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Does Holding My Sneeze Give Me A Higher Risk Of Having Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Pneumothorax: For normal healthy people, holding a sneeze poses no risk of causing a pneumothorax (collapsed lung). The rare exception is an older individual who due either due to a congenital lung cyst near the lining of the lung, or who has cystic degeration due to emphysema, where the increase in pressure would cause the air fill cyst to rupture and leak out air causing a mild lung collapse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a male under 20 who smokes pot daily lungs collapsing? How much does pot increase the chance of this happening?
Higher: Population age adjusted rate for primary spontaneous pneumothorax (psp) is 7-18/100, 000. Estimated 80-90% of psp cases occur in smokers or former smokers. Males that smoke have 7-100+ times higher rate depending on how much they smoke. The risk factors for psp and secondary sp includes smoking (both tobacco & marijuana). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ran past someone smoking and inhaled a lot of smoke does this put me at greater risk of lung cancer?
No: A single exposure to second hand smoke will not alter your risk for lung or any other cancer. Keep up the exercise. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Why does smoking put me at higher risk for heart disease? I smoke half a pack of cigarettes a day. I keep hearing it puts me at a higher risk of getting heart disease. Why does smoking increase my risk?
Many reasons: Nicotine itself is toxic to the heart, and elevates heart rate, which makes the heart work harder. It lowers the oxygen level in blood, raises carbon monoxide levels (which further steals oxygen from our cells), adds poisons such as formaldehyde into the body), and anything that damages the lungs will damage the heart as well. You don't need to know why, you need to know it does, and to stop! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had to get a CT bc of chest pain which was anxiety. I'm afraid the radiation will effect any future pregnancies or at risk for cancer? Me or baby?
Will my mom, who has lung cancer, have a higher chance of getting a pulmonary embolism on a flight?
My pa pressure is 65, how bad is that? I also have a enlarged heart, chest pressure, lung scarring from a blood clot in each lung. Will i die soon?
Depend on severity : You have severe pulmonary hypertension. Many causes, but by your history probably due to pulmonary embolism. Can be idiopathic, due to left heart disease, lung disease, thromboembolic disease and multifactorial. Treatment include oxygen, anticiagulation, diuretics, ca blockers, phosphodiesterase inhibitors, inhaled nitric oxide, prostacyclin. Talk to your doctor, if severe, surgery is an option. ...Read more
What is my percent of a chance i will get preeclampsia or blood clots in pregnancy if i got no risk factors? 50% chance or less?
Punched in the lung area. How worried need I be? Is there a risk of sudden death? Please, reassure
See your doc: there is a myriad of possible disease. See your lung doc ASAP. No reason to wait. ...Read more
Could laughing to the point of hold ur breath cause a tension pneumothorax ? I laughed so hard now my chest hurts hist: htn&pcos mild l/s atelectasis
If I smoked weed during the pregnancy, does this mean there is a higher chance of my child having an asd?
What precent of pregnancies get preeclampsia, blood clots and stroke? I was a preemie and worry because of that i'm exposed to increase chance
Small: Rates of pre-eclampsia are fairly small - around 3-4%. While pre-eclampsia is a risk factor for stroke, actual chance of having a stroke is very small. Available data indicate 11-30 cases of stroke per 100, 000 deliveries. Pre-eclampsia a well-recongnized condition and can be effectively controlled. You should let your doctor know about your concerns and let them follow you closely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm told my risk of having HPV to begin with is unlikely but I still can't stop worrying about or fearing getting penile cancer as a result of HPV.
Get vaccine: HPV vaccine is available for men also and you may wish to avail of it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I sneeze violently and sometimes a bit of blood-tinged mucus come out. Do I have higher risk of getting nose cancer?
Will having gone out in cold weather without sweater put me at risk for a lung infection ? Hbp minimal ling base collapse tachycardiac
Hello, My relative had a emgncy Trach 3 years ago,. but has a lot of Excessive or thick secretions, he coughs up, on abuterol every 6, what reduce sec?
Secretions: He probably has chronic bronchitis and if the secretions are discolored, a course of antibiotics may help reduce or clear up his profuse secretions. It is important that the secretions remain loose as he must raise them in order to avoid serious lung infections. Inhalers containing corticosteroids will reduce some of the secretions. Smoking and other pollution must be avoided. He needs follow-up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's my risk of heart disease after a hysterectomy? My doctor recommended a hysterectomy and hormone replacement therapy, but i've read it can increase my risk of heart disease. I already have some risk factors. Does a hysterectomy make my chances of de
I had heard of a girl who loses her ability of pregnancy because of a car accident. What could happen to her?
After coiling of an uruptured 8mm brain aneurysm, what chance is there of it bleeding in the future?Every twinge or pain in my head concerns me now.
Hi, I have a question about cerebral hypoxia brain damage. If I were to empty my lungs of all air and hold it for 30 seconds while taking 4 very small, fast hyperventilation like breathes, would that give me brain damage? Can you explain?
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