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Is c.O.P.D. A real lung disease?

Is c.O.P.D. A real lung disease?

YES!!: Chronic obstructive lung disease. This is a heading for chronic bronchitis/asthma and emphysema. One may have overlap with eachother. This is diagnosed with a history and physical as well as chest xray and pulmonary function test. Copd is not interchangeable with emphysema. ...Read more

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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How would I know if I have lung disease?

How would I know if I have lung disease?

Lung da: Tell doc your symptoms, then do exam, probably chest ray, and sometimes pulmonary function test. You may need to see pulmonologist. See pcp first. ...Read more

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What exactly is restrictive lung disease?

What exactly is restrictive lung disease?

See below: Restrictive lung disease is a broad category with many possible causes - it can be caused by obesity, neuromuscular injury, interstitial lung disease etc. The key finding is a reduced total lung capacity and reduced volumes of air that a patient can expire. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lung disease in nonsmoker?

What are the symptoms of lung disease in nonsmoker?

Depends: Lung cancer may occur in smokers or non-smokers. The symptoms are dependent on the location and extent of the cancer. It may be found when asymptomatic (no symptoms) or when very advanced an many symptoms, such as pain, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), seizure (brain mets), shortness of breath, etc. ...Read more

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How can you treat early lung diseases?

How can you treat early lung diseases?

Depends on disease: Non cancerous lung disease is treated by pulmonologists and lifestyle modification. Early lung cancer is demonstrated to be best treated by anatomic resection with complete nodal sampling or node dissection by a board certified thoracic surgeon. Additional/adjunct therapies including chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be indicated based on final pathology staging. ...Read more

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What lung disease is characterized by bullae?

What lung disease is characterized by bullae?

Bullae where?: Bullae are blisters on the skin and there are several serious systemic diseases with blisters that can involve the lungs and many other organs. You're probably asking about bullous emphysema where a lot of the supporting tissue is gone and there are big open areas or blebs that look like blisters on the lungs. Stop smoking. ...Read more

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Can lung disease be associated with dysphagia?

Can lung disease be associated with dysphagia?

Possibly: Depending on the cause of dysphagia, food and liquids may incompletely make it through the esophagus. As a result, food may regurgitate back up and be inhaled or aspirated into the lungs, causing chronic pneumonia or acute lung injury. ...Read more

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How do active lung disease&lung injury differ?

Continuum: An active process can be limited or ongoing-chronic. It can be inflammation, tumor, or trauma or combined. An injury can be trauma and acute, or chronic like smoking. Stab wound is acute and an injury. These words are adjectives describing the situation. Active- something happening. Injury a problem, damage etc. . ...Read more

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How does a person get granulomatois lung disease?

How does a person get granulomatois lung disease?

Infection usually: Certain types of fungal infections may lead to it. Occasionally other diseases such as sarcoidosis or autoimmune disorders may cause it as well. ...Read more

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Lung Diseases (Definition)

Lung diseases are diseases that interfere with the lung's ability to exchange oxygen. They includes genetic diseases, infections, ...Read more