Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a condition of lung that leads to small oxygen levels in the blood. Acute respiratory distress syndrome is the most important disorder resulting in increased permeability pulmonary edema. Inciting events include trauma, sepsis, drug overdose, massive transfusion of blood products, acute pancreatitis, or aspiration. In many cases, the initial event is obvious, but, in others (such as drug overdose) the underlying cause may not be so easy to identify. It is characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma leading to impaired gas exchange with concomitant systemic release of inflammatory mediators causing inflammation, hypoxemia and frequently resulting in multiple organ failure. Acute respiratory distress syndrome, also known as respiratory distress syndrome or adult respiratory distress syndrome.
This condition is life threatening and often lethal, usually requiring mechanical ventilation and admission to an intensive care unit. Acute respiratory distress syndrome usually occurs in people who are very ill with another disease or who have major injuries. Most people are already in the hospital when they develop ARDS. In acute respiratory distress syndrome, infections, injuries, or other conditions cause the lung's capillaries to leak more fluid than normal into the alveoli. This prevents the lungs from filling with air and moving enough oxygen into the bloodstream. A less severe form is called acute lung injury. Acute respiratory distress syndrome can occur within 24 to 48 hours of an injury or attack of acute illness. In such a case the patient usually presents with shortness of breath, tachypnea, and symptoms related to the underlying cause, i.e. shock.
Long term illnesses can also trigger it, eg malaria. About one third of the people with the syndrome
Indoor Air Quality is an issue that is of high importance to the medical community for many reasons. With advances in construction techniques and materials, homes and buildings are being built tighter and more energy efficient than in times past. In the old days, houses and buildings were drafty and the air inside actually exchanged with the air outside on a regular basis. Despite the fact that this was a source of lost energy, it did, in fact have an advantage in that the air on average was cleaner and more fresh than it is in homes today.
Without fresh air entering a home or building on a consistent basis, many infectious and polluting agents can build up to greater than naturally occurring levels. When this happens both your immune system and your liver have to begin working overtime to keep up with remediation efforts.
There are many sources for infectious agents to enter or develop in your home. For example, a sneeze is a great way to spread most strains of viruses through out the entire house. One sneeze uncovered can enter the ductwork of your house and literally be pumped into every room in a matter of minutes. Additionally, potentially toxic substances such as mold spores can grow and be released into the air if left unchecked. All of these things are removed if the air in the home or building are replaced with fresh air.
Pollutants from construction materials should also be considered. Due to international commerce, many construction materials are now being shipped in from overseas. One such example of this is from formaldehyde, an extremely toxic substance found in drywall recently imported. Other
Sinus cold is very serious problem which people now a days are suffering from. Sinus cold can be irritating and are highly contagious. If you are suffering from sinus cold you need to cut down your interaction with the outside world and also need to spent plenty of your time in bed. If this problem left untreated it can further develop into other health problem like sinus infection or sinusitis. So, before these problem arises you need to consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Cold is a very serious problem and occurs at upper respiratory infection. It is usually caused by a virus that infects the nose and throat directly. In some cases cold may cause swelling in the sinuses. The main symptoms od cold are nasal congestion, run down feeling, runny nose with discharge, sneezing, sore throat, post nasal drip, headache, fatigue and fever. In adults fever is uncommon with cold but it can be seen in children. Cold normally last for week.
A sinus infection can be caused by any condition that blocks off the sinus drainage channels. These conditions include nasal polyps, cold, hay fever, allergies and non allergic rhinitis. A sinus problem may occur from anatomic problem nasal cavity and may occur after a cold. Sinus infection may last for many weeks if it is not treated on time.
For the treatment of sinus and cold there are various medicines available in the market for the treatment. Among all the medicines available in the market Drixoral medicine is considered to be the best, most trusted and recommended by the doctors and health care professionals. Drixoral is a over the counter medicine it means
Breathing techniques and respiration devices become more and more popular among asthmatics and people with other respiratory problems. Among the known breathing techniques is the Buteyko breathing method, which had six randomised controlled trials in western countries.
The results were remarkable: twice less steroids, 3-10 times less reliever medication, better quality of life and less asthma symptoms, but unchanged bronchial responsiveness or lung function results after several months of breathing exercises. Meanwhile, all these studies had a major methodological flaw, which I am going to consider here.
Dr. K. Buteyko made the following clinical statements:
- Sick people, asthmatics including, breathe more air at rest than the minuscule medical norm (chronic hyperventilation). Overbreathing reduces tissue oxygenation and strengthens the desire to breathe even more.
- If they normalize their breathing pattern, then they will not require medication and will not experience their symptoms.
