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Doctor insights on: Are There Any Vitamins Or Minerals That Are Good For Lung Function

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Can severe vitamin deficiencies cause poor lung function and lung inflammation?

Can severe vitamin deficiencies cause poor lung function and lung inflammation?

Vitamin D: Vitamin d has been associated with poor lung function. Severe vitamin a deficiency can affect the lining of the airways. Most of the other deficiencies generally make you sick. Thiamine deficiency can affect your heart primarily and lungs indirectly. Most of the others do not affect primarily lungs. ...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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Hello doctor, I'm Ayush a smoker, want to know good vitamin or supplement to detox lungs...

Hello doctor, I'm Ayush a smoker, want to know good vitamin or supplement to detox lungs...

Smoking cessation.: Stop smoking, that will detoxify your lungs. It will take a full 15 years for your CV risk comes back to that of a nonsmoker and 5 years before your stroke risk normalizes. Just stop smoking. ...Read more

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Took my vitamins then a min later had a tight pain in throat n upper chest for a min. Cardio work up good yr ago. Esophageal spasm? Hist gerd, pots, eds

Took my vitamins then a min later had a tight pain in throat n upper chest for a min. Cardio work up good yr ago. Esophageal spasm? Hist gerd, pots, eds

Pill esophagitis?: Did you take your vitamin with a good amount of water? Assuming we're not talking about a chewable vitamin, this could be pill esophagitis, wherein the pill gets stuck in the esophagus, causing an intense local reaction. Make sure you take vitamins (any pills, really) with eight ounces of water. ...Read more

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What Vitamins can give you to a 15months old have weak lungs? He can easily have cough and colds.

What Vitamins can give you to a 15months old have weak lungs? He can easily have cough and colds.

Weak lungs?: I would not say your baby has "weak lungs". He is in fact being exposed to new germs every day and his body will be developing an immunity to them. It is a great idea to make sure that he eats well and sleeps well. Also, you can give him a good children's multivitamin and perhaps some echinacea as directed to boost his immunity. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine/food/vitamin that will strengthen my lungs?

What kind of medicine/food/vitamin that will strengthen my lungs?

Incentive spirometer: There are medications that can improve breathing in patients with bronchoconstriction (ie; asthma, COPD), but do not specifically strengthen muscles associated with respiration. Physical therapists specially trained in respiratory therapy can work with you to perform exercises to strengthen those muscles. An inspiratory spirometer device can also help. ...Read more

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Vitamin A can help to rebuild the lungs after smoking cessation?

Vitamin A can help to rebuild the lungs after smoking cessation?

Does not: Sorry have to say that Vit A does not rebuild lungs. Congratulations for stopping to smoke. Risk associated with smoking are reduced over time after smoking cessation. Most important is never to smoke again. Thanks. ...Read more

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I think that I aspirated vitamin C pill. Would I be coughing if it were in my lungs? Is it unlikely if I'm not coughing?

I think that I aspirated vitamin C pill. Would I be coughing if it were in my lungs? Is it unlikely if I'm not coughing?

Cough protects you: Aspirating happens quite commonly -I can't even count how many times I've taken a drink of water and it 'went down the wrong pipe'. The cough reflex is there to protect the lungs, and in ur case I would be almost certain ur body did what it was supposed to do -cough it OUT of the airways and back into the GI tract -oropharynx or esophagus. If cough persists, you have pain or other symptoms-see doc ...Read more

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What is the proper vitamins for the lung that have possible for tubercolosis?

TB: Vitamins do not help lungs with tb. You need to get diagnosed as to the type of tb/strain and treated with the appropriate antibiotic. Vitamins are okay only for general health if your diet is poor. ...Read more

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Are vitamins and other supplements important for your lung health?

Are vitamins and other supplements important for your lung health?

Yes: Vitamin d insufficiency has been linked to asthma and respiratory infections in kids and adults. Also, antioxidants like vitamins a, c and e as well as minerals like zinc and magnesium support healthy lung function. Omega 3 fatty acids and probiotics also may be effective for promoting a healthy respiratory system. ...Read more

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I got lung surgery a couple years ago and I want to make sure my lungs stay strong. Are there vitamins I can take?

