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How Does Bronchitis Affect The Respiratory System
Bronchitis: Immune system compromised from repeated infections.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Congestion: By affecting the flow and pressures inside the lungs, congestion of the lungs could happen causing respiratory difficulty. ...Read more
I am not afraid or nervous my respiratory system doesn't wake up when I am speaking publicly. Why?
Please clarify: I am sorry but I don't understand your question. Please consider re-submitting with clarification. ...Read more
Isolators: As above. You can also use facemask. ...Read more
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
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
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