Reasons for Intubation And Mechanical Ventilation

When your doctor informs you that you need the Intubation And Mechanical Ventilation procedure performed it can be scary. Learn exactly what the procedure involves, the reasons it needs to be performed and what the next steps could be.

Why Intubation And Mechanical Ventilation is Performed


Reasons for Procedure

Your lungs help exchange gases in your body. Oxygen gets moved from the air in your lungs into your blood, and carbon dioxide in your blood moves into the air in your lungs. This movement of gases is needed to live. If you cannot move air into and out of your lungs, then this gas exchange cannot happen. Intubation and mechanical ventilation is done to help you breathe when you cannot move enough air in and out on your own.




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