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Can Lung Nodules Be Caused By Exposure To Asbestos
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
No: Thyroid tumors are associated with a stimulatory factor arising in the pituitary. Asbestos causes problems when the dust arising from the handling of asbestos gets into the respiratory tract. Under this situation many so exposed develop mesothelisoma of the lining of the lung totally unassociated with thyroid cancer which can also arise in early age from exposure of to H&N radiation. ...Read more
BELOW: Could be caused by coughing or sneezing but not by just having exposure to mold ...Read more
How dangerous is pulmonary laceration (detected by x-ray) , Said to be caused by long exposure to smoke and chemicals? Is it curable or complicated?
Smoke and chemicals: The simple answer is YES! It will take some time to cure your smoke and chemicals but you will feel much better. Please don't continue with smoke and chemicals and let your friends follow your current concerns. Please let me know how things go! ...Read more
Mesothelioma (lung): No doubt. Asbestos exposure - especially long term - causes mesothelioma. It is not safe and harms health in many ways, but there is no established connection to any of the thyroid cancers. Here's a related link: http://scottieleemeyers.Com/2012/01/05/post-office-employees-battle-thyroid-cancer/ best wishes for your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A lung nodule caused by coccidioidomycosis (cause of valley fever) is just a clump of inflammatory debri. This is the bodies' way of "wrapping up" the infecting organism so that it cannot cause any further lung injury. They do not need to be surgically excised as they cannot do you any harm. Neatly packaged, these gifts await unwrapping by other micro-friends long after you are buried. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here's for starters: In atom bomb survivors, all the common leukemias except chronic lymphocytic leukemia ended up being increased. Breast and salivary gland cancer also had some increase. Following therapeutic radiation, there's more of a risk of sarcomas since unlike chemicals, radiation doesn't spare their cells of origin. Lately increased colorectal cancer's been shown after prostate radiation. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Cxr report mentioned linear atelectasis can this cause sob/ deep breathing issues.Also was exposed to asbestos in 7/2013. Could la be from asbestos?
Atelectasis: Atelectasis describe the condition where the lung has a decrease in volume secondary to an area of lung collapse. It would be difficult to identify a specific cause for focal area of collapse as there can be many causes. Most of the time, small areas of atelectasis cause no symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: By definition, asthma is a reversible airway disease (or at least partially reversible). When properly treated, the lung function should return to normal and with relief of bronchospasm and airway inflammation, the hyperinflation should resolve. If hyperinflation does not resolve, other lung problems need to be investigated. ...Read more
Asbestos is a silicate mineral that was used extensively in construction as insulation for buildings. It was later found to cause lung disease in humans, and is no longer used in construction. However, the demolition of old building continues to put some people at risk of ...Read more
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