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What can you tell me about cirrhosis of the lungs? When I search for it, I only get answers regarding cirrhosis of the liver.

What can you tell me about cirrhosis of the lungs? When I search for it, I only get answers regarding cirrhosis of the liver.

Pulmonary fibrosis: There is no disease entity called pulmonary cirrhosis. The entity corresponding to liver cirrhosis is pulmonary fibrosis. You may consult this site for info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-fibrosis/basics/definition/CON-20029091 ...Read more

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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I'm trying to find out about cirrhosis of the lungs, but I only have articles about the liver show up. Can you please help me with this? Thank you!

I'm trying to find out about cirrhosis of the lungs, but I only have articles about the liver show up. Can you please help me with this? Thank you!

Pulmonary cirrhosis: Pulmonary cirrhosis is another term for fibrotic diseases of the lungs, most commonly referred to as interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. Fibrosis can be thought of as damage with resultant scarring of the lungs. It is often a permanent condition, but medications can help with the breathing symptoms. See a lung specialist, a pulmonologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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My husband has cirrhosis and his lungs are filling with fluid. He sleeps a lot during the day up all night and very bizarre behavior what can I expect?

My husband has cirrhosis and his lungs are filling with fluid. He sleeps a lot during the day up all night and very bizarre behavior what can I expect?

Liver failure: If your husband has liver cirrhosis and is sleeping a lot in the day, he could be building up toxic ammonia levels because his liver cannot process these effectively. This could produce the mental status changes you're seeing. Fluid in his lungs may relate to liver failure also. Please get your husband to his physician for a follow-up -- there are ways to at least reduce the ammonia levels. ...Read more

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Can cirrhosis of the liver affect someone's lungs? My mother in law, has affected liver and kidneys from drinking but now her breathing is affected?

Can cirrhosis of the liver affect someone's lungs? My mother in law, has affected liver and kidneys from drinking but now her breathing is affected?

Yes: In the late stages of liver failure, hepatopulmonary syndrome is to be expected. Lung vessels dilate too much to be well-oxygenated. The heart may also be failing making her short of breath, or an enlarged liver or fluid in the abdomen may be compressing the lungs from below. I'm sorry about your mom and I hope that you are a comfort to her now. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for liver cancer stage 4, cirrhosis from hepatitis C and developed lung and spline cancer, age is 70?

What is life expectancy for liver cancer stage 4, cirrhosis from hepatitis C and developed lung and spline cancer, age is 70?

Unpredictable: It is not possible to provide a time line as tumors and patients all behave differently. However, the clinical picture you provided is of a terminally ill patient. ...Read more

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Liver cancer stage 4, cirrhosis from hepatitis C and developed lung and spleen cancer, age is 70 can chemotherapy be useful?

Liver cancer stage 4, cirrhosis from hepatitis C and developed lung and spleen cancer, age is 70 can chemotherapy be useful?

Doubtful: But it never hurts to discuss this with an experienced oncologist (cancer doctor). Make sure, however, that you know the chances of response as well as the changes induced by the toxicity of the drugs, which may make you more miserable than the disease without changing your life-expectancy. ...Read more

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Fluid in lungs related to liver cirrhosis?

Fluid in lungs related to liver cirrhosis?

In severe cases: When the Albumin in the blood goes down, fluid can leak all over the body including the lungs. ...Read more

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How to remove fluid in lungs with liver cirrhosis?

How to remove fluid in lungs with liver cirrhosis?

Drain it: Fluid accummulated around the lungs can be removed/drained with a needle and a suction tube. It is a commonly done procedure which can provide temporary relief. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fluid in lungs with liver cirrhosis?

What to do if I have fluid in lungs with liver cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis and lung d: Question is whether the fluid is in the lung (edema) or around the lung (effusion). Edema may be caused by excess fluid in the body and effusion may be caused by fluid moving from the abdomen to the pleura through the diaphragm. Multiple causes and treatment varies depending no cause. See your doctor for guidance and treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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Lung cancer / cirrhosis of the liver - what can I do for this?

Lung cancer / cirrhosis of the liver - what can I do for this?

