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What Causes Shortness of Breath in Elderly People?

What Causes Shortness of Breath in Elderly People?

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.
Interstitial Lung Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Interstitial Lung Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

WebMD explains various types of interstitial lung disease and their treatment options.
Breathing Exercises for Anxiety

Breathing Exercises for Anxiety

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
How to Spot Fluid on the Lung Symptoms

How to Spot Fluid on the Lung Symptoms

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
Indacaterol on Dyspnea in COPD

Indacaterol on Dyspnea in COPD

Better breathing may be achievable and sustainable with indacaetrol, but what's the efficacy factor?
What are the Long Term Side Effects of Chemotherapy for Cancer Treatment

What are the Long Term Side Effects of Chemotherapy for Cancer Treatment

How can you lower your risk of long term side effects of chemotherapy?
Explain the Brain's Role in Respiration

Explain the Brain's Role in Respiration

The brain is the center of all the bodily functions. It controls everything that allows us to live, think and feel. Therefore, the brain plays a vital role in respiration.
How to Treat PVC

How to Treat PVC

People that experience premature ventricle contractions (PVC), also referred to as heart palpitations, usually describe it as a racing, pounding or fluttering in the chest. Heart palpitations are usually harmless and will usually go away within a few minutes. The first thing you should do is consult
Pleurisy-References

Pleurisy-References

Other Works ConsultedChestnutt MS, Prendergast TJ (2005). Pleural diseases section of Lung. In LM Tierney Jr et al., eds., Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, 44th ed., p. 295. New York: Lang Medical Books/McGraw - Hill.Staton GW Jr, Ingram RH Jr (2004). Disorders of the pleura, hila, and ...
COPD Flare-Ups-Topic Overview

COPD Flare-Ups-Topic Overview

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
Nebulizer for COPD Treatment-Topic Overview

Nebulizer for COPD Treatment-Topic Overview

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
Antibiotics for Pneumonia

Antibiotics for Pneumonia

Drug details for Antibiotics for Pneumonia.
Pulmonary Hypertension With COLD and Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Hypertension With COLD and Pulmonary Fibrosis

Learn more about how severe pulmonary hypertension worsens the prognosis of patients with COPD or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
How to Check Oxygen Saturation

How to Check Oxygen Saturation

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
British Man Dies From SARS

British Man Dies From SARS

A British man being treated for a new virus, called a novel coronavirus, has died.
MEDLINE Abstracts: Sarcoidosis

MEDLINE Abstracts: Sarcoidosis

What is the latest information on the diagnosis and treatment of sarcoidosis?
Clinical, Economic, and Humanistic Burden of Asthma in Canada

Clinical, Economic, and Humanistic Burden of Asthma in Canada

Find out more about decision making for asthma treatment and management guidelines.
In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A New Weapon in the Fight?

In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A New Weapon in the Fight?

This thought-provoking study finds that a novel drug therapy may improve outcomes on in-hospital cardiac arrest.
The Benefits of an Incentive Spirometer

The Benefits of an Incentive Spirometer

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...
More Women Than Men Die From COPD

More Women Than Men Die From COPD

Researchers say the lung disease COPD has been on the rise among women in recent years.