How Coronavirus Kills: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) & COVID-19 Treatment

How COVID-19 causes fatalities from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) by pulmonologist and critical care specialist Dr. Seheult of
This video illustrates how viruses such as the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 can cause pneumonia or widespread lung inflammation resulting in ARDS.
Includes evidenced-based ARDS treatment breakthrough strategies: Low tidal volume ventilation, paralysis, and prone positioning.
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  • A lot of doctors are beginning to think maybe mechanical ventilation may not be correct initially. Some of these pts are coming in with SATs of 50% with no distress! They are not struggling to breathe as with ARDS. They have named this happy hypoxemia! A Dr Joseph Fair had the virus and waited too long before calling 911 and going to the ED. They asked him if he wanted to be intubated. Naturally as a doctor he said no. Instead they gave him very high % oxygen. It worked. A lot of frontline doctors are rethinking immediately going to the ventilator.

    Mary ForbusMary Forbus2 күн мурун
  • Another khan academy video

    Keen JoaquinKeen Joaquin2 күн мурун
  • I came across a book that discusses Cytikine Storms. It says that the HMGB1 needs to be reduced. It suggested several herbs: Angelica sinensis; Salvia miltiorrhiza; licorice constituent glycerrhizin directly binds. Green tea component epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) also inhibits ; counterintuitively nicotine also lowers it. The pharmaceutical minocycline can be helpful. I hope this helps.

    Lucinda AyalaLucinda Ayala3 күн мурун
  • More interresting will be what kills the Coronavirus: OZONE THERAPY!!!

    top eyetop eye3 күн мурун

    elevatorman013elevatorman0135 күн мурун
  • 10000000 of likes

    NinshuNinshu6 күн мурун
  • I have covid 19 :( i hope i get better soon

    Ever NoteEver Note8 күн мурун
  • Is is true, as I have read, that 50-80% of covid-19 patients who go onto a vent die on the vent? If it is true, then we shouldn't look at the vent as a life-saver, or rather we shouldn't think that if we get into that kind of trouble, the vent will save us. It won't save a large percent of those who go onto one, and even it you do survive, you may have sustained significant lung damage that will be with you for the rest of your life. So I would think that the main life-saving, if it is to occur at all, would happen by the proper treatment early on, 'before' ventilation becomes the only resort and too often the 'last' resort.

    Jere MooreJere Moore8 күн мурун
  • Even a better choice:

    Zapper DaveZapper Dave8 күн мурун
  • 🐶

    Chance the BossChance the Boss10 күн мурун
  • Say NO to mandatory vaccinations!

    G MG M10 күн мурун
  • In a perfect world people do not get ill or die or what? WHAT.

    Gus IbrahimGus Ibrahim14 күн мурун
  • Get some real stats and info!! You don't gotta understand all those deets.. thanks for trying to be confusing and how about hypercapnia from wearing those masks and re-breathing your own toxins and Carbon ? Is ARDS NEW ?? IS IT NOVEL? WHY ARE HOSPITALS PAID PER PATIENT ON VENTILATOR? This is

    Olga GOlga G14 күн мурун
  • To put it simply for you, WASH your Hands, and when you think that they are clean, THEN wash them again. Maybe you will survive.

    Tom ScottTom Scott15 күн мурун
  • As a Respiratory Therapist of 33 years, We also used etoh as a bronchial dilator which also broke the surfactent level of the mucus bearer That made it possible to sucking the fluid out every 2 -3 hours. We called it or nick named it as a COPD Cocktail. Today the use of Peep and negative pressure on the newer Ventilators is simply outstanding. There is another form of life saving measures being carried out , and , that is Hyperbaric ventilation. Used , for a wide variety of traumas to the lung.

    Tom ScottTom Scott15 күн мурун
  • They did this to my mother but still she was unable to survive the reason was ARDS due to COVID19.

