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What Does It Mean To Have A Whooping Cough Is This A Lung Problem
It's an infection.: Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. the coughing can make it difficult to breathe. a deep "whooping" sound is often heard when the patient tries to take a breath. It is an upper respiratory infection caused by the bordetella pertussis or bordetella parapertussis bacteria. It can be prevented by vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Cough variant asthma: Cough variant asthma is commonly a mild form of asthma. The hallmark of traditional asthma is a whistling noise with breathing known as a wheeze. In cough variant, there is less frequently a wheeze and more commonly a cough. The common medicines for asthma usually treat it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that coughing helps when a person is experiencing a heart attack? If yes, then how is it helpful? What does coughing do to such a person?
What does it mean to have a calcified granulomas lung disease? Is this something serious? Is it treatable?
Virus in chest: The common cold tends to have "flavors." there are chest colds, nose colds, and nose colds, each in general caused by a slightly different class of cold virus. Chest colds tend to be caused by the "parainfluenza" viruses. It does not imply anything wrong with the lungs. People with a tendency toward asthma may get sicker with chest colds or get an asthma attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some infection: If one has a respiratory infection in the nose, sinuses, throat, or the lungs, the damaged cells lining the inside of those areas will ooze some mucus, which is clear but can have some color. If lots of white blood cells, plus dead/dying germs and respiratory lining cells, get mixed in with mucus, one has phlegm. If one drinks adequate water, both phlegm & mucus should get more and looser. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always abnormal: An Absent Patellar tendon reflex is not always abnormal. As long as there are no other symptoms this may be normal for you. If you are concerned ask your physician. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Vasitis is a technical term for inflammation of vas deferens, from which surgeon removes a section of about 2-3 cm so to complete vasectomy for male contraception. All viable tissues of body will react to any injury to them with inflammation to complete healing process. So, some degree of vasitis is normally expected ; in time resolved uneventfully although occasionally, few patients may have pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends....: If it is from the airways, it may be a sign of acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It may have originated from your sinuses and be a result of post-nasal drip which may indicate a sinus infection. Your doctor can tell the difference by examining you and then will be able to treat the problem. ...Read more
I've heard that there is something called a "subtle pneumonia".Could you please explain what this is and the way it works?Does it have a medical name?
See below: Colds are normally a self limited illness of 10 to 14 days. A cold may have a fever with it for the first couple of day, allergies do not. Also, allergies tend to cause more sneezing, nasal itchiness, as well as, watery, itchy eyes. Allergy medications, zyrtec, claritin, and allegra, will not help alleviate cold symptoms. ...Read more
Lung disease, & yes.: Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes thick secretions in the lungs and many other organs in the body. It is most often diagnosed in childhood. Children with this disease often have recurrent lung infections, as well as complications such as diabetes, intestinal obstruction, and liver disease. It is not curable, but the latest treatments allow patients to live into their forties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It probably: doesn't mean anything more than you happened to not take a big breath in when they took the xray, but check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
What would cause an adult to have green stools? Is it something to worry about? Is it a sign of bowel cancer?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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