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How does the respiratory system depend on the circulatory system?

How does the respiratory system depend on the circulatory system?

Inter-dependent: Relationship exists between the two. The heart pumps arterial blood to the circulation. The deoxygenated or venous blood returns to the lung where blood is oxygenated. Then blood flows into the heart chambers and the cycle continues on. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Can you tell me which are common respiratory and/or circulatory disorders?

Can you tell me which are common respiratory and/or circulatory disorders?

Below: The most common cardiac disease is ischemic heart disease i.e. Blockages in the other arteries that supply the heart. The most common respiratory diseases COPD which is directly linked to long-term smoking. ...Read more

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Please explain which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems?

Please explain which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems?

Good question: Connective tissue disorders such as Lupus, Autoimmune disorders and infections such as TB affect all three organ systems. Check wikipedia for each of the above. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Diseases lungs, gut: There are a great number of diseases that can attack these organ systems. This is a very complex question. You need to ask more specific questions. ...Read more

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How do the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems work together to provide the energy needed for your cells to function?

How do the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems work together to provide the energy needed for your cells to function?

It's complicated: Good question, but too complicated to answer in 400 characters or less. Consider taking a class or reading a book on human physiology. Https://www. Coursera. Org/course/humanphysio. ...Read more

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How does exercise keep the respiratory and circulatory systems healthy instead of breaking them down from overuse?

How does exercise keep the respiratory and circulatory systems healthy instead of breaking them down from overuse?

Exercise improves: These systems by making them work more efficiently. In addition, the other organs such as the kidneys, musculo-skeletal and neurologic systems also improve due to the optimizing of their cellular function (better energy production) and in the interaction of the various organ systems.
Imagine an athlete exercising regularly. He or she will be better in their sport because of this process ...Read more

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What are some circulatory, respiratory, and digestive diseases?

What are some circulatory, respiratory, and digestive diseases?

Too many: To go into. This is way too large a subject to be covered in a few short sentences. Sorry. Try to be more specific. ...Read more

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Distinctions between circulatory, respiratory & intestinal issues that hav same symptoms? Dizzy/fatigue/vertigo, breathless, chest pain, weight change

Distinctions between circulatory, respiratory & intestinal issues that hav same symptoms? Dizzy/fatigue/vertigo, breathless, chest pain, weight change

Diagnosis: A detailed history with respect to the nature of symptoms, mode of onset, exacerbating or relieving factors, environmental factors etc. Will take significant time but would be crucial in attempting to sort out your symptoms, this abbreviated forum limited to 400 characters and does not suffice. Please see the local physician or access health Concierge ...Read more

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Can you die from respiratory deemed failure if you are on a trach breathing machine?

Can you die from respiratory deemed failure if you are on a trach breathing machine?

Sure: A person can die of respiratory failure, regardless of whether or not she is using mechanical ventilation. That means mechanical ventilation has no guarantee against getting respiratory failure, if she doesn't already have respiratory failure as one of the original reasons for needed mechanical ventilation. ...Read more

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What respiratory rate is acceptable for a 6y.O. Trachee at rest (seated)? Work of breathing always fairly high. Best usu 24 but not lately.

What respiratory rate is acceptable for a 6y.O. Trachee at rest (seated)? Work of breathing always fairly high. Best usu 24 but not lately.

Depends on baseline: Everyone has a baseline rate, which his rate is on a day to day basis, especially when not ill. A 6 year old can be between about 15 and 30. (if the child is always healthy, any baseline rate in that range should be ok). However, if a child's baseline increases a lot, over a few days to months, one needs to ask why, such as infection, heart disese, tummy distention, low o2, high co2, etc... ...Read more

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I've been smoking e-cigs about a year now very often n my breathing has got progressively worse. Can this b reversed or do I have respiratory failure?

I've been smoking e-cigs about a year now very often n my breathing has got progressively worse. Can this b reversed or do I have respiratory failure?

