Wednesday, April 8, 2020
NYC Doctor expresses concerns about Lung Injuries Caused by Ventilators
Health Impact News is reporting that "A New York City physician who says he is working as an ER physician in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) treating COVID19 patients, took to YouTube to explain that he believes patients with COVID19 symptoms are being treated incorrectly with mechanical ventilators, and that the ventilators are doing more harm than good."
"We don’t know where we’re going. We are putting breathing tubes in people and putting them on ventilators and dialing up the pressure to open their lungs. I’ve talked to doctors all around the country and it is becoming increasingly clear that the pressure we are providing may be hurting their lungs. That it is highly likely that the high pressures we are using are damaging the lungs of the patients we are putting breathing tubes in… we are running the ventilators in the wrong way…. COVID-19 patients need oxygen, they do not need pressure."
Another medical article which states "Ventilators are not only the wrong solution, but high pressure intubation can actually wind up causing more damage than without" concludes that COVID-19 isn't causing pneumonia but hypoxia which is oxygen deprivation.
I found a cold water humidifier to be very helpful. That is old school.
Another article mentioned inflammation. Maybe that's why I fond Advil helpful.
Alternately, Buckley's cough syrup helps for some of the mild symptoms. Imagine that.
Another article mentioned low iron levels. Maybe that's why I found eating helpful. Feed a cold yo.
Eat, Sleep, drink lots of water and use a humidifier at night.
Fresh air and ventilation is important. Open a window. Get outside. Ventilate.