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Pneumoconiosis: These are lung diseases caused by inhaling organic or inorganic minerals that cause an inflammatory response in the lungs. Organic causes include pigeon breeders disease, mold exposure with different materials such as sugar cane for example. Inorganic causes include silicosis, asbestosis or other mineral dusts particles. Patient can develop pulmonary fibrosis. Hope this helps. ...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
Breathing: This is usually a collection of coal dust and sometimes other mining dust chronically in the lungs. It is endemic in miners. It will impair breathing somewhat (more over time) and can lead to chronic lung disease, susceptibility to lung infection and in some cases lung cancer. Not a good thing to have. ...Read more
?: If you live in a coal dust prone area, the incidence will be really high, compared to population living away from it. ...Read more
I opened a big pencil sharpener (the ones you find on teachers desks) the graphite dust flew at me. I inhaled some, will i get graphite pneumoconiosis?
No risk, no worry: This might be a health risk if it happened 10 times a day for many years. A single event will do no harm at all. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
Dust lung disease: Most often these are due to a person's work though many of the people who survived the 9/11 attacks. Coal worker's lung, silicosis, asbestosis, farmer's lung, berylliosis, and bagassosis (sugar cane) are all examples. They are hard to treat and if present, a lawyer may be able to help. ...Read more
Additive: Pneumoconiosis, or restrictive lung disease caused by environmental exposure to things like coal dust or asbestos causes serious progressive lung dysfunction. Pulmonary edema is fluid buildup in the lungs, usually from cardiac dysfunction. If a person has both, it would be expected that their outcome would be worse than if they had either disease alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why ask?: Are you afraid that someone will see your organs? Surely sucking any kind of smoke into your body must be harmful. ...Read more
Black Lung: Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (cwp), colloquially referred to as black lung disease, is caused by long exposure to coal dust. It is a common affliction of coal miners and others who work with coal, similar to both silicosis from inhaling silica dust, and to the long-term effects of tobacco smoking. Inhaled coal dust progressively builds up in the lungs and is unable to be removed by the body. ...Read more
Black lung: Good chance that you have black lungs by now. ...Read more
More info needed.: To know if there was potential for med - med interactions or to know if the indication is already being met - one would need to know the specific medications. Please either clarify with this information & re-ask at this site or discuss with your pharmacist or physician. Take care. ...Read more
CXR, PFTs: Cxr would show deposition of coal and might show some calcifications and pfts could reveal restrictive lung disease. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more
I want to clean or detox my lungs from tar , nicotine nd other harmful substance...please suggest me medicine,drugs or solution...thank u?
I just had X-rays of my lungs 1 looks all white and the other is 3/4 black and at the bottom starts looking white and they told me everything's normal?
Very difficult: to render an opinion on such limited info, and without the X-rays, but there are normally black and white areas on a chest X-ray. For example, the heart shadow normally shows up as a big white structure superimposed over the left lower lung region. ...Read more
There is no: guarantee that it will all be filtered out. ...Read more
See below: Xrays pass through the 'least dense' tissues (i.e. Air) and the film is black bone is the most dense and appears white all other tissues are somewhere in between. ...Read more
Smoking: You begin to cause damage to your lungs with the first puff you take. It is best not to start at all, but if you do smoke - quit now! ...Read more
Condition exists.: During my training years, I performed an autopsy (cadaveric dissection) of a patient who died from "metastatic encephalopathy". I scraped out what literally looked like charcoal from the lymphatic tissue in her lungs. We knew she was a heavy smoker. I don't know if she was a (female) miner, but I doubt it. But if that didn't meet the definition of "black lung", I don't know what would. It IS real! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Calcifications usually occur with chronic inflammation, with some causes more prone to doing that. One common cause for foci of calcific granulomas is histoplasmosis. Very few if any people with normal immune systems develop infections with diatomaceous fungi (black molds), and this is usually complained of as a cause of environmental contamination and the subject of lawsuits. ...Read more