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is there any connection between asbestos and emphysema

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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Not known: Asbestos is a natural fiber found in few places in the world. It is well known due its repellant properties agains fire & hot temperature. It was used ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: Asbestosis is a form do pulmonary fibrosis caused by chronic irritation from inhaled asbestos fibers. Emphysema is a disease caused by destruction of ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Emphysema: He should be under supervision of a lung specialist. In addition to the treatment of emphysema he has to be monitored for lung cancer. Asbestos may ca ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Possibly.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not that I: Am aware of.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Lung disease: Both these terms can be used interchangeably indicating fibrotic lung disease
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Eckert
36 years experience Pathology
Yes.: Halogenated hydrocarbons, of which chlorinated hydrocarbons are one type, may cause hepatic and/or renal tubular necrosis one to two days after ingest ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience Allergy and Immunology
May be!: We see patients with hives very often. Sometimes we can identify an allergen that could be responsible. Very often no agent responsible for the rash c ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Rare: There is one report of cardiomyopathy which improved with a gluten free diet. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15887437 this large study showe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Gerd and asthma frequently go hand in hand. Gerd can result in asthma and in turn, asthma can be associated with developing gerd. There are nerve endi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
No: I do not think there is a relation between the heart and bone disease.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes there is: G6pd is glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. There have been case reports of patients with g6pd developing hairy cell leukemia. The more imp ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cathie Lippman
47 years experience Environmental Health
Yes: The more harsh chemicals and pollutants we have to deal with, the more stress on our detoxifying system. That can lead to increasing allergies which ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Sanico
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cause is unknown: Although allergen sensitivity is one of several factors that have been implicated in meniere's disease, the exact cause of this condition remains to b ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not directly: Some asthmatics are allergic to alcohol and drinking may exacerbate their asthma. Also, drinking is often done together with smoking - cigarettes and ... Read More
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not really: Both conditions are immune-mediated and inflammatory and thus can be treated with immunosuppressive medications. However, cidp and lupus erythematosus ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid deficiency: Or excess can affect every organ, process and function in your body. Since i don't know what you mean by "gastric", i can't tell you if it's caused or ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Wonderful question. A lot of people with lower iq smoke because they don't realize the dangers of it. Quite a few people with high iq smoke because th ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes : There are tropical filarial diseases that can cause permanent lymphatic damage and result in a condition such as elephantiasis, a form of severe lymph ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
None known: The cause of rosacea continues to be unclear but it is not believed to be related to allergies. . The immunological mechanism of allergies is via ige ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Smoking --> Stress: Cigarette smoking puts tremendous stress on our minds & bodies. People become addicted to cigarettes very quickly and when you go for awhile without s ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Not really: Not in the true sense of the word, not that we know of anyway. However, sometimes fibromyalgia is a misdiagnosis (like in the case of lyme disease as ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience General Practice
Absolutely: Remember - everything that happens in your body starts with the food you eat, digest, and absorb. This provides the basic building blocks for everythi ... Read More

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