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Does Bronchitis Affect The Healthy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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