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A Lung Disease Causes By Breathing In Volcanic Ash
Narrow airways: The straw represents narrow air passages.Get a more detailed answer ›
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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 flow in and out. In chronic obstructive lung disease the bronchial tubes are narrower due to mucous, swelling, inflammation and sometimes loss of support structures. The straw analogy relates to the airflow limitation through smaller tubes/airways. ...Read more
Can breathing in a rotten apple for an extended period of time be harmful to health? Can it cause lung disease?
Potentially: If the apple was rotten enough, you might inhale mold spores which is a health hazard, and could cause lung problems, but that is an extreme version of a rotten apple. Throw it away! ...Read more
Are there problems with breathing jet fuel over a period of time that could lead to obstructive lung disease?
Not certain: The department of defense has done research on this subject and does not believe that there are long term side effects from jet fuel exposure. There might be evidence to the contrary. Jet fuel exposure is not commonly considered a risk factor for copd. ...Read more
Grandfather hospitalized for difficulty breathing. Age 77y, so is heart or lung disease more common?
Heart: Heart disease is more common. In 2008, cardiovascular diseased caused 812, 000 deaths—33 percent of all deaths wheresas lung disease caused 242, 000. However, overall population statistics may have nothing to do with your grandfatther and hopefully evaluation in the hospital will quickly determine the causes for his shortness of breath whether cardiac/lung or even anemia. Good luck. ...Read more
My daughter has chronic lung disease. Since last night she is coughing, and her breathing is more faster. Is it anything to do with the cold weather?
Chronic throat clearing problem after a cold 19 months ago, could this be a serious problem? Could I have lung disease? No trouble breathing at all!
Post nasal drip?: Most people I know with this symptom have post nasal drip. It's drainage from sinus cavities going down the back of throat and causes either cough, tickling or other irritation. Can be mild to severe. Ask doctor for suggestions, confirmation, tx or referral if you feel too irritated. Best! ...Read more
M31, after inguinal hernia surgery in gen. Anesthesia I felt difficulties in breathing n vomited several times. Do I have lung disease?
Exposure to asbestos:
Exposure to asbestos could cause deposition of plaques of asbestos on the diaphragm and in the lung which called asbestosis. This cause lunf fibrosis and restrictive lung dis. Occasionally it could turn to a form of pleural cancer called mesothelioma.
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Cough, asthma, pain: Indoor mold is a very common yet often hidden problem. It can cause a variety of serious health problems including cough, asthma, shortness of breath & chest pain, both through allergic reactions to mold and due to inflammation caused by exposure to mold toxins. About 25% of the population has a genetic hypersensitivity to mold. See http://www. Survivingmold. Com/diagnosis for much more information. ...Read more
Could anybody get subclavin steel syndrome's or unknown lung disease caused by immune system turning on you?
Possibly: Most cases of subclavian steal syndrome are due to non-immune causes, such as atherosclerosis, cervical rib. Very few cases of giant-cell arteritis with that syndrome have been described. As for unknown lung diseases, there are several that are several that are due to a hyperactive immune system. ...Read more
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Mayo defines instertitial markings a lung disease caused ie (asbestos, silica dust, grain dust?) are dependent instertitial different if syptm same?
Just a description:
"Interstitial markings" are a descriptive term that radiologists and lung specialists use to describe specific markings in the lungs on chest xrays or CT scans.
Many different types of diseases in the lungs cause "interstitial markings." The way to find out which disease it is usually requires a biopsy of some sort. The symptoms are usually cough and shortness of breath. ...Read more
A few: One of the most common lung difficulties we see, especially with c-section babies, is transient tachypnea of the newborn. This occurs when there is still fluid in the lungs, because the baby didn't exit via the birth canal and literally have the fluid squeezed out. Infections can also occur resulting in pneumonia. Some babies "transition" slowly, & need a little help learning to breath room air. ...Read more
I am a 63 y.O. Female experiencing significant, unintended wt loss. Could cause be dynamic hyperinflation from lung disease (lam)?
Time for workup: I wouldn't attribute significant passive weight loss to anything simple or benign. I would get in for a workup with your physician within the next 10 days & see if there is something fixable going on. ...Read more
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 environmental impacts. Among these environmental influences linked to climate, geography and ecology, smoking has been clearly identified as a root cause of many lung/pulmonary ailments. ...Read more
2ndhand smoke, etc.: The chief cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke. Nonsmoker cases are from a combination of genetic factors, radon gas, asbestos, and air pollution including secondhand smoke. Asbestos can also cause mesothelioma, a cancer of the pleura or lining on the surface of the lung and diaphragm. So a combo. Of pollution, smoking and other factors likely causes urban lung disease. ...Read more
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 equivalent to a pack of cigarettes. Think about it...Tokers suck it in and hold it down in their lungs, right!? Chronic coughs from the smoke and some depressed immune function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or worse are risks -. ...Read more
Altered lung volume: Refer to diagram explaining reasoning for increase. ...Read more
Yes: The longer you smoked the greater the likelihood of disease. ...Read more
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Can gerd cause interstitial lung disease? And if so are the chances of developing ILD from gerd small?
Yes: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a pulmonary as well as a systemic disease. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the extrapulmonary manifestations of COPD, and its incidence increases with the aggravation of COPD. The mechanisms of ED in patients with COPD are not yet completely understood ...Read more
Describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation. Clubbing may be hereditary, ie, primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, but, more often, it is acquired and is associated with a number of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular disorders. It may occur with several lung diseases.
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