List of Lung Disorders
Presence or absence of air in the pleural cavity is one of the differences when you are comparing the differences between pneumothorax and atelectasis. Read on to know more.
An increase in the carbon dioxide levels in the body is medically referred to as Hypercapnia. The primary symptoms observed due to too much increase in carbon dioxide levels in the body are extreme difficulty breathing, sudden periods of mental confusion, feeling of depression, muscle twitching, arrhythmias, hyperventilation, seizures, panic attacks, and syncopal episodes. There are two types of ventilation given for high carbon dioxide levels in the body, invasive and noninvasive.
The frontline treatment for Respiratory Distress Syndrome in babies includes: Surfactant replacement therapy, breathing support, oxygen therapy and supportive therapy.
What happens to the body during Respiratory Failure depends on what is actually is causing this condition. Due to low oxygen level in the body the affected individual has difficulty breathing and will feel like he cannot take in enough air. The body will have a bluish discoloration due to lack of oxygen around the lips and mouth area and also in the fingernails.
Respiratory Distress Syndrome refers to a medical condition found in babies where the lungs are not completely formed at the time of birth. Respiratory failure due to respiratory distress syndrome is not a fatal disease if treated promptly. It is extremely rare for a child to have succumbed to respiratory failure due to respiratory distress syndrome.
Tension pneumothorax is a type of valvular pneumothorax. Read on to know more.
Hemothorax is complicated when compared to pneumothorax as blood enters the pleural cavity. Read on to know more.