    Muhammad RafayMuhammad Rafay15 күн мурун
  • Congratulations! The video is very well made in that it gives so much detail and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I am not in the medical profession but I have an immense hunger for knowledge and research, to equip myself with the facts and because the video was so in detail it sent my mind on further research to make sure I understand all fully and that process is leading to a question. I understand from the video that during “Covid-19” the interstitial fluid in the interstitial space becomes inflamed [<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="223">03:43</a>] and because of the inflammation in the interstitial space spontaneous diffusion between the oxygen in the alveoli and the capillary is strained or even not existent at all and therefore the need to be incubated with a ventilator so assist with breathing during ‘Covid-19” My question is: If the inflammation present in interstitial space renders spontaneous diffusion between alveoli and the capillary impossible then it appears the situation will not be remedied by a ventilator because even if one tries to breath normally, use a CPAP, another device or a ventilator surely the blockage cause by the inflamed interstitial fluid is present in all cases which make spontaneous diffusion labored or not possible, and I don’t believe that a ventilator can clear up the inflammation in interstitial space to begin with. Can you please elaborate on this. thanks in advance Theo

    Theo SwartTheo Swart15 күн мурун
  • Fantastic representation

    scarfacescarface15 күн мурун
  • Isn't this information out of date? Ventilators are killing people.

    tuber12321tuber1232116 күн мурун
  • Dr. Seheult, thank so much for your videos! I have a question about aspirin and possible help with Covid-19. Do you think that a 81mg aspirin per day, along with your regimine of Vit C, NAC, Zinc, Vit D, Quercetin would be helpful overall. Also how about vitamin A. I have heard some positive things on adding some of that, which may be helpful. And lastly in your opinion from all of your research,, do you see a problem with taking all of these together with me being on 25mg of Losartan and 10 mg of amlodipine. Also, any other promising supplements to try. I ask as I have come down with 3 days if diarrhea outbofbtge blue.. My co-worker has had Covid for over 6 weeks and he just informed me today that his symptoms started with 2 days of diarrhea then went right into a bad cough so bad that it broke his ribs.. interestingly he has had no fever and no lots taste or smell.. I am concerned with starting with the bad diarrhea that came out of the blue,, with chills, muscle aches and headaches. No fever at this point and knock on wood, no cough. I am concerned for my kids and wife catching the potental virus, thatvI have isolated my self as a precaution as I am still waiting to he tested. Thanks so much for all you do and for your time. One more thing, I am looking for your covid video #60 and I cannot find it. Thanks again! Ronnie

    HardwireHardwire16 күн мурун
  • Love the explanation and how calm he explained it. Love this video

    Cali EvoCali Evo17 күн мурун
    • Thanks so much!

      MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLYMedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY17 күн мурун
  • what is the recommended low tidal volume ?

    La SsoziLa Ssozi18 күн мурун
  • Have you questioned if any of these cases might actually be due to vaping illness? If not, what are the differences? Thanks!

    Lee SchlossLee Schloss18 күн мурун
  • I read an NIH article that said that they successfully treated lungs of a r d s patients with Rosemarin and licorice extracts.

    Bernadette DurochBernadette Duroch18 күн мурун
  • You have collected almost all information about virus why don't you try to prepare vaccine

    Girija DEEPTHIGirija DEEPTHI19 күн мурун
    • You have to replay my question definitely

      Girija DEEPTHIGirija DEEPTHI19 күн мурун
  • How do these treatments/ methods affect patients with pre existing diseases such as heart condition? And what if those methods aren’t effective, what is the next best step?

    cindycccindycc19 күн мурун
  • night time flu medicine and high citrus and liquid intake and NSAIDS

    Syrena XhaferiSyrena Xhaferi19 күн мурун
  • I really think that COVID-19 is not a respiratory illness. It can affect the respiratory system, but it's really a blood based illness. Without getting too into the weeds, on a high level, it 'thickens' the blood preventing proper blood oxygenation levels. Here's a heavily data & research backed article that ties it all together.

