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Does Having Emphysema Make It Harder For Me To Live On A Breathing Machine
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
If I don't sleep on Cpap machine like I'm suppose to be will it make hard for me to breathe even of I have asthma??
See your doctor: You have a CPAP machine, you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea which can be life threatening. Not wearing your CPAP is endangering your life. As you are aware, your airway closes during the night while asleep. Many people don't like using a CPAP and there is an alternative that is recognized as a viable option. An oral appliance can be made for you by a dentist that has expertise in sleep apnea ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have eaten to much food at a meal will it affect my CHF by making it harder for me to breathe?
A ventilator: A ventilator assists In cases where someone is unable to breath effectively on their own, for any of a number of reasons, trauma, stroke, head injury, unconsciousness, emphysema, heart failure, pneumonia, major surgery, need for heavy sedation, severe infection (sepsis), drug overdose, spinal injury, rib fractures, neurologic conditions such as ALS or multiple sclerosis, there are many others ...Read more
Not really.: There is no 'procedure' to clean your lungs. The very best thing that you can do for your lungs is to stop smoking. This will also save you money as smoking is expensive! if you have concerns about 'cleaning' your lungs and about smoking cessation, go to a local clinic and discuss your concerns with a provider / doc. Medications, hypnosis, and behavior modification may help. Be well! ...Read more
How does percocet make you forget to breath?How long does the effects last?Im on 7.5mg and that makes me anxious if i could forget to breath
Not true: You do not forget to breath. That is an involuntary and not a voluntary act. There are centers in the body that control breathing but you consciously do not. Don't worry. ...Read more
If you are smoking an e-cig with 12 mg nicotine, how long will it be in your body and will it destroy my studies i mean give me bad grades?
Depends: It depends. Some people feel an immediate effect, others take time. It does depend on how severe the apnea is too. Continue to use CPAP and follow up with your sleep physican for compliance and to make sure the pressure is adequate to treat your apnea. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Keep trying: CPAP is the gold standard treatment for osa, and it works very well. Try it, and hang in there...You can get used to it over time. If you just cannot tolerate wearing the cpap, then you have 2 options. #1-see your dentist who can make you a mouthpiece type of appliance than can improve your airflow. #2 talk to your md about surgical options. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Smoke is harmful.: It is harmful for a 12-year-old to smoke, or to be exposed to second-hand smoke. For that matter, it's harmful for anybody to smoke or have second-hand smoke exposure. ...Read more
I have congenital heart disease with a paralyzed diaphragm it is hard for me to breathe is there any exercise that could help me breathe better?
Diaphragm pacing YES: There is such a thing as diaphragm pacing that you could ask about and is great in situations such as you're describing. ...Read more
What is criteria to get oxygen tank prescribed? Need diangosis lung or heart condition to get O2 tank? Seriously SOB. Feel O2 will make it easier.
See a doctor: Possible causes for shortness of breath include heart disease, lung disease and anemia. Each is treated differently, and oxygen may or may not be indicated. Best to see a doctor to determine the cause of the shortness of breath so it can be treated appropriately. Sudden shortness of breath should be evaluated immediately. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If pt was on a vent 4 oxygen and the vent is on recall for stop giving pt oxygen whit out notice can it cuss damage to lungs if so what kind?
Unlikely an issue: Most ventilated patients are in units that maintain some extra monitoring which allows the staff to continuously monitor the blood oxygen, expired co2 and other features of a ventilator with equipment that is physically separate from that ventilator.( a separate monitor ) if the unit was not maintaining such redundancy, it might be an issue. ...Read more
See below: Often, a PE and pneumonia symptoms are similar - shortness of breath, pleuritic chest pain, cough. However, with pneumonia, the cough is more likely to be productive, you could have a fever and the chest xray will show infiltrates. A PE usually doesn't show up on CXR unless you've had a lung infarct. QVAR will not do anything to help a PE. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Steam danger to the lungs.i read that if u inhale steam it can burn your lung away makn it harder to breathIt feltharder to breath after I inhaled it.
Whoa, wait a minute: Lung transplantation is an avenue of last resort. There are specific indications before considering transplantation which carries with it a whole difference set of medical problems. Generally, the threshold is very high and it is only when life expectancy is very limited, when lung transplantation is considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I like to use an oxygen tank as a nebulizer and hook it to a cpap mask for back up as we tend to loose power in vt winter what flow rate do I need?
Depends : Your CPAP needs to be titrated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you survive after being put on life support? I am doing a persuasive speech on euthanasia and i wanted to know how often it is that the situation comes up. I want to know if when your put on life support with a failing body system, is there a chance y
The : The concept of life support is to provide assistance or replacement of a bodily function, generally categorized as: ventilator support for respiratory failure, medications or pump for heart failure, dialysis for kidney failure. Some consider intravenous nutrition life support also. In some cases, the acute insult that leads a patient to needing life support is removed and the body heals, thus that life support is no longer needed. In some cases, the body was already weakened, or the insult is not reversible, so that life support is continued. Intensive care units utilize life support to differentiate their role in the hospital compared to the regular nursing floors. The decision to remove life support, depends on the prognosis of the initial insult, the overall condition, including age, quality of life and other medical conditions, and most importantly, the wishes of the patient and secondarily the family when the patient cannot make an informed decision. Withdrawal of life support can be considered when it is clear that the patient will not recover to a meaningful quality of life. Although euthanasia is considered different than life support withdrawal, in that both acts hasten death, in the case of life support withdrawal, we are simply taking away a crutch that keeps the patient alive allowing the normal disease process to lead to death to occur. In the case of euthanasia, there is active participation of health care providers to provide medications that engage another process of death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have c.o.p.d big decision to go ahead with transplant not on list yet I have carbon dioxide. Any pill to get rid in blood stream makes me shake bad.
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