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how does smoking affect the alveoli

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Smoke of any kind irritates the lining of the lungs.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Tobacco X: Even in pure organic tobacco when ignited and smoked compounds are present that inflame and eventually can scar the lining of the lungs. Also, one se ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Many locations: but often folks refer to the alveoli in the lungs.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Because: lymph nodes are like island in middle of river or rest station and they are localized in specific part of the body The lymphatic channel in the breast ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: Running will not have any effect.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Over 100 cigarettes: cause some damage which dose not repair but the fact you quit after 1 year the damage should e minimal and your risk of heart disease has returned to ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Picture: See this http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/file:alveoli_diagram.Png.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Minimal: Since alveoli are connected to the bronchi/bronchioles the sputum in these locations are similar. Infection can occur in either location.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No : You don't get more alveoli with exercise. But your heart gets in better shape, your muscles get stronger and more efficient at using energy. That's wh ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not exactly: The area of surgery will scar.The lung does expand and will fill any residual space generally. Does not regenerate new lung or airways. Redistributes ... Read More

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