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Respiratory Acidosis causes
Respiratory Acidosis

Causes could include:

  • A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is based on your signs and symptoms, history of exposure to lung irritants (such as smoking), and family history.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Smoking is the leading cause of emphysema, a disease of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe. Learn more about how emphysema affects you and how it's treated.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Oxygen therapy refers to supplemental oxygen given to people with breathing disorders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Many medications can help relieve your COPD symptoms. This list of COPD drugs can help you find a treatment that might work for you.
    Source:HLCMS
  • COPD symptoms are usually slow to develop and often don't appear until significant damage has occurred. Symptoms can come and go and may vary in intensity.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An airway obstruction is a blockage in any part of the airway. The airway is a complex system of tubes that conveys inhaled air from your nose and mouth into your lungs. An obstruction may partially or totally prevent air from getting into your lu...
    Source:HLCMS
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