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Can Radiation From Holding A Laptop Cause Irreparable Damage To Your Lungs
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
Does radiation from the back of my laptop cause health problems if place it on my belly when i'm in my bed?
Radiation: Your laptop, like your cell phone, radio, television, etc, radiates radiation in all directions at once. The "strength" of the radiation drops dramatically, the further away you get from the source of the radiation. It shouldn't really be an issue for you. You get greater radiation exposure when you go out in the sun than you do from most modern electronic devices. ...Read more
Chemo brain: Chemo brain has been studied fairly well and in fact at this past years national conference a seminal study was presented that notes that chemo brain can begin even before a patient has received any chemotherapy. Thus the cognitive impairment begins from the traumatic stress caused by the diagnosis and hearing the words chemotherapy and cancer. This is a form of ptsd. Some ctx makes it worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does the nausea side effect from radiation treatment for lung cancer last? how do you tell if nausea is caused by radiation or tarceva?
Not from radiation: Most lung cancer treated with radiation does not cause nausea unless the fields are large and on the left bottom part of the lung overlaps the stomach. Chemo is systemic and more likely the cause of the nausea. Lung cancer can easily go to the brain and the presenting sign can be nausea so make sure a brain scan was negative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can contrast used in chest CT stays in the body (lungs) and cause harm? Worried about radiation risk from contrast.
Can a single chest xray cause cancer or scars in my lung or any prt d body can d radiation cause infertility too please i need an answer my age 20 female?
CxR: The risk is very very low with one chest x ray. ...Read more
Today i'm having more productive cough due to the pulmonary fibrosis which was caused by the lung radiation. Can you help me in getting this under control without a hospital stay?
My dad had 4 weeks of radiation for non-small cell lung cancer 3 weeks ago and since has been experiencing continual body shakes -no fever- controlled by advil. Drs don't know the cause..Any ideas?
Complex answer: It is not likely some sort of "radiatio sickness." he may have a paraneoplastic syndrome as noted. He may have disease elsewhere (brain) and be having minor seizures. He may be having a reaction to a drug. What he needs is to be seen by another md, perhaps a set of labs and screens for paraneoplastic workup (experienced person) and perhaps and mr of the brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Irradiation is the process by which an object is exposed to radiation. The exposure can originate from various sources, including natural sources. Most frequently the term refers to ionizing radiation, and to a level of radiation that will serve a specific purpose, rather than radiation exposure to normal ...Read more
This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more
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