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what is the theory of dyspnea and its relation to work of breathing?

are there other diseases applicable? thankyou.

difficulty in normal breathing is termed as dyspnoea, when anyone is having regular bronchitis or pharyngitis, or laryngitis or chronic cold cough or any other respiratory complains in general regularly their respiratory capacity gets affected and becomes slower and causes difficulty in breathing
thats called as dyspnoea
if this phase worse it may convert to asthma or pneumonia or tuberculosis in major consideration so we have to be very careful for any of the breathing problems. there are best homeopathic medicines for such conditions so just try to get it earliest and continue with its treatment in order to prevent yourself from any of the major infections.  (+ info)

He went scuba diving, then on his flight back home he had aching joints and dyspnea. Why the problems?

After a week of scuba diving in the Bahamas, my friend boards an airplane back to school. During his flight home, he developes aching joints, nausea, and dyspnea, which resolve upon landing. During the flight, the cabin pressure was equivalent to an altitude of 800 feet. Why did he have these problems?
Explain his problems.
There's a typo. The cabin pressure was equivalent to an altitude of 8000 feet. Not 800.

i don't know anything about the explanation but there was an episode of "House m.d" about a guy that had the same problem on a plane after scuba diving... all i know is that it's because of the difference of pressures... he should've waited a little after getting back from scuba diving before getting on a plane.  (+ info)

why does exterional dyspnea occur in conjestive heart failure?

IN CHF the heart is flabby and doesn't pump well. Fluids back up into the lungs and cause difficulty breathing. In severe episodes the patient can have a pink frothy foam at the mouth. The treatment is to get some of that fluid off the system and for emergency situations Lasix is the drug of choice.

EMT Paramedic  (+ info)

Can a holter/ambulatory monitor diagnose dyspnea?

Dyspnea is awareness of breathlessness. Holter monitor monitors the rhythm of the heart and any change in the ECG. If the dyspnea is associated with rhythm abnormality like a fast rate or ST elevation, it will be picked up by the Holter monitor. Most often Holter helps in the diagnosis of palpitation (awareness of heart beats).  (+ info)

A patient develops anuria and begins having headaches, dyspnea , and vomiting. What can be done to keep the?

patient from going into a coma or dying?

A. Administration of antibiotics
B. Administration of anti-inflammatories
C. Urgent surgery
D. Hemodialysis

D  (+ info)

how will you explain the symptoms in heart disease with angina bt no dyspnea?

a diabetic patient, hypertensive, smoker, and obese. complaining for chest pain his symptoms fits CAD but he has no dyspnea. Form my research, angina and any other headrt disease presents dyspnea, but this one has none. can you please explain? thns so much

Not everyone with heart disease and angina will experience dyspnea or shortness of breath. It is just like people having a heart attack, some experience all the symptoms, while others only experience a few of the symptoms. Most websites and research papers say symtpoms that "CAN" occur, which does not mean that they "WILL" occur. Rarely angina can occur in the absence of coronary disease such as people with certain heart valve problems.

I suggest if you haven't already, to see a cardiologist. From your post I am unsure if you are trying to diagnose yourself regarding the CAD and angina. If you haven't seen a cardiologist, let them run tests and diagnose and they can lead you from there.

Best wishes to you.  (+ info)

what is the exact physiological cause of dyspnea associated with acute MI?

is it from diastolic dysfunction causing backflow of blood into the pulmonary vasculature or from another cause. Most references do not pin the cause on a good physiologic reason. Any help would be greatly appreciated

An acute MI does cause diastolic dysfunction. This is evidenced by an increased left ventricular end diastolic pressure when measured at cardiac catheterization. The left ventricular end diastolic pressure is reflected back into the left atrium, as higher atrial pressures are then required to fill the left ventricle. The left atrial pressure is then reflected to the pulmonary veins and capillaries. A high pressure in this area, typically above 21 mm Hg, results in pulmonary edema, exacerabting the dyspnea. The elevated pressure in the pulmonary system is documented by placement of a right heart (Swan Ganz) catheter.

An MI can also produce dyspnea due to an acute mechnaical complication, such as sudden severe mitral regurgitation. This may be due to rupture of the chordae tendinae that help the valve close. Although extremely rare, such a mechnaical complication will result in severe dyspnea and the need for mechnaical ventilation.

Hope this helps explain some underlying physiology.  (+ info)

what is the difference between tachypnea and dyspnea?

what is the difference between tachypnea and dyspnea??

Tacypnea is rapid respiration. Dyspnea is labored respiration.  (+ info)

What causes dyspnea,tachycardia, & hypotension with DKA?

If a person has diabetic ketoacidosis, why do they experience these conditions?

A patient in DKA needs more insulin to get the glucose into the cells. Since this isn't happening they body is using fats for fuel instead. Now they have excessive urination, they are trying to hold on to carbon dioxide for balance and the results are dyspnea, tachycardia and hypotension.  (+ info)

What is the difference between dyspnea and hypoxia. What is worse. Why?

Dyspnea or short of breath (SOB) is perceived difficulty breathing or painful breathing. It is a common symptom of numerous medical disorders.

Hypoxia : a shortage of oxygen in the body. Hypoxaemia is the reduction of oxygen specifically in the blood; anoxia is when there is no oxygen available at all.

You can't compare which is worse because :
Dyspnea is symptoms, hypoxia is the result (of dyspnea/apnea).  (+ info)

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