Dangers of Pulmonary Edema

What Is Pulmonary Edema?   Pulmonary edema, or fluid in the lungs, is a condition caused by excess fluid collecting within the lungs themselves. Our lungs contain many small elastic sacs called alveoli. These air sacs expand with each breath and tend to take in oxygen while releasing carbon dioxide.  This allows oxygen to reach…

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COVID-19 Myths and Facts

Myth: Frequent rinsing of nasal passages with saline or using steam inhalation prevents Covid -19 infection. Fact: There is no scientific evidence that suggests that regular rinsing of nasal passages with saline or steam inhalation reduces the chances of COVID-19 infection. Myth: Blood thinners act as a preventive measure to help protect patients from COVID-19…

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How should I use my inhaler?

Tips on Using an Inhaler for Asthma or COPD The use of a metered-dose inhaler’s (MDI) commonly known as an inhaler appears easy. However, a lot of people end up not using them properly. This leads to less effective treatment and less than optimal relief of symptoms.  When you use your inhaler or MDI incorrectly,…

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Why do I need supplemental oxygen?

The use of oxygen as a medical treatment is called oxygen therapy, commonly referred to as supplementary oxygen. Carbon monoxide toxicity, cluster headaches, and hypoxemia (low blood oxygen levels) are some acute indications for treatment. It can also be administered as a preventative measure to keep blood oxygen levels stable while anesthesia is being induced.…

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