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Lung (Definition)

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


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I've been smoking since 2 years. Age 19.I want to start boxing now. Will my lungs be able to function like clean lungs or they'll stay damaged?

I've been smoking since 2 years. Age 19.I want to start boxing now. Will my lungs be able to function like clean lungs or they'll stay damaged?

If you stop smoking: They will get better within months, and within a few years will be back to their normal state of health (although the dark staining of the lungs doesn't go away). But you have to STOP, or the damage will continue, and it will effect your endurance, strength and stamina. Read more

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I quit smoking. How many years until my lungs are clean?

I quit smoking. How many years until my lungs are clean?

2 years: There is research that suggests being smoke free for 2 years returns much of the function. 10 months sees a major improvement. Read more

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After you quit smoking how long does it take for your lungs to fully clean up?

After you quit smoking how long does it take for your lungs to fully clean up?

Tremendous Incentive: After one year off cigarettes, your cardiac risk decreases is less than 1/2 of smoker, 5 years risk of cva decreases, 10 yrs, risk of lung cancer drops to 30 to 50% and 15 yrs, cardiac risk is same as if never smoked. Your lungs will never fully clean themselves as you say but your overall health will be greatly improved. Read more

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Hello doctor I've been smoking for almost a year now and have quit a week ago, can u tell me how do I clean my lungs and tar in it.

Hello doctor I've been smoking for almost a year now and have quit a week ago, can u tell me how do I clean my lungs and tar in it.

Self-cleaning: First of all, congratulations on quitting! That is among the most awesome things you can to for your health - seriously!
Your lungs are well-equipped to clean themselves. Stopping smoking will allow cilia in the respiratory epithelium to regrow and reanimate. These cells will literally sweep away particulates and pollutants. Your lungs have other cells and systems to help clear foreign substances Read more

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How to clean my lungs with natural are surgical or tablet methods? To overcome the damage done by smokiing?

How to clean my lungs with natural are surgical or tablet methods? To overcome the damage done by smokiing?

Cessation: Smoking cessation is the first step, with time your lungs will recover to some degree. The sooner you stop the faster the shorter will be recovery. Read more

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Is alcohol and smoking on HRT safe?

Is alcohol and smoking on HRT safe?

Smoking and HRT.: Smoking and HRT are very bad together, greatly increasing the risks of cardiovascular side effects, like blood clots and strokes. Alcohol in large quantities, both primarily and secondarily, can have some estrogenic effects which could impact those also taking HRT, too. Smoking is dangerous enough just by itself. Read more

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Will alcohol and smoking affect my kidneys?

Will alcohol and smoking affect my kidneys?

Yes: Tobacco causes vascular, blood vessel, disease all over body i.e. Heart, brain, legs, and kidneys, etc. Excess alcohol hurts the overall circulatory system and liver, both affect kidneys. You get heart & liver failure from heavy use. While moderation in alcohol does not have well documented risk it does not have any benefits for heart or others. How to define moderation? Better quit both. Read more

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Does alcohol or smoking reduce male fertility?

Does alcohol or smoking reduce male fertility?

Yes: Both can have direct toxic effects at level of testicles. Smoking can create "oxygen radicals" that can directly effect sperm membranes and function of sperm. Both can have indirect effect at level of hypothalmus and pituitary, particularly alcohol, and effect stimulation properties on testicular production of sperm. Lastly, from testicles to ejaculation is 90d, thus effect can be long lasting! Read more

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Alcohol and smoking on hrt, is it okay to do this?

Alcohol and smoking on hrt, is it okay to do this?

No, esp smoking: With alcohol, depends on dose. Safe drinking in women amounts to no more than one standard drink per day, and never more than 4 on one occasion. Smoking greatly increases the chance of blood clots on hormone replacement therapy, which is one of the main side effects of estrogen. This is true whether it is oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy. You increase your chances of embolus. Read more

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Is smoking less dangerous for your health than drinking alcohol?

Is smoking less dangerous for your health than drinking alcohol?

No: No but cigarette smoking (addiction) and alcoholism are two of the top three preventable causes of death. They are among the top contributors to "all cause" mortality because they can adversely affect your health in so many ways. There may be some beneficial health effects of drinking small amounts of alcohol regularly, particularly red wine. Read more

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What are differences between the effects of alcohol consumption and smoking?

It depends how much: Smoking is bad for you in any amount but its efeects are related to how many cigarettes and for how many years consumed. It causes copd, cadiovascular diseases, cancers of lung and mouth, perpheral vascular disease, impotence and erectile dysfunction, fetal abnormailities, bad teeth&breath
alcohol in moderation may be beneficial for heart, but if abused can cause liver cirrhosis/failure and cardiomyopathy. Read more

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I wants to quit my bad habits like smoking and alcohol please give me suggestions to quit these terms...

I wants to quit my bad habits like smoking and alcohol please give me suggestions to quit these terms...

First steps: Quitting addictions can b easier for some people than others. Most people who succeed in the long-term make multiple attempts. Odds of sustaining quitting don't really improve much until quite some time, so not relapsing is as important as quitting. The american cancer association has good tips for stop smoking, and there are support groups for alcohol. Mds and psychologists can also help. Read more