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Karel Sleis

Basic questions on coping and maintaining asthma, copd, emphysema.Basic questions on oxygen therapy at home, no ventilators.

Larry W. Wical, BA-RRT

I CAN answer: ALL questions and queries related to the following topics... - Oxygen - Asthma - COPD - Bronchitis - Emphysema - Pneumonia (Viral/Bacterial) - Tuberculosis (TB) - SARS - Influenza (Flu) - Vaccines - Pulmonary Embolism - Pleural Effusion - Atelectasis - Inhalation injuries (burns, chemicals, etc.) - PFTs - Cardiovascular health - Sleep Apnea - BiPap/CPAP - Ventilators ("Respirators") - Aspiration injuries - Thoracic injuries - Lung contusions - Tracheal injuries - Artificial Tracheostomy - Secretions - Prolotherapy/Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT): A patient's experience/perspective - General health and fitness I CANNOT answer: Questions that vary too far from my primary scope of pulmonary and cardiovascular care and fitness. I promise to be open and honest about my knowledge of submitted topics, and will always openly provide my personal as well as professional feedback as it relates.

Rob Trusty

Pediatric respiratory care, Anything CPR related

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2017-01-26 Chest and breathing pain after third hand smoke:

Hi Daniel,    Odds are just breathing in the stench of cigarettes did not cause any harm to your lungs, though it sounds like perhaps you are having a bit of either an allergic response to the proximity

2017-01-17 Noise without a name:

This is called pursed lip breathing.  It is a form of breathing that people are taught to do when they have emphysema or other breathing disorders.  I can only tell you that if you are doing this in your

2017-01-17 Noise without a name:

If u are snoring in ur sleep,and u are overweight,losing even five pounds can help lesson this .A snore is a snore.I suggest you sleep on 2 pillows always to help the gag reflex.A snore occurs when the

2017-01-12 Heavy breathing. Is this anxiety?:

Hi Lance,    Thank you for trusting me with you personal medical question today. To answer your question, stress and anxiety CAN accelerate your breathing or make your breathing feel heavier. Accelerated/increased

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