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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Respiratory (Overview)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest wall, diaphram and lungs.


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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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Respiratory (Overview)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest wall, diaphram and lungs.


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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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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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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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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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What is the purpose of the respiratory system?

What is the purpose of the respiratory system?

To maintain: A normal oxygen level and get rid of carbon dioxide, which is a waste product. It also helps maintain acid base balance. ...Read more

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What do the organs in the respiratory system do?

What do the organs in the respiratory system do?

Get oxygen to blood: Respiration is the process of bringing oxygen into the lungs and exhaling carbon dioxide out of them. Once inside the lungs, the oxygen crosses cell membranes to get into the blood stream. The blood circulates the oxygen to the rest of the body including the brain which cannot function without it. Carbon dioxide is the waste product of well functioning cells and is also carried back by the blood. ...Read more

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What do the organs of the respiratory system do?

Respiratory system: Its functions are breathing, getting oxygented air to the blood/organs. ...Read more

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How frequent is severe acute respiratory syndrome?

How frequent is severe acute respiratory syndrome?

No longer seen: Are you referring to sars? The last reported case was in 2003.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on the other hand is in fact quite common and as mentioned is usually found in every adult medical icu. The treatment is low lung volume ventilation and treating the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Is there any secretion in the respiratory system?

Mucus: Mucus secretion coats the passages keeping them moist, facilitating gas exchange and removal of debris. ...Read more

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How many organs are part of the respiratory system?

Interesting!?: Starting from the top: the lips, mouth, throat. Trachea, larynx, right and left main stem bronchi, smaller bronchial passages and the tiny alveoli (where oxygen & carbon dioxide are exchanged) and the pulmonary vessels are all part of the respiratory system One of its most remarkable aspects is its ability to make speech and other sounds. There's no other like it in the animal kingdom. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my respiratory system healthy?

Avoiding irritants: To keep your respiratory system healthy the most important thing is to avoid smoking and second-hand smoke. Avoiding exposure to particles and chemicals known to cause lung disease such as chemical fumes, dust, mold. Avoiding certain professions that lead to the above-mentioned exposures (mine work, sandblasters, tunnel builders, foundry workers, etc). Use of nasal lubricants during dry seasons. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: respiratory?

Breathing: Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest wall, diaphram and lungs. ...Read more

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How does air quality relate to our respiratory health?

Very significantly: Http://medicalxpress. Com/news/2015-03-air-quality-nursing-homes-affecting. Html

This recent article documents poor air quality
as a risk factor in developing lung disease. ...Read more

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How does our respiratory system help our body function?

Oxygen and CO2: Oxygen is needed for your cells to live, and when they burn calories using oxygen they generate co2. Too much co2 is toxic to the brain and it must be removed from the blood. The lungs exhale co2 (like a car's exhaust pipe), and take in oxygen with each breath, lungs transfer oxygen to red blood cells that transport it to your cells. ...Read more

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What are the functions of the upper respiratory system?

What are the functions of the upper respiratory system?

Upper respiratory: Structures include the sinuses, nasal passages, throat, pharynx, tonsils and vocal cords. Other than allowing passage of Oxygenated air, it is rich in mucus glands to protect the airway from viruses and microbes, It is also rich in immunologic cells to combat microbes. ...Read more

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Do we wear down the respiratory system when we exercise?

Do we wear down the respiratory system when we exercise?

No: Exercise, especially aerobic activities, increases & improves both cardiology & pulmonary system, rather than wearing them down. In fact, a recent study concluded that better fitness in middle-age was linked to less lung & colon cancer & cancer death later on (http://oncology. Jamanetwork. Com/article. Aspx? Articleid=2203829). ...Read more

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Why does the respiratory system improve when exercising?

Why does the respiratory system improve when exercising?

Strength, efficiency: Exercise strengthens the muscles of respiration, they also become more efficient and conditioned through exercise as well. ...Read more

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What's worst disease and disorders of the respiratory system?

IPF: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. No actual meds approved by fda, no meds to cure nor to improved. Progressive fibrosis of the lungs. Worst than cancer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: respiratory system?

What is the definition or description of: respiratory system?

Breathing: 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 essential for normal breathing. ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system work and how essential is it?

How does the respiratory system work and how essential is it?

Help you breathe: Lungs help you breathe and those are vital to living. There are many ways to treat any problems that occur such as inhalents. When one has emphysema there is even portable oxygen available if needed. ...Read more

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How can I get any relief from my respiratory problems quickly?

How can I get any relief from my respiratory problems quickly?

Depends on problem: Unclear what issue you may be having. Would see physician on base. Unclear if having a cold, asthma, pneumonia, fungal infection, etc. Sorry. ...Read more

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How can the respiratory system connect to other bodily systems?

Bloodstream: The respiratory system exchanges gasses with the bloodstream in your lungs. In your nose, olfactory nerves provide your sense of smell. Those nerves are connected to your brain. ...Read more

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What test are done to diagnose an issue in the respiratory system?

See below: Chest X-ray
Chest CT
Pulmonary function tests
Allergen panel
Echocardiogram
Bronchoscopy with or without biopsy
Ultrasound
Pleural fluid analysis ...Read more

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What are the consequences of malfuntioning of the respiratory system?

Many...: Difficulty breathing; Lack of oxygen; Poor delivery of oxygen to the other organs and tissues of the body, especially the heart and brain.

A good respiratory system is essential. ...Read more

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Please, can you describe the primary parts of the respiratory system?

The lungs: The respiratory system starts at the nose; tthis is the airwa or series of tubes that deliver the oxygen to the lungs
in the lungs at the alveoli gasas are exchange basically oxygen for carbon dioxiderespiatory system. ...Read more

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Can you please give me a technical description of respiratory diseases?

Can you please give me a technical description of respiratory diseases?

Disease of lungs: Diseases or conditions that affect the lungs or airways. Examples include asthma, lung cancer and emphysema. ...Read more

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What is the best way for atheletes to recover from a respiratory illness?

Time: Time will heal you better than anything else. Once you are afebrile you are fine to resume exercise but may have to start off a little slower with your routine. ...Read more

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Why is having a healthy respiratory system important? I need some advice.

Biased answer: Coming from the lung department, I may be a bit biased, but there's not much you can do without oxygen (O2). Consider having poor lungs - depending on the type of lung impairment one has, the O2 may not be passed to the blood efficiently or the O2 might not be able to get into all of your air sacs as they should. O2 is needed to generate enough ATP, the fuel your body needs for...well, everything ...Read more

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What are some household chemicals that are harmful to the respiratory system?

All: All house hold chemicals have potential harm to some people. The us government require a special label explaining how each product is to be used and what precautions to take when using. Never take for granted using a simple benign looking product without following the directions. Fatal combination of products can occur easily if you don't read carefully what the label says! Read label! ...Read more

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Which measurements can be taken to diagnose an issue in the respiratory system?

Many tests: Depending on the symptom, there are several tests to evaluate the respiratory system. A chest xray can be very instructive initially on lung structure. Pulmonary function tests (pft) tests different functional parts of the respiratory system. A chest ct can look more carefully at the tissue, blood vessels, and airways of the lung and chest. Sometimes, cardiopulmonary stress testing is helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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