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What does having bronchiolitis mean?

What does having bronchiolitis mean?

Lower resp Infection: Bronchiolitis is an infection of the small breathing tubes (bronchioles) of the lungs. It's usually caused by a virus. The infection can cause swelling in those small airways, extra fluid production, and therefore making it hard for your baby to breath sometimes. It usually start with some mild cough and congestion that progressively worsens and can lead to fast breathing. ...Read more

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Bronchiolitis (Definition)

A very common childhood illness caused by a viral infection that results in increased mucus, coughing, wheezing, and ...Read more


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Hi, what does having constant phlegm mean and is it contagious?

Hi, what does having constant phlegm mean and is it contagious?

Phlegm: Need more info to clearly respond, but contagion is not an issue unless the phlegm is due to some infectious agent. It may be due to allergies, irritation of the sinuses by something, acid reflux and others. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What does having elephantiasis mean?

What does having elephantiasis mean?

Lymph obstruction: Elephantiasis refers to massive swelling of a limb due to blockage of tiny channels in the soft tissues called lymphactics. These channels usually help circulate white blood cells throughout the body and help filter certain waste products. Parasites and certain developmental diseases can cause elephantiasis. Lymphatic swelling caused by tumors or operations is usually called lymphedema. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my father is having septicaemia?

What does it mean if my father is having septicaemia?

Germs in blood: Septicemia is a term that applies to in illness or complication of illness where germs (bacteria or fungus) are in the blood stream. It can be used when suspected due to overall condition or after confirmation when the germs are found growing in blood cultures. ...Read more

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What does having no immunity mean?

What does having no immunity mean?

You can develop: illnesses easily from germs - even those that don't normally cause illnesses in people. ...Read more

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What does having aspergers mean?

What does having aspergers mean?

Communication/Social: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder, characterized by varying levels of impairment in social interaction (ability to read social cues) , social imagination, and language difficulties. It is hard to summarize in a clear understandable way the symptoms of asperger's. However, there are good online resources such as www.Aane.Org & nimh aspergers page ...Etc. Check them out , they are helpful. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are coughing blood?

What does it mean when you are coughing blood?

Many possible causes: Per Mayo Clinic, possible reasons for coughing blood include: chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, cystic Fibrosis, pneumonia, abscess of lung, emphysema,pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, parasitic infections. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/coughing-up-blood/basics/causes/sym-20050934 ...Read more

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What does having blood poisoning mean?

What does having  blood poisoning mean?

Lay term: Blood poisoning is a lay term that is generally used to describe an overwhelming infection. The medical term used is sepsis or septic shock, which refers to an infection that leads to severe stress or collapse of vital organ systems. The physiology do sepsis is complex, wikipedia has a nice lay summary, but even that is about 4 pages long. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone is wheezing?

What does it mean when someone is wheezing?

Wheezing: Wheezing is caused by inflammation and narrowing of the airways of the lungs that causes distruption of airflow when you breath. It also makes oxygen delivery more difficult. It can be caused by infection, asthma, lung/chemical/environmental irritation, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm pooping white what does mean am gonna be ok?

What to do if i'm pooping white what does mean am gonna be ok?

Pale stool: Although a pale stool can be a sign of a possible bile duct obstruction, it is more likely normal. If the stools remain extremely pale, you should have some blood test done. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have cough?

What does it mean if I have cough?

Infection: Most coughs lasting less than a couple weeks are related to viral infections or less likely bacterial infection. Chronic coughs are usually related to post nasal drip from allergies, asthma, and occasionally heart burn disease (gerd). Other possibilities include medications called ace inhibitors and rarely more concerning processes that need more careful history. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have aphasia?

What does it mean if I have aphasia?

Not sure what you: Mean, aphasia means trouble using or understanding language, if you are asking about the cause, it is a problem in the brain from a number of possible causes like alcohol or stroke. ...Read more

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What does having hyperlipidemia mean?

What does having hyperlipidemia mean?

See below.: Hyperlipidemia refers to elevated cholesterol and/or elevated triglycerides and low HDL (good cholesterol). These abnormalities are important because the increase the risk of developing vascular disease over time. They are especially important in patients with other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, cigarette smoking and family history of premature heart disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have hyperinflated lungs? Does this mean that i'm going to die?

What does it mean to have hyperinflated lungs? Does this mean that i'm going to die?

Air trapping: Means you have air trapping disease. The degree and severity of it can be determined by a complete pulmonary function test, the fef25-75, fev1, dlco, mvo2 and cat scan thorax. The prognosis and morbidity will depend on these as well as the current cardiac status. Need to consult pulmonologist. ...Read more

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What does having corns mean?

What does having corns mean?

Painful bumbs: Corns are painful bumps on the feet, usually at pressure points, or in between toes ("soft corns"). They are often caused by tight shoes or excessive walking or running. ...Read more

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What does having gray eyes mean?

What does having gray eyes mean?

Can be aging: If you are talking the white part of the eyes then this can be normal aging. If you have rheumatoid arthritis or lupus this can be problematic. Gray irides are just a variant in color. ...Read more

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Help! what does it mean if i'm having night terrors?

Help! what does it mean if i'm having night terrors?

Night Terrors?: It means you are 30 years younger than you stated. Night terrors are self limiting and occur in young chidren. Nightmares are more likely. Thereare lots of reasons for nightmares. Probaby being anxious about something is the most common cause, . ...Read more