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Is Second Hand Smoke Dangerous For A Person Recovering From A Pulmonary Embolism
Yes: Second-hand smoke is dangerous for anyone, regardless of whether they're recovering from an acute illness or not. However, if you are recovering from an embolism, it would be best to avoid anything like second-hand smoke that might cause difficulty breathing or coughing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more
Yes: Secondhand smoke has been shown to have bad health effects in those that inhale the secondhand smoke. Is this as bad as smoking? My response is any smoke is not good for you and you should avoid breathing it at any cost. Talk to your manager and look to avoid smoke in the workplace. There are smoking in Public Place Laws in may states that prohibit smoking in the workplace. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say.: Lung cancer usually, if not always develops in people over 40 with the peak incidence between 55 and 65 years. Cases under 40 are rare regardless of cause. However the international agency for research on cancer, the U.S. Surgeon general, and many other agencies have classified secondhand smoke as a carcinogen, and many U.S. Studies showed ad increased relative risk for cancer in those exposed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a bronchospasm possible in someone without asthma or a respiratory disease? A single cough sets me off, and not even a forceful one!
Bronchospasm : Bronchospasm is possible at any time and for any reason. However, not all wheezing equates to bronchospasm. There are multiple reasons to produce the familiar whistling sound- chest auscultation is a must. Having said that, undiagnosed underlying reactive airway disease is certainly possible especially in your age group. Would suggest specialty evaluation after you see your primary doctor. ...Read more
Not your baby,: Who will have increase in asthma, pneumonia and respiratory illness, buth the child that grow up to be an adult might. By this i mean that the exposure may initiate the damage that takes many, many years to manifest. Do not expose your child or any one else to tobacco smoke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had excessive exposure to secound hand smoke as a child. As a young adult i developed asthma. Is this because of the second hand smoke?
Possibly.. : There are many reasons for asthma to develop, including an inherent pre-disposition. But, in the right circumstances, second/hand smoke can certainly be one risk factor for asthma to develop. Other factors include respiratory infections, environmental allergies, occupational exposures etc. ...Read more
Yes: Always get medical clearance before attempting any new or significant physical activity. There are reports of people dying during marathons from cardiac problems. It can be a tremendous assault on the cardiovascular system. Train carefully and wisely and with a coach/mentor if possible. Listen to your body. Get medical clearance -- may need stress test. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Second hand smoke: Not usually but it can possibly be a trigger for migraines. ...Read more
Depends: It depends. If there is severe smoke and fire, no one will last. If it is mild, the non smoker has a better chance of surviving due to better breathing capacity, better lung performance and the sheer ability to run faster than the smoker. ...Read more
Good, Bad, or Ugly: Is asking if such lungs will remind us of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly... after 10 years of intentionally inhaling the smoke... such lungs with be both Bad and Ugly. However, there is hope in life. Never smoke anything again, from this moment onward. That may mean avoiding people who smoke, and may mean avoiding other forms of tobacco, avoiding vaping, and avoiding other addictive substances. ...Read more
For a lung transplant does another person have to die or is it possible to get a donated part of a lung?
Both are possible: Your doctor will discuss with you the options. Most lung transplants are from a person who has died. Some institutions may offer living related lung transplant. This is obtained from a family member. Your doctor will discuss the reason for lung transplant and the options. You may learn more from UNOS.org ...Read more
A concentration of 0.01 % co is lethal. How is it possible to smoke a cigarette and not die immediately?
Apples to oranges: Your concentration is looking at the measurement in the air that is being breathed. And it makes a great difference the concentration as it exists in the body. Obviously the amount delivered in cigarettes is less than immediately lethal. It does however attach to red blood cells and stays till they die reducing oxygen deliver to the tissues of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends on: What types of toxic fumes/ vapors are released and how much toxic material is inhaled. For instance, a person lying on the ground may inhale less smoke that someone who is standing. There isn't a one size fits all answer for this one. ...Read more
Is it okay for me to smoke cannabis while on rivaroxaban? I'm being treated for a pulmonary embolism which was provoked due to me being hospitilised after renal failure.
No: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy. Cannabis is illegal under U.S. federal law, so one can be convicted of a crime. Having a conviction may have bad side effects, such as problems getting a new job or the inability to enter Canada for a vacation. Regardless, cannabis is not necessary for life. ...Read more
Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more
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