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Is there a good natural therapy for bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Is there a good natural therapy for bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

BPD: Bronchi pulmonary dysplasia is more common in premature babies who have on respirator for a long time. There is no natural therapy for them. Avoiding triggers like cigarette smoking, avoiding infections might help to heal the lungs faster. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Evans
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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (Definition)

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a form of chronic lung disease that affects newborns (mostly premature) and infants. It results from damage to the lungs caused by mechanical ventilation and long-term use of oxygen for more than 28 days. Most infants recover from BPD, but some may ...Read more


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What can I do to treat bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

See your doctor: There is no single treatment for bronchopulmonary displasia (bpd). If you or your child has been diagnosed with this i would recommend and evaluation by a pulmonolgist (lung specialist) to discuss possible treatments and course of bpd. ...Read more

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What is the long-term consequences of having bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What is the long-term consequences of having bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

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 more

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Is the damage to the lungs in bronchopulmonary dysplasia permanent?

Is the damage to the lungs in bronchopulmonary dysplasia permanent?

Sometimes: BPD subjects are twice as likely to wheeze and three times more likely to use asthma medication than controls.BPD survivors can have significant respiratory and quality of life impairment persisting into adulthood. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What is the definition or description of: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Chronic lung disease: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a form of chronic lung disease that affects newborns (mostly premature) and infants. It results from damage to the lungs caused by mechanical ventilation and long-term use of oxygen for more than 28 days. Most infants recover from BPD, but some may have long-term breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What are the best ways to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Mature infant: Infant born with mild prematurity or full term and without contracted intrauterine infection are much less likely to develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia. ...Read more

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Is bronchopulmonary dysplasia genetic?

Is bronchopulmonary dysplasia genetic?

Not usualy: Not usually. Etiology of bpd or chronic lung disease is usually immature lung or infection with subsequent changes due to therapy with oxygen and ventilatory pressures. ...Read more

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How is bronchopulmonary dysplasia diagnosed in newborns?

How is bronchopulmonary dysplasia diagnosed in newborns?

Not a newborn DX: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is not present at birth. It 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 more

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How is bronchopulmonary dysplasia (bpd) treated in neonates?

Options: Close attention to nutrition, caloric intake, weight gain, possible vitamin supplementation is also advised. Supplemental oxygen, diuretics and avoiding infections such as RSV. It is advisable to check with you pediatrician regarding the use of a monoclonal antibody against RSV, a type of viral infection which can result in hospitalization. ...Read more

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Why does bronchopulmonary dysplasia mainly happen to premature babies?

Why does bronchopulmonary dysplasia mainly happen to premature babies?

Prematurity: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (bpd) is a clinical diagnosis (i.e. Based on observations at the bedside) that is associated with lab evidence of inflammation as well as structural changes of the lung. The incompletely developed lungs of premature infants often necessitate support that itself causes injury/inflammation (e.g. Mechanical ventilation, oxygen, etc.) to which premies are very sensitive. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dysplasia (Definition)

Abnormal cells which may be pre-malignant, but can also result ...Read more