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Doctor insights on: Can Running Increase The Number Of Alveoli

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Does chronic exercisce get the body to adapt and increase the number of alveoli in the lungs?

Does chronic exercisce get the body to adapt and increase the number of alveoli in the lungs?

No : You don't get more alveoli with exercise. But your heart gets in better shape, your muscles get stronger and more efficient at using energy. That's why exercise is so good for you. Keep it up! ...Read more

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What will increase the partial pressure of oxygen in lung alveoli?

What will increase the partial pressure of oxygen in lung alveoli?

O2/ventilation/diet: Partial pressure of oxygen in alveoli is can be calculated using the alveolar gas equation. Oxygen level increases if there is a higher atmospheric pressure (hyperbaric chamber), higher inspired concentration of oxygen (using supplemental oxygen from a tank), lower co2 in lungs by breathing faster and deeper, raising respiratory quotient by eating more carbs, less fat. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a smokers alveoli to be damaged permanently? I smoked 10 per day for 1 year when I was 18. Havent smoked since and im now 23

Over 100 cigarettes: cause some damage which dose not repair but the fact you quit after 1 year the damage should e minimal and your risk of heart disease has returned to normal after 4 years,. Congratulations on making a smart decision 5 years ago. ...Read more

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Is internal damage done by 3 way key hole surgery reversible, i mean can I grow back new alveoli and new airways?

Is internal damage done by 3 way key hole surgery reversible, i mean can I grow back new alveoli and new airways?

Not exactly: The area of surgery will scar.The lung does expand and will fill any residual space generally. Does not regenerate new lung or airways. Redistributes and attempts to maximize breathing. No smoking, avoid new damage. ...Read more

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Chugged water on a odd angle, took a big breath in after and felt water get sucked into my alveoli. Should I be concerned?

Chugged water on a odd angle, took a big breath in after and felt water get sucked into my alveoli.  Should I be concerned?

Monitor for fever: If you had a good bout of coughing that usually is the reflex that prevents water from being aspirated, if you are otherwise healthy. If you feel well now you don't have to worry. However if you continue coughing and develop a fever or difficulty breathing you should see your dr for possible aspiration. ...Read more

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Where are the alveoli in our body?

Where are the alveoli in our body?

Many locations: but often folks refer to the alveoli in the lungs. ...Read more

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Why no lymphnodes are present at alveoli ?

Nodes: Tend to be located at more central areas of drainage of lymph. For instance, in the lungs, the lymph drainage follows around the large airways(bronchi and trachea) but also the mediastinum. The alveoli are the most distal air sacs in the lung where gas exchange occurs(as in we "absorb" oxygen and breath out CO2). ...Read more

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Is there an image of what alveoli and bronchus look like?

Picture: See this http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/file:alveoli_diagram.Png.

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What is the difference between sputum from bronchus and alveoli?

Minimal: Since alveoli are connected to the bronchi/bronchioles the sputum in these locations are similar. Infection can occur in either location. ...Read more