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Cirrhosis Of The Lung
What can you tell me about cirrhosis of the lungs? When I search for it, I only get answers regarding cirrhosis of the liver.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wt to expect:hep c-cirrhosis, liver cancer spread to spleen, lung and bone- tumors in the spine compressed spinal cord-caused paralysis, done surgical
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
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
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.
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
Liver cancer stage 4, lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?
I have cirrhosis of the liver andlately been having chest pain with foamy chunky frothy saliva issues. Is this serious? Could it be my heart?
This is concerning: And needs further evaluation with your physician asap. ...Read more
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
My dad as advanced liver cirrhosis and just bin told he as liver cancer Also as a bone infection in is chest a yeast infection is there any hope?
I am so sorry to hear that
incredibly grave illness
But yes there is always hope ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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