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Can you tell me what is interstitial lung disease?

Can you tell me what is interstitial lung disease?

Many diseases: Interstitial lung disease (ild) is a term used to describe many different diseases that affect the lung tissue, or alveolar spaces (as opposed to the airways, like asthma and bronchitis). These diseases have literally dozens of causes, and nearly as many names. By far the most common is "pulmonary fibrosis", itself a name for what is probably many different diseases. If this is confusing... ...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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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is interstitial lung disease?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is interstitial lung disease?

Interstitium: Is that area between the walls of the air sacs or alveoli. Oxygen diffuses from the air sacs to the blood vessels located in the interstitial area. Ild is the presence of inflammation in that area making the distance for diffusion of the oxygen farther for the traveling or flowing blood to pick up. If the inflammation causes scarring it is pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me what COPD is? It's chronic obstructive pulmonary disease but what is that exactly please?

Can someone explain to me what COPD is? It's chronic obstructive pulmonary disease but what is that exactly please?

Chronic Lung Disease: COPD is a disease of inflammation and/or destruction of the lung. Most often, it is from smoking cigarettes, but not always. There are two main components: chronic bronchitis, which is coughing up mucus every day; and emphysema, which is destruction of the lung tissue. Both conditions block air from completely exiting the lung causing symptoms. That said, it can be treated effectively and be well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is interstitial cystitis curable?

Can you tell me is interstitial cystitis curable?

It is not: It's a long-term illness that's poorly understood. It is difficult to manage but you do have some options. Being under a subspecialist's care will be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what exactly is COPD the disease and how is it different to asthma?

Can you please tell me what exactly is COPD the disease and how is it different to asthma?

"obstruction": Both COPD and asthma are "obstructive" diseases - meaning that they make it hard to move air in and out of the lungs. COPD patients can have chronic bronchitis which is inflammation in the airways and/or emphysema which is disruption of the lung tissue due to smoking. COPD is almost always related to smoking. Asthma results from chronic airway inflammation - may be genetic or allergic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is gaucher disease?

Can you tell me what is gaucher disease?

There isn't enough -: Space here to explain it. Briefly its one of the hemapoietic disorders, due to deficiency of a specific enzyme. Seen in kids with bone pain deformities due to bones not forming normally; bleeding can occur into joints, under the skin, liver/spleen can become rather large and due to all this kids have anemia. Can affect the hips. Treatment depends on their symptoms ; enzyme replacement therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is parenchymatous liver disease ?

Can you tell me what is parenchymatous liver disease ?

Liver cell disease: The liver parenchyma is the hepatic cells that comprise the liver itself. Alcohol can cause scaring in the form of cirrhosis. Viral disease will cause inflammation of the liver cells known as hepatitis. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the heart disease hcm?

Could you tell me what is the heart disease hcm?

Hcm?: Often cardiologists, will use hcm as an abbreviation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. There are various types, which pose different risks, but the all involve an abnormally large growth of part of the heart muscle walls. Not all physicians use the same abbreviations, so it's best to go to the source, to ask directly. hcm can be a dangerous. call 911 if chest pain, breathless, or dizzy. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what exactly is coronary heart disease?

Can you please tell me what exactly is coronary heart disease?

Blockage: Angina-chest pain from atherosclerotic blockage of the arteries to the heart. So one has to have coronary vessels blocked by atherosclerosis and plaque deposits to the degree that the heart does not get enough oxygen. Prevention: non smoker cardiovascular exercise diet normal weight ignore and get coronary problems. Family history is also significant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is granulomatous disease and how to differentiate it with auto-immune disorder.?

Can you tell me what is granulomatous disease and how to differentiate it with auto-immune disorder.?

Granulomatous dz: There are infectious and non-infectious types of granulomatous disease. A non-infectious type would be sarcoidosis. Unfortunately no one knows the cause of sarcoidosis. It could indeed be an autoimmune disease. It does respond to steroids. Autoimmune diseases are those in which the immune system attacks specific areas of one's own body. In many of those diseases, blood work can help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is lung sacoidosis and enfluzema medically treated, what is the prognosis?

Can you tell me how is lung sacoidosis and enfluzema medically treated, what is the prognosis?

It depends: Lung sarcoid has several different phases. The lymph nodes, lungs, or both can be affected. If your lung symptoms are significant, a doctor may treat you with Prednisone and or other medications like Methotrexate or Remicade (infliximab). If your symptoms are mild, often you may not need any treatment; just monitoring. I am not sure what "enfluzema" is. ?? ...Read more

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What can you tell me about paget's disease? Is this deadly?

What can you tell me about paget's disease? Is this deadly?

Occassionally: Pagets disease of bone is seen as marked swelling with bone deformity, altering the shape of the bone involved such as femur hip region. In some instances malignant transformation to Pagets sarcoma develops. this is especially true in the skull where marked deformity in the side or top of head seen and sarcomatous malformation can lead to brain invasion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is it that smoking causes lung cancer?

Can you tell me how is it that smoking causes lung cancer?

Many things: Chemicals in the cigarette my cause cellular change in the lung as well as nicotine which can cause cancer in the mouth as well Cigarette smoke its tobacco tar and smoke all inflame the lungs and may lead to cancer ...Read more

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Can you tell me what pancytopenia due to cancer is called?

Can you tell me what pancytopenia due to cancer is called?

One idea: When cancer crowds out marrow elements, you may hear the term "myelophthisic anemia / myelophthisis." Kind of old-fashioned. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is kombucha drink related to sarcoidosis disease?

Can you tell me is kombucha drink related to sarcoidosis disease?

Kombucha: There appears no good evidence that kombucha is good for anything but is good to be avoided. It has some relationship to molds but i can find no literature relating kombucha to sarcoid. ...Read more

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Can someone please tell me what is hyperlyphedemia . Is it concerning copd?

Can someone please  tell me what is   hyperlyphedemia . Is it concerning  copd?

There : There must be some kind of mispelling in your wording it could hyperlipidemia, that is related to colesterol and blood lipids or it could be hyperlipemia , that is the same lymphedema is swelling on an area were lymphn channels are blocked ...Read more

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Interstitial Lung Disease (Definition)

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Lung Diseases (Definition)

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