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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Is smoking the cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Is smoking the cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Most frequent cause: Smoking or secondary tobacco exposure is the most frequent cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, it's not the only one, as some genetic conditions can predispose one to copd. So can the work environment. Go see your family physician for pulmonary function testing to confirm the diagnosis and then start treatment w/regular follow up pft to demonstrate proper therapy. ...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 are symptoms of restrictive lung disease?

What are symptoms of restrictive lung disease?

Depends upon stage.: Restrictive lung is not a disease per se. It is a condition that is the final common pathway of many diseases. Therefore it is difficult to say what the first symptoms might be. In early stages there may be no symptoms at all. When the underlying disease begins to affect lung tissue there may be a persistent cough and eventually shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What is hypoxemic respiratory failure chronic and restrictive lung disease?

What is hypoxemic respiratory failure chronic and restrictive lung disease?

Poor lung function: Basically the lungs are not expanding like they should be as such they are not working well and not oxygenating the blood. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (c.O.P.D.)?

What sort of disease is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (c.O.P.D.)?

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. ...Read more

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Whats example of interstitial lung disease?

Whats example of interstitial lung disease?

More than 100: Ilds can be idiopathic, aproximately 16; drug induced:41; occupational: >70 and acute noninfectious: 7. ...Read more

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Please describe the types of restictive lung diseaseses?

Please describe the types of restictive lung diseaseses?

Several: There are actually multiple reasons to have restrictive lung disease or restrictive lung physiology. Scarring, or fibrosis, of the lungs is one of them. Some fibrosis occurs for reasons we do not know (idiopathic). Some fibrosis is from connective tissue disease. Additionally, neuromuscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy or myasthenia gravis can cause restrictive physiology as can obesity. ...Read more

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What is the progression of interstitial lung disease ?

What is the progression of  interstitial lung disease ?

Treat cause: Interstitial lung disease (ild) has many possible causes and some do not progress. For example inhaled substances, drugs, arthritis, and infectious causes can often be treated if the offending agent is identified, exposure is stopped and appropriate treatment started. Autoimmune disease causes can be treated. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cancer, or unknown causes may progress more rapidly. ...Read more

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What is the progression of interstitial lung disease ?

What is the progression of interstitial lung disease ?

ILD progression: Interstitial lung disease refers to a group of disorders that affect the area of the lung that supports the alveoli. In order to give a prognosis for interstitial lung disease, you must know the specific disease causing it. This usually requires a lung biopsy. Some causes of interstitial lung disease are treatable - others are not. ...Read more

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What are the various restrictive lung diseases?

What are the various restrictive lung diseases?

Too numerous : To list here, but in broad terms they are caused by chest wall (rib cage) abnormalities, muscular weakness, scarring in the lungs due either to auto-immune diseases, inflammation, or "idiopathic" (no known cause). Some drugs can cause lung damage that leads to restrictive disease if not recognized (easier said than done). Radiaiton can cause lung scarring that leads to restriction as well. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lung disease vs cancer?

Symptoms of lung disease vs cancer?

Similar: There is nothing specific that can differentiate these 2 problems. A chest x-ray or ct scan, if indicated, would help distinguish. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is constrictive pericarditis?

What sort of disease is constrictive pericarditis?

Scar formation: Scar formation in the sac enclosing the heart leads to constriction of the heart and interfere with the pumping function. It causes back-up of blood in the liver and may present as heart failure. It may result from healed infections, e.g., tuberculosis or late effect of radiation to the chest. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

What are the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, easy fatiguability, muscle weakness, chronic cough, repeated infections, lower extremity swelling, and so on. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of lung disease?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of lung disease?

Yes for some lung dz: Any condition that causes pulmonary hypertension (emphysema/copd, sleep apnea, fibrosis, scleroderma, etc) can lead to cor pulmonale (right-heart failure) which stagnates venous flow and cause liver problems. Cancer or infection of the lung can sometimes lead to dic, a life-threatening condition in which clots block small blood vessels all over the body. ...Read more

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Is COPD a common lung disease?

Is COPD a common lung disease?

Yes...: There are different forms of COPD but, in general, it is a pretty common disease, usually caused by smoking. It is not curable so avoiding smoking is needed to prevent the disease. If you smoke, quitting will decrease your risk and decrease symptoms if already diagnosed with copd. ...Read more

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Sir can u tell me the difference between constrictive lung disease,restrictive lung disease and obstructive lung disease???

Sir can u tell me the difference between constrictive lung disease,restrictive lung disease and  obstructive lung disease???

Academic question: This is an academic question that can not be answered in this brief space. Consult a medical text book or Medscape for the info. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia a form of interstitial lung disease?

Pneumonia: Interstitial lung diseases are typically progressive processes that are not commonly associated with infection. They may ultimately be associated with fibrosis. That being said there are pneumonias that present with an, "interstitial pattern, " on chest x-ray. They are known as interstitial pneumonias. Interstitial pneumonia will not progress to diffuse fibrosis and are not considered ilds. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated interstitial lung disease?

Shortness of breath : Typically, interstitial lung disease causes shortness of breath. It can also cause low oxygen, weakness, fatigue, cough, wheezing. Or, it can cause no symptoms at all. There are numerous causes for this disorder, and some can be treated adequately. So, if you think you have ild, it is important to get checked out right away. ...Read more

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What can cause brown lung disease?

