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Does Lung Cancer Cause Bad Breath
What kinda lung dieses cause shortness of breath besides lung cancer. No other sytoms but shortness of and some chest pain can this be inflammtion?
Sure: Many lung conditions can cause shortness of breath, for example asthma, reactive airway disease, bronchitis, various respiratory infections, pneumonia, etc. At your age, inflammation and a possible viral or bacterial infection would be statistically most likely, nut get an evaluation to be safe and properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Can anxiety cause shortness of breath that is not hyperventilling? After clear chest X-ray, dr doesn't want to do more testing? Scared its lung cancer
Confused by previous answers-sprayed tanned years w/no protection. Read DHA breathed thru nose/month during spray causes lung cancer. What are real risks 2 me; are there actual cases in medical journals? Please help me understand real risk-concerned
NO CHEMICAL: inhaled over a period of time is safe! Unfortunately the DHA issue is still not clarified! DHA can cause GENETIC abnormalities in mice ...but HUMANS are NOT Mice. I tell my patients NOT to spend valuable time worrying about possible early exposure to chemicals with adverse effects...suffices to say that timely medical examinations would be my best advice! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Lpr (silent reflux) cause lung cancer and how likely is it ? If I take quick deep breathes after eating I hear a little wheeze no allergies too
No: LPR does not cause lung cancer. Unless the acidity of the reflux is quite high (<3.9 pH) , it probably would not increase the risk for esophageal cancer either. Do realize that reflux can worsen asthma symptoms and aspiration of stomach content can lead to infection in the lung. By the way, is the wheezing associated with breathing problem? Does it occur when breathing in or breathing out? ...Read more
Deep breath: Not likely. However, if this is a persistent problem, you should have a chest x-ray to start and see your physician. ...Read more
If a person had lung cancer, they couldn't feel the tumor when they take deep breaths, could they?
If a person had lung cancer, how long after shortness of breath symptoms appeared would you expect them to start getting sick?
Variable: Lung cancer comes in many forms -- by that I mean virulence, histologic type and varied involvement. An individual can be asymptomatic for a very long time with long cancer, because we have 2 lungs and quite a lot of redundancy. A lot of the lung would have to be compromised to start feeling short of breath; and the power of denial is also pretty strong. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have acute pain in right side rib area that is moe intense with deep breaths and cough. 5th year right sided lung cancer servivor and recent lung inf?
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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