Try to stop: Whoever introduced you to e-cigs was NOT your friend. If they told you that they are "safe", they lied to you. Please do whatever you can to overcome this addiction. The damage to your lungs is not as bad as with regular cigs, but it is still real. Be tough and quit by whatever means you can. ...Read more

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Why would pure oxygen make you stop breathing if respiratory distress?

Why would pure oxygen make you stop breathing if respiratory distress?

Unusual: Some patients with chronic respiratory failure don't have their respiratory drive due to co2, but low o2 instead. Raising the o2 level theoretically can cause respiratory drive to fail. This is controversial however and there are other causes that can create this situation. ...Read more

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Does rapid breathing at high altitudes results to respiratory alkalosis?

Does rapid breathing at high altitudes results to respiratory alkalosis?

Yes: Actually, since you're at high altitude the low pressures cause you to breathe faster to get enough oxygen and therefore you're blowing off co2 at a faster rate which results in a respiratory alkalosis. This can be prevented by a medication called Diamox (acetazolamide) and also controlling how high you ascend in a day. ...Read more

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How do I know if breathing difficulty means having a heart problem or respiratory problem?

How do I know if breathing difficulty means having a heart problem or respiratory problem?

This can be: Difficult for expert internists to discern, and may require testing of pulmonary and cardiovascular systems. First step is history and physical. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Why when I do intense exercise and my respiratory rate increases (start breathing heavier) I get tooth ache?

Why when I do intense exercise and my respiratory rate increases (start breathing heavier) I get tooth ache?

Cold: Exercising in cold weather can cause tooth pain as the cold air circulates around the tooth. Others clench the teeth while exercising.
Dental exam is indicated to make sure no dental pathology. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed vicodin and xanax (alprazolam).It scares me to take both in the same day in fear of low respiratory breathing effects, but I need both, should I worry?

I'm prescribed vicodin and xanax (alprazolam).It scares me to take both in the same day in fear of low respiratory breathing effects, but I need both, should I worry?

Why Xanax (alprazolam)?: Xanax (alprazolam) can be used short-term, but because it induces tolerance and can be addictive, it's not a good long-term option for anxiety. Hoping you're working with a psychiatrist who has thoroughly evaluated your anxiety and offered a comprehensive treatment plan that includes psychotherapy. On the vicodin, hoping you've had a full pain evaluation also -- rather than treating only symptomatically. ...Read more

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Are there health hazards breathing organic chicken waste dust? I started to experience respiratory flu-like symptoms one day after treating lawn.

Are there health hazards breathing organic chicken waste dust? I started to experience respiratory flu-like symptoms one day after treating lawn.

Potential.: There is a potential for histoplasmosis and candidal infection, but they usually do not present so quickly. I would consider an allergic or hypersensitivity response more likely. If your symptoms do not resolve quickly and completely I would see your doc for a listen and potential xray. ...Read more

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Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

Depends on situation: Part of the bodies mechanism for deciding when to breathe is controlled by co2 sensors in the main blood vessels. In some medical conditions (like copd), when excess oxygen is given to patients & drops the co2 level, their sensors stop the automatic breathing cycle until it builds back up. ...Read more

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What is the rattle noise upon exhaling when my toddler has a respiratory infection? Should I continue the albuterol breathing treatments?

What is the rattle noise upon exhaling when my toddler has a respiratory infection? Should I continue the albuterol breathing treatments?

Rattle noise exhalin: I think what you are describing is wheezing and your pediatrician has prescribed Albuterol Inhalation for it. Did you ask the doc if your child has asthma and if it is, you need to get educated to take care of your child. Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the bronchi and you need proper treatment with inhaled steroids and albuterol, unless he is being treated for bronchiolitis. ...Read more

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ER last nite. Diangosis w/ upper respiratory virus. Given steroids & breathing treatment. Chest hurts way more today, breathing worse. Should I wait it out?

ER last nite. Diangosis w/ upper respiratory virus. Given steroids & breathing treatment. Chest hurts way more today, breathing worse. Should I wait it out?

