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The respiratory tract is a complex of organs providing the human body with oxygen. This process is called gas exchange.
What is respiratory insufficiency?
A pathological condition of an organism characterized by an interfered gas exchange in lungs is called respiratory insufficiency. As a result of this dysfunction the oxygen level in blood considerably decreases and the carbon dioxide level increases. The hypoxia or oxygen deficiency develops in organs (also in the brain and heart) because of insufficient oxygen influx to tissues. (more…)
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How to become a respiratory therapist?
A graduate of a medical college can work as a respiratory therapist if he was majoring in pulmonology. To obtain a degree of the respiratory therapist or the pulmonologist one needs to graduate from medical schools with the specialties "General Practice", "Pediatrics", "Therapy" or "Phthisiology." (more…)