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Cause Of Black Lung
Black Lung: Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (cwp), colloquially referred to as black lung disease, is caused by long exposure to coal dust. It is a common affliction of coal miners and others who work with coal, similar to both silicosis from inhaling silica dust, and to the long-term effects of tobacco smoking. Inhaled coal dust progressively builds up in the lungs and is unable to be removed by the body. ...Read more
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
Pneumoconiosis: These are lung diseases caused by inhaling organic or inorganic minerals that cause an inflammatory response in the lungs. Organic causes include pigeon breeders disease, mold exposure with different materials such as sugar cane for example. Inorganic causes include silicosis, asbestosis or other mineral dusts particles. Patient can develop pulmonary fibrosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Breathing: This is usually a collection of coal dust and sometimes other mining dust chronically in the lungs. It is endemic in miners. It will impair breathing somewhat (more over time) and can lead to chronic lung disease, susceptibility to lung infection and in some cases lung cancer. Not a good thing to have. ...Read more
?: If you live in a coal dust prone area, the incidence will be really high, compared to population living away from it. ...Read more
I opened a big pencil sharpener (the ones you find on teachers desks) the graphite dust flew at me. I inhaled some, will i get graphite pneumoconiosis?
No risk, no worry: This might be a health risk if it happened 10 times a day for many years. A single event will do no harm at all. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
Dust lung disease: Most often these are due to a person's work though many of the people who survived the 9/11 attacks. Coal worker's lung, silicosis, asbestosis, farmer's lung, berylliosis, and bagassosis (sugar cane) are all examples. They are hard to treat and if present, a lawyer may be able to help. ...Read more
Additive: Pneumoconiosis, or restrictive lung disease caused by environmental exposure to things like coal dust or asbestos causes serious progressive lung dysfunction. Pulmonary edema is fluid buildup in the lungs, usually from cardiac dysfunction. If a person has both, it would be expected that their outcome would be worse than if they had either disease alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Calcifications usually occur with chronic inflammation, with some causes more prone to doing that. One common cause for foci of calcific granulomas is histoplasmosis. Very few if any people with normal immune systems develop infections with diatomaceous fungi (black molds), and this is usually complained of as a cause of environmental contamination and the subject of lawsuits. ...Read more
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Black lung disease is cause by the inhalation of scilica dust. What might be the scientific name for this disease?
High fevers, coughing up mucus with blood, bad smell from mucus&body skin. X-ray showed black spot on lung is this a cause of being a 40year smoker?
I have thick, gray, mucus with black flecks secreting from my eyes ears and anal. i feel it in my throat and can cough it up from my lungs. What cause?
Unusual : Very unusual could be infection or abnormal bleeding. Consult primary care doctor in person for diagnosis and treatment specific to you ...Read more
I drank a cold glass of milk, i got a chest pain then i blacked out can you give me any advice as to what might have caused this?
Possible causes: There are multiple possible causes for what happened. You should consult a dr. To see if it could be something simple vs something significant. It could be of minimal importance or could be associated with various abnormalities. ...Read more
I drank a cold glass of milk, i got a chest pain then i blacked out can you give me any advice as to what might have caused this ?
Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more
I have had going on 3 chest infections in one month, I do smoke about 7 a day. I have been treated twice, could black Mold cause this?
Air: Most abnormal spots seen in lungs are white. When air gets into soft tissues such as mediastinum, so called pneumomediastinum, or dissects into neck , subcutaneous emphysema, in pleural space, or in pericardial space can be noted as black in form of air collections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will doxycline cause you to get hot flashes and sweat been taking it for this big black and yellow bump on the middle of chest haven't went to a dr
No: Lesion on chest is causing this probably. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
What can cause dark spots on a chest x-ray? There are several black spots on my chest x-rays. I thought tumors where white, so what could these be?
