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How do you keep your Respiratory System healthy? Please be specific(relate to the respiratory system). ?


I've looked through 8 different search engines and databases, but I cannot find any information. If you are going to say something like don't smoke, or exercise daily, please explain how smoking interferes with respiration or how exercising affects the respiratory system itself(something along those lines). Thanks
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Is a respiratory rate of five to six breaths per minute low?


I have a low respiratory rate, and am a little worried. Is this a symptom of anything i should be worried about (thyroid condition, brain injury), or this considered normal and only should be worried if it gets to less than 4? Also, I am not sure what my sleeping RR is. I am not an athlete, I only run about 7 hours a week and ice skate about 10 hours a week, so slightly over 2 hours of acitivity a day, and am overweight by a few pounds.
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I'm no expert on this, but Wikipedia says an adult should average at least 12 breaths per minute, and teens/kids even more, so I would check with a doctor if I were you.  (+ info)

what is the cause of leukopenia and frequent respiratory infections?


I have suffered from neutropenia and leukopenia for the last 2 years. I get frequent respiratory infections. I suffer from malabsorbtion. I smoke 6 to 8 cigarettes a day. What is causing my resiratory infections and leukopenia?
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Your immune system controls the blood problem, which sounds like it may become serious. Can you see an infectious disease specialist?
Malabsorption causes vitamins to be washed out of your system further weakening your immune system. The vitamins needed to correct body imbalance just gets wasted. The malabsorption is being caused by something - your doc should be able to help you with this. It's putting you in a vicious cycle.
With the total pic in mind, you're struggling to fight a pretty hard battle, especially adding cigarettes to the picture. If you can get your doc's help, have him order something to help you stop. There are many great meds out there now that work. This will definitely make a difference in the no. of respiratory infections you get.
Keep an open mind & it's worth trying new treatments as apparently what you've tried has not worked.
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2. Pollution has a significant impact on the respiratory health of humans, how might it impact the respirator?


2. Pollution has a significant impact on the respiratory health of humans, how might it impact the respiratory health of organisms with different respiratory organs?
A comparison of the nutritional information for each sandwich. Suggested format: show the nutritional information in chart form followed by comments on the similarities and differences.

2. Answer the following questions:
As part of a healthy diet, which sandwich would you choose and why?
What are the potential health risks of eating fast food in a regular basis?
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Bronchitus.

Whole wheat toast with peanut butter.

Heart attack, high cholesterol  (+ info)

How much will I start out making as a Respiratory Therapist?


I am in the program for Respiratory Therapy. Not sure if I made the right choice. I don't really know how much they start out at, but if it isn't at least $45,000 then I don't think I really want to do it. I live in Indiana. Does anyone know what they make starting out here in Indiana?
I am not going into it for the money, but I don't won't to work 12 hour shifts and spend $50,000 in student loans to only make $30,000 a year. I can get a much less stressful and meaningless job making that. Thank you for not judging me. My son has asthma and my grandmother is dying of lung cancer so money is not the primary reason I chose Respiratory Therapy!
I am not going into it for the money, but I don't want to work 12 hour shifts and spend $50,000 in student loans to only make $30,000 a year. I can get a much less stressful and meaningless job making that. Thank you for not judging me. My son has asthma and my grandmother is dying of lung cancer so money is not the primary reason I chose Respiratory Therapy!
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It all depends on where you live. I work in a Missouri town with a population of around 40 thousand. I am an RRT and I make $18 per hour with full benefits. I have a coworker who makes $24 per hour without benefits. At 18 per hour I make the average income for all professions in this area. Here is income information from the US dept of labor.....

Median annual earnings of respiratory therapists were $43,140 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $37,650 and $50,860. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,220, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $57,580. In general medical and surgical hospitals, median annual earnings of respiratory therapists were $43,140 in May 2004.

Median annual earnings of respiratory therapy technicians were $36,740 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $30,490 and $43,830. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,640, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $52,280. Median annual earnings of respiratory therapy technicians employed in general medical and surgical hospitals were $36,990 in May 2004.

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos084.htm#earnings  (+ info)

How does the respiratory system function?


I need to find 10 facts about the respiratory system and how it functions.
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The respiratory system is an integrated network of organs and tubes that coordinates the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between an organism and its environment.

In humans, including mammals, the respiratory system begins with the nose and mouth; air enters the oral and nasal cavities, which combine to form the pharynx, which becomes the trachea. Air then travels down the various tubes to the lungs. Respiratory muscles mediate the movement of air into and out of the body. The alveolar system of the lungs functions in the passive exchange of molecules of oxygen and carbon dioxide, by diffusion, between the gaseous environment and the blood. Thus, the respiratory system facilitates oxygenation of the blood with a concomitant removal of carbon dioxide and other gaseous metabolic wastes from the circulation. The system also helps to maintain the acid-base balance of the body through the efficient removal of carbon dioxide from the blood.

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What are some of the common diseases for the respiratory system?


Ok another project.My teacher wants me to find out about diseases that can infect the respiratory system.Please help.I'm looking forward to some good answers.I already have bronchitis and I need about 7 more because I need at least 8.Does anyone know how to help me?I really need to get an A+ !
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This isn't too hard... let's see:

1. Asthma
2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) eg. emphysema
3. Bronchiectasis
4. Pneumonia
5. Interstitial lung disease
6. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
7. Pneumothorax
8. Cystic fibrosis
9. Mesothelioma
10. Tuberculosis

If you're looking for just infections, it's harder:

1. Bronchopneumonia
2. Lobar pneumonia
3. Bronchitis (which you already have)
4. Empyema

Listing by pathogens is easier: Streptococci, Adenovirus, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Legionella, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, RSV, Tuberculosis.  (+ info)

What injury causes one to be paralyzed on both sides of the body and in respiratory arrest?


During the biggest game of his high school football career, Bill, the best wide receiver in the league, leaps high into the air in the end zone to score the game-winning touchdown. A player for the other teams hits him hard, knocking him into the goal post. Bill crumples to the ground, unmoving. When the EMTs get to him, Bill is paralyzed on both sides of his body and in respiratory arrest.

Where is Bill's most likely injury? How can you tell?
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I am going to have to say his spinal cord. That is pretty much the only thing I know of to cause total paralysis, as far as an injury is concerned.  (+ info)

Relationship between the respiratory and the circulatory system?


Can someone give me a 4-5 sentence explanation as to the relationship between the respiratory and the circulatory system? Please and thank you!
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The lungs take in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide inhale and the oxygen goes through the lung into the blood into the heart and feeds all cells and muscles and organs and brain the depleted air is exchanged in the lung and we exhale carbon dioxide.  (+ info)

What is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of things to do with the lungs/respiratory system?


Like a neurologist specializes in the nervous system, a podiatrist specializes in feet. What is a doctor called who specializes in the lungs, respiratory system and other breathing stuff? Thank you.
Not sure, if this is the right category, sorry if it isn't.
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A pulmonologist is a physician that specializes in lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis among others. Other sub-specialist can also specialize in lung diseases but do not have the extensive training of a pulmonologist.

A respiratory therapist is an allied-health professional who is trained in managing ventilators and performing respiratory therapy exercises on patients with chronic lung diseases. They are not physicians but play a huge role in respiratory treatment.  (+ info)

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