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Dry Lung Diese
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
The same way cigs do: Any high level inhalation of hydrocarbon combustion prodicts (tobacco, diesel, wood stove) can lead to cancer, but obviously with cigarettes you are looking at enormous amounts of combutsion product over many years. Urban dwellers get lung cancer at a higher rate than rural folks, but the effect pales compared to the effect of smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I sometimes pass by smokers who exhale cigarette smoke & inhale this smoke. Can this inhalation cause lung cancer?
Sarcoidosis of lung&lymphnodes, spiculated nodules upper lungs 11.5&9mm, now mild emphysema! quit cigs 16yr ago. am exposed to e-cig vapor. harmful??
Met: I would recommend avoiding this vapor and its related pulmonary adverse effects. ...Read more
Sir can u tell me the difference between constrictive lung disease,restrictive lung disease and obstructive lung disease???
Academic question: This is an academic question that can not be answered in this brief space. Consult a medical text book or Medscape for the info. ...Read more
No asthma/cough/wheezing, Pulm Hyper, copd, fibrosis, cancer. Pulm exer. test reached resp acidosis too fast. Can't breath when I am hot. nothing help?
Do people with lung damage from asthma/repeated bronchitis ever need lung transplants? If so, are they cured of asthma? How bad can lung damage get?
Have asthma & allergies. On advair & albuterol. Smoke from fires in state & surrounding. Daily/nightly can't breathe. Wake up wheezing can't sleep, do?
Need steroids: See your doctor today. It is miserable to be in this situation with asthma. Please contact your family doctor immediately. If you can't get into see your family doctor then go to a walk-in clinic or if necessary the emergency room to make it through the weekend. Will likely be given steroids but there may be other options they have available for you as well. You should all help you breathe better. Best wishes to you and i hope you can breathe better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Non-trauma, spontaneous pneumothorax occur as a result of an abnormality in the lung tissue. Risk factors for primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (sp) include: smoking (including marijuana), tall thin stature in otherwise healthy, connective tissue disorders, pregnancy, familial history. Dry air is not generally a risk factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not pretty: Emphysema lungs are large and have many distended air sacks. It is commonly called "smokers lung" and the lungs look as in the picture. Sarcoidosis, though, rarely can have "emphysematous changes", . For the most part, it is associated with scarring of the lungs as well as large lymph nodes in between the lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Concur: I generally agree with good responses of drs swamy and rutledge. Radon is a known and significant carcinogen. Furthermore, numerous inhalants, including many products of burning/combustion are considered carcinogens related to lung cancer. Lung cancer like other cancers is closely related to intensity and duration of exposure to carcinogens/injurious substances. Drswamy provided good link. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does smoking directly cause lung scarring? Quit after 25 years mild scarring left low lobe no asthma or COPD what is probability scarring will stop?
Scar is permanent: Scars are generally permanent. Smoking causes injury which goes on to heal with scar. Given the level of anxiety that you re experiencing over this condition, i would recommend that you schedule a consultation with a pulmonologist to fully answer your questions and allay your fears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry persistent cough. Negative for allergies, gerd, asthmas, cancer & heart conditions. Leads to shortness of breath. What can I do?
Consider bronch: On occasion recurrent dry cough with associated shortness of breath, especially if the difficulty breathing is on inspiration, can be related to vocal cord dysfunction. This may require an ENT physician to directly visualize the larynx and below. If that is normal, a pulmonologist may need to look directly into the lung for the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking and health: Smoking has the worst reputation as health hazard more so as its a deliberate act of destruction.Lung cancer has been undeniably sourced to smoking and its the #1 cause of death in usa.Its attrributable to throat and laryngeal ca, breast ca, cervical ca, prostate ca, colon ca.Apart from cancer it is responsible for COPD or emphysema-a living death!second hand smoke causes harm to loved ones around. ...Read more