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When Every Breath You Take is a Struggle – Dr. Leslie Couch

Posted By Paul Gleiser On May 6, 2013 @ 10:00 am In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,COPD,Pneumonia,Respiratory Failure | Comments Disabled

When breathing becomes work, and when it’s the only work you can do, you have respiratory failure. Respiratory failure can be acute or chronic but in either case, left untreated many other health problems will soon arise. U.T. Health Science Center pulmonologist Dr. Leslie Couch discusses respiratory failure in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is respiratory failure? (first question)

What causes respiratory failure? (skip to 0:40)

What are the symptoms of respiratory failure? (skip to 1:50)

What is the difference between chronic respiratory failure and acute respiratory failure? (skip to 2:36)

What, besides smoking, can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? (skip to 4:18)

Who is at risk for developing respiratory failure? (skip to 5:00)

How is respiratory failure diagnosed? (skip to 5:53)

How is respiratory failure treated? (skip to 6:32)

What is the outlook for someone suffering with respiratory failure? (skip to 7:40)


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