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What are the effects of smoking have on the respiratory tract?


I Need to know what are the effects of smoking have on the respiratory tract of the body only...i need this in a lot of detail...thanx in advance!?!?!?!
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So I'll tell you one kind of gross little fact.
So you have cilia in your trachea that help bring excess fluids up to your mouth so that it doesn't go to your lungs. when you smoke you paralyze the cilia and this is why you have to cough more to keep the fluid coming up instead of going down into your lungs, when a smoker is sleeping alot of fluid/gunk is sitting in their throat, so they may have to do some hefty hawking in the morning.  (+ info)

Is there any articles that contain all inflammations within the respiratory tract?


I am writing a paper on 5 medical terms that can be broke down into word parts, but I have to have an article that has all five medical words in the one article, I know that these medical terms are all involved with the respiratory system bronchitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, and rhinitis.
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try searching for a medical journal?
Google would be the best searcg engine?  (+ info)

How to treat respiratory tract infection?


I keep coughing this yellowish stuff out of my throat. It smells like bad breath on steroids. What can I take for it?
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The best way to treat a respiratory tract infection is to see a doctor and get antibiotics as if left untreated there is the risk of it getting worse, going to the chest, causing pneumonia and which could lead to death.  (+ info)

How does bacteria get into the lungs from the upper respiratory tract?


Like in meningitis, how do these bugs travel so well into the lungs?
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Certain types of meningitis are unique in that the microbes become suspended in the air and can remain that way for an extended period of time. Disease that spread in an airborne fashion, such as meningitis and tuberculosis, are delivered to your lungs by simply breathing.

For other diseases, such as bacterial pneumonia, the migration to the lungs is more difficult. The trachea is lined with cells that secrete mucous and other cells that have microscopic hair-like projections. Mucous is constantly produced and swept outward. This catches most microbes and expels them from the respiratory tract before they can cause problems.

Diseases make it past this system when we don't expel the mucous in a timely manner. This can be because we are lying in bed for prolonged periods of time, after a surgery for example, or when it hurts to cough as with fractured ribs or other chest injuries.

There are several other things that can make it easier for bacteria to enter the lungs, but this is what it has to overcome.  (+ info)

I seem to be having a chronic throat/respiratory tract infection.?


I seem to be having a chronic throat/respiratory tract infection.I have already had Roxithromycin in the past few days. It doesnt seem to be having much effect. Could you kindly suggest a better anti-biotic.
Does Azithromycin work?
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Yeah Arithromycin works I dont know why they didnt give that to you in the first place. However some people are allergic,deadly allergic to penicillin and its derivitive drugs so maybe Roxthromycin is the alternative and may just take longer to do the job. You should also maybe get checked for an STD. My son had reoccurring throat and chest infection and we found out he had Chlamydia.  (+ info)

Does an upper respiratory tract infection in a 1 year old require antibiotics?


My son was diagnosed with this last night, and the Dr. gave him a prescription for antibiotics. He's had 2 ear infections lately and I hate to give him more antibiotics if it's unnecessary. I looked it up online and webmd was unclear and wikipedia said antibiotics shouldn't be given for this problem, but it wasn't specific on age or anything.
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How does mucus production occurs in respiratory tract in response to an allergen?



Allergic reactions to inhalants, be they pollens, dust, molds, etc., cause the mucous membranes to secrete lymph in an attempt to wash away the irritants. When the irritation persists, the constantly produced mucous begins to dry and thicken, providing a warm, moist, dark place for airborne bacteria to land and colonize into what become pussy infections.

Doctors are good at prescribing medicines that can help to control various stages of the irritation and after effects. But unless you isolate the triggering causes and reduce your exposure to them, it will keep repeating. So start thinking back and keep a diary describing your surroundings until you can figure out what the initial triggers might be.

It is complicated, because what can in one case be a trigger, when there has been prior exposure to some other irritant, can not appear to be a trigger when taken by itself. That is to say, sometimes allergic irritants have a way of masking reactions to other irritants. This is most typical of food allergies, which can cause hives on the skin, which is a very strong allergic response, or in milder reactions can cause nasal and sinus irritation, or repeating sneezing.

A well-balanced nutritional program including minerals, trace elements, vitamins, anti-oxidants, and multiple kinds of fiber and protein, is the foundation for building a health recovery program. Your first defense against allergic irritations are robust and healthy nose, throat, and sinus membranes.

I used to suffer from asthma and frequent post-allergic infections until I tried taking some nutritional supplements that helped me overcome it. Now I enjoy clear sinuses year-round.

I have found a family of nutritional products that I know gives me the best chance for longevity and health. Email me if you would like particulars.

Living a long and healthy life.

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How do the wall of the respiratory and digestive tract differ?


lame mans terms, as far as the respiratory tract goes, the air passes through the bronchies and travel into the lungs where they go to get oxygennated and release the co2 out of the system. deoxygenated blood travels into the right atrium into the right ventricle where it passes into the supior vena cava to the lungs, then oxygenated blood travels into the left atirum into the left ventricle where it travels to the body via the aorta.

the digestive tract is composed of similar mucus muscle that absorbs nutrients and toxins. theres smooth muscle in the digestive tract.  (+ info)

How does mucus produce in respiratory tract when there is impairement in the function of cilia?


The columnar epithelium have ducts/ goblet cells that produce mucus in the lungs even if the celia is damaged. It may be hard to move the mucus around without the celia, though.  (+ info)

Is the normal flora of the upper respiratory tract harmful to the human host? Explain?


Also, is it beneficial? Please explain!
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Yes it is beneficial. Our normal flora is made up of millions and millions of bacteria that are not harmful to our body. They help protect us from harmful substances that we may come in contact with.
The normal flora of the upper respiratory tract prevents bacteria in our food and air from being absorbed through the gastrointestinal walls and entering our sterile body organs. The most important is that, along with tiny hairs in our nose, throat, and esophagus, the normal flora filtrates the air that we take in and by the time it retches the aioli (witch bring oxygen into our blood cells) in our lungs the air is completely sterile.  (+ info)

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