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Is There A Good Natural Therapy For Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Can you tell me the best treatment for Severe Squamous dysplasia? Can my body cure itself of this? Will the HPV vaccine help?
Severe dysplasia: The HPV vaccine is to prevent dysplasia and does not treat it once you have it.The best treatment depends on many factors including your age, your desire for more children, and the resources/treatment options available where you live as well as the expertese of the practioner.Some treatment is advisable since it would be rare but not impossible for your body to take care of this atage of dysplasia ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet for BPD: While diet alone has not been shown to improve bpd symptoms, a healthy diet is important for growth and lung development, including on that includes leafy green vegetables high in anti-oxidants that can help reduce some of the oxidative damage involved in bpd. Low vitamin a and e levels have also been implicated in bpd, most pediatricians recommend a multivitamin such as poly- vi-sol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung scarring: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a condition of airway & lung scarring that occurs in premi's & micro premi's during their prolonged need for ventilation or oxygen in those critical weeks. Xrays are seen to gradually change to show the characteristic patterns that correlate with pathology seen under the microscope when a kid doesn't survive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low oxygen levels: Premature babies who suffer rds may later develop bpd. I assume this is what you reference. This scarring of the lungs causes decrease in oxygen in the blood due to poor oxygen transport in the lungs. These children often have to have nasal oxygen supplements and are at high risk for asthma symptoms and pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the doctors say that my daughter has bronchopulmonary dysplasia, how long will she need to have supplemental o2?
Varies: It is difficult to reliably predict how long your child will require oxygen therapy if diagnosed with bpd. This depends upon the severity of the bpd and your child's ability to recover over time. Growth is one factor that will afford your baby the potential to recover with time. Some children require oxygen for short periods of time (weeks and months) and others long periods of time (years). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If an infant has pulmonary hypertension secondary to BPD (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), will the pulmonary hypertension go away as the lungs mature?
Can docs please explain are bronchopulmonary dysplasia and infant respiratory distress syndrome the same thing?
No: Respiratory distress syndrome refers to immaturity of the lungs and the resulting constellation of symptoms seen in premature infants. Bronchi pulmonary dysphasia or chronic lung disease is often the end result of severe RDS which required lots of respiratory support and refers to the prolonged need for oxygen or diuretic or bronchodilator therapy to treat these relatively maldeveloped lungs. ...Read more
Several: Long-term consequences of bpd and its associated treatments may include growth restriction, low oxygen levels, high carbon dioxide levels, high blood pressures in the lungs and body, abnormal neurodevelopment, impairment of vision and hearing, and left ventricular hypertrophy (a cardiac condition). It is therefore critical that infants with bpd have close coordinated follow-up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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