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water on the lungs in the elderly

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Needs more treament: Depending upon cause eg heart failure, pneumonia or poor nutrition, pt will get more tmt and f/u.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Liquid IN: Lungs would be pneumonia, but fluid around lungs is called effusion. It can be benign (not cancer) or malignant. The former, treat the renal or heart ... Read More
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Time: And oxygen if needed. Young ones are amazingly tough! God gave them the will to live!!
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: The lungs do get "smaller" with age and lose some of their elastic recoil (ability to deflate with exhalation) but age alone should not result in brea ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Not directly: Excess mucous in the lungs could be associated with chronic sinus disease (a cause of headaches) or cough (severe coughing can lead to headaches).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarrett
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Basically...: Wherever you feel your ribs, your lugs are underneath them.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Kidneys filter the blood and eliminate waste and get rid of excess fluid, and salt. They also have hormonal functions.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
under ribs: The lungs in the front and back are inside the rib cage. This is why doctors will place a stethoscope on the back as well as the front to evaluate th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Higher O2: Drop down masks flow oxygen at higher concentration than cabin air. Same principle as when oxygen is given to a patient to breathe. Higher oxygen conc ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Fronm neck down: From back of neck and shoulders to about one inch below scapula.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Minimal: Most were evacuated almost immediately. A few workers developed bone marrow suppression and died. The workers that shielded the doomed plant were w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be carefull danger: Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down rapidly breakdown products of damaged muscle cells are released int ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gavin Noble
21 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: But aggressive investigation of the cause and appropriate treatment are very important.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: The amount of urea that goes to the kidneys is a function of the concentration of urea in the blood. If the concentration is high then the amount of ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Drainage of lymph: Lymph is a natural fluid made by the immune system (lymphatic system) to keep the body healthy. Any foreign material or waste product that persists in ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Fibromyalgia is what: Fibromyagia is what it is. Hyperalgesia and musuclar trigger points, and it is not found in the hands, feet, and lower legs. There may bay be painfu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Check out these : Links. Take care! http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/lymphangioleiomyomatosis. ht ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Oygenation: The short answer is that the lungs oxygenate the venous blood.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Well sure...: More oxygen/less CO2 in blood after passing thru lungs; more absorbed nutrients after passing thru gut; first-pass metabolism occurs in liver; reduced ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Edema: In general your statement is correct.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
If Bad Enough: The lungs have remarkable capacity to overcome problems with what we'd call "gas exchange", but if enough of the lung tissue is taken out of the pictu ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
No: If you live in a community where Fluoride has been placed in the municipal water supply, it has already been provided at the optimum and safe level. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Filtration pressure: Filtration in the nephrons is a combination of physical and chemical pressure. Blood pressure provides the physical pressure for filtration. If the re ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Bronchus/bronchiole: The wind pipe or trachea branches of into left and right bronchus, they further divide into smaller bronchioles. These structures are made up of carti ... Read More

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