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  1. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection - Symptoms

    When a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection affects the nose and throat (upper respiratory system), symptoms are usually mild and resemble those of the common cold.

  2. Pulmonary Embolism - Prevention

    Daily use of anticoagulant medicines may help prevent recurring pulmonary embolism by stopping new blood clots from forming and stopping existing clots from growing.

  3. Pulmonary Embolism - Topic Overview

    Information on pulmonary embolism, the sudden blockage of an artery in the lung.

  4. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) - Topic Overview

    What is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)? Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a lung problem. It happens when fluid builds up in the lungs,causing breathing failure and low oxygen levels in the blood. ARDS is life-threatening,because it keeps organs like the brain and kidneys from getting the oxygen they need to work. ARDS occurs most often in people who are being treated ...

  5. Pneumonia - Exams and Tests

    Your doctor will usually diagnose pneumonia by using your medical history, a physical exam, and a chest X - ray. Based on the medical history and physical exam, your doctor may start your treatment right away without doing other tests. The need for more t

  6. Traveling With Oxygen - Topic Overview

    Traveling while you are on oxygen therapy usually is possible if you plan ahead. Travel by plane: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved several models of portable oxygen concentrators that can be brought on an airplane. If you have a portable oxygen concentrator,make sure it is FAA-approved before you bring it on an airplane. You cannot take your own oxygen tanks on an ...

  7. Physical Exam for Pleurisy - Topic Overview

    When you see your doctor with chest pain from pleurisy, he or she will check:Your temperature. If pleurisy is caused by a viral infection, typical viral symptoms of fever, headache, and muscle aches may be present.Your breathing. You may be taking rapid and shallow breaths to avoid the chest pain of pleurisy.Whether the pain varies depending on your actions. The chest pain of pleurisy is usually worse with coughing, sneezing, or during sudden movements. It may ease when you hold your breath or apply pressure to the painful area.Where the pain is. The chest pain of pleurisy may be on only one side of the chest or may extend to a shoulder or the belly. Your doctor also will listen to your chest for:Dull thuds heard when the chest is tapped (percussion dullness).Sounds made when the two layers of the pleura rub together (pleural friction rub).

  8. Methylxanthines for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    Drug details for Methylxanthines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

  9. Acute Bronchitis - Topic Overview

    What is bronchitis?Bronchitis means that the tubes that carry air to the lungs (the bronchial tubes) are inflamed and irritated. When this happens, the bronchial tubes swell and produce mucus. This makes you cough.There are two types of bronchitis:Acute bronchitis usually comes on quickly and gets better after 2 to 3 weeks. Chronic bronchitis keeps coming back and can last a long time, especially in people who smoke. Chronic bronchitis means that you have a cough with mucus most days of the month for 3 months of the year and for at least 2 years in a row.This topic focuses on acute bronchitis. Both children and adults can get acute bronchitis.Most healthy people who get acute bronchitis get better without any problems. But it can be more serious in older adults and children and in people with other health problems, especially lung diseases such as asthma or COPD. Complications can include pneumonia and repeated episodes of severe bronchitis.What causes acute bronchitis?Acute

  10. Forced Expiratory Volume and Forced Vital Capacity - Topic Overview

    Forced expiratory volume (FEV) measures how much air a person can exhale during a forced breath. The amount of air exhaled may be measured during the first (FEV1),second (FEV2),and/or third seconds (FEV3) of the forced breath. Forced vital capacity (FVC) is the total amount of air exhaled during the FEV test. Forced expiratory volume and forced vital capacity are lung function tests that are ...

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