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Are There Any Vitamins Or Minerals That Are Good For Lung Function
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
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
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
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
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
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
NAC: N acetyl cysteine 600 mg twice daily may be helpful. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
What disease might cause the body to quit producing vitamin b resulting in blood clots on the lungs?
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
Does early stage small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficiencies through malabsorption? Would it be seen on CT at this point?
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
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!
Dietitian specializing in cancer said vitamin A betacarotene in carrot juice is very harmful to patients with lung cancer - should it be avoided?
Nonsense: It may interfere with some anti-neoplastic agents but is not directly harmful! ...Read more
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
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.
I took Rainbow Light Prenatal Vitamin, and I have had chest pain. Like a squeezing sensation in middle of chest. What is this?
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.
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
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?
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
Am looking for vitamin to help my body recover from alchohol and crack addiction am in 12 step program and struggling due to fatigue/have chest pains
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