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The Mechanism of Gas Exchange and Respiratory Insufficiency
The Mechanism of Gas Exchange and Respiratory Insufficiency
When we breathe, air first circulates to the bronchi, followed by the bronchioles and terminal bronchioles, which opens up at view more
What causes Hyccups
What Causes Hyccups
Hiccups consist in intermittent spasmodic contractions of the diaphragm and accessory muscles of inspiration that causes the sudden closure of view more
Type 1 Hypersensitivity
Type I Hypersensitivity
The body produces immunological factors that provide appropriate responses to invasions from intruders, whether they be bacteria, virus, fungi, or view more
How does Fibromyalgia Affect Sleep
How does Fibromyalgia Affect Sleep?
Fibromyalgia is a generalized chronic pain syndrome characterized by a wide spectrum of symptoms, including fatigue, headaches, muscle stiffness, and view more
Causes of Respiratory Insufficiency
Causes of Respiratory Insufficiency
Respiratory insufficiency is the failure of the lung to perform at an optimal level. When we breathe, we inhale oxygen view more
Snoring VS. Sleep Apnea
Snoring VS. Sleep Apnea
Snoring happens to everyone at some point. It’s an extremely common occurrence and it does not necessarily mean that you view more
A Patient Guide For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
A Patient Guide For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) affects approximately 3-7% of adult men and 2-5% of adult women. view more
A Patient Guide For Understanding Nebulizers
A Patient Guide For Understanding Nebulizers
Small volume nebulizers (SVN) turn a liquid medication into a mist that can be breathed in. view more
A Patient Guide For Metered Dose Inhalers
A Patient Guide For Metered Dose Inhalers
The parts of the MDI (metered dose inhaler) include the canister, medication/propellant, metering valve, actuator (or boot), and usually a view more
A Patient Guide for HFA Inhalers
A Patient Guide for HFA Inhalers
HFA inhalers are known as hydrofluoroalkane inhalers. These type of inhalers were recently developed and switched from chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) inhalers. view more
A Patient Guide For Understanding Medical Devices
A Patient Guide For Understanding Medical Devices
An article, instrument, apparatus or machine that is used in the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of illness or disease, or view more
Patient Guide On DPI Inhalers
Patient Guide on DPI Inhalers
DPIs are termed dry powder inhalers. The medication in the DPI may be stored in a capsule and broken down view more
Difference Between CPAP and BIPAP Therapy
Difference Between CPAP and BIPAP Therapy
What is CPAP? CPAP therapy is a type of pressure that is continuous to constantly keep the airways open. In view more
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Comparing Treatments for MDI, DPI and Nebulizers
In the United States there are no DPI formulations of short-acting 2 agonists. Most are available in either nebulizer or view more
Stress, Cigarette and Alcohol in Erectile Dysfunction
Erection is of great importance in all cultures and times. In our cultural environment success is based on the amount view more
About Lung Cancer
About Lung Cancer
We all worry when every media outlet we hear or read about mentions that lung cancer occupies first place in view more
Air Pollution and Respiratory Problems
Air pollution can greatly affect your health, especially your respiratory system. Different individuals respond differently to pollution levels, but there view more
Asthma
Asthma is a chronic obstruction of the lumen of the small airways in the lung. The bronchioles are lined with view more
Breathing Properly While Exercising
Breathing is the complex process of inhaling and exhaling air, that goes on throughout a person’s whole life. Though it view more
Breathing to Control Anxiety
When you realize you are starting to breathe deeply at an excessive rate, inhaling and exhaling at a controlled pace view more
Children and Nebulizers
It is not easy for parents to add the use of a nebulizer to their childs’ medical care. Nebulizers are view more
Basics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Also known as emphysema, COPD is an inflammatory disease of the lungs that obstructs the circulation of air and makes view more
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is a disease characterized by an insufficient production (or enough production but with an abnormal molecular structure) view more
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is a Systemic Condition
Cystic fibrosis can only manifest itself in infants if both parents passed the gene down to it. The symptoms of view more
Emphysema
Emphysema is characterized by dyspnea, chronic coughing and a hampered ability to breath during exercise, strenuous or otherwise. It is view more
How to Choose the Right CPAP Mask: Advantages and Disadvantages
Getting the appropriate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, depends to a great extent, on acquiring the right CPAP mask. view more
How to Deal with Oxygen Therapy Devices
Constantly living with an oxygen tank might be extremely inconvenient for the user. Oxygen therapy devices are used by individuals view more
The Effects of Smoking on the Respiratory System
Although smoking is known to negatively impact the overall health status of an individual to a great extent, people still view more
Tracheostomy Common Questions
A tracheostomy is a medical intervention in which a tube is introduced inside the body to provide a breathing airway. view more
Bronchiectasis
Bronchiectasis
Bronchiectasis is an abnormal and irreversible thickening of the bronchi walls, creating a reduction of the lumen. In this pathology, view more