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Does Susceptibility To Lung Infections Run In The Family
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
Often does: Many risk factors for vascular disease (stroke, heart attack, peripheralvascualr disease) like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol tend to run in families, and there are some fairly rare genetic syndromes (eg. Cadasil) that cause strokes in particular. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regular examination: Familial cancers could be detected early with possible cure by regular examination by your physician, along with endoscopy , if necessory genetic studies ( entire family ) other factors like diet excercise , avoiding alcohol and smoking will play minor importent role. ...Read more
Usually not genetic: Most of the time alzheimer disease does not run in families. There are a few genes where if you have the gene, you get the disease, but these are extremely, extremely rare. There are susceptibility genes as well. Most of the time when it runs in families, it is not a surprise, as many members have it, and it is usually at a much younger (i.e. 40s, low 50s) age. ...Read more
Carry the lupus gene, and have major infections or trauma 2 the body can that start lupus in motion?
Does the eye, if exposed to viruses/bacteria/cancer fluids, have any protective mechanisms? Like the way one's immune system attacks viruses in blood?
Decrease: Infection can decrease your tidal volume.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why does atherosclerosis run in families? Is it just a gene that runs through and you just naturally develop cardiovascular disease or is it because of the risk factors that run in families?
Rarely: The vast majority of cases of lymphedema have an identifiable cause, occurring after surgery, cancer, and/or radiation. We call this secondary lymphedema. A far smaller number of cases of lymphedema is primary, meaning that we can't identify the cause. Some of these cases are hereditary, and run in families, but not most, as far as we know. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What special features or mechanisms exist in the respiratory system to prevent a virus from being inhaled?
Will determining the factors that cause the immune system to attack beta cells lead to finding a cure for diabetes?
I'm doing a project and need to replicate the lungs. How bog in cm or in are an average persons lungs?
Lung size: hello~ I am not sure we would be an appropriate resource for your science project, since most people are not normal and sick when they see us. Have you tried www.google.com or the local library Science section? There's a wealth of information at your disposal there thanks ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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