- The Buteyko Table of Health Zones relates breathing parameters of sick people, regardless of the name of the disease, with their current health state. This table describes parameters that reflect normal breathing (8 breaths/min for breathing frequency at rest, 6.5 percent for alveolar CO2 content, 60 seconds for stress-free breath holding time after usual exhalation, etc.). These parameters correspond to normal health and absence of asthma and many other chronic diseases since normal breathing improves body oxygenation.
- Someone has mastered the Buteyko breathing method, if his breathing parameters are normal.
Dr KP Buteyko never made claims that a particular Buteyko practitioner could achieve a particular result in relation to some group of asthmatics. Let us apply these Buteykos claims to available scientific data and the results of these randomised controlled trials.
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Cigarette smoking has been strongly linked to health conditions like heart disease and lung cancer. Other than these two dreaded disease, heavy smoking may also cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This condition causes inflammation and damages the small airways of the lung tissue and may cause breathing difficulties. COPD is usually a combination of two similar conditions: chronic bronchitis and chronic emphysema. Because cigarette smoking is the major cause of these two conditions, they often occur together in the same person. COPD damage is progressive and permanent and has become one of the fastest-growing health problems. It has become the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and is responsible for more than 96,000 deaths annually. Because of these health conditions the need to quit smoking has become more important than ever. Understanding COPD is essential in encouraging smokers to quit this dreaded and potentially fatal habit.
Chronic bronchitis is caused by inhaling bronchial irritants like cigarette smoke, chemical fumes, air pollution, and environmental irritants like mold or dust. Cigarette smoke may increase the risk for infection because it damages the cilia or the small hair-like projections that protect the lungs from bacteria and other foreign particles out of the lungs. This disease develops slowly, middle aged and older individuals have heightened risks of getting diagnosed with bronchitis. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis may include wheezing, expectorating cough, chest pains, and persistent fatigue.
Emphysema is a chronic respiratory disease that is characterized by the enlargement of the alveoli or air sacks. Emphysema may reduce the elasticity of the lungs and may result in the collapse of the bronchioles, the first airway that no longer
What are these Conditions?
Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are characterized by chronically blocked breathing passages. Collectively, asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis or any combination are called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Usually, more than one of these underlying conditions coexist; most often, bronchitis and emphysema occur together.
The most common chronic lung diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases affect an estimated 17 million Americans, and their incidence is rising. They're more common in men than women, probably because, until recently, men were more likely to smoke heavily. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema don't always produce symptoms and cause only slight disability in many people. However, these diseases tend to worsen over time.
What causes them?
Predisposing factors include cigarette smoking, recurrent or chronic respiratory infections, air pollution, and allergies. Smoking is by far the most important of these factors. Smoking increases mucus production but impairs its removal from the airways, impedes the function of airway cells that digest disease-causing organisms, causes airway inflammation, destroys air sacs in the lungs, and leads to abnormal fibrous tissue growth in the bronchial tree. Early inflammatory changes may reverse themselves if the person stops smoking before lung destruction is extensive. Family and hereditary factors may also predispose a person to chronic bronchitis or emphysema.
What are the Symptoms?
The typical person with chronic bronchitis or emphysema is a longterm cigarette smoker who has no symptoms until middle age, when his or her ability to exercise or do strenuous work starts to decline and a productive cough begins. Subtle at first, these problems worsen with age and as the disease progresses. Eventually, they cause difficulty breathing on minimal exertion, frequent respiratory infections, oxygen deficiency in the blood, and abnormalities
Others are erroneous products of past studies and may seem credible. But in any case, here are the five most common myths about Chlorine in swimming pools and the truth behind them.
Myth #1: Chlorine in pool water has stronger scent the more concentrated it is. Therefore, the water is cleaner.
Truth: Its actually quite the opposite, since the scent is produced by Chlorine bonding with Nitrogen in the water to form chloramines. This is caused by contaminants such as sweat or even urine. In fact, one vital factor in determining the cleanliness of a swimming pool is the absence of chemical scents.
Myth #2: Swimmers Ear is caused by too much Chlorine.
Truth: Swimmers Ear is not caused by irritation due to Chlorine. Its actually caused by a bacterial infection commonly found in unsanitary swimming pools and its primary symptoms include skin rashes, earache and stomach pains.
Myth #3: Chlorine will turn Blonde hair green.
Truth: Yes, getting a dip in a pool for blondes can make their hair green, but not because of Chlorine, since this is commonly caused by high Alkaline content present in most brands of shampoo, coupled with copper and other metal residues present in the pool water. This metal presence is mainly caused by either plumbing or algaecides (they are often copper or silver-based).
Myth #4: Chlorine causes eye irritation.
Truth: As stated beforehand, nitrogenous substances such as urine and sweat combined with Chlorine produce chloramines. Chloramines are substances that could also act as sanitizers, but theyre not as efficient as free chlorine due to the fact that they dont have oxidizing capabilities. Free chlorine has a high level of oxidizing ability which is