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Boop Lung Disease Prognosis
I have been diagnosed with Interstitial lung disease and post inflamatory pulmonary fibrosis. O2s are 94-98% when awake and 88-89% when sleeping. Should I be using oxygen when sleeping? Prognosis?
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
My dad died from a lung disease called BOOP what makes it kill u so quick and y no symptoms till two weeks before he passed?
"BOOP": I'm very sorry to hear about your father. Boop is not really a diagnosis, but a typical pathologic finding in response to any number of different forms of lung injury. Most common cause of the pattern we call boop is actually infection. This includes commin things like influenza, and pneumococcal pneumonia. But any sort of lung injury to the can cause this pattern on biopsy.
Yes. It totally is.: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a long term (chronic) disease of the lungs (pulmonary) characterized by poor airflow out of the lungs (obstructive). It is unfortunately common and sometimes very serious, even life-threatening.
Different: Emphysema is the loss of alveolar tissue or air sacs. COPD is disease of the airways often associated with infections. Smokers generally have a mixture of both disorders. Because they often occur in the same person there is confusion about the exact meaning of these terms.See 1 more doctor answer
Stay healthy...: Things that we can control that affects lung health includes smoking and being exposed to pollutants. Smoking is obvious. But less obvious is living near a highway or factory or in a city known for its smog (l.A., houston, etc.) other than that, if you're healthy, there's not too much more we can do to lower lung disease risk. Maybe my pulm colleagues have some tips to add.
2ndhand smoke, etc.: The chief cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke. Nonsmoker cases are from a combination of genetic factors, radon gas, asbestos, and air pollution including secondhand smoke. Asbestos can also cause mesothelioma, a cancer of the pleura or lining on the surface of the lung and diaphragm. So a combo. Of pollution, smoking and other factors likely causes urban lung disease.
Quit smoking: Smoking continues to be the main cause of all lung disease. If you do not smoke follow you dr's instructions. Restrictive lung disease is difficult to manage and requires hard work on you and your dr's part.
Asthma & COPD: Byssinosis, brown lung disease, is asthma due to chronic breathing of raw cotton, flax, sisal & hemp dust. It affects textile workers employed in sweat shops & poorly-ventilated factories. Initially symptoms of asthma - coughing, wheezing, & shortness of breath respond to medications used to treat asthma, job change & tobacco avoidance. With continued exposure irreversible fibrosis occurs.
Depends upon stage.: Restrictive lung is not a disease per se. It is a condition that is the final common pathway of many diseases. Therefore it is difficult to say what the first symptoms might be. In early stages there may be no symptoms at all. When the underlying disease begins to affect lung tissue there may be a persistent cough and eventually shortness of breath.
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.See 1 more doctor answer