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Lungs diseases caused by smoking

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 41 years experience
Several: Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, neoplasms, bronchectasis, kartagener's syndrome, primary ciliary dyskinesia, cystic fibrosi... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hon Lee
Dr. Hon Leeanswered
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
Pulmonary Disease: Pulmonary disease is a broad category which has many causes and many manifestations. Lung diseases can be innate from birth or can be a result of env... Read More
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Dr. Jon Spiers
Thoracic Surgery 33 years experience
Smoking is bad: You are right - smokers are hurting their lungs, and smoking is one of the causes of pulmonary disease. But there are other causes, such as genetics,... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology 34 years experience
Sure,: While it depends on quantity, the normal toxins in pot smoke (assuming it has not been sprayed with even more toxic subtances) hae been considered eq... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
You bet cha.: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: The longer you smoked the greater the likelihood of disease.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
When we stop smoking: Our lungs are finally able to start cleaning themselves of all the crap we put down there for years. This can result in the development of a severe... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
No: But if it keeps you from smoking them, i don't mind perpetuating this information.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 46 years experience
Yes: Smoking can lead on to develop emphysema, which causes hyperinflation sec to airtrapping.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 20 years experience
Occupational factors: In us, about 85% of lung cancer is related to smoking. Other causes of lung cancer is include secondhand smoke, occupational and environmental fac... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Does increase risk: Smoking increases the risk of pneumonia (lung infection). It also is a strong contributor to COPD (emphysema/chronic bronchitis) which increases the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 41 years experience
???: I am not sure if this is the worst worry for those who smoke crystal myth, there are many serious complications associated with doing substance like t... Read More
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