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What is the simplest definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)?

What is the simplest definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)?

COPD...: COPD is a disease characterized by the presence of chronic, irreversible airway obstruction as measured by pulmonary function testing. The disease is incurable but there are treatments available so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The most important treatment is smoking cessation since smoking is the main etiology of this disease.

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I recently fit tested for a respirator and was told I may suffer from a superimposed Obstructive Pulmonary impairment? How can I fix this?

I recently fit tested for a respirator and was told I may suffer from a superimposed Obstructive Pulmonary impairment? How can I fix this?

Need diagnosis...: Before it can be treated, you first need a definite diagnosis. You will need a pulmonary function test to see if you have obstruction in your airways and if it is reversible with bronchodilators or not. Your family doctor can order the test and then it will be interpreted by a lung doctor. You may need to see a lung doctor, depending on what the test shows. Good luck!

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What is obstructive pulmonary impairment and how can it be treated? When I run I have a hard time improving my time week to week because of it.

What is obstructive pulmonary impairment and how can it be treated? When I run I have a hard time improving my time week to week because of it.

Like COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease - majority of cases are due to smoking but there are few other non-smoking related causes. The first step is usually to quit smoking but if non-smoker, and your time is not improving with proper training, you need to see your doctor. Comprehensive health history and proper testing including Pulmonary function test will lead to the right diagnosis.

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Can intravenous fluid cause pulmonary odema if given to patient with newly discover renal impairment?

Can intravenous fluid cause pulmonary odema if given to patient with newly discover renal impairment?

Yes: Iv fluids-complicxated issue- age, other diagnosis, rate of infusion & type of fluids have to be considered.

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Could COPD be caused by an early childhood deformity in the lungs?

Could COPD be caused by an early childhood deformity in the lungs?

Not usually: Generally, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) refers to a condition occurring in adulthood, usually from tobacco use, although there are some rare other contributing causes. Although we see occasional cases of congenital lung structural abnormalities (like congenital lobar emphysema), which can cause other health issues like recurrent pneumonias, it doesn't seem to lead to copd.

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I have had pnemonia twice in my early life and have been diagnosed with mild right basilar atelectasis. What can I do to strengthen my lungs? M

I have had pnemonia twice in my early life and have been diagnosed with mild right basilar atelectasis. What can I do to strengthen my lungs? M

Active lifestyle: I would consider an evaluation of your immune system if the two prior pneumonias were significant (ie hospitalized or required IV antibiotics), or if you have had other infections. Consider an evaluation of your lungs, as there may be a structural abnormality which is contributing to your lung issues. An active lifestyle will help prevent atelectasis.

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Hi sir I have calcific density in lungs. I got a job in saudi so I have to cure this as early as possible. Please tell me how to cure quickly?

Hi sir I have calcific density in lungs. I got a job in saudi so I have to cure this as early as possible. Please tell me how to cure quickly?

No quick cure: For this. If it is calcified, it means that it has been there already for some time. It is most likely old infection, such as tuberculosis, so make sure you get checked out for TB and treated if necessary. Other infection or damage can cause it too. You need to see a doctor in any event.

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How long does the early stage of pulmonary hypertension last?

How long does the early stage of pulmonary hypertension last?

Depends: So many variables. Not an easy answe for this. Genetics is one aspect, u'r environment is another-pollution-less the better, smoking, etc. ; stress is a big one, u'r diet-should be low in salt, and u'r Body Mass Index should be between 19-23 ideally; exercise is important too, helping control u'r Blood pressure, cholesterol as is medications doctors prescribe for the condition.

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Could you have early emphysema with a normal ("unremarkable")pulmonary function test?

Could you have early emphysema with a normal ("unremarkable")pulmonary function test?

Definition...: By definition, COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. If the pulmonary function tests do not show chronic obstruction, then COPD is not diagnosed. However, chronic obstruction can develop especially if the person continues to smoke. Asthma can be present with unremarkable pulmonary function test. Repeat the test in 6-12 months if COPD is still a concern. Good luck!

