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Will having a nissen fundoplication affect my ability to breathe normally?

Will having a nissen fundoplication affect my ability to breathe normally?

It May Improve: A small subset of people with gerd have reflux of acid up their esophagus and down their trachea (especially at night), with symptoms that are similar to asthma. Before proceeding with anti reflux surgery, I have all of my patients undergo a 24-hr pH study. This can better assess whether any breathing problems are secondary to reflux. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Lister
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Fundoplication (Definition)

A fundoplication is wrapping the top of the stomach (fundus) around and attaching it to itself. It can be a partial wrap (toupet fundoplication) or a complete wrap (nissen fundoplication). It is usually used to ...Read more


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How long will epinephrine affect blood ability to breathe?

How long will epinephrine affect blood ability to breathe?

No real effect: Adrenaline has very little to do with oxygenation of the blood. Its effects are on things like heart rate, blood pressure, constriction of arterial blood vessels. Its only association with oxygenation of the blood is to increase respiratory, heart, and vascular resistance which is needed in shock or severe blood pressure drop situations. ...Read more

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Can costocondritis affect singing ability?

Can costocondritis affect singing ability?

Possibly: Since breathing is so important in singing, costochondritis may affect your ability to sing loud and long because you might not be able to take in as deep a breath as you normally would due to pain. If you are able to take in a deep breath, then it shouldn't affect your singing at all. ...Read more

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Will losing weight improve respiratory function enough to extend the time until mechanical vent is needed? Restrictive airway 2 to CMT 1A nerve damage

Will losing weight improve respiratory function enough to extend the time until mechanical vent is needed? Restrictive airway 2 to CMT 1A nerve damage

Don't know if enuf: But you put less of a burden on the lungs to supply oxygen to rest of body when there is less mass there. So go for it! ...Read more

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How does cardiac defibrillator affect quality of life, ability to work?

How does cardiac defibrillator affect quality of life, ability to work?

Usually doesn't : Most people have no limitations. There are limits to exposure to electromagnetic interference, such as from large engines. Also, people cannot arc weld. There may be limits on how much weight may be lifted. Usually people cannot be commercial pilots or truck or bus drivers. ...Read more

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How does antihistamine affect your ability to hear?

How does antihistamine affect your ability to hear?

Not directly: Allergies can cause eustachian tube dysfunction (etd). Etd can cause fluid build up in the middle ear which can dampen the hearing. See your ENT for evaluation of your hearing and treatment if you suspect such a problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will my scoliosis surgery affect my ability to walk?

Will my scoliosis surgery affect my ability to walk?

Varies: Traditional scoliosis surgery should not affect your ability to walk. If you have a condition known as spinal stenosis associated with your scoliosis and it causes you to have hip and leg pain and lean forward, this could potentially dramatically improve with surgery. ...Read more

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Would having glaucoma affect my ability to work ie operate machinery etc.?

Would having glaucoma affect my ability to work ie operate machinery etc.?

Depends: This depends on how advanced the disease is. Glaucoma starts taking vision in a subtle way that is often not noticed by the patient. As it progresses, it takes more and more vision. Many patients with stable, controlled glaucoma have good vision that does not affect their ability to work. Discuss this issue with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can chest tightness affect singing ability???

Can chest tightness affect singing ability???

See MD: You can have symptoms like that with asthma . With any chest discomfort, I always recommend seeing a physician for it. ...Read more

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Will TB scars cause breathing problems? Is oxygen therapy needed? In future when i conceive will it effect my lungs?

Will TB scars cause breathing problems? Is oxygen therapy needed? In future when i conceive will it effect my lungs?

Lung scars: While lung scars do decrease the alveolar total space and cause fibrosis, their effect is still dependent on the lung function. If you have an adequate lung function as seen in pft and dlco, you should not have much problem. ...Read more

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Will an umbilical hernia affect the ability to gain a flat ab?

Will an umbilical hernia affect the ability to gain a flat ab?

Depends how big: Most of the umbilical hernias , with finger tip defect will not affect 'to gain flat ab ' ( abdominals ) and can do abdominal exercises, how ever with large hernias which will not allow to do exercises , due to creation of intra -abdominal pressure may cause incarceration, and only option left is surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can cardic defibrillator's affect quality of life, ability to work?

Can you tell me how can cardic defibrillator's affect quality of life, ability to work?

2 answers:: Defibrillators prolong life. Proven fact. They don't interfere with ability to work but the disease for which they're indicated often does. Quality of life: if they shock you, they ruin your quality of life because you never know when it's coming. Some people can live with that. Other's can't. ...Read more

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How does the immune system affect a patients ability to not reject baby during pregnancy?

How does the immune system affect a patients ability to not reject baby during pregnancy?

Hemolytic D. newborn: It is extermely important in women of childbearing age who are rh neg. To be sure they get no rh pos. Blood so there is no chance that they develop antibodies in case they have an rh pos. Child and so have hemolytic disease of the newborn. If an rh. Neg. Woman gets exposed to rh. Pos. Blood and develops antibodies, they can attack and kill the rbcs of the next child she has if it is rh pos.. ...Read more

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Does having a lumpectomy affect my ability to exercise?

Does having a lumpectomy affect my ability to exercise?

No: The recovery following a lumpectomy is on the order of days rather than weeks. Exercise is usually very well tolerated as soon as one week following surgery. ...Read more

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Does nystagmus affect your ability to talk?

Does nystagmus affect your ability to talk?

No but !!: Conditions that cause nystagmus (such as cerebellar disorders) sometimes also cause slurring of speech. ...Read more

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Will a hernia affect breathing when running?

Will a hernia affect breathing when running?

It is possible: Depending an the site location of the hernia and if it is reducible may affect breathing. Hernias that are not reducible usually cause pain and discomfort that can affect breathing. ...Read more

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Does having a mastectomy affect my ability to exercise?

Does having a mastectomy affect my ability to exercise?

Yes: Every patient who has a mastectomy will need at least a few weeks to recover before resuming aerobic exercise. If lymph nodes are removed, the affected arm may be sore for 3-4 weeks and we advise avoiding heavy lifting. If a reconstruction is performed with expanders, use of chest wall muscles will be restricted during the expansion process, but aerobic activity is not a problem.... ...Read more

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Does achlorhydria affect your body's ability to absorb iron?

Does achlorhydria affect your body's ability to absorb iron?

Iron: is best absorbed in an ACID environment. If an increase in acid is needed VITAMIN C (ascorbic acid) taken with the Iron pills is an effective treatment! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more