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Hypoxia And Pnuemonia
Recovering from pneumonia, X-ray clear. Shortness of breath ON oxygen. Heart rate 99 oxygen 92. I also have afib and a residual cough. My pulmonologis?
Shortness of breath: The compromise of breathing is a medical emergency, a visit to your PCP or nneRt emergency depot is warranted ...Read more
Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...Read more
Definitions...: "walking" pneumonia is slang terminology that refers to a situation where there is an infiltrate on chest x-ray but the person has few symptoms. There are different scenerios that can produce this situation. "asthmatic bronchitis" means that there is bronchospasm associated with bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It can sometimes lead to a cough as the infection is resolving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with small airway disease. Born 27.5 weeks, on vent and pneumonia and pulmonary edema as baby. Had pft. Chronic coug. Tightness in chest when not on inhaler. Nonsmoker. What does this mean?
Association: Very premature children (those born before 32 weeks' gestation) have higher asthma risk -- almost three times that of children born at full term for asthma as young adults. In one study adults age 25 to 35 yrs old had over twice incidence of asthma than adults of full term infants. There is association but not definite cause and effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes the heart rate to escalate when coughing? I have asthma, pneumonia and bronchitis. Am being treated with inhalers and antibiotics
Valsalva: Coughing can cause this. This could be related to the valsalva maneuver which is brought on by coughing .. There are different phases of the valsalva and in brief this affects the heart rate... Also if you have breathing problems are medication for this is confect heart rate cost to go up. ...Read more
My oxygen sats are at 86% I'm asthmatic and suffer respiratory bronchiolitis secondary to smoking I'm very weazy should I got to the local hospital?
Yes: thats a low sat at rest so yes go to the emergency room for an eval ...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
Mom got feeded through food tube.mom got lung infection and lung failure and she in coma
Will it cause aspiration. Will aspiration cause coma?pls hlp
Mgt discussion/ICU: If food contents get into the lung in large amounts, an infection may result. The coma may be a result of loss of oxygen to the brain, but I would discuss having an EEG performed and a brain MRI with the ICU physicians. If this has been done, schedule a time to meet with the doctor or head nurse to discuss your mom's condition. I hope that your mom recovers. ...Read more
Can recurrent pulmonary embolism cause chronic hypoxia and clubbing nails? I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism with blue clubbing nails. Ok d dimer.
I suppose it is: possible, but have your doctor look for other causes such as structural heart or lung disease. Clubbing can be a sign of longstanding hypoxia, but it is really non-specific. The only way to tell for sure whether or not you have pulmonary emboli is with CT angiogram or pulmonary angiogram. Both are invasive tests, so your doctor will order them only if there is a high clinical suspicion. ...Read more
It can: Asthma can reduce the area of the lung available for co2/oxygen exchange and can do so with variable intensity during an asthma attack. Given a normal o2 % of 94-100, I have seen levels below 50% recorded but patients are usually quite symptomatic below 90%. When an attack is passed and the patient relaxed, the levels return to normal with work of breathing decreased to normal. ...Read more
No: Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Having major coughing attacks. Was diagnosed with acute bronchitis, and beginning signs of pneumonia i wake up coughing gasping for air like pertussis?
Maybe: If that is a concern, then you can be tested for pertussis. Homeopathic remedies like ipecac and drosera may be helpful as can elderberry. Hopefully you are on an antibiotic as well....Zithromax is a good choice. You ay need to be seen again if you are worsening or not improving. ...Read more
58y woman with brain injury, history of CHF and aspiration pneumonia. High fever, "extensive double pneumonia". O2 sats dropping. Odds of survival?
Are repetitive mild aspiration pneumonias, life threatening? Recovers fast with antibiotics and oxygen.
Not good: I ask why. Do they occur at night(gerd), do you have trouble swallowing, hiatial hernia;perhaps overweight. The fact that this is occuring, and that you recover fast does not mean that you always will. Should these episodes become more severe and as you get older, your treatment options may become limited. Get the cause worked up and decide what to do with you pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is.The.Prognosis for a esrd patient with diabetes, and septic arthritis, pneumonia and went into cardiac arrest?
Difficult to manage: The description given puts this person in a very critical situation. What is described appears to have overwhelming infection that is overwhelming the body's ability to sustain itself. There is hope if the patient did not damage the brain when the heart stopped and the infection can be eradicated. Even if this person should recover, the long term prognosis would be poor for good quality of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor lung function: Basically the lungs are not expanding like they should be as such they are not working well and not oxygenating the blood. ...Read more
After recovering from chemical bronchitis will my lungs always be susceptible to coughs and infections?
Not necessarily: It depends on the severity of the exposure, what the exposure was and your underlying lung status. You are right, some people after pulmonary exposures to toxins/chemicals have sensitized/compromised airways but that isn't always the case for everyone. ...Read more
Normal physiology: Tachypnea (fast breathing) and tachycardia (fast heart beat) are both common in patients with pneumonia. Fast breathing is due to impaired gas exchange in the lungs related to the infection, and will improve as the infection is treated. Fast heartbeat is related to the increased adrenaline and sometimes a bit of dehydration associated with the fever that often accompanies the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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