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How can I determine which respiratory disease i have?

How can I determine which respiratory disease i have?

Seek help: Start with your internist who may initiate some basic tests based on your symptoms and then may refer you to a pulmonologist who will diagnose and then treat. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 pathogens that causes respiratory disease are there?

Usually viruses: Most are viruses. Other possibilities include bacteria and other infectious organisms and toxins. ...Read more

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Why there is decreased urine output in respiratory disease ?

Why there is decreased urine output in respiratory disease ?

It is not a rule: I don't think that it is a rule. Urine out put can increase or decrease in respiratory disease. ...Read more

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Help please! is air pollution the leading cause of respiratory disease?

Help please! is air pollution the leading cause of respiratory disease?

Yes,esp. tobacco: Air pollution by industries is one of the chief determinates of asthma in a given population. Cigarette smoke is responsible for precipitating many cases of asthma as well as the great majority of cases of copd. ...Read more

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What respiratory disease is considered a long-term effect of air pollution on us?

What respiratory disease is considered a long-term effect of air pollution on us?

Asthma: People who are chronically exposed to pollution are much more likely to develop asthma due to the constant irritation of the airway and the resulting response. ...Read more

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What is the respiratory disease that results in a closing of the bronchiole passages?

What is the respiratory disease that results in a closing of the bronchiole passages?

Vieal process: Bronchiolitis is usually caused by viral infection. In children RSV is a known cause. Noninfectious cause include inflammation accompanying bronchilitis obliterans which is also associated with lung rejection to transplant. Treatment is usually steroids. ...Read more

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Respiratory disease affect person permanently?

Respiratory disease affect person permanently?

Depends on diagnosis: Whether or not a respiratory disease is considered permanent depends on the specific diagnosis. For example, one can have pneumonia or bronchitis infection that is curable and therefore temporary. Some diseases like "copd"--chronic obstructive pulmonary disease--would be considered long-standing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can having a respiratory disease affect your life?

How can having a respiratory disease affect your life?

Many things: Having a chronic respiratory condition affects overall daily functioning. One cannot do much exertion or be outdoors in any extreme of weather, or in polluted air. Medication can help, but many patients still have some problems at least occasionally. ...Read more

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What's COPD respiratory disease?

What's COPD respiratory disease?

COPD: COPD stands foe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease As the name says it is chronic disease of the airway which includesEmphysema and Chronic Bronchitis Most cases are caused by smoking and few others by pollution and occupational exposure COPD is not reversible and there is no cure for it. Progession of this condition can be minimised by smoking cessation and prevent the harmful exposure. ...Read more

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Is asthma a respiratory disease?

Is asthma a respiratory disease?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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Is an allergy a respiratory disease?

Is an allergy a respiratory disease?

Allergy is..: Allergy is a systemic disease that may affect one or more systems including the respiratory system. The most common respiratory disease that is associated with allergy and subsequent inflammation is asthma. ...Read more

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Is bronchitis considered an upper respiratory disease?

Is bronchitis considered an upper respiratory disease?

No: Bronchitis is an infection and inflammation of the bronchi which are located in the thorax/chest wall. This is considered a lower respiratory tract condition. ...Read more

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What respiratory disease is "barrel chest" often indicative?

What respiratory disease is "barrel chest" often indicative?

COPD: Typically barrel chest is found in patients with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease); it is indicative of trapped air in the chest which affects the lateral (side) dimensions of the chest given the chest a rounded appearance. It is typically found in severe or very severe COPD although has occassionally being described in patients with less severe disease. ...Read more

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Why do hospitals have patients with respiratory disease sitting up in bed?

Why do hospitals have patients with respiratory disease sitting up in bed?

Improves air flow: Patients with COPD have decreased airway diameter and decreased airway flow. Gravity effects decreases airway diameter when lying down. Thus sitting up increases airway diameter and flow. Thus improvement in dyspnea sense. ...Read more

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What is respiratory disease? Is that the lungs only, or includes the nose and throat?

What is respiratory disease?  Is that the lungs only, or includes the nose and throat?

Respiratory track: The respiratory system is diveded into upper (nose, sinuses) and lower - lungs it is common for both to be involved i.e., sinus problems and allergy. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between Respiratory Depression and Respiratory Disease? i.e. can, respiratory depression be a sign of respiratory disease?

Is there a connection between Respiratory Depression and Respiratory Disease? 
i.e. can, respiratory depression be a sign of respiratory disease?

Respiratory problem: Respiratory depression is something that causes you to breath less often - either a drug, metabolic condition, or a brain problem generally. Respiratory disease can encompass respiratory depression, but is generally any process that affects the lungs, the respiratory muscles, or the airway and leads to either a reduction of C02 or oxygen exchange. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Respiratory (Definition)

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