No: If breathing is worsening despite treatment, then re-examination is very important. Difficulty breathing is always an emergency because many of the things that cause trouble breathing can be rapidly fatal. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Smith I have just finished taking Amoxicillin 500MG for a upper respiratory infection. I still having trouble breathing from time to time.

Hello Dr. Smith I have just finished taking Amoxicillin 500MG for a upper respiratory infection. I still having trouble breathing from time to time.

Is it getting worse?: If the antibiotic, decongestants and rest is not controlling your URI, and you can hear or feel wheezing, see your pediatrician to help open your airways and make sure the inflammation is controlled. ...Read more

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Is there a such as a respiratory doctor? Comes down my breathing I'm scared of. Shallow breathing and different breathing patterns. Sometimes one breathe is 15 sec long inhale shallowI can't feel that heart pounding feeling when I run or workout.

Is there a such as a respiratory doctor? Comes down my breathing I'm scared of. Shallow breathing and different breathing patterns. Sometimes one breathe is 15 sec long inhale shallowI can't feel that heart pounding feeling when I run or workout.

See an internist: Abnormal breathing is a symptom which can come from many different problems besides your lungs- from nervous system, to blood, to cardiovascular systems, etc
an internist is a doctor who is trained to think of all those possibilities and to narrow the possibilities through reasoning and examination, so that you don't miss obvious causes or go on a wild goose chase.
see an internal medicine doctor ...Read more

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How are the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system dependent on each other?

How are the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system dependent on each other?

Intricate connection: The respiratory system provides oxygen that nourishes the entire body, including the heart and vascular system. Without oxygen, we die. Without the left heart, oxygenated blood cannot be pumped through the body. De-oxygenated blood also has to get back to the lungs to be re-oxygenated. Receiving this blood from the vena cava, the right heart pumps it back through the lungs. ...Read more

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How does the cardiac system and the respiratory system depend on each other?

How does the cardiac system and the respiratory system depend on each other?

Interdependent: If you don't breathe, your heart will stop. If your heart doesn't pump, your can't breathe. For a more complete answer, there are excellent textbooks available on cardiac ; pulmonary physiology. ...Read more

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How's does the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system work together to maintain homeostasis?

How's does the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system work together to maintain homeostasis?

Beautifully: Your body uses oxygen for fuel and produces carbon dioxide as waste. These gases circulate in the blood, which is pumped by the heart to the lungs (and the rest of the body). In the lungs, oxygen you breathe in enters the blood, while carbon dioxide leaves the blood and enters the air you breathe out. ...Read more

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How many organs are part of the respiratory system?

How many organs are part of the respiratory system?

Interesting!?: Starting from the top: the lips, mouth, throat. Trachea, larynx, right and left main stem bronchi, smaller bronchial passages and the tiny alveoli (where oxygen & carbon dioxide are exchanged) and the pulmonary vessels are all part of the respiratory system One of its most remarkable aspects is its ability to make speech and other sounds. There's no other like it in the animal kingdom. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my respiratory system healthy?

Avoiding irritants: To keep your respiratory system healthy the most important thing is to avoid smoking and second-hand smoke. Avoiding exposure to particles and chemicals known to cause lung disease such as chemical fumes, dust, mold. Avoiding certain professions that lead to the above-mentioned exposures (mine work, sandblasters, tunnel builders, foundry workers, etc). Use of nasal lubricants during dry seasons. ...Read more

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What's worst disease and disorders of the respiratory system?

IPF: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. No actual meds approved by fda, no meds to cure nor to improved. Progressive fibrosis of the lungs. Worst than cancer. ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system work and how essential is it?

How does the respiratory system work and how essential is it?

Help you breathe: Lungs help you breathe and those are vital to living. There are many ways to treat any problems that occur such as inhalents. When one has emphysema there is even portable oxygen available if needed. ...Read more

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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


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Circulatory Disorders (Definition)

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