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My air sacks in my left airways avioli are closing left lung ..Copd, rt.side.not as bad Pneumonia, freq. Has increased . Time eat left.

My air sacks in my left airways avioli are closing left lung ..Copd,  rt.side.not as bad Pneumonia, freq. Has increased . Time eat left.

???: I have no idea you what you are asking. If you have COPD and pneumonia I hope on antibiotics and on and inhaler to open your airways. In addition, you should have compression and drainage treatments to help get rid of that mucus in your airways. Pulmonary physical therapy would also be helpful. I hope you don't smoke, if you do, please stop during this time. Drink lots of water and take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to break up mucus so you can get rid of it easier. You also need adequate rest. ...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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What to do if I am 19, been to ER for inability to obtain full breathe, 100% o2 clear lungs and airway?

What to do if I am 19, been to ER for inability to obtain full breathe, 100% o2 clear lungs and airway?

Anxiety?: I'm not an md but if the er cleared you, perhaps you are anxious about something going on in your life. Are you in college? Working? Starting on a new adventure in life? Under a lot of stress? All these can make one feel as if they can't catch a breath. Try yawning. Sounds silly, but it's a great way to feel the breath through your entire body. Try exercising and/or using relaxation techniques. ...Read more

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From your experience How long could a person live with lung cancer that has spread into the airways? Also has lymphnode cancer.

From your experience How long could a person live with lung cancer that has spread into the airways? Also has lymphnode cancer.

It varies: Lung cancer does not spread to the airways, it begins there. The range of likely life span -- or the possibility of a cure -- depends on the specific type of lung cancer. There are at least a dozen common subtypes and genetic variants. Get the facts, and then be strong and discerning. ...Read more

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How to clear lungs and open airways. No asthma but wheeze and dry cough. Feel clogged. What can I take? Anything natural? Can lungs close off?

How to clear lungs and open airways. No asthma but wheeze and dry cough. Feel clogged. What can I take?  Anything natural? Can lungs close off?

How do you know?: You will need a lung function test to ascertain whether your have asthma. If you smoke, you may be suffering from chronic bronchitis and the treatment is stopping smoking- the most natural way. If you continue on smoking even just 1 pack a day, you are risking conditions such as chronic irreversible lung obstruction, bronchitis, and even cancers involving different body parts. ...Read more

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Can chronic anxiety be causing me not to exhale fully or do I have airway remodeling? I can't exhale fully leaving stale air in my lungs. I'm scared.

Can chronic anxiety be causing me not to exhale fully or do I have airway remodeling? I can't exhale fully leaving stale air in my lungs. I'm scared.

No: There is always residual air in your lungs despite exhaling deeply. This is a normal state. Unless you have a traumatic or inflammatory condition, you should not have airway remodeling. I am not sure what you mean by stale air. ...Read more

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Why does airway obstruction in chronic lung disease lead to hypercapnia?

Why does airway obstruction in chronic lung disease lead to hypercapnia?

Not alwasy: The more inefficient the damaged lung becomes at eliminating co2 the more you have to work to breath and the more work the more co2 you make. Once co2 is up for a period of time your body stops responding to theco2 &switches to o2 for the drive. Thus co2 rises even more as the body stops response to co2. This makes o2 dangerous to use. Most COPD get no rise in co2. You need a blood test to know. ...Read more

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I ve constant Upper Airway inflammation, Gastritis,lung issues, my ANCA level was very low, ESR sometimes high,is there any possibility of vasculitis?

I ve constant Upper Airway inflammation, Gastritis,lung issues, my ANCA level was very low, ESR sometimes high,is there any possibility of vasculitis?

Vasculitis, where? : Vasculitis isn't a generic diagnosis, it needs specification and relation to an organ/system, and it doesn't look you have the condition.Confer with your primary doctor, who may refer you to a rheumatologist or an allergist/immunologist if you have access to one, otherwise relax, trust your doctor and follow his/her recommendations, wish you wellness ...Read more

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I have small airway disease, not asthma, which means I have problems getting air out of my lungs. Is this restrictive or obstructive? The doctor didn't put me on any treatment.

