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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What is the recovery time for lungs to bring back its capacity?

Dear Sir/Mam,

My mother was suffering from Increased CO2 Corbon Di Oxide Gas and Decrease of O2 Oxygen in LUNGS .Her lungs oxygen getting capacity was reduced .Regular treatement by Dr B.P.singh (LUCKNOW) Chest Specialist Founder Surya Chest Foundation was going on from November 2010 ?Results are +itive but its has been much time of treatement.How much time the treatement will take to recover Lungs Capacity?Give some suggestions.What to do for best ?
Thu, 24 Aug 2017
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Hello ! your description of oxgen being low and CO2 high is medically termed type 2 respiratory failure. It can result from chronic lung diseases like COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Bronchial Asthma, Interstitial Lung disease, Obstructive sleep apnea. But problems elsewhere in the body (apart from lung) in the breathing circuit can also cause type 2 failure, like intake of drugs that suppress the respiratory stimulus from brainstem , abnormalities of chest wall causing problem with ventilation. So kindly provide the exact diagnosis of your mother's condition so that prognosis can be commented upon .
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