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    1. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Topic Overview

      When you visit your doctor for suspected pneumonia,he or she will check: Your heart rate. It may be faster if you have a fever or are dehydrated. Your temperature. You usually have fever in pneumonia. Your breathing. Fast,shallow breathing; difficulty breathing; and shortness of breath often are symptoms of pneumonia. Whether you have chest pain. Your oxygen level. Other symptoms,if ...

    2. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Oxygen Therapy: Using Oxygen at Home

    3. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Overview

      Is this topic for you?This topic provides information about pleurisy, which usually results in chest pain. If you have chest pain that concerns you and that your doctor does not know about, see the topic Chest Pain.What is pleurisy?Pleurisy is swelling (inflammation) of the thin layers of tissue (pleura) covering the lungs and the chest wall. The outer layer of the pleura lines the inside of the .

    4. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Surgery

      Surgical removal of a clot is called an embolectomy. This type of treatment for pulmonary embolism is rarely used. It is considered when the clot in the main pulmonary artery is extremely large and life-threatening and is causing severe symptoms.

    5. Respiratory Problems, Age 12 and Older - Topic Overview

      In lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS),a large area of damaged lung is removed to allow the remaining lung tissue to expand when you breathe in. This surgery sometimes is done if you have severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with severe emphysema. 1 The National Emphysema Treatment Trial has examined the results of LVRS. The results of this study report that people not ...

    6. COPD: Avoiding Your Triggers

      You can do things at home to manage COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). By learning the triggers for COPD and avoiding them, you can help reduce flare-ups.

    7. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Avoiding weight loss when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Eating well when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Exercises for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Using a metered - dose ...

    8. Thoracentesis

      Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lungs and the chest wall called the pleural space.

    9. Pulmonary Embolism - Home Treatment

      Home treatment is not recommended for initial treatment for pulmonary embolism. However, it is important for preventing additional clots from developing and causing a deep vein thrombosis, which can lead to recurring pulmonary embolism.

    10. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection - Topic Overview

      Cystic fibrosis often affects the pancreas and digestive system because the mucus in these areas becomes thick and sticky. If this occurs, the mucus blocks normal digestive function as well as harbors infection.The digestive system is responsible for breaking down food, absorbing nutrients from the food, and ridding the body of waste products. The pancreas is an organ that is located in the upper abdomen, behind the stomach and close to the spine. It produces digestive enzymes, which travel to the intestines and break down (digest) food so that nutrients can be absorbed by the body. Cystic fibrosis and digestionIn cystic fibrosis, mucus clogs the pancreas, and digestive enzymes are not able to get to the intestine. So food is not properly digested, particularly fats and proteins. A related symptom is large, greasy, smelly stools. Lack of nutrition prevents normal growth and development in babies and children. Unhealthy weight loss and difficulty gaining or maintaining weight are

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