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How big are the lungs?

How big are the lungs?

Lungs: There are variations between humans, but on average the right lung weighs about 625 grams and the left lung weighs about 567 grams (it is smaller because of the heart). Weight variances are due to the amount of blood or fluid that is in the lung. Males have heavier lungs than females; weight proportionally to the weight of the rest of the body is 1:37 in males, and 1:42 in females. ...Read more

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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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How big are our lungs?

How big are our lungs?

In terms of surface: area, they are as large as a whole tennis court. ...Read more

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Can your lungs regenerate itself?

Can your lungs regenerate itself?

No lung regeneration: An adult lung does not grow new tissue; however, injured lung may potentially recover partial or near normal function. ...Read more

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What causes fluid build in lungs?

What causes fluid build in lungs?

Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and i can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more

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How serious are nogels in the lungs?

How serious are nogels in the lungs?

Depends: That depends on the size, shape, calcification, location, age of the person, history of cigarettes smoking, exposure to fungal illness etc. The causes of lung nodules are many including scar tissue, old fungal or tuberculous infection, cancer, blood vessel, benign tumors of lungs etc, hence, evaluation by a lung specialist is necessary. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getin collasped lungs ?

Why do I keep getin collasped lungs ?

Pneumothorax: Some people, especially athletic teenaged men, simply experience multiple episodes of unexplained lung rupture and collapse. I hope you don't smoke and that your physicians have talked about pleurodesis to prevent more episodes, and ruled out antitrypsin deficiency, sarcoidosis, and adult-type cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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Could you die from holding smoke in your lungs?

Could you die from holding smoke in your lungs?

Not likely: I assume you mean cigarette smoke which is highly toxic in the long run and will not doubt kill you eventually, but the concentration in one or two puffs is irritating but not deadly. You can't hold it in long as you are obliged to breathe in between inhalation of the toxic smoke. ...Read more

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What are the causes of having dryness in the lungs.?

What are the causes of having dryness in the lungs.?

Explain question: I am not sure I understand what dryness in the lungs is- please resubmit your question. ...Read more

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Any thing to about a metaldust polutionog your lungs?

Any thing to about a metaldust polutionog your lungs?

Lung disease: Your question is very confusing. Metal workers can experience significant side effects of inhaling the particles if the appropriate respirators were not worn. This leads to scarring and some very serious malignancy. ...Read more

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What desease causes lungs to go hard? And how is it prefented from speading or stopping it?

Hard lungs: There are multiple possibilities of different disease families that can make the lungs stiff. Discuss with your doctor to get information pertinent to the disease which relates to you. ...Read more

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What is surfactant in the lungs?

What is surfactant in the lungs?

Critical: Surfactant keeps your lungs from collapsing, effectively defying the laws of surface physics to allow your air spaces to remain open and bring gas to and from your blood. ...Read more

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How to treat rales on the lungs?

How to treat rales on the lungs?

Treat cause: Go see your doc for full examine to determine cause of rales, whether heart failure or infection, etc. Cause of rales will dictate treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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Nodular opacities in lungs in telugu?

See a pulmonologist: Lung nodules could be malignant or benign. Your doctor may decide to follow it up with periodic radiology to assess stability or opt for tissue diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is any cure for mycrobacterium on lungs?

Yes: Multiple combination antibiotics for prolonged time. Though their is increasing cases of multi drug resistance TB. The use of directly observed therapy by some health department is important to ensure adherence to prolonged therapy. Initial respiratory isolation is important ...Read more

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What causes a person's lungs to collapse?

What causes a person's lungs to collapse?

Varies...: Most commonly it is from either trauma that can result in increased pressures in the chest or rib fractures that tear the lung. The other common source is bleb or bullous disease of the lung. Imagine an overinflated balloon ready to pop. Something causes it to have increased pressure and air then leaks out to cause the lung to collapse. Other reasons can include cancer and bad emphysema. ...Read more

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I have scarring in the lungs, what to do?

I have scarring in the lungs, what to do?

Most scar tissue in: The lungs is not serious. It could be from effect of past pneumonia, exposure to.Toxic fumes, smoke, asbestos. Etc.There is no specific treatment other than treating the symptoms.Discuss this matter in detail with ur pcp or lung specialist.Take care! http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/pulmonary-fibrosis/symptoms-diagnosis.html. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/pulmonary-fibrosis. ...Read more

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Are crackles in your lungs always pneumonia?

No: Not always. Other lung pathology can result in "crackles" when your doctor listens to your lungs. ...Read more

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Is a bloodclot of 46 mm in the lungs deadly?

Iserious problem: You are talking about pulmonary embolism which can be life threatening. Often there is a secondary cause from where the blood clot gets dislodged and end up in the lungs. It is important to look for and treat the underlying cause too. ...Read more

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Anatomy (Definition)

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