Respiratory Failure and COPD Complications
Patients who struggle with advanced COPD and acute or chronic respiratory failure are at high risk for death. Beyond pharmacological treatment, supplemental oxygen and mechanical ventilation are major treatment options. If your lungs fail to do their job passing oxygen into your bloodstream and removing carbon dioxide. It can be a complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).In respiratory failure, the gas exchange doesn't work the way it's supposed to work, and the cells in your body start to suffer from a lack of oxygen, too much carbon dioxide, or both. Too much carbon dioxide can disrupt the acid-base balance in the body, which in itself can lead to respiratory failure.
- Track 1-1 Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness
- Track 2-2 Increased Tactile Fremitus
- Track 3-3 Pulmonary Emphysema
- Track 4-4 Prolonged Chronic Cough