    Tanja FijalkowskiTanja Fijalkowski20 күн мурун
  • The evidence is clear, Vitamin D deficiency is killing people with ARDS brought upon by COVID-19. Countries with high mortality rates, specifically Northern Italy and Spain, people have low vitamin D levels due to their high carb, low animal fat diet. Countries like Norway, Finland, Korea, Japan had low fatality rates because their high fatty fish diets. If you are not convinced, here are data points. - Dozens of studies past 20 years that link ARDs with Vitamin D deficiency. - Many overweight/obese people have severe Vitamin D deficiency because their body fat obsorbs Vitamin D - Death spiked during winter when people produce less vitamin D because of low sun levels - Older people have degraded ability to produce vitamin D and usually are very deficient and if they are not mobile, they stay indoors. - Darker skin people in northern latitudes have had high fatality rates... dark skin prohibits Vitamin D production Vitamin D deficiency is why the Vikings were able to conquer Europe 1000 years ago. They had a custom of eating dried cod and drank cod liver oil during winter. Rest of Europe had rickets, bone disease and all kinds of sicknesses and when the Vikings invaded in the Winter, most of them couldn't even fight. Lesson here is if you are at risk take vitamin D supplements, fish liver oil, eat plenty of salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring. Also get some sunlight! It's unfortunate that we are telling people to stay home... they need to go out and get sunglight!

    Matthew ChoMatthew Cho20 күн мурун
  • I pray for all the asthma patients including my dad. May God give you the strength to survive this deadly virus

    Varun K.RVarun K.R21 күн мурун
  • It might be worth updateing the thumbnail of this video as we learn more everyday =P keep up the good work :)

    RIDD EEKORIDD EEKO22 күн мурун
  • DR JUDY MIKOVITZ knows about this as well

    Johnny AingelJohnny Aingel22 күн мурун
  • So ... ventilators used improperly can kill. You probably can’t do a A/B testing like we do in software on ventilators. Comparing survivorship among patients with or without ventilators. Also percentage of patients who survive once being on the ventilator. I am sitting on the fence of real usefulness of ventilators until( in practice) until I see that data

    AvacodoAvacodo22 күн мурун
  • 👮🏼 Coronavirus

    Josiah EzeJosiah Eze23 күн мурун
  • My tummy feel weird and if touch the bones it hurts do i have the corona? and im coughing but its dry but i dont have headache and sick

    VillagerVillager23 күн мурун
  • Hope this song resonates with many of you during these hard times. Memory Lane

    Dai C ThomasDai C Thomas24 күн мурун
  • Fortunate is the student who has a professor like you.

    David CesarinoDavid Cesarino25 күн мурун
  • Flight MH-17 July 2014 shot by Russian over Donetsk region with at least 6 virologist . Yesterday Russian government figures on Covid-19 10500 people inflected 48.7% without symptoms. It means they can travel anywhere in the world and infect anyone. And temperature screening was nonsense since beginning. 80% theese people live in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. And they received immunisation before Covid-19 started in China with 6% symptoms free. So the question is why all world leader's are hiding and not telling the truth that Covid-19 started in Russia before it spreaded to the rest world. Is it because of Russian billions.?!

    Vasyl MuzychkaVasyl Muzychka25 күн мурун
  • I really appreciate these informative videos in a time of dangerous misinformation. Thankyou to everyone involved. Thanks from Australia. Ironically the advertisement before the video told me it could protect me from the virus. The MindValley app. I felt violated.

    NOFX0890NOFX089027 күн мурун
  • Oh my, I have an infection in my finger! .... Quick, I better shoot myself in the heart.

    Pamela RicePamela Rice27 күн мурун
  • I had the pleasure of having him as my doctor. He was one of the best doctors I have ever had. I had something going on with my lungs and he fixed me right up.

    Leslie EubanksLeslie Eubanks27 күн мурун
  • Why isn't anti inflammatory used in lung ? Why isn't carbon dioxide removal methods used ? Does the virus block the bloods ability to carry oxygen or just block by affecting the lung ? Why isn't oxygen used with ventilation ?

