Researchers say the lung disease COPD has been on the rise among women in recent years.
When people take account of necessities, they often consider things such as food, clean water, shelter. Of course, many may overlook the single most important necessity to the human body, the one whose absence renders all others moot: air. An incentive spirometer measures the intake...
This thought-provoking study finds that a novel drug therapy may improve outcomes on in-hospital cardiac arrest.
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A British man being treated for a new virus, called a novel coronavirus, has died.
The blood transports oxygen to provide energy to all cells in the body. Oxygen saturation peaks at 100%, and is checked in emergency situations and during hospitalization to recognize underlying pathologies. Oxygen cannula or intubation can remedy the loss of oxygen. Using a pulse oximeter on the fi
Learn more about how severe pulmonary hypertension worsens the prognosis of patients with COPD or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
What is a nebulizer?A nebulizer is a tool that delivers liquid medicine as a fine mist. You breathe in the medicine through a mouthpiece or face mask. This sends the medicine directly to your airways and lungs. Depending on your needs, you can get a small, portable nebulizer or one that sits on a ta
When you have COPD, especially if you have chronic bronchitis, you may sometimes have sudden attacks where your breathing and coughing symptoms suddenly get worse and stay that way. These attacks are called COPD exacerbations, or flare-ups. With treatment, many people recover and return to the same
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Better breathing may be achievable and sustainable with indacaetrol, but what's the efficacy factor?
Fluid on the lung symptoms can be caused by many different difficulties. The most common is some form of pneumonia, but it can also be caused by lung cancer or most rarely, mesothelioma. As a result, it is wise to pay careful attention to fluid on the lung symptoms and get checked out by a physician
The process of breathing is very closely related to the nervous system, so it is no wonder that breathing exercises can greatly help reduce anxiety. When we experience anxiety, the body's reaction is to take quick, shallow breaths. This pattern of breathing can cause you to hyperventilate. Most brea
Shortness of breath is a condition whereby a person has a difficult time breathing, and may feel as though he is suffocating. The elderly experience this condition for a variety of reasons that include aging and disease.
The World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends that anyone planning travel to Hong Kong and the Guangdong province of southern China postpone all but essential travel due to the ongoing epidemic of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).
Home treatment is often needed for a baby who has been diagnosed with chronic lung disease. Before you take your newborn home from the hospital,you need to be able to: Recognize the symptoms and know what to do if your baby has difficulty breathing or stops breathing. Perform CPR in the unlikely eve
I'm often surprised by the response I get when I mention that the majority of people who develop lung cancer now are non-smokers. "What? You've gotta be
Acute bronchitis and pneumonia share many of the same symptoms, and some people with acute bronchitis are at risk for developing pneumonia. While acute bronchitis usually goes away within a few weeks, pneumonia can be a serious condition, especially in older adults.The following table outlines some