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I have lower respiratory track infection with type 2 respiratory failure, I got admitted in hospital. Now what is type 2? My carbon retention goes upto 89, after incubation now it is 50 with phb 7.41. No diabetes or other problem. TYPE 2 MEANING AND ADVICE ME TO FIGHT WITH COPD.

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Type 2 respiratory failure is caused by inadequate alveolar ventilation, both o2 and co2 are affected .defined as the buildup of carbon di oxide that has been genrated by body but can not be eliminated. Treat the underlying cause by endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation.
Type 2 respiratory failure means retension of carbon dioxide in blood and increase Ph. COPD is a gradualy progressing dis. Avoid smoking. Dust exposure. Have adult vaccination, Join a pulmonary rehabilitation. Have good pharmocotherapy as advise d by a respiratory phy.
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