    VonkatterVonkatter28 күн мурун
  • Your explanation is just Excellent

    Sadiya DeshmukhSadiya Deshmukh28 күн мурун
  • Knowledge is power well said my friend

    Fuat BukhariFuat Bukhari28 күн мурун
  • Good teacher

    Fuat BukhariFuat Bukhari28 күн мурун
    • Many many thanks

      MedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLYMedCram - Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY27 күн мурун
  • More interesting will be, how we can kill the corona virus - with the ozone therapy!

    top eyetop eye28 күн мурун
  • Maybe doctors should use Liquid Breathing method with critical patients, that might help patients to avoid ARDS

    CooLDaXCooLDaX29 күн мурун
  • The link between neural inflammation and the corona virus.

    DR Bill McGrawDR Bill McGrawАй мурун
  • Useful 👏👏

    MedicoDENTCITYMedicoDENTCITYАй мурун
  • see cure of Boris Johnson

    Rob KoningRob KoningАй мурун

    Hit StreamHit StreamАй мурун
  • How about using a newly invented multi- patient ECMO machine in the event like 2020 Covid19 outbreak? My name is dilip . A chem eng / houston TX.

    Terri SandTerri SandАй мурун
  • Thank you for this. This came at the right time, as my friend lay in icu on a respirator with covid pneumonia. I now have a more understanding. Bless you.

    jen jaradatjen jaradatАй мурун
  • For Covid-19, Ivermectin aerosol or Hydrogen Peroxide aerosol. Covid-19 is done.

    Da YingYangerDa YingYangerАй мурун
  • I'm so sorry, I think this is a really silly question, because I know theres an answer for why it doesnt work, but... I'm going to ask anyways. When a part of your body becomes inflamed, like after twisting an ankle or something, I've learned that you cant reduce inflammation with heat, ice, compression, elevation, etc. In make-up, you can reduce inflation around the eyes with tea bags (caffeine, I guess?). How do those things treat inflammation and why is it not possible/effective in treating lung inflammation?

    Karen ColeKaren ColeАй мурун
  • Why aren't ARDS patients treated with NSAID's or aspirin until the the inflammation stops on its own?

    TmillchrTmillchrАй мурун
    • Will aspirin lower the inflammation..

      Akim SmithAkim Smith29 күн мурун
  • 80% of people put on intubation die. Respirators fine, but I am going to refuse intubation if I get ill and can possibly do it.

    ironwinged1ironwinged1Ай мурун
  • Great video on ozone and oxygen as options

  • Now we know much more about blood clots and organ damage due to sarscov2

    James MitchellJames MitchellАй мурун
  • Now are the clots caused by corona virus or by patient mis handling?

    Herex AhmedHerex AhmedАй мурун
  • can someone explain this in 8 sentences?

    _.zae.__.zae._Ай мурун
  • Science has the potential to make metaphysics actually a domaine of true science. Ventilators are such a calamity in themselves and natural lung ventilation unbeatable (however it is not impossible to transplant or even inplant an even better ventilation)....

    woloabelwoloabelАй мурун
  • This virus is a scam perpatrated on the public ! 1. To divide 2. impliment and set up a very lethal 5g network which honest doctors would be irrate about and leading the way to banning it. 3. To crash the economy and bring forth a cashless society of tracking and controling personal individual wealth through means of Crypto, Credit and Debit Cards already in use and Chip! which is in the plan to place inside the bogus vaccines they are getying billions to create for this bogus virus to mandatorily inject in all humans to place everyone under the will of the Global elite Criminal Cabal Forces. 4. To Eliminate the remainder of mans inherent freefoms to buy sell trade and barter on his own terms. 5. To dictate who lives and dies 6. To make way for a real virus to spread within the next 2 years to depopulate the rest of the considered undesireables and dissenters from the New World Order Global Government. Stop bsing people! There are honest doctors on youtube who have come together to stand against the lies and unite people to take back their inherent freedoms to buy sell trade barter bare arns speak and think freely choose their own doctors schools and life!

    Too LateToo LateАй мурун
    • The crazy of day award goes to....

      UglyThotUglyThot24 күн мурун
  • Administer a mixture of hydrogen has and oxygen to coronavirus patients early on and they will not need a ventilator.

