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 i hate when people cough?
its only with some people when they cough alot or really loudly i want to punch them in the face
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i dont hate people who cough
i know people cant help it


 My brother is smoking pot what should i do?
My brother has been smoking pot for some time in the house, and it is starting to get me mad because it is not good for me or my family and animals. I have told him to stop or i will call the cops on ...

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How long would it ...

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 My friend can't stop coughing and I want to know how to help her?
She had broncitis last year and twice this year could she have it again. Her coughing attacks usually come up when she goes in the library or when she runs. Once or twice she has complaind that she ...

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I found it on an article in science daily but i dont get ...

 specifically, trace the path of a clot from the leg leading to the lung?

 What are the implications of inhaling a full piece of chewing gum?
Foolishly, i spoke excitedly as chewing gum, i then inhaled it, and coughed for around 5 minutes.
The gum remains..
What does this mean for me?...

 I couldn't sleep last night I'm very tired.?
I have school today and I know I'm going to be very tired so I was wondering if anyone here knew a good way for me to stay awake in school thanks....

 Mantoux test - TB TEST?

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Is that normal.. ...

 what is the best cure to stop the blood coming from the nose ?

 can people really die from pneumonia...?
I was told to stay inside untill im better... if i go outside could i die from it. ?
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im in the hospital right now with a fever of 103.7...

 Does the smell of cigarettes smoke hurt humans?
My mom smokes cigarettes outside, but when she comes inside her stench of smoke fills the house. Is this stink harmful to humans?
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路What percentage of oxygen is suitable for COPD and what can happen if patient given too high a percentage of
路What percentage of oxygen is suitable for COPD and what can happen if patient given too high a percentage of oxygen.

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If this patient were given Spiriva plus albuterol, their oxygen utilization would not have become an issue. Spiriva has been proven to reverse the effects of dynamic lung hyperinflation by decreasing a patients residual volume in the lungs, increasing the inspiratory capacity, thus allowing the patients "more room to breathe". If the level of COPD is so advanced that the patient is bed ridden, strapped to oxygen- it may be too late. If the level of COPD is still moderate to advanced based on the Gold Guidelines FEV1 rating scale, Spiriva can prove to be effective in as little as one week (including less use of oxygen).

COPDers do more on Spiriva... its proven.

Daiquiri Dream
1-3 Liters per Nasal Cannula.

Any higher takes away the respiratory stimulus to breathe, which could be fatal.

Low O2 levels cause them to breathe in.

I have 3 oxygen delivery systems that 4 lmp is maximum

My emergency resverve tank will go to 8 lpm I did note that Nebs need 7.5 L to work

jude l
We healthy folk breath in response to increasing levels of CO2 in the blood. COPDers have difficulty exhaling because the disease causes a weakening of the smaller airways (bronchioles) and thus the air rushing out (creating a negative pressure) causes the airways to collapse resulting in an increase retention of CO2. Eventually this burns out the brains normal response to CO2. COPDers breathe in response to low O2 levels. Thus, giving them at high liter flow of O2 will knock out the breathing center and cause apnea (cessation of breathing).

24-33% O2 percent which is 1-3lpm.

High O2 concentrations can wipe out the Hypoxic drives in COPD patients. Usually high concentrations exceeding 50% is what is listed.
In COPD the patients CO2 levels are usually chronically high, and the PaO2( Oxygen) levels chronically low. What happens is when you raise the PO2 levels too high, it tells the body it is hyperventilating and needs to slow down the respiratory rate, in turn causing a lethal increase in CO2 levels.

Your question has pretty much been answered already by the previous few answers... but please keep in mind that not all COPD patients are CO2 retainers (e.g. pure asthmatics tend not to be retainers)

When COPD patients hang around a PCO2 of 50 and a PO2 of 50, they will tend to have problems with CO2 retention... if not, you could probably give a higher concentration of O2 without too many ill effects.

When a CO2 retainer receives too much oxygen, they'll typically hypoventilate to maintain the PO2 level close to 50, causing PCO2 to increase to unacceptable levels... leaving the COPDer with too much dissolved CO2 in the bloodstream.

Here's the Wikipedia answer: "CO2 retention is a problem in various respiratory diseases, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients with COPD who receive excessive supplemental oxygen can develop CO2 retention, and subsequent hypercapnia."

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