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 Should I go visit at my in-laws, where it reeks of NASTY pipe smoke?
The stench takes your breath away! I have recently had pneumonia, & my son & I both have mild asthma. I know it's a silly question, I know we shouldn't go-for our health's ...


 What are the causes of pneumothorax?
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 swollennostrils surgery?
whats the surgery to clear nostrils mine are always wollen, i need the insides widened hhow much doesit cost?...


 What's this disease??
My friends were talking about this show they saw on tv about these kids that age really fast. There was this 14 year old boy that looked 70 and he died from this disease. what's it called?? I...


 donated blood 2 weeks ago,right after got high pitch ringing in ear, ever hear of this?
donated blood (double red cells) july 27. next day noticed high pitch ring in ears. Went to ENT, no wax no infection, passed hearing test except for higher frequencies. went to my dr, he told me ...


 Strange Cough?
I have had a strange cough for 5 weeks now. I been to several doctors. First that said I had acute Bronchitis and gave me Z-Pak and cough medicine. After 2 weeks no change. I went back to the doctor ...


 degeredo soft palate?
benefit ...


 dry cough...persistant...?
i have been having a dry cough for about a week some accompanied with a cold sometimes not...i also have had congestion in my chest and mucos...but only when i cough hard enough it comes out.......


 My son (6 yrs old) was given chrotozone pill for his Asthma. He is taking 5mg pills 3 times daily. any effects
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 Help!!! How To Help A Cough?
My Mum Has The Worst Cough Ever, She Has Various Medicines But None Are Working!!...At Points Phlegm Gets Stuck In Her Throat Which She Cant Move, And At Other Times She Can't Breath...Its To L...


 is emphyens bad?
my brother just found out he has it....


 what can be causing this?
i have a problem with discomfort on the left side around my rib cage, it fill kinda like gas and it get even worse when i lay down. and sometimes it's even hard to breathe and very uncomfortable ...


 If an asmatic person stays in a room that people have smoked in even though it's been cleaned does it effect?
I was just wondering if the smell of old cigarrette smoke effects asmatic people. I can understand if the actual smoke did something, but does the smell of old cigarettes really effect them?...


 Why do people breathe faster when they just finish running?
P.S. im doing this for a school ...


 Oxygen Masks?
Does anyone know the name of the type of oxygen mask that sits on your chin open, its used instead of the nasal cannula prongs. Its just open and the oxygen is strong enough you can still breath it ...


 Can a month long local forest fire cause wheezing, sneezing and other cold related symptoms?
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 speaking device?
what is the device called that some people use for speaking if they have cancer/smoker and where can you get it? is there a website i can go to if i want to order one? my mom want me to search online ...


 Can a low oxygen saturation cause chronic headaches?
It is about 94% at 1,049 feet. Also my labs came back with elevated Red Blood Count. I have been a non smoker for over 15 years. I suffer from occasional episodes of atrial fibrillation....


 how do i get rid of a minor cough?
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 Can I start Chantix again?
I was on Chantix about10 weeks (used pills hubby didn't finish) when I ran out I figured I was going to be ok well i have been very irritable and feel out of control and always want to go smoke. ...



snowchik
Oxygen saturation drops with exercise?
I've been dealing with a lot of breathing problems for several years. In some recent tests we've found that my oxygen saturation levels are dropping from a resting level of 98%-99% to 85% or lower with exercise. What are some things that could cause this? I do not have asthma, allergies, sleep apnea, a cardiac shunt, blood clots, vocal chord dysfunction, or any pulmonary function problems. I am in great shape. I'm a runner and cross country ski racer, I train an average of 13 hours a week. My blood pressure is low and my resting heartrate is around 53bmp My hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are 17gm/dl and 46%47%. I DO have severe acid reflux and a torn esophageal sphincter.
                     




E C
sometimes people do just run low on their O2 levels. do you have or have a family history of COPD, Emphysema, or any other lung disorders? that could be a cause. are you short of breath, dizzy, or feel sick to your stomach when your O2 levels drop?


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exercise-induced hypoxemia in extreme athletes : IT IS WELL KNOWN THAT EXERCISE may induce hypoxemia in highly trained endurance athletes (5, 7, 26, 28, 29), who are referred to as "extreme athletes" (2, 29). The mechanisms involved in the development of this exercise-induced hypoxemia (EIH) have long been debated, and two major explanations have been proposed: 1) a lack of compensatory hyperpnea (7, 16, 26) and/or 2) a gas exchange alteration that may result from functionally based mechanisms during exercise (16, 35). This latter may involve ventilation-perfusion (19, 33) and diffusion alterations induced by an incomplete O2 equilibrium between alveolar gas and pulmonary capillary blood as a result of a rapid red blood cell pulmonary transit time (7) and/or a pulmonary interstitial and peribronchial vascular edema during exhaustive exercise (9, 15, 16, 19, 29, 33, 35). A previous study (2) showed that the drop in arterial partial pressure of O2 (PaO2) during exhaustive exercise was associated with a concomitant increase in histamine release (%H) in extreme athletes, whereas there was no change in either PaO2 or histamine level in the untrained control group. Histamine is widely acknowledged to be an inflammatory mediator that causes increased microvascular permeability to macromolecules (38) and therefore increased transcapillary fluid movement. It has therefore been suggested that this increase in histamine release could be related to a change in pulmonary fluid movement and thus to a gas exchange alteration such as EIH (2, 30). The finding that EIH can be partly inhibited by prior inhalation of nedocromil sodium, a drug thought to act by inhibiting the release of histamine (30), provided evidence that this increase in histamine release during exercise may be involved in the development of EIH. More recently, it was reported that this increase in %H can be suppressed in association with an apparent change in ventilation-perfusion distribution (9). An interesting question concerns the origin of this increase in histamine release. Histamine is a well-known inflammatory mediator and potential contributor to mild hypoxemia (30, 38). The increase in histamine release associated with EIH may thus be the consequence of an inflammatory process in the lung and/or in the peripheral muscles (38) during incremental exercise. This increase may also be the consequence of an elevated basophil number and/or an elevated histamine content of these cells (1, 17, 24) in extreme athletes.


James S
Reflux can damage the lungs over time. That can be mistaken for asthma and cause breathing problems. The best thing to do to talk to your doctor about how to control your reflux. Your lungs might then heal with time. Even though your blood looks good, your hemoglobin could be non-functional, like with anemia. Your doctor would be able to see on your blood test what kinds of hemoglobin you have. When oxygen saturation drops below 88% a patient is a candidate for oxygen. It is abnormal for oxygen saturation to dip significantly with activity in normal healthy people. This is beyond the scope of what I can take an educated guess on. I recommend that you get an exercise stress test. A pulmonary function lab would be able to determine when you desaturate and send the results on to a pulmonologist or cardiologist. I hope this has been of some help.


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