I got lung surgery a couple years ago and I want to make sure my lungs stay strong. Are there vitamins I can take?

Pulmonary evaluation: Have you had a pulmonary evaluation to check your present lung function. ...Read more

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After quitting smoking, are there vitamins to aid in lung repair?

After quitting smoking, are there vitamins to aid in lung repair?

Congratulations!!: Now that you have taken your first steps on the road to a healthier life, your lungs will naturally heal themselves. The best ways you can help them to do this are to continue to not smoke, to eat a good and balanced diet, to sleep well, and to begin an exercise program. The more you do for your overall health, the better able to heal your lungs will be. There are no magic pills. ...Read more

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What are some foods and natural vitamins to strengthen heart and lungs of elderly patients?

What are some foods and natural vitamins to strengthen heart and lungs of elderly patients?

Fruits, veggies, supps: Fruits & veggies contain beneficial flavonoids & antioxidants- eat ones with all the colors of the rainbow! supplements proven to strengthen the heart are magnesium (found in dark leafy greens/nuts/seeds), coq10 (ubiquinol/ubqh is the form best for the elderly), d-ribose, taurine and carnitine. I recommend the book reverse heart disease now by stephen sinatra md for details. ...Read more

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What disease might cause the body to quit producing vitamin b resulting in blood clots on the lungs?

What disease might cause the body to quit producing vitamin b resulting in blood clots on the lungs?

Your body doesn't: The body does not produce vitamin b. That comes from your diet. Vitamin b is not associated with blood clots. ...Read more

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Could an early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies? Thinking around B12, D, K, E.

Could an early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies? Thinking around B12, D, K, E.

You are way out!: You have a load of anxiety without any good reason. Just relax and forget that you have cancer. If you had the cancer, it will not remain hidden. But you will go insane thinking about it and worrying about it. I suggest that you adopt a good hobby like a long morning walk daily and get your mind off the subject of Cancer. ...Read more

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Why would vitamin a deficiency or excess cause lung cancer?

Why would vitamin a deficiency or excess cause lung cancer?

Not a major factor: Vitamin excess is not known to be associated with lung cancer, except in one study of supplemental beta carotene. In contrast, vitamin a deficiency may be a factor by affecting the health of epithelium. ...Read more

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Does early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies through malabsorption? Would it be seen on CT at this point?

Does early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies through malabsorption? Would it be seen on CT at this point?

Two issues: Early stage small cell lung cancer does not cause malabsorption. Detection with CT would depend on the size and location of the lesion.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it true vitamin A & E suppl. Increase the risk of cancer! I read on internet smokers used beta-carotene were 18% more likely to get lung cancer!

Is it true vitamin A & E suppl. Increase the risk of cancer! I read on internet smokers used beta-carotene were 18% more likely to get lung cancer!

Possibly: It is true that these supplements do not help to prevent cancer and may increase risk of some cancers. Your doctor may still feel you need them for certain problems, but you should not take them as a cancer preventative. ...Read more

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Could metabolic activty from early small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficincies (B12, D, Zinc, follate)? &Would this earlry tumor show on CT?

Could metabolic activty from early small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficincies (B12, D, Zinc, follate)? &Would this earlry tumor show on CT?

No; but poor diet ca: Vitamin deficiencies (more than 1) like those of which you speak come from a poor diet that often includes alcohol or cigarettes. All of those can, in turn, cause small cell lung cancer but not necessarily. Cancer patients often eat poorly, but there are other reasons (liver disease, heart failure, kidney disease) which can do the same thing. Go to your doctor, get checked out. ...Read more

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What are tell tell signs of lung cancer? I have coughed up blood, I have been having upper/middle back pain, and when I went to the doctor they said I had low vitamin d I just wanted a second opinion on what these symptoms might be.

