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What does bronchitis have to do with the respiratory system?

What does bronchitis have to do with the respiratory system?

Bronchitis: The bronchi are tubes which sprout off from the trachea and carry air into bronchioles and then into the alveolar spaces of the lung. They are an integral part of the respiratory tract and when inflamed it is called bronchitis. ...Read more

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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Is bronchitis considered an upper respiratory disease?

Is bronchitis considered an upper respiratory disease?

No: Bronchitis is an infection and inflammation of the bronchi which are located in the thorax/chest wall. This is considered a lower respiratory tract condition. ...Read more

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Any particular reasons for why I get so sick so often? In the last 7 months I've had bronchitis twice, strep, and 4 upper respiratory infections

Any particular reasons for why I get so sick so often? In the last 7 months I've had bronchitis twice, strep, and 4 upper respiratory infections

Mgt/workup: I would suggest a complete physical exam and some screening labs.
Good hand washing, using clorox wipes on surfaces and hand sanitizer such as purell, can help prevent illness. Avoid smoke and crowded areas for sometime, rest and eat well.
A virtual follow up appt can be made online. ...Read more

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I've being sent to a pulmonologist due to uncontrolled asthma and returning upper respiratory infections and asthmatic bronchitis. What should I expect?

I've being sent to a pulmonologist due to uncontrolled asthma and returning upper respiratory infections and asthmatic bronchitis. What should I expect?

To get better!: A typical visit to the pulmonologist should start with a thorough history of your respiratory symptoms. Next would be an examination, paying particular attention to the lungs and your breathing. That would likely be followed by pulmonary function (or breathing) testing to evaluate the lungs better. They may also want to get a chest x-ray. This will all help to determine what is the best therapy. ...Read more

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Can emphysema/copd/bronchitis&other respiratory conditions make it feel like the throat/esophagus has cool air in it (no pain) but feels abnormal?

Not described: Never heard or read of an association between what you describe and lung disease. But you could ask a doc for a full examination (history and physical exam) for more reassurance. ...Read more

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Husband to go to the ER because he is complaining that his chest hurts, he has COPD and he had open heart surgery in oct three years ago, I found him in respiratory failure, he had a trak, prone to get bronchitis and a host of other medical problems. Th

Husband to go to the ER because he is complaining that his chest hurts, he has COPD and he had open heart surgery in oct three years ago, I found him in respiratory failure, he had a trak, prone to get bronchitis and a host of other medical problems. Th

Yes: Got to the er for chest pain. Go to the er for respiratory failure (sob, difficulty breathing, air hunger) although it could also be cardiac failure secondary to a heart attack or angina.
Combination of COPD and heart disease is not good so must see cardiologist and pulmonologist/or internist (if comfortable in managing sever respiratory problems). Past h/o a trach makes him high risk. ...Read more

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Should I see an immunologist if I am frequently sick with pnuemonia, upper respiratory, bronchitis, and ear infections? How do they assess you?

Should I see an immunologist if I am frequently sick with pnuemonia, upper respiratory, bronchitis, and ear infections? How do they assess you?

Immune/Ciliary Dis.: Your symptoms and pattern of infections indicate that an immunodeficiency is a distinct possibility and a workup is warranted. A pulmonologist can help guide the work up. In addition, ciliary problems can cause these symptoms as well. A biopsy can be performed to obtain cilia which beat to remove debris from the airway to check for any problems. Prmg fax 8582599689 can review your records as well. ...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 kind of infections affect the respiratory system?

Respiratory System: Could be parasites, viruses, fungi or bacterial ...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 the immune system affect the respiratory system?

How does the immune system affect the respiratory system?

Immunity: It protects us and can also be a major player in the inflammatory pathway or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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How does ebola affect the respiratory system? How does the disease kill you?

How does ebola affect the respiratory system? How does the disease kill you?

Ebola Virus: A person with Ebola infection may develop cough, chest pain, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), respiratory distress as well as Interstitial pneumonia and pulmonary edema with attempts to hydrate. Shock with capillary leakage, seizures, coma & respiratory distress herald death. ...Read more

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How heart disorder may affect the respiratory system?

How heart disorder may affect the respiratory system?

Congestion: By affecting the flow and pressures inside the lungs, congestion of the lungs could happen causing respiratory difficulty. ...Read more

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How does eating healthy foods affect the respiratory system?

How does eating healthy foods affect the respiratory system?

Healthy food: Has a positive impact on all organ systems. If you are overweight they can help you loose weight and perhaps breathe more easily. If you have a respiratory problem please see your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does congestive heart failure affect the respiratory system?

How does congestive heart failure affect the respiratory system?

Fluid: If the heart fails it allows blood and fluids to build up in the lungs causing difficulty breathing thus the term "congestion". ...Read more

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How does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?

It doesn't: Unless the chd has progressed to the point that the heart is failing. Then the lungs become congested with fluid (from the backpressure of a failing heart - also called "congestive heart failure"). The cardinal symptom is breathlessness. ...Read more

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What does the respiratory system do for you?

Exchange gases: The lungs are the major organs of your respiratory system. When you breath in, you take oxygen in through your lungs and when you breath out, you expel carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: respiratory system?

What is the definition or description of: respiratory system?

Breathing: 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 essential for normal breathing. ...Read more

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Please, can you describe the primary parts of the respiratory system?

The lungs: The respiratory system starts at the nose; tthis is the airwa or series of tubes that deliver the oxygen to the lungs
in the lungs at the alveoli gasas are exchange basically oxygen for carbon dioxiderespiatory system. ...Read more

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I feel like my house is always dusty. Could this be bad for my respiratory system?

Yes and no: Many people live in dusty conditions (mild) for considerable time with no apparent distress. Others may develop mild to severe allergies. Dust contains many microscopic things one of which is dust mites. People can be severely allergic to these and require a lot of treatment. The best thing to do is dust mitigation. Look up on the internet how to reduce home dust problems or see you doctor. ...Read more

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What does a respiratory system do in babies?

What does a respiratory system do in babies?

See below: The same thing as it does in everyone else. Provision of oxygen and elimination of carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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Are heaters dangerous on our respiratory system?

Falling on chest?: Seriously, propane or other combustion in an enclosed space can cause carbon monoxide buildup and death. Electric is thought to dry the air ; annoy nasal passages/upper airways. Practically speaking, all are ok as long as used properly, may consider moisturizing air if dry ; be sure ventilated if small / tight space. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more