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What is alveolitis?

What is alveolitis?

Inflamed lung spaces: This is inflammation of the walls of the little air spaces within the lungs. Most commonly the cause is a chest cold / viral infection and rarely these are serious. More troublesome are immune or mechanical problems that create a longstanding alveolitis, sometimes leading to scarring and serious breathing problems. ...Read more

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What exactly is alveolitis?

What exactly is alveolitis?

Gum disease: Irritation of bone around tooth socket.

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Is allergic alveolitis curable?

Is allergic alveolitis curable?

Maybe: Allergic alveolitis (hypersensitivity pneumonitis or hp) is an unusual lung disorder divided into acute, subacute and chronic forms. If a person with acute hp is diagnosed early and avoidance of the triggering substance undertaken then it is possible for minimal long term lung damage to have occurred. However, if continued exposure or lung damage from subacute or chronic, then no cure likely. ...Read more

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My mother has "cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis" disease. So please what is the medicine of the disease. Help me.I want to save my mother life.Please?

My mother has "cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis" disease. So please what is the medicine of the disease. Help me.I want to save my mother life.Please?

Steroids: Some patients may have some response to steroids Imuran (azathioprine) or mychophenolate. However long term response to therapy is disappointing and lung transplantation may become necessary. No study had shown a significant benefit for any therapy in pts wit this disease. It is also known as idiopapathic pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more

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6mm nodule left lung base pleural surface and faint 6mm nodule on left lower sub pleural lobe found from CT. Enlarged heart found on right side. Also very slight alveolitis found in right upper lobe. ?

Nodule: A 6mm nodule is a relatively common finding. Many times these are benign resulting from old infections or exposures. It becomes more worrisome in a smoker, and regardless should have a follow up cat scan in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

Ingested : Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs. ...Read more

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What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

Vagus nerve: Vagal stimulation is associated with bradycardia and hypotension- and fainty feeling. Falling is dangerous. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which . . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family. ...Read more

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Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause(s)?

Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo.  Just fainted briefly.  Cause(s)?

Many possible : Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more

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When I go to gym I sweat a lot. What could be the cause(s)? Thank you.

Conditioning: Producing sweat is one of the more efficient ways the body uses to disperse body heat. In general, as people get more conditioned, they tend to sweat less than when they first start an exercise program; so sticking with a conditioning program can sometimes lead to a decrease in excessive sweating. Persistent excessive sweat production is a medical condition, so be seen if it continues. ...Read more