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Link between diabetes mellitus and respiratory distress syndrome?

Link between diabetes mellitus and respiratory distress syndrome?

Surfactant deficienc: One of the final stages in lung maturity is the production of a soapy material called surfactant it lines the inside of air sacs & prevents the sacs from deflating after air breathing starts. Infants that are not making enough surfactant to keep air sacs open so many will deflate leading to distress. Infants of diabetics often have delayed surfactant production & may have rds even at 40 wks. ...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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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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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Respiratory (Definition)

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