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how does cystic fibrosis affect the respiratory system

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
7 years experience in Anesthesiology
Absolutely: The thicker mucous secretions inherent to cystic fibrosis (CF) can cause a relative obstruction in clearing the airway tree of particulate matter/germ ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Yes: Cystic fibrosis causes both lung and digestive issues, particularly with the pancreas.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Complication: Late respiratory complications of CF range from respiratory distress with declining oxygen saturation to pneumothorax.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Cystic Fibrosis: The endocrine system is potentially one of the systems involved in cystic fibrosis. There are many different presentations of cf. If the pancreas is a ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience in Internal Medicine
Multiple: Primary TB is usually manifested by fever with few or no pulmonary symptoms. Chest xrays may show lymph node enlargement, fluid in the chest or infilt ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Pneumonia: The integument is the skin and the mucous membranes. These structures are not affected as a primary focus of pneumonia, which is an inflammation of t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Emphysema.: Emphysema is a destruction of lung tissue with resultant reduction in oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange and respiratory effort. It's usually due to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience in Pulmonology
See below: As far as I know, no types of drinks affect the lungs unless you aspirate.
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Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Breathing: Asthma causes inflammation and spasm of the small to medium-sized air tubes. This will affect breathing and lead to symptoms such as: shortness of bre ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Mucus & infection: The cells lining the airways don't put out enough water into the airway to make airway secretions thin enough to be coughed out. The mucus that colle ... Read More
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Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
18 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Lung ca: the major way is through metastasis to the brain or the spine. This way minor or major neurological issues may arise. This would make the disease a st ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Lung Function: The gene itself will not affect tuberculosis. However, if an individual receives 2 recessive genes of the cftr mutation from their parents, they will ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Puente
40 years experience in Vascular Surgery
No O2 no function: Easy think of it as an engine the blood is the gas that supplies the body and you need to have oxygen to run the body, so when you breathe te blood ge ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Immunity: It protects us and can also be a major player in the inflammatory pathway or autoimmune disease.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Ebola Virus: A person with Ebola infection may develop cough, chest pain, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), respiratory distress as well as Interstitial pneumonia a ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience in Anesthesiology
Respiratory function: Bronchitis refers to swelling of the bronchi or conductive airway passages. When one breathes, air is transported to the the "alveoli" where oxygen a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bronchitis: Bronchitis, strictly speaking, is inflammation that is restricted to the bronchial tubes and tubules and doesn't go into the lung tissue unless bronch ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Srinivas Mummadi
17 years experience in Pulmonology
Not related : Respiratory quotient is a number derived from the equation - amount of carbon dioxide produced divided by amount of oxygen consumed. It is used in som ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Many ways: This is a chronic disease that can cause a variety of consequences to the patient and their family. This is a very complicated question to be answered ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the ren ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Various ways: Pulmonary fibrosis affects the ability of the lung to do its jobs and that is getting oxygen to the blood and getting rid of carbon dioxide. The lungs ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Not sure: Adult polycystic kidney disease(numerous cysts form in both kidneys. It is a autosomal dominant genetic disease, meaning you inherit it from your pare ... Read More
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