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Why do people with lung disease often die of heart failure?

Why do people with lung disease often die of heart failure?

Right Heart: COPD / emphysema patients develop right heart dysfunction late in the disease (called cor pulmonale)- this can result in fluid gain, edema and heart failure. ...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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What is lung disease?

What is lung disease?

Disease of lung: Variety of diseases involved lung and its componants as respiratory system in whole. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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How common is lung disease?

How common is lung disease?

Very: Depending on the age bracket and what diseases the prevalence is quite high. As an example chronic lower respiratory disease is the 3rd leading cause of death in the us after heart disease and cancer. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm/. ...Read more

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Is c.O.P.D. A real lung disease?

Is c.O.P.D. A real lung disease?

YES!!: Chronic obstructive lung disease. This is a heading for chronic bronchitis/asthma and emphysema. One may have overlap with eachother. This is diagnosed with a history and physical as well as chest xray and pulmonary function test. Copd is not interchangeable with emphysema. ...Read more

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What can cause brown lung disease?

What can cause  brown lung disease?

Byssinosis: Brown lung disease is caused by exposure to cotton especially in fabric factories. It is otherwise called monday fever. Cough, shortness of breath, fever are some of the symptoms. This is one of occupational diseases. ...Read more

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How to cure lung disease naturally?

How to cure lung disease naturally?

No natural cures: Lung disease is too general a term. What specific disease are you talking about? The bottom line is there is no natural cure for lung disease other than avoiding things that make it worse (ie: smoking). ...Read more

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How would I know if I have lung disease?

How would I know if I have lung disease?

Lung da: Tell doc your symptoms, then do exam, probably chest ray, and sometimes pulmonary function test. You may need to see pulmonologist. See pcp first. ...Read more

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How can I lower my risk of lung disease?

How can I lower my risk of lung disease?

Stay healthy...: Things that we can control that affects lung health includes smoking and being exposed to pollutants. Smoking is obvious. But less obvious is living near a highway or factory or in a city known for its smog (l.A., houston, etc.) other than that, if you're healthy, there's not too much more we can do to lower lung disease risk. Maybe my pulm colleagues have some tips to add. ...Read more

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What exactly is restrictive lung disease?

What exactly is restrictive lung disease?

See below: Restrictive lung disease is a broad category with many possible causes - it can be caused by obesity, neuromuscular injury, interstitial lung disease etc. The key finding is a reduced total lung capacity and reduced volumes of air that a patient can expire. ...Read more

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Lung Diseases (Definition)

Lung diseases are diseases that interfere with the lung's ability to exchange oxygen. They includes genetic diseases, infections, ...Read more