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If you have SARS, you will have impaired Gas exchange right? How long does it take to improve and maintain the patient's respiratory status?

If you have SARS, you will have impaired Gas exchange right? How long does it take to improve and maintain the patient's respiratory status?

It depends: Impaired gas exchange would generally be a late feature of the disease, calling for critical care. It very much depends on the particular virus on how aggressive it is. The same is true for how long it takes for recovery. Younger patients, in general, have better prognosis. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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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Explain this? Lip pursing annoying habit can actually increase end-respiratory pressure (the eep of peep) and improve gas exchange in lungs. Thanks.

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Explain this? Lip pursing annoying habit can actually increase end-respiratory pressure (the eep of peep) and improve gas exchange in lungs. Thanks.

Recruitment: By increasing end expiratory pressure, you stent your airways more open and can recruit alveoli for better gas exchange. This is the basis for the classic "pink puffer" variant of copd. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in the operating room, anesthesiologists use mass spectrometers to monitor the respiratory gases of patients u?

Previously,: Yes, but equipment too large and inconvenient, today infrared used for inhaled and exhaled gas analysis ...Read more

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What's a good way to take maintain your respiratory system?

What's a good way to take maintain your respiratory system?

Crud in chest: You mean phlegm in your chest.You need to stop smoking if you smoke if you have nasal allergies to treat with antohistamines and/or nasal steroids if you have asthma you need long term bronchdilaters with inhaled steroids and you can try over the counter musinex as well we need more history to advice what applies to you see your doctor if in doubt. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your respiratory system take to recover from a cigarette?

How long does it take for your respiratory system take to recover from a cigarette?

Nicotine: Nicotine metabolizes quickly in the body. Usually within 8 hours, also it depends on the amount someone smokes. The effects of smoking like if someone had copd- reversal of lung function may take 3- 6 months( provided there is not already a structural damage). ...Read more

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How does our respiratory system help our body function?

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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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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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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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Respiratory (Definition)

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