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Dr. Corey Clay
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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'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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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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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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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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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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What respiratory diseases can you get from air pollution?

See below: Depending on genetic susceptibility, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, and systemic effects such as increased coagulability of blood and heart attacks. ...Read more

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What are three respiratory diseases that cause shorteness of breath?

What are three respiratory diseases that cause shorteness of breath?

Multiple: This is a question that has a long answer. Common causes include but are not limited to are COPD ( chronic bronchitis, emphysema) asthma, bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension and list goes on. Secondary causes of dyspnea include congestive heart failure, anemia, hiatal hernia, musculoskeletal weakness from neuropathy or myopathy, diaphragm dysfunction or paralysis etc. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Respiratory (Definition)

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