What are tell tell signs of lung cancer? I have coughed up blood, I have been having upper/middle back pain, and when I went to the doctor they said I had low vitamin d I just wanted a second opinion on what these symptoms might be.

Weight: Weight loss, spitting up blood, lack of appetite and energy along with abnormal cxr or ct chest (spot of chesr x ray or ct chest) are all suggestive of cancer. Sometimes coughing too hard/bronchitis can lead to blood in sputum as well besides lung cancer. ...Read more

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I took Rainbow Light Prenatal Vitamin, and I have had chest pain. Like a squeezing sensation in middle of chest. What is this?

I took Rainbow Light Prenatal Vitamin, and I have had chest pain. Like a squeezing sensation in middle of chest. What is this?

Mgt: Chest pain during pregnancy may be caused by several disorders. Among these are reflux associated pain, pulmonary embolism, irregular heart rhythms, asthma and infection. An inbox consultation may be booked online, and a visit with your physician is suggested. ...Read more

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Taking naturemade vitamjn D3 2000 iu per day for 1 month can cause chest spasm? My vitamin d is 8 ng/ml and magnesium 118.

Taking naturemade vitamjn D3 2000 iu per day for 1 month can cause chest spasm? My vitamin d is 8 ng/ml and magnesium 118.

NO: Vitamin d does not cause chest pain. Mag. Deficiency causes spasm but I don't know the significance of 118 (the labs I use have a normal range of 1.5-2.4).
With a d level so low I advise 8000 iu/day for at least 3 months- aim for a level of 50-80. See http://bit. Ly/1gnxnk0
it's important to assure you have adequate vit a ; k as well- see http://bit. Ly/1d6mkhq
see http://bit. Ly/1dpai09 re: mag. ...Read more

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I have COPD and get chest infections every 3weeks is there ne vitamins out there I could take or nething I could do 2 cut these infections down im wor?

I have COPD and get chest infections every 3weeks is there ne vitamins out there I could take or nething I could do 2 cut these infections down im wor?

Copd: Vitamins may not prevent infections, but may help in general well being. Any centrum silver multivitamin may be helpful. May be you need some antibiotics for your frequent infections. Check with a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Anemic, vitamin d deficient and chest pain and oab. Are these related?

Anemic, vitamin d deficient and chest pain and oab. Are these related?

Unlikely: There does not appear to be a cause and effect relationship with what you state, other than anemia can cause easy fatigue. ...Read more

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Can chest rickets be corrected at the age of 17 without operation. How to improve calcium &vitamin d if I have chest rickets?

Can chest rickets be corrected at the age of 17 without operation. How to improve calcium &vitamin d if I have chest rickets?

Pectus excavatum???: You need special kind of dr for this. Begin by defining exactly what you have. No pills will change the shape of your ribs. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause arm and chest pain?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause arm and chest pain?

Unlikely: Generally vitamin d deficiency causes no symptoms. However some patients with vitamin d deficiency can have muscle aches. ...Read more

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Do you think using Aloe Vera & Vitamin E cream would be a help? For white spots on my chest and neck?

Do you think using Aloe Vera & Vitamin E cream would be a help? For white spots on my chest and neck?

Won't hurt: But you can have this followed as this can be any number of issues such as vitiligo (if you have family hx, autoimmune problems), tinea versicolor (fungal infection), idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (usually seen on sun exposed areas) or pityriasis alba (white in summer and becomes dry and reddish/scaly in winter - seen in teenagers) or Nevis depigmentosus (hair in discolored area is white) ...Read more

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Had 2 EKG done a week apart. Once because overdose on vitamin D with severe chest pain. I can feel my heart hurting but dr says EKG came out regular?

Had 2 EKG done a week apart. Once because overdose on vitamin D with severe chest pain. I can feel my heart hurting but dr says EKG came out regular?

No heart feeling.: At your age the heart problems are usually not as prevalent as in the later. The heart hurting feeling can be due to a lot of other conditions, and stomach acid is one of them.

Don't worry for this being a heart related issue. Good luck. ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more