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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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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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

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What causes lung disease in urban dwellers?

What causes lung disease in urban dwellers?

2ndhand smoke, etc.: The chief cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke. Nonsmoker cases are from a combination of genetic factors, radon gas, asbestos, and air pollution including secondhand smoke. Asbestos can also cause mesothelioma, a cancer of the pleura or lining on the surface of the lung and diaphragm. So a combo. Of pollution, smoking and other factors likely causes urban lung disease. ...Read more

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How do I manage my restrictive lung disease?

Quit smoking: Smoking continues to be the main cause of all lung disease.If you do not smoke follow you dr's instructions.Restrictive lung disease is difficult to manage and requires hard work on you and your dr's part. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of restrictive lung disease?

Depends upon stage.: Restrictive lung is not a disease per se. It is a condition that is the final common pathway of many diseases. Therefore it is difficult to say what the first symptoms might be. In early stages there may be no symptoms at all. When the underlying disease begins to affect lung tissue there may be a persistent cough and eventually shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Yes: But more often children are affected be "reactive or constrictive" lung disease like asthma.Restrictive lung disease(think emphysema) usually affects older people(cystic fibrosis is the exception). ...Read more

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How should the body compensate to cope with a restrictive lung disease?

Breathe faster: Restrictive lung disease makes the lungs stiffer and smaller in volume, the body compensates for this change by breathing faster with smaller breaths. ...Read more

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What does it mean if residual volume decrease in restrictive lung disease?

What does it mean if residual volume decrease in restrictive lung disease?

Expected: Residual volume is the volume left in your lungs after you exhale completely. In general, restrictive lung disease (rld) decreases your lung volumes, including total lung capacity and residual volume. A simplified comparison can be to stretching a very tight rubber band - same as not being able to inhale and stretch your lungs to normal capacity. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do if i was diagnosed with restrictive lung disease. Im a nonsmoker.?

What to do if i was diagnosed with restrictive lung disease. Im a nonsmoker.?

Treat cause: Majority of cases in restrictive lung disease are not smoke related. Example of them are scoliosis, musculardystrophies, lung fibrosis, or space occupying lesions such as pleural effusion, pneumothorax or tumor inside thoracic cavity. Need to do plethysmography with dlco, cxr and or ct scan of chest to find etiology. Then treat accordingly. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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How should the body compensate to cope with a restrictive and obstructive lung disease?

Depends on cause: Obstructive & restrictive lung disorders are broad groups that include several disease conditions. The body's response to either of these categories of lung diseases will depend on the specific diagnosis/condition. For example, obstructive disorders include both asthma & cystic fibrosis but their outcomes & body's responses are completely different. Talk to lung specialist in person to learn more. ...Read more

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Sir can u tell me the difference between constrictive lung disease,restrictive lung disease and obstructive lung disease???

Academic question: This is an academic question that can not be answered in this brief space. Consult a medical text book or Medscape for the info. ...Read more

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What could cause lung disease other than smoking?

What could cause lung disease other than smoking?

Several: Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, neoplasms, bronchectasis, kartagener's syndrome, primary ciliary dyskinesia, cystic fibrosis, pneumoconioses, viral pneumonia, parasitic pneumonia and several more just to mention some. ...Read more

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How can lung disease cause episodes of taccycardia?

several mechanisms: Depending on what specific lung disease. Infection, inflammation, reduced oxygenation all can cause tachycardia. ...Read more

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Is there a definite cure for restrictive lung disease?

Is there a definite cure for restrictive lung disease?

Depends.: Too many types of restrictive lung disease to answer in this short space. I assume because you are asking the question that you have been told that you do not have a "cure". Many restrictive diseases are not curable, but there are good treatments. On the other hand morbid obesity may cause restriction and may be cured. ...Read more

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Why does residual volume decrease in restrictive lung diseases?

Why does residual volume decrease in restrictive lung diseases?

Scarring: As the lungs scar and lose volume, both the vital capacity and residual lung volume decrease. That is the nature of restrictive lung disease. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the causes of asbestos lung disease?

Exposure to asbestos: Exposure to asbestos could cause deposition of plaques of asbestos on the diaphragm and in the lung which called asbestosis. This cause lunf fibrosis and restrictive lung dis. Occasionally it could turn to a form of pleural cancer called mesothelioma. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are obstructive and restrictive lung diseases?

I'm curious as to what are obstructive and restrictive lung diseases?

Lung disease: They are 2 major category for lung disease on the bases of pfts. Obstructive form is usually with airtrapping such as asthma, emphysema and copd. Restrictive is with loosing air spcae/diffusion functioning unit, latter happens in conditions such as pleural effusion, scoliosis, lung fibrosis, pneumothorax, space occupying lesion in the thoracic cavity, musculodystrophies, etc . Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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I am a 63 y.O. Female experiencing significant, unintended wt loss. Could cause be dynamic hyperinflation from lung disease (lam)?

I am a 63 y.O. Female experiencing significant, unintended wt loss.  Could cause be dynamic hyperinflation from lung disease (lam)?

Time for workup : I wouldn't attribute significant passive weight loss to anything simple or benign.I would get in for a workup with your physician within the next 10 days & see if there is something fixable going on. ...Read more

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