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Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung ?

Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung
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Parenchymal density: is a very nonspecific term, unfortunately. It could mean anything from scar to mass to pneumonia to collapse of a small lung segment. Without the images to review, it is difficult to determine. Likewise, there are both acute and chronic causes of cystic changes. The nonspecific report verbiage needs to be interpreted in conjunction with the images themselves and your clinical picture. ...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 am a smoker 6..7 fag a day.Not able to quit.Anything to improve my lungs condition to avoid canser.Any exercise any food habits to change.Vegetarian?

I am a smoker 6..7 fag a day.Not able to quit.Anything to improve my lungs condition to avoid canser.Any exercise any food habits to change.Vegetarian?

No: Living a healthy life style including smoking cessation, balanced diet and regular exercise helps but smoking is the worst risk factor. Certain medications like buproprion, nicotene replacement and varenicline can help quitting. Some of these medications like buproprion and varenicline need close physician supervision. ...Read more

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What is mild dependant atelectatic changes present in both lung bases?

What is  mild dependant  atelectatic changes present in both lung bases?

Not breathing deeply: atelactic changes means your lungs are not full expanded. this is a non-specific finding that can be seen in healthy people. ...Read more

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Need to know what emphysematous changes in lung means?

Need to know what emphysematous changes in lung means?

Altered structure: Emphysema is when the microscopic air sacs in the lungs are gradually destroyed, resulting in progressive shortness of breath. Emphysema is one form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd). Smoking is the leading cause of emphysema. In emphysema the lung alveoli (microscopic areas for oxygen exchange) are destroyed and the lung becomes less elastic making it difficult to breathe. ...Read more

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If the structure of my lungs changed permenently from years of inatiqite control . Would the pomonologist be able to see this on a lung X-ray ?

If the structure of my lungs changed permenently from years of inatiqite control . Would the pomonologist be able to see this on a lung X-ray ?

Changes in your lung: A chest x-ray would be more important to exclude other medical conditions which could mimic or complicate asthma treatment. You might want to discuss with your doctor adding an inhaled steroid to your asthma regiment. Of course if you are smoking you should quit as soon as possible. ...Read more

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If a lung nodule changes a little in size does that mean it is malignant?

If a lung nodule changes a little in size does that mean it is malignant?

Not always.: This may mean an infection in the lung or an abscess. It depends on the time it took to change in size. It could be a benign process. But you will not know unless you get more tests, like an aspiration biopsy. It is best to see your doctor and get more tests. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is left basal lung discoid fibrosis?

What is left basal lung discoid fibrosis?

Benign: This is "radiology talk" describing linear areas of lung with some scarring. Very common and nothing to worry about. In truth, someone your age likely has discoid atelectasis rather than fibrosis. Atelectasis just means the lung is not inflated as much as usual and this can be seen when a patient hasn't taken a deep breath for the xray or after epidsodes of pneumonia. ...Read more

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