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lung transplant and asthma

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Possible: If you have a lung transplant, you need to be under the close supervision of a physician since symptoms could indicate rejection or an infection that ... Read More
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: You will receive immunosuppressant/anti-rejection drugs if you get a lung transplant, and those usually treat asthma, so probably not; but you will ha ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: You might even lose a pound or two but your clothes will fit the same. The contents of your colon have little effect on your weight and certainly not ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Possibly: It would depend on the cause of the lung failure that led to transplant. Asthma may persist, resolve or be mild after the transplant.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: In a study done many years ago, the recipient without any history of asthma developed asthma after receiving a lung transplant from someone with asthm ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that can be well-controlled with inhaled controller medications. Rarely, if ever, do patients require a lun ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
35 years experience Pulmonology
Transplant : You are asleep and pain-free (under general anesthesia). A surgical cut is made in the chest. Lung transplant surgery is done with the use of a heart- ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Those with ESLD: Those with end stage lung disease. The most common causes of lung disease that lead to transplant are copd/emphysema; cystic fibrosis; and idiopathic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
DEPENDS: Lung transplant is considered in pts with advanced lung dysfunction such as emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary vascular disease.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Lung transplant is an option for iIPF. Transplant for emphysema is the most common indication in the us but IPF is not far behind. Under the current ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Keep fit.: It really depends on your current condition and the reason you need a new lung. In general you should should eat a balanced diet and keep up your nut ... Read More
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