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Disease or Condition — Lung and Respiratory Disorders:
adult respiratory distress syndrome

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Description

Pulmonary insufficiency is a condition in which the lungs are unable to adequately exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. This can be caused by a variety of conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis, and other lung diseases. Symptoms of pulmonary insufficiency include shortness of breath, fatigue, and difficulty breathing. Treatment for pulmonary insufficiency depends on the underlying cause and may include medications, oxygen therapy, and lifestyle changes.

Synonyms
  • acute lung injury
  • acute respiratory distress
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • acute respiratory insufficiency
  • ARDS
  • pulmonary insufficiency
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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