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

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)

Bronchiectasis – Dr. William Girard

When a cough becomes chronic and productive, when lower respiratory infections become frequent, the culprit may be a disease known as bronchiectasis. In some cases, bronchiectasis is congenital. But it most commonly arises as a complication of other diseases or from environmental exposures. Pulmonology specialist Dr. William Girard answers questions about bronchiectasis in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is bronchiectasis and what causes it? (first question)

How is bronchiectasis different from other lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis or pulmonary fibrosis? (skip to 1:19)\

Is bronchiectasis progressive like other lung diseases such as COPD? (skip to 2:25)

Why are women more prone to bronchiectasis than men? (skip to 3:44)

What are the symptoms of bronchiectasis? (skip to 5:22)

How is bronchiectasis diagnosed? (skip to 6:34)

How is bronchiectasis treated? (skip to 7:10)

Can bronchiectasis be prevented? (skip to 9:37)