Follow doctors advic: We can not advice you without knowing more details about your condition, so follow your doctors advice what is the course of treatment.
But stop smoking if you still do and refrain from drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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My brother has liver cancer, cirrhosis, and the cancer has spread to stomach and lungs and in lymph nodes. Not operable. Began chemo pills today.

My brother has liver cancer, cirrhosis, and the cancer has spread to stomach and lungs and in lymph nodes. Not operable. Began chemo pills today.

Stage IV: Sorry for your brothers condition.
Hope the chemo will buy him a few more months to settle his affairs in comfort
Discuss hospice care with his physicians ...Read more

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Liver cancer stage 4, lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?

Liver cancer stage 4, lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?

Hmmmm: If you'd do have cancer in liver, lung, and spleen, my advice is to talk to your oncologist about how to improve your quality of life rather than improving tumor marker. As you know, chemo agents are not well tolerated in some people. ...Read more

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Pimples on chest neck and forehead. Is this common with liver cirrhosis?

Pimples on chest neck and forehead. Is this common with liver cirrhosis?

Drug eruption?: Especially if they are all look about the same, think of a medication reaction. Just one of several ideas -- good luck. ...Read more

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What causes fluid in the lung?

What causes fluid in the lung?

Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Why can't the lung regenerate?

Why can't the lung regenerate?

Lung: The only organs in the body that can regenerate are blood and skin. There are some organs parts of which can regenerate. Examples include lung, intestine ; liver. The cells lining the bronchi and the alveoli of lungs can regenerate. Alveoli are the tiny bubbles at the end of the bronchioles that participate in gas exchange. There are some organs such as brain and spinal cord which never regenerate. ...Read more

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Please what is the position of the lung?

Please what is the position of the lung?

Position?: The two lungs are situated in thoracic cavity bounded by the thoracic inlet in neck, and below by diaphragm. In the center is the mediastinum which contains the great vessels and the heart. The right lung is larger than left. The portion of the left lung in front of the heart is known as lingula or tongue, because it is shaped like a tongue. ...Read more

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What happens to the lung if it is grazed by a bullet?

What happens to the lung if it is grazed by a bullet?

Depends: It usually bleeds somewhat. Some times it may collapse and need to be re-expanded. Other times the bullet cauterizes the lung tissue and it stays inflated. There is commonly some associated blast injury (bruising) that has to be recovered from. ...Read more

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Can gout attack the lung area?

Can gout attack the lung area?

Concerning Question: Your question really worries me. What are your symptoms? We do not mess around with lung or chest symptoms. Gout is not known to cause lung troubles. ...Read more

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What is atelectasis of the lung?

What is atelectasis of the lung?

Collapse of lung: Atelectasis of the lung is collapse of part of the lung or the entire lung. This is commonly see on radiologic studies. When it occurs at the lung bases it is typically due to incomplete inspiration. It may occur due to prior infection, surgery, or tumor or lymph node obstruction. The entire lung may collapse due to pressure from an air leak (pneumothorax). ...Read more

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What is inflamation of the lung?

What is inflamation of the lung?

Lung: Pneumonitis is the term used. Discuss causes with your pcp. ...Read more

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What exactly is a nodule on the lung?

What exactly is a nodule on the lung?

It is mass of tissue: It is a mass of tissues on the xray and cat scan.60%of lung nodules are due to benighn and not cancerous conditions but any nodule need to be investigated and followed up. ...Read more

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Why does the lung scarring take place?

Why does the lung scarring take place?

Injury: Any type of injury to the lung, especially chronic, such as bacterial infections, abscess, trauma, can cause scarring. ...Read more

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Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Yes!!!: Lung cancer is curable when found early. There are two broad categories of lung cancer; small cell and non small cell.
Adenocarcinoma is the most common form of non smal cell lung cancer. The prognosis of non small cell lung cancer is impacted more by the stage than it is by the cell type. Adenocarcinoma can be cured. In early stages, only surgery may be required. ...Read more

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What's the function of cartilage in the lung?

Support: The main functions are to provide airway support and maintain patency of the bronchial tree. This will minimize the chances of collapse. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose inflammation of the lung?

Well, there is the: Chest x-ray for pneumonia and pulmonary function tests for asthma. ...Read more

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