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What causes pulmonary edema on magnesium sulfate for early labor?

What causes pulmonary edema on magnesium sulfate for early labor?

Cardiac depression.: Magnesium sulfate acts as a cardiac depressant and can send a pregnant woman into pulmonary edema, especially if additional factors are present: preeclampsia, twins, obesity, smoking, overdose with magnesium sulfate. Diuresis with Lasix (furosemide) and prompt discontinuation of the magnesium infusion drip will reverse this life-threatening complication rather rapidly. A cardiac echo is warranted.

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Hi sir I have calcification scars in lungs. I got a job in dubai so I have to verify this as early as possible. Please tell me how to know. Thankyou?

Hi sir I have calcification scars in lungs. I got a job in dubai so I have to verify this as early as possible. Please tell me how to know. Thankyou?

Old infection: The site and type and shape of scar and calcifications are important. Old infections can scar and can get calcified. Tb is noncaseating and will look more like tissue densities and pleural thickening of the upper part. You are young and I don't suspect asbestosis nor cancer for that matter. I can surmise you are probably healthy and had an infection in the past that calcified.

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Can a doctor pick up on copd/emphysema even in early stages by listening to your lungs with a stethoscope?

Not likely: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and encompasses the diseases of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Typically when listening with the stethoscope you will hear decreased breath sounds but this is very subjective. The diagnosis is made with history and confirmed with a pulmonary function test that measures decreases in lung function and oxygen-transfer function of the lungs.

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If the echo &ECG doesn't show pulmonary edema or pleural effusion or pleurisy, then how to diagnose them in early stages?

If the echo &ECG doesn't show pulmonary edema or pleural effusion or pleurisy, then how to diagnose them in early stages?

Other imaging studie: Plain xray, CT, HRCT, or MRI, prior to that good history and physical examination, can diagnose all what you've asked about

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Can early kidney disease increase your chances of having a DVT or pulmonary embolism?

Can early kidney disease increase your chances of having a DVT or pulmonary embolism?

Slightly increased: No conclusive data yet, but may slightly elevate the risk. We know from the LITE study that mildly decreased kidney function was associated with a 1.3-fold increased risk of VTE, but this wasn't independent of cardiovascular risk factor levels. Also microalbuminuria is independently associated with increased VTE risk in large cohorts with near two-fold increased risk.

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Should I be concerned about a positive mage a 4 test? Mage= melenoma antigen gene? I had early cdt lung cancer blood test. Ct of lungs clear

Should I be concerned about a positive mage a 4 test? Mage= melenoma antigen gene? I had early cdt lung cancer blood test. Ct of lungs clear

MAGE A4 Tesring: The mage a4 antigen, even though it was named the melanoma associated antigen, is a non-specific antigen that has been linked to a wide variety of tumors. It's efficacy is still being debated as a stand alone predictor. Your physician should investigate and rule out the most likely malignancies for your age and family history, including early breast and oral cancer, as well as others less likely.

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Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

Endocarditis: Anoxic brain injury can occur after cardiac arrest. The heart disease you mention could lead to cardiac arrest but you did not mention this in your history. I am concerned about endocarditis, infection of the heart valve, with history of mssa bacteremia.

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What are the early symptoms of adult respiratory distress syndrome?

What are the early symptoms of adult respiratory distress syndrome?

Trouble breathing: The one symptoms that all who get ARDS is dyspnea, which progresses to an inability to breath on their own. Cough may be present, but not always, fever may be present, as well as chest tightness. Pain is usually absent.

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Started spotting & a small blood clot after taking 1st Z pack dose 500mg to treat respiratory infection- 10 days early for period Side effect? Call MD?

Started spotting & a small blood clot after taking 1st Z pack dose 500mg to treat respiratory infection- 10 days early for period Side effect? Call MD?

Coincidence: It is really unlikely that you're taking the antibiotic and having early bleeding are linked. It's more likely that the respiratory infection might be making your body want to shed the lining, but this is not concerning and I expect that you will be fine even if this bleeding leads to an early full period

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