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Lungs diseases caused by smoking

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Narrow airways: The straw represents narrow air passages.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Airflow resistance: Think of the lungs as a giant balloon. The critical point in the system is the neck of the balloon. The narrower the neck, the harder it is for air to... Read More
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Mimics it: When you smoke, your air passages become clogged with both temporary debris (inflammation, swelling, mucus) and permanent changes (scarring, narrowing... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Several: Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, neoplasms, bronchectasis, kartagener's syndrome, primary ciliary dyskinesia, cystic fibrosi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hon Lee
Dr. Hon Leeanswered
Thoracic Surgery 35 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: The longer you smoked the greater the likelihood of disease.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
No: But if it keeps you from smoking them, i don't mind perpetuating this information.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 44 years experience
Yes: Smoking can lead on to develop emphysema, which causes hyperinflation sec to airtrapping.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 18 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