Browsing articles tagged with " Problems Breathing"
Sep
13
2011

Mechanical Ventilation

Weak muscle effort, airway obstruction, and damaged lung tissue cause hypoxia. Central Nervous System Diseases and injuries can affect the respiratory system in the brain. Nerve damage can interfere with messages being sent between the lungs and the brain. Drug overdose can depress the brain. These and other respiratory problems are so severe that some people cannot breathe on their own. Or they cannot maintain enough oxygen in the blood. These persons often need mechanical […]