I have small airway disease, not asthma, which means I have problems getting air out of my lungs.  Is this restrictive or obstructive? The doctor didn't put me on any treatment.

Need more info: It sounds like you may have a combination of some of both, but would need your entire medical record and to examine you before commenting. If dissatisfied with the explanation they gave you, consider a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can benign nodules and many calcified granulomas [seen on my new ct] create obstruction in airways and cause lung portions to collapse, ?

Can benign nodules and many calcified granulomas [seen on my new ct] create obstruction in airways and cause lung portions to collapse, ?

Unlikely: Benign pulmonary granulomas are an extremely common finding on ct of the chest, and almost never cause symptoms. A granuloma should never cause an airway obstruction. Other processes such as endobronchial mucus plugs or aspiration or a central mass lesion can cause obstruction and collapse of the affected segment. ...Read more

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31 male this past 9 months I been trying to workout and been weak headaches daily. I get pounding heart feeling but I feel slows down to fast and feel fullness.lung /. heart follow up both ruled out except obstructive airway diseas methanine challe. ?

31 male this past 9 months I been trying to workout and been weak headaches daily. I get pounding heart feeling but I feel slows down to fast and feel fullness.lung /. heart follow up both ruled out except obstructive airway diseas methanine challe. ?

Cardioneurosis?: I am finally getting some responses on Global Rounds. One of my colleagues suggests that you have Cardioneurosis, also known as Da Costa's syndrome. Another possibility is high parasympathetic tone, which might explain the reactive airways seen on PFTs. See http://www.cardiac-neurosis.com/ and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20044211 for more info. Suggest Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) ...Read more

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Doctor said my son had more mucus in left lung than right after recent viral airway infection.History of coarc aorta & airway malacia.A concern???

Doctor said my son had more mucus in left lung than right after recent viral airway infection.History of coarc aorta & airway malacia.A concern???

Possibly: The bottom line: does your son have any respiratory difficulty? If not, the finding is academic. If so, treatment is indicated and should be directed to the LEFT side in particular ...Read more

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My mum has a major stroke shutting down her left side of the brain and advanced lung cancer suppressing her upper airway. What treatment can be given?

My mum has a major stroke shutting down her left side of the brain and advanced lung cancer suppressing her upper airway. What treatment can be given?

The brain: Issue may be a strok, but a metastasis from the lung cancer would be a high alternative on my list to eliminate: the treatment is dramatically different. Palliative radiotherapy can be attempted to clear symptoms in as few as 5 treatments. She needs an mr to discern met from stroke. ...Read more

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Mum diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Mass in upper right airway caused major blockage. Iressa (gefitinib) treatment opens up airway. Any chances of recovery?

Mum diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Mass in upper right airway caused major blockage. Iressa (gefitinib) treatment opens up airway. Any chances of recovery?

Targeted therapy: Newer targeted therapy agents can be quite beneficial for some patients with lung cancer. This is especially true in female never smokers who may have selected mutations that can be easily targeted with these drugs. However, unfortunately stage IV lung cancer is not curable. ...Read more

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Positive methanine challenge indicating reactive airway disease for pft what's that mean? Lump feeling throat for months heavyness taking breaths. Would lung doc bronchoscopy and ent doc normal rule out something throat caused by cancer ? Weak pulse

Positive methanine challenge indicating reactive airway disease for pft what's that mean? Lump feeling throat for months heavyness taking breaths. Would lung doc bronchoscopy and ent doc normal rule out something throat caused by cancer ? Weak pulse

RAD: The challenge test just confirms that your airways react with some tightening/wheezing which reduces your lungs ability to move air. It is often used as a marker for asthma,RAD but beyond that tells you little.If you have had all these tests & they have not spotted a cancer,that should not be considered as a cause. If they eliminate a structural problem for your sensation it must be something else ...Read more

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