people can get this. Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD that is typically caused by smoking. Smokers who are otherwise healthy can develop chronic bronchitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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How does bronchitis affect the lungs?

How does bronchitis affect the lungs?

Inflammation...: Acute bronchitis in caused by an infection in the airways that produces airway inflammation. In chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, the inflammation is caused by cigarette smoke (usually!). Because of the inflammation, patients develop a cough. The common factor is airway inflammation. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect the heart?

How does smoking affect the heart?

Nicotine: Nicotine can cause increased heart rate and constriction of blood vessels, which can cause high blood pressure or even low blood flow through the coronary arteries of the heart. Lower oxygen levels in the blood due to smoking can increase heart rate as well ... Smoking can cause atherosclerosis, which can block the coronary arteries to the heart. ...Read more

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How will bronchitis affect the body?

How will bronchitis affect the body?

Symptoms...: Acute bronchitis, due to an infection of the airways, will cause cough productive of discolored sputum, fever, cold symptoms, body aches, headache, wheezing, shortness of breath, etc. These symptoms are due to inflammation and the body's immune reaction. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, results in shortness of breath, cough productive of sputum, wheezing, etc. Due to airway inflammation. ...Read more

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How does smoking really affect the lungs?

How does smoking really affect the lungs?

Very negatively!: Smoking kills the hair cells (cilia) that sweep mucus from the lungs, deposits tar that turns lungs from pinkish to black, causes inflammation that damages the delicate membranes of the lung causing asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and harms immune cells making the lungs more prone to infection. The chemicals in tobacco damage the genetic material (dna) in your lungs causing cancer. ...Read more

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How does prednicare affect the heart?

How does prednicare affect the heart?

Prednisolone: It's an steroid use by veterinarian to treat conditions like arthritis and allergies. It's an anti inflammatory agent. The effects depends on the condition of the dog and the dosage. Not commonly affect the heart but consult your veterinarian. Don't know if we have any vet at health tap. Hope my answer help you. ...Read more

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Does smoking always affect your lungs?

Does smoking always affect your lungs?

To some extent yes: but not everyone does significant or permanent damage to their lungs. There are genetic differences in the production of certain enzymes that protect the lungs from proteolytic proteins that are increased by smoking and air pollution, where some people get lots of damage with exposure, and other people get much less, or even sometimes none. Most people get some damage somewhere- heart, cancer etc ...Read more

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How does drinking affect the respiratory system?

How does drinking affect the respiratory system?

See below: As far as I know, no types of drinks affect the lungs unless you aspirate. ...Read more

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What function of the respiratory system does asthma affect?

What function of the respiratory system does asthma affect?

Breathing: Asthma causes inflammation and spasm of the small to medium-sized air tubes. This will affect breathing and lead to symptoms such as: shortness of breath, cough, wheeze, & chest tightness. ...Read more

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How does COPD affect your overall lifestyle?

How does COPD affect your overall lifestyle?

Shortness of breath: COPD usually causes shortness of breath, especially with exertion, and decreased exercise capacity, causing fatigue with minimal exercise. ...Read more

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How does tuberculosis affect the respiratory system?

How does tuberculosis affect the respiratory system?

Multiple: Primary TB is usually manifested by fever with few or no pulmonary symptoms. Chest xrays may show lymph node enlargement, fluid in the chest or infiltrates. Later stages may show cavities or endobronchial spread. Cough, fever and weight loss are common. ...Read more

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How does a heatwave affect the health of infants?

How does a heatwave affect the health of infants?

Many results...: Two major concerns would be dehydration and hyperthermia. So an infant should never be left in such warm situations. They have a large surface area for size hence they can loose a lot of water in severe heat. I am referring to an outdoor exposed situation. Short periods of time may not be harmful. ...Read more

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Does smoking pot affect the health of people around you?

Does smoking pot affect the health of people around you?

Second-hand smoke: from marijuana smoking can affect others, but much less so than smoking tobacco. Some people, particularly those with asthma and sinus infections, are very sensitive to smoke and it can trigger problems. ...Read more

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How does tobacco affect the gallbladder?

How does tobacco affect the gallbladder?

None: To my knowledge, tobacco has plenty of effects on other organs, but not the gallbladder. ...Read more

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How does emphysema affect your respiratory system?

How does emphysema affect your respiratory system?

Emphysema.: Emphysema is a destruction of lung tissue with resultant reduction in oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange and respiratory effort. It's usually due to smoking but could be due to other medial conditions. It's treatable but not curable. ...Read more

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How does asthma affect child's development in areas outside the lungs?

How does asthma affect child's development in areas outside the lungs?

Possibilities: There's an increased chance of feeding problems and ge reflux, especially in very young children. Understandably, some children have anxiety about the attacks. Some have attacks when anxious. Family functioning can be impacted. Therapy for child and family may be needed. If attacks/absences are :frequent, "section 504" accomodations at school can help the child keep up with work. ...Read more

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How does a humidifier affect your lung health?

Yes, In a Dry enviro: A humidifier can be helpful if the surroundings are very dry, such as in winter with "forced hot air" warming. Our nose, nasal passages, trachea all act to humidify our inspired air. If the air is too dry, these structures, too, can become dry. Keep in mind that humidifiers, if not kept lean, can also impart bacteria to the air, so some caution is necessary. Refer to package directions. ...Read more

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What does cardiomyopathy affect in the body?

What does cardiomyopathy affect in the body?

Grave: It may lead to low organ perfusion and may lead to shut down of many organs, such as liver and kidney. It must be treated very aggressively to avoid this outcome. ...Read more

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