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Rob Trusty

Pediatric respiratory care, Anything CPR related

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.

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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

2016-11-21 Insulation mask while doing yard work:

Hi Ben,    Thank you for entrusting me with your personal medical question! The quick and easy answer is YES, you should consider wearing a quality respirator mask while doing any house/yard work that

2016-11-03 Recurring bronchitis:

I assume you are not a smoker yourself, since you said you are sensitive to cigarette smoke, so I can fairly confidently say you don't have COPD/Chronic Bronchitis. My guess is simple acute bronchitis

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