respiratory

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<b>Respiratory is also known as <a href="#topics/Respiratory-system">Respiratory system</a></b>. Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest wall, diaphram and lungs.
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What's copd respiratory disease?

Progressive disease

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COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease mots linked in western countries to tobacco smoking. It starts as a chronic cough and may progress to emphysema. If you suspect this, get checked and quit smoking if you do.
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Is asthma a respiratory disease?

Yes

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asthma is hyperactive airways, or reactive airways, which causes constriction and inflammation in the airways from a certain trigger, such as an allergen or infection, etc.
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What is respiratory sarcoidosis?

Sarcoid of the lung!

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Pulmonary sarcoidosis, frequently mild, but potentially severe, is sometimes called respiratory sarcoid, but this is an archaic term. Diagnoses by clinical Hx, chest x-rays, and sometimes needing a biopsy. You should be under the care of someone in rheumatology or pulmonology. Sarcoid is an auto immune disease which caues characteristic granulomata!
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Dr. Aaron Milstone answered:

What influences respiratory rate?

Numerous

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Main patient effects on respiratory rate include: 1. Anxiety 2. Fever 3. High acid levels in the body (metabolic) All of the above can increase your respiratory rate
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Dr. Frank Mayo answered:

What is COPD respiratory failure?

Lung failure

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respiratory failure is the inability of the lung to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. one of the main causes is copd with decreased air flow and increased work of breathing . this may cause hypoxemia or hypercarbia or both.treatment is designed to reverse those abnormalities including oxygen and bronchodilators. mechanical support may be required for resistent disease
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What do respiratory therapists do?

ICU and more

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RTs are trained experts at delivering oxygen therapy & inhaled medications and (in intensive care units) at managing mechanical ventilators and other monitoring devices we rely on to treat critical illness. Some RTs also work in pulmonary function laboratories.
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Dr. Zoey Goore answered:

What is upper respiratory infection?

URI

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An upper respiratory infection is any infection that effects the nose, throat, sinuses or ears. Most doctors use it to mean the common cold.
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Is acute respiratory syndrome fatal?

Likely

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ARDS still carries a very high mortality rate of about 35-38% in multiple studies and the morbidity rate is higher. Lot of work has been done and is ongoing.
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What can cause respiratory acidosis?

Many things

Acidosis
Anything that causes asphyxiation
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Dr. Adam G. King answered:

Fever can increase respiratory rate?

Typicaly - Yes

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It is very common for adults and kids to have an elevated Respiratory Rate when they have a temperature above 101 degrees F.
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