Bronchial asthma: a study of arterial blood gases

The study of arterial blood gases. Imbalance between ventilation and perfusion of the lungs leads to a decrease in paO2 , which can be observed even in the interictal period. However, even with normal paO2, p (Aa) O2 can be increased (more than 20 mmHg).     To determine p (Aa) O2, pAO2 is first calculated using the following formula:   pAO2 = pIO2 – paCO2 /...

Bronchial asthma: a study of the function of external respiration

Study of the function of external respiration. Respiratory disorders in bronchial asthma are caused by reversible airway obstruction, which is manifested primarily by a decrease in FEV1 and PIC . These indicators usually quickly normalize after the use of bronchodilators . An increase in FEV1 after the use of bronchodilators by more than 20% indicates a reversible bronchospasm. With obstruction of the bronchi with...

Bronchial asthma: history

An anamnesis is of great importance in the diagnosis and treatment of bronchial asthma. Bronchial asthma is excluded in all cases of causeless shortness of breath or paroxysmal cough , as well as with frequent bronchitis and pneumonia , especially in children. In most cases, the diagnosis of bronchial asthma is easy to make.         The severity of the disease can be judged by the frequency,...

When mothers “joke”

Irony, annoyance or hostility – sometimes the “harmless” words of a mother can inflict wounds that her daughter will carry for many years. What is the spirit of competition, tactlessness? No, experts explain, the point is in the very nature of maternal love. And the daughter needs to learn to overcome her dual nature.        “Mom seems to really like to remember how disappointed she was...

Five exercises to stretch … pleasure

Animals and babies instinctively know the benefits of movements that gently stretch the muscles and ligaments of the body. Our bodies too often find themselves in unnatural, “squeezed” poses that bring tension and pain … Some serious arguments in favor of stretching exercises. Relieve stress, correct posture, improve digestion, get rid of headaches and joint problems...

Beauty injections will help patients with asthma

Beauty injections, that is, Botox, became known to medicine in the 89th year of the last century. By 2010, revenues from the sale of the drug amounted to more than one billion dollars. It is expected that over the next few years, profits from Botox will increase significantly. The reason for this popularity of the drug is...

Scientists are developing a new breath test to diagnose stress

 For those people who think they are stressed, there is now a new breath test that can make an accurate diagnosis. Researchers from Loughborough University and Imperial College London have identified six compounds found in human breathing. These substances could indicate whether a person is stressed or not, according to local media. Non-invasive tests can potentially...

People support a ban on smoking in a car with children

According to a new survey, 82 percent of adults support a ban on smoking in cars when children under 13 years of age are in it. According to the latest data, the University of Michigan Mott Hospital supported the view that a ban on smoking should be introduced for drivers and passengers when children are...

Chronic cough

Coughing is the body’s way of cleansing the respiratory system ofdirt. If a chronic cough appears, then independent treatment willnot help here, it is necessary to find out the cause of its occurrence, and only after thatstart the correct targeted treatment. Chronic cough is a cough lasting more thantwo months. Statistics show that about 30% of people...

Therapy of bronchial asthma

Bronchial asthma is an inflammatory process of the respiratory tract of a chronic nature. An attack of bronchial asthma is accompanied by an unproductive cough and wheezing in the chest area, a feeling of chest compression and difficulty breathing. Due to the developing inflammation, the respiratory tract becomes extremely susceptible to various kinds of irritants – chemical compounds,...