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what to do wen beta-blockers are causing chest pain, fainting, and dyspnea?


Talk to your doctor about another medication.  (+ info)

How to cure or treat Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea (PND)?


The treatment of PND, shortness of breath or labored breathing occurring when lying down sleeping, depends on its underlying cause. The cause of the PND (of which there are many possibilities) needs to be treated in order to control the PND. If you have not had a sleep study done or have not seen a physician to find the cause, you need to do so. Once the cause is determined, measures can be taken to help the PND.  (+ info)

A triage nurse in the emergency department determines that a patient with dyspnea and dehydration is not in?


A. delayed
B. emergent
C. immediate
D. urgent
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if u mean to determine the triage level for this patient, i will rate it as urgent.  (+ info)

Where can I find a copy of the "MRC dyspnea scale"?


I am working on treatment plan for patients with copd
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http://www.stacommunications.com/journals/cme/2004/August/pdf/079.pdf#search='MRC%20dyspnea%20scale'  (+ info)

how can you treat cardiomegaly presenting with water retention, pitting edema, and dyspnea?


This is congestive heart failure and can be treated with a variety of drugs including diuretics, vasodilators and inotropes. The important thing is to determine the cause before treatment can be fully effective. Your doctor would need to determine if there is a heart attack, abnormal heart valves, hypertension or weakening of the heart due to infections of toxins. Heart failure is a serious problem and should always be fully evaluated by a physician.  (+ info)

which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?


There are few,
1. Ineffective breathing pattern related to disease condition.
2. Activity intolerance related to dyspnea secondary to disease condition.
3. Fatigue related to tachypnea.
4. Sleep pattern disturbance related to wheeze secondary to hospitalisation.
5.Anxiety related to dyspnea secondary to hospitalisation.
6. Potential for aspiration related tachypnea.
Hope, this helps.  (+ info)

and what is the difference between tachpnea and dyspnea ?


dysnea is it shortness in the breath
or difficulty in breath
or consciuoness of tachynea or hyperapnea
is there dyspnea with bradypnea and if not what does shortness of breath mean
and what is the difference between tachpnea and dyspnea ???
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Does anyone know the meaning of the medical word dyspnea?


Dyspnea means shortness of breath (SOB) is perceived difficulty breathing or pain on breathing. It is a common symptom of numerous medical disorders.
Causes: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
Disorders within the lungs
Obstructive Disease of Airways
Bronchitis
emphysema
COPD
asthma
aspirated (inhaled) foreign body
laryngeal edema due to allergies
Cystic Fibrosis
acute exacerbation of asthma
acute exacerbation of COPD
Diseases of lung parenchyma and pleura
Non cardiogenic pulmonary edema or Acute respiratory distress syndrome
fibrosing alveolitis
extrinsic allergic alveolitis
pneumoconiosis
pneumonia
atelectasis
inhalation anthrax
SARS
lung cancer
sarcoidosis
Interstitial lung disease
Pleural effusion
Pneumothorax
Pulmonary vascular diseases
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
acute or recurrent pulmonary emboli
Pulmonary hypertension, primary or secondary
pulmonary veno-occlusive disease
disorders of the heart
congestive heart failure
Cardiogenic pulmonary edema
Congenital heart disease
Mitral, aortic, tricuspid or pulmonary valvular stenosis or regurgitation.
Ischemic heart disease, i.e. due to heart attacks
Cardiomyopathy
Pericardial effusion, tamponade or constrictive pericarditis.
malignant hypertension
disorders of the musculoskeletal system
kyphosis
scoliosis
ankylosing spondylitis
broken ribs
obesity
disorders in the nervous system
multiple sclerosis
ALS
myasthenia gravis
Guillain Barré Syndrome
disorders of the nose
Dryness of the lungs caused by Empty nose syndrome
anemia
Pregnancy
disorders in adjacent organs
disorders due to drugs and toxic substances
sepsis
metabolic acidosis
panic attacks
Hypothyroidism  (+ info)

what would be the appropriate nursing diagnoses for a patient who suffered dyspnea after drinking alcohol?


Altered oxygen exchange, related to alterations in consciousness, secondary to overindulgence.  (+ info)

I'm 17 and experience dyspnea. I have been smoking weed almost everyday since i was 15. Is this normal?


well yeahh cause you smoke and that messes with your lungs.  (+ info)

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