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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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What is small airway disease? How to fix it?

What is small airway disease? How to fix it?

Check with your doc: This could be a lot of stuff. Or possibly a falsely abnormal result. Check with your lung doc. It may indicate early lung disease. Better be safe. ...Read more

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What is minimal airway disease and what all causes it?

What is minimal airway disease and what  all causes it?

Not sure: May be referring to reactive airway disease which is an asthma like disorder where allergies or exertion can stimulate wheezing. Ask your doctor for more complete information on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are non-traditional drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

Check with MD: You need to talk to your md about your mallampati, airway, potential soft tissue in pharyngeal wall, and discuss sleep hygiene, cpap, and/or mrd treatment options. ...Read more

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What are some alternative drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

What are some alternative drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

Asthma: Are you describing something other than asthma? Alternatives to inhaled corticosteroids and beta-agonists? Some include inhaled anticholinergics, leukotriene modifying agents, cromolyn, theophyline, steroids, Xolair (with many alternative "biologics" in the pipeline). ...Read more

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What is reactive airway disease?

What is reactive airway disease?

Reactive airway: Reactive airway disease merely means that the bronchioles are responding to an outside allergen resulting in constriction of the smooth muscles. Typical examples are bronchial asthma and bronchitis. ...Read more

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How is reactive airways disease diagnosed?

How is reactive airways disease diagnosed?

Spirometry: This can be tested by the use of a spirometer, which may be in your doctor's office or at the local hospital, possibly with a methacholine challenge. ...Read more

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What symptoms mean that my child has reactive airways disease?

What symptoms mean that my child has reactive airways disease?

Cough, wheeze: The 2 most common symptoms are cough and wheezes. These mean he/she may have reactive airways disease (asthma). ...Read more

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I am an adult with reactive airways disease. Will this get worse with time?

I am an adult with reactive airways disease. Will this get worse with time?

Not necessarily: Reactive airways are a type of asthma that occur in reaction to viruses, respiratory infections, etc. As long as you recognize the symptoms early and treat them, you should be fine. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have reactive airway disease?

What can I do if I have reactive airway disease?

Prevention is best: There are usually specific triggers such as smoke inhalation, allergens, and upper respiratory infections that exacerbate the reactive airway. Avoidance of your individual triggers is best. Once an episode is triggered, bronchodilators and inhaled steroids are usually necessary, sometimes oral steroids may be required. ...Read more