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Doctor insights on: Can Smoking Worsen The Symptoms Of A Lung Infection

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Can smoking worsen the symptoms of a lung infection?

Can smoking worsen the symptoms of a lung infection?

Yes : Smoking interferes with the lung's normal ability to cleanse itself. Therefore infections of breathing tubes or lung tissue will occur more frequently, be more difficult to eradicate, and be more debilitating. ...Read more

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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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Can you please lay out the initial symptoms of lung cancer in a non smoker?

Can you please lay out the  initial symptoms of lung cancer in a non smoker?

The same as a smoker: Most early lung cancers cause no symptoms, you can't feel your lungs. Common symptoms in more advanced cancers are cough, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, fatigue, weight loss, and pain in the area of the cancer. ...Read more

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Can a history of smoking meth cause your lung to collapse?

Can a history of smoking meth cause your lung to collapse?

With Chronic Use: Chronic smokers of methamphetamine can experience health issues directly from the drug and secondary health issues due to neglect of their basic personal needs. Elevated heart rate and blood pressure is dangerous. Neglect of personal hygiene and poor dental care can be a problem. Poor nutrition and lack of sleep weaken the body and the immune system. A collapsed lung is possible. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lung infection? And can you die from it?

Symptoms of lung infection? And can you die from it?

Yes: Pneumonia is a common terminal event. If you have cough and fever, see your doctor for an evaluation. Most lung infections are readily treatable and a 27 year-old should not die from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can allergies to mold or cigarette smoke cause a reoccurrence of pleurisy? I has a bilateral pe and pleurisy.

Can allergies to mold or cigarette smoke cause a reoccurrence of pleurisy? I has a bilateral pe and pleurisy.

No: Mold allergy can cause asthma and even a pneumonia-like condition but not pleurisy per se . Cigarette smoke is unhealthy can can cause breathing problem in susceptible people but not pleurisy. What do you mean by pe-pulmonary embolism ? ...Read more

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Can lung cancer cause symptoms similar to the common cold or flu?

Can lung cancer cause symptoms similar to the common cold or flu?

Not really: Lung Cancer will not cause running nose or sore throat. But it often does cause cough which is persistent(>3 weeks) and progressive. Chest pain and or shortness of breath can also be a symptom of Lung cancer. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic bronchitis with and without lung cancer?

What are the symptoms of chronic bronchitis with and without lung cancer?

The dirty little: Secret of lung cancer is that it causes very few symptoms in the early stages. Copd, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, have cough, shortness of breath, worse with exercise and stair climbing, and can cause blue lips and finger nails, purse lip breathing. Lunf cancer can cause "clubbed finger nails" once underway, lung cancer can cause trouble everywhere. ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the initial symptoms of lung cancer?

Can you please lay out the  initial symptoms of lung cancer?

From nothing: To terminal. Early on, no symptoms. May be identified on x-ray or ct for something independent. Cough hemoptysis- coughing blood pain in apex or chest wall shortness of breath. Progress from tiny, to small stage 1, to local spread to lymph nodes, to spread with distant metastasis stage 4. ...Read more

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Can the overgrowth of yeast in the body cause pneumonia or increase your risk for getting pneumonia or are they two unrelated things ?

Can the overgrowth of yeast in the body cause pneumonia or increase your risk for getting pneumonia or are they two unrelated things ?

Generally unrelated: Where would yeast be overgrowing. This theory of yeast overgrowth producing many other issues has never been scientifically proven and when subjected to inquiry does not stand up. Now, if you are immune suppressed, like with HIV disease you can have multiple illnesses simultaneously and this can include systemic yeast infections and pneumonia. Hope this is not you. Have a good thanksgiving. ...Read more

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Will smoking cause infections in your lungs?

Will smoking cause infections in your lungs?

Does increase risk: Smoking increases the risk of pneumonia (lung infection). It also is a strong contributor to COPD (emphysema/chronic bronchitis) which increases the risk of serious complications of pneunonia. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the of the symptoms of lung cancer?

Can you please discuss the of the symptoms of lung cancer?

Often none: Unfortunately, early lung cancer is often asymptomatic. The following link may assist you in the possible symptoms: http://goo.Gl/vvhhy. ...Read more

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Can bronciectasis cause chronic sinus problems, and nasal congestion?; or can it instead be caused by the symptoms and impact of rhinosinusitis?

Can bronciectasis cause chronic sinus problems, and nasal congestion?;
 or can it instead  be caused by the symptoms and impact of rhinosinusitis?

Lung Question: Sinusitis, allergies and reflux are the primary cause of lung disease. A combination treatment plan can maximize your result. An allergist, ent, pulmonologist and a GI may be needed. ...Read more

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Could a collapsed lung cause the same symptoms as subcutaneous emphysema?

Could a collapsed lung cause the same symptoms as subcutaneous emphysema?

Yes: A collapsed lung (known as a pneumothorax) can cause subcutaneous emphysema when air moves from the chest through muscle and into muscle planes below skin. Subcutaneous emphysema is usually a sign that a pneumothorax is present. Typical signs of a pneumothorax include dyspnea (shortness of breath), chest pain, and fast respiratory rate. ...Read more

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What three things can cause the lung infection pneumonia?

What three things can cause the lung infection pneumonia?

Bacteria, viruses,: Bacteria, viruses and fungi cause pneumonia. That is to say, there are hundreds of thousands of causes of pneumonia if not more. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more