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Can sinusitis be caused by air pollution?

Can sinusitis be caused by air pollution?

Yes: If the air pollution causes inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses... Then yes it can cause sinusitis. It is not a typical cause and if you are having recurrent episodes, i would explore other causative factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Lester Kobzik
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Can air trapping be caused by pneumonia?

Can air trapping be caused by pneumonia?

Sometimes: If air trapping predated pneumonia (asthma or COPD) patient may have underlying condition that could lead to superimposed pneumonia. Pneumonia may exist with area of compensatory hyperaeration which is not air trapping,. Viral pneumonia certainly can be associated with air trapping. Common bacterial pneumonias usually are not air trapping. ...Read more

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What are the diseases that cause by air pollution and water pollution?

What are the diseases that cause by air pollution and water pollution?

A lot: Asthma.Chronic otitis media, rhinosinusitus, mental well-being, flu, colds, staff, .Mrsa, tb.The list goes on.Indoor air polution is far more a problem than outdoors.Nature keeps the air more safe than indoors.The list of chemicals that are locked inside your home and other buildings because of energy efficiency is the root many deseases. ...Read more

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Prevention of problems caused by water pollution?

Prevention of problems caused by water pollution?

Detergents and other: Dumping the by-products of your washing machine is the most common cause. Solution: log on to my site: www.Drernie.Co.Cc. ...Read more

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What diseases are caused by aspergillus fumigatus?

What diseases are caused by aspergillus fumigatus?

See below: There are 3 main types of diseases caused by aspergillus sp. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, aspergilloma and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis be caused by mold exposure in home?

Can costochondritis be caused by mold exposure in home?

BELOW: Could be caused by coughing or sneezing but not by just having exposure to mold ...Read more

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What cardiorespiratory diseases are caused or influenced by the environment?

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What cardiorespiratory diseases are caused or influenced by the environment?

Nature vs nurture: I'll focus on lungs. Cancer can be due to tobacco exposure., even 2nd hand Asbestos too. Emphysema can also be due to tobacco. Asthma exacerbation can be due to air borne allergens especially pollen. Smog doesn't help. Influenza outbreaks can be thought of as a result of close quarters, certainly exposure to ill. I'm sure my colleagues will come up w/more. ...Read more

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Can lung nodules be caused by exposure to asbestos?

Can lung nodules be caused by exposure to asbestos?

Asbestos & plaques: Exposure to asbestos can commonly cause pleural plaques (nodules in the lining of the lung). Cancer of this lining (mesothelioma) is also associated with asbestos exposure (less common than pleural plaques). ...Read more

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Sleeping disorders caused by magnetic fields from new wind turbines?

Sleeping disorders caused by magnetic fields from new wind turbines?

Unlikely: ...Unless you are sleeping directly under the generator. The strength of a magnetic field drops off with the square of the distance from the source. In other words, the magnetic field strength 2 feet away from the magnet is 1/4 the strength at 1 foot, and the strength at 4 feet is 1/16 the strength at 1foot, etc. The electromagnetic field would be virtually undetectable at 0.1 mile. ...Read more

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In what ways can human diseases caused by bacteria and diseases caused by viruses react to antibiotics?

See below: Each type of bacteria has its own special biochemistry and antibiotics work in many ways to stop growth or portions of that biochemistry so to kill the bacteria. Viruses work differently than bacteria and require different chemicals (antivirals) to stop their biochemistry and growth. ...Read more

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Why would the rise in asthma attacks not be caused by air pollution?

It may be!: There are many theories about the reason for an increasing number of asthma patients. These include increased use of antibiotics (hygiene hypothesis), use of Acetaminophen in children, air pollution (diesel particles and particulate matter pm2.5), allergies, etc. Air pollution is a clear contributor to respiratory disease including triggering asthma already present and perhaps inducing asthma. ...Read more

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Can diseases/problems arise from inhaling coal dust?

Can diseases/problems arise from inhaling coal dust?

Yes: A specific disease call coal miner's lung can develop with prolonged exposure to coal dust. ...Read more

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How would breathing through a straw simulate chronic lung disease caused by smoking?

How would breathing through a straw simulate chronic lung disease caused by smoking?

Airflow resistance: Think of the lungs as a giant balloon. The critical point in the system is the neck of the balloon. The narrower the neck, the harder it is for air to flow in and out. In chronic obstructive lung disease the bronchial tubes are narrower due to mucous, swelling, inflammation and sometimes loss of support structures. The straw analogy relates to the airflow limitation through smaller tubes/airways. ...Read more

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Which other health problems are caused by whooping cough?

Which other health problems are caused by whooping cough?

Seizures, apnea: Besides the terrible cough, whooping cough (in young babies) can cause cessation of breathing (apnea), seizures, and death. ...Read more

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Can air pollution cause acne?

Can air pollution cause acne?

Cause : Normal hormone levels creating oil that becomes blocked in the pores with bacteria lead to acne . Some females have a history of polystic ovarian disease . Pollution may at times adversely affect the skin. ...Read more

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What bone diseases are caused by lack of sun exposure?

What bone diseases are caused by lack of sun exposure?

Porous bones: Vit d is necessary for good bone density.... So lack of sun contributes towards osteopenia or osteoporosis. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what allergies are caused by mold exposure?

I'm curious as to what allergies are caused by mold exposure?

Several disorders: Exposure to molds (fungus) can trigger seasonal or year round allergic rhinitis or nasal allergies as well as asthma. Mold can trigger "Allergic Fungal Sinusitis" where mold growth expands the nasal sinuses and also colonize the lungs of patients with asthma called Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. Also molds can trigger hypersensitivity pneumonitis--lung inflammation like pneumonia! ...Read more

Dr. Ernie Ordonez
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