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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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I am concerned because I breathed in some heavy diesel exhaust briefly (a few minutes). Can a few short heavy exposures cause permanent lung damage/disease? What about permanent coronary damage from tiny particulate matter getting into bloodstream?

I am concerned because I breathed in some heavy diesel exhaust briefly (a few minutes). Can a few short heavy exposures cause  permanent lung damage/disease?  What about permanent coronary damage from tiny particulate matter getting into bloodstream?

No worries: Nothing permanent happens from that small exposure to diesel fumes. Luckily, in the U.S., cars that run on diesel have "clean diesel" engines now, without the old diesel fumes of the past. Other vehicles (trucks, buses, older cars, etc.) can still have smelly dark diesel exhaust. ...Read more

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What causes lung damage, apart from smoking or hereditary conditions?

What causes lung damage, apart from smoking or hereditary conditions?

Fumes,asthma, cancer: Chronic inhalation of chemical fumes & vapors untreated asthma infections eg tuberculosis, pneumonia blood clots cancer primary or secondary. ...Read more

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What helps gastropareses when it has already caused lung damage?

What helps gastropareses when it has already caused lung damage?

There r options !!!!: there are medications which can help with improving the gastric motility, if that fails Gastric pacemaker is another option which does not work in everyone, in some cases a bypass between stomach and intestines may be helpful if medical management has failed.This issue needs assessment by a team of physicians including gastroenterologist and a surgeon with experience in this field. ...Read more

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Can LPR reflux cause lung damage ?

Can LPR reflux cause lung damage ?

Only if: Although it may cause a cough and worsen the symptoms (not lung function) of asthma, lung damages occurs only when aspiration into the lungs occurs. ...Read more

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Does vicodin cause lung damage if taken regularly?

Does vicodin cause lung damage if taken regularly?

No: While opioids can affect the respiratory centers in the brain, use of them do not directly effect or damage your lungs. Acetaminophen does not damage your lungs either, unless you count late stage liver failure, but again, that is a secondary relationship; it will not cause damage to your lungs. If you have copd, it can affect your breathing though, again centrally, so be cautious. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Lung Damage (Definition)

Disease or injury which negatively impacts the lungs which are part ...Read more


Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Lung Diseases (Definition)

That is a very broad question as there are 100's of things that ...Read more