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Can I Donate My Lungs If I Was Ever A Smoker
In genreal no...but.: In general no. But it would depend on how much smoking was done, and the actual condition of the lungs at the time of death. For example, if you smoked 1/2 a pack a day for six months 30 years ago and stopped, that would be very different from a 2 pack a day smoker for 30 continuous years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Would it be possible for someone to donate a lung to a cystic fibrosis patient when you are a smoker?
Depends: If your pulmonary function tests show both lungs to have adequate capacity and no significant emphysema then it could be possible. Bear in mind that you both have to be able to live relatively normal lives on the single remaining lung. Both you and the recipient should avoid being in the same room with a cigarette! ...Read more
Lung transplant: I would think only if the smoker had stopped smoking and will continue to stay away from cigarettes afterwards. This is a very hard habit to break but there are many new techniques and centers that can help patients achieve this important goal. It is life saving! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: It can take a very long time for smokers lungs to recover from injury. In fact your risk of both cardiac disease and lung cancer do not go back down to normal for 10-15 years after you stop. Smokers loose a lot more lung function per year while non smokers only loose a small amount of lung function per year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes I am a smoker for 15 yrs im about to quit and wanted to know if there is a way to help my lungs heal better?
Exercise!: Congratulations on quitting! it is, by far, the best thing you can do to help your lungs. There isn't really much else you can do to help your lungs heal any better but certainly regular cardiovascular/aerobic exercise can benefit you in so many ways, healthier lungs are just the beginning! good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im a smoker and sometimes get this pinch in my lungs so can you let me know what it is and any cures?
Stop smoking: Easier said than done for many people, but there is nothing good about smoking and a lot of bad. Trying self-help programs, hypnosis, over-the-counter medications or prescription medications can help. You should see a doctor to find out what the 'pinch' is from and to get some help with quitting. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
26 active, and clean eater, on and off smoker, not heavy, looking to quit. Lungs can repair but can they recover colour?
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