    Vince StagbaughVince StagbaughАй мурун

    Dr SAJIDDr SAJIDАй мурун
  • Thanks for this wonderful uplifting video as each of us wants to know all of the details about how this virus is killing us that we can't tell it to our grand children.

    bobo brazilbobo brazilАй мурун
  • I have changed my opinion of proning, especially if it can be implemented before the patient is intubated, if the patient did not have to be in a medically induced coma, I can imagine a person in the early stages, sitting in a chair, leaning forward resting their head on a pillow to semi duplicate the prone position, or elevating the head of the bed, as you would with an acid reflux patient,

    Rita DenistonRita DenistonАй мурун
  • Thank you for all of the condensed information a layman like myself can easily grasp; enabling us to fight the flood of disinformation coming from a multitude of propaganda sources with backed up facts and links to actual, scientific sources.

    willguggn2willguggn2Ай мурун
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="438">7:18</a> but without removing co2 from blood how it's possible to fill or replace oxygen in blood ? Is there enough room in blood ?

  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="236">3:56</a> this is so rich knowledge you saying us

  • "Power is power"- Game of Thrones Cersei Lannister 😜

    KristyKristyАй мурун
  • So you basically suffocate due to lack of oxygen? Is that the way you die?

    Ds ScrogginDs ScrogginАй мурун
  • The “Flu” can kill also, and for decades, that’s life, so Stop trying to scare us healthy and Smart people with this “Coronavirus Pandemic” scam, ain’t going to work.

    MasterPieceMasterPieceАй мурун
    • MasterPiece it’s not the FLU. It’s okay to be Skeptical but not stupid

      UglyThotUglyThot24 күн мурун
    • jess c There are no people dying from it in the first place

      MasterPieceMasterPieceАй мурун
    • The flu has a mortality rate of .1% and each infected person spreads it to roughly one other person. coronavirus is two times as contagious and has a mortality rate of 5%. call it what it is. you don’t care about the lives of those who are at risk, since those are the people dying it’s no big deal to you.

      jess cjess cАй мурун
    • Karen Cole No, the Flu is the most common virus around people for decades according to many sources, that’s why they chose it symptoms for the Coronavirus “Plandemic” ,so they can feed on your fear, and run to the store to buy tons of toilet paper, like the mindless Sheep you are. And No, it’s Not killing anybody nor anything, people die everyday and every minute, That’s called Life! You just believe in whatever the Media tells you to believe like a puppet, even if they told you this virus’s symptom is growing a tail, you would believe! But I’m gonna be honest, I walked into a hospital few days ago, and I saw nurses and doctors so overwhelmed and stressed from the amount of infected and dead bodies, that they started dancing at “TikTok”! They are so stressed out from the countless amount of Coronavirus victims so they’re dancing! Pandemic my ass.

      MasterPieceMasterPieceАй мурун
    • @MasterPiece and also, many of the symptoms typical in a flu are not typical here - runny nose, nausea, dizziness, etc. This is not flu. This isnt a flu; and moreover, its killed more people in the past month than this entire last year's flu season. Partly because we dont have any vaccines or immunities.

      Karen ColeKaren ColeАй мурун
  • It seems Sudarshan kriya in yoga is a perfect remidy to increase efficiency of lungs. .

    Chakravarthy CChakravarthy CАй мурун
  • Hee thanks for the clear information, awesome

    MTPoloMTPoloАй мурун
  • FB says I can't share this due to being abusive! Now what??

    Rosie's NirvanaRosie's NirvanaАй мурун
  • I wish this could end soon 😔♥

    Re reRe reАй мурун
  • Fun fact: A student can teach better than a teacher

    The Amazing ChannelThe Amazing ChannelАй мурун
  • Their are natural supplements for all of this but doctors would rather go the synthetic way of medicine which most retards don't understand

    That Kid GamerThat Kid GamerАй мурун
  • I work at a dairy . The milk goes in a room with powerful U.V lighting.In fact if you walk in there you would be instantly blinded. It kills everything viruses or bacteria. What if blood was to travel in that room for a time would it not kill the virus? I am sure it would. Would it harm the blood? It would kill cancer too I think..... I hope this works..... Peace

    David Alan LoganDavid Alan LoganАй мурун