The : The first thing to know about a chest x-ray is that dark things represent air or fat, which white things represent fluid, tissue, and bone. Therefore, "dark spots" on a chest film, especially if they are in the lungs, most likely represent holes. Lungs with a lot of disease--especially in smokers--can develop large cavities called bullae. Dark spots in the ribs or the bones of the spine and shoulders may represent destructive processes like infection or tumor. When people talk about "spots" on a chest film they're usually talking about white spots. White spots in the lungs can be caused by pneumonia or other infections, areas of partial lung collapse, or tumors. Extremely white spots can represent calcium deposits, as are often present iin the arteries of people with vascular disease and in the lining of the chest wall in people with asbestos exposure.. Chest films can be some of the most challenging xrays to read, because just about every disease out there causes some kind of abnormality in the chest. The list of differential diagnoses (that is, the possible causes of an abnormality) is very long. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6 mnth old just got X-ray cause of chest cough. What could the black dot be? Breathing from stomach just started now should we go back to hospital?
Mgt: I would advise seeing the ED, from your description the baby is breathing fast and using muscles not usually used in normal breathing patterns. The baby may need to have antibiotics, lab testing and another oxygen saturation test. Assessment will be made at that time for bronchiolitis, pneumonia and sepsis. We can follow up once you have been in the ED. ...Read more
Cardiac cath - bump up my 3 week visit , or is ok (normal) brought into ER on 8th by ambulance, unable to find cause of chest pain, had a cardiac cath done on the 9th, was told to watch for black and blue down leg, minor black and blue......But testicle s
I : I assume that this is all happening near the site at which your artery was accessed for your catheterization. It sounds like you had a little bleeding at the puncture site and are now seeing the blood through the skin. This is not uncommon when there's been bleeding under the skin and should not be cause for concern as long as the swelling is going down. If the symptoms persist or the swelling increases, you'll need an ultrasound examination of the artery to rule out an ongoing leak of blood. ...Read more
With kidney stones can it cause chest pain? Also is it normal to have tarry or black stool with 800 mg ibuprofin?
A number of things: When fluid accumulates in the spaces around the lungs (pleural spaces), this is called a pleural effusion. There are a number of causes for pleural effusions. One cause is heart failure. When the heart does not work well, its pumping action is decreased and fluid can back up into the lungs and the spaces around the lungs. Another cause might be inflammation of the lungs (as with pneumonia). ...Read more
Why ask?: Are you afraid that someone will see your organs? Surely sucking any kind of smoke into your body must be harmful. ...Read more
Almost anything: Just about anything can cause a nodule in the lung. Most important test is to look at an old xray and see if this nodule is new or old. If it is old and not growing it is likely benign. If it is new or growing it may need further eval which could include advanced imaging or a biopsy. ...Read more
Loss of (-) pressure: A collapsed/punctured lung is serious, as it can progress to tension pneumothorax. Once recognized, a chest tube is placed to release the pressure associated with collapsed lung. Any injury that allows positive pressure from the airways or externally into the negative pressured pleural space will start the lung collapsing. Trauma, needle sticks, rib fx, fluid, spontaneous are common causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injury or luck: Ok, not really luck. Some people are prone to "spontaneous pneumothorax" where the lung collapses on its own. Other reasons include injury, infection. Treatment may include drainage with a tube or even surgery. Treatment options depend on cause, patient symptoms and conditions. More information necessary to properly answer this question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Non-trauma, spontaneous pneumothorax occur as a result of an abnormality in the lung tissue. Risk factors for primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (sp) include: smoking (including marijuana), tall thin stature in otherwise healthy, connective tissue disorders, pregnancy, familial history. Dry air is not generally a risk factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many viruses can: Viruses such as adenovirus, coxsackieviruses, cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, influenza, mumps, parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial virus, etc..., can cause inflammation of the lining of the lungs, and lead to fluid there. Of course, many people get infected with these viruses and just have milder illnesses... But the unlucky folks can become very ill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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