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Can you please explain why asthma is an obstructive respiratory defect?

Can you please explain why asthma is an obstructive respiratory defect?

Obstruction: Asthma is considered an obstructive lung disease because the main problem that it causes is getting air out of the lungs. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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What are common respiratory problems?

What are common respiratory problems?

Lot of them: Cough, dyspnea, wheezing, chest tightness, chest heaviness, chest pain, gasping, snoring, stridor, sputum production, heartburn, hemoptysis, fever, cachexia, nausea, vomiting are some of the symptoms associated directly with myriad of pulm issues. And there are a lot of symptoms that overlap with other systems like rash, edema, abd pain sleepiness, htn, headaches, migraines, memory issues, fatigue. ...Read more

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What's respiratory arrest diagnosed by?

What's respiratory arrest diagnosed by?

The: Complete lack of breathing as apposed to respiratory failure or insufficiency which is inadequate respiratory effort to support life for any length of time. ...Read more

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Can you advise for respiratory question?

Can you advise for respiratory question?

If I can't: then one of the other doctors likely can. Please ask a clear & specific question. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What does the respiratory system do for you?

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 to do about respiratory insufficiencies?

Multiple causes: Respiratory insufficiency is a broad diagnosis covering dozens of disorders. The more common disorders are pneumonia, emphysema, bronchitis, heart failure, pulmonary emboli and asthma. The lung malfunctions causing hypoxia or low Oxygen levels. This is a life threatening condition that usually needs hospitalization. The treatment depends on the specific diagnosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have respiratory problems help, what to do?

Please explain more: respiratory problem of what kind?, cough chest pain or shortness of breath Etc?ou should see a Dr and get chest xray or PFT done at least. ...Read more

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Is the respiratory passage considered a organ?

Is the respiratory passage considered a organ?

Respiratory passage: The respiratory passage is a term that is used to define where the air flows as we breath. It is part of the respiratory system which includes the lungs (organ) and the upper airways. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Respiratory (Definition)

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