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Dr. William Walsh
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Smoke weed for 30years feel great what foods should I eat for my lungs.?

Smoke weed for 30years feel great what foods should I eat for my lungs.?

Lung food...: There are no "lung strengthening" foods. Quitting smoking (smoke harms the lungs) will improve your long term health more than any other action you take. Marihuana smoke is denser than tobacco smoke and may lead to a higher risk of copd. While you may feel great today, you will regret not quitting sooner than you think.... ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

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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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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I used meth and smoked for 20 years. I'm wondering if my lungs will heal from that and how much damage i actually did?

I used meth and smoked for 20 years.  I'm wondering if my lungs will heal from that and how much damage i actually did?

No crystal ball...: Using crystal meth probably causes more damage to the brain than lungs and some studies suggest significant psychological/mental or cognitive impairment and higher risk for dementia. Smoking cigarettes is the #1 cause of lung cancer, but COPD (chronic obstructive lung disease) causes much more disability/lower quality of life. Quantity and duration of use influence risk. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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If you smoked as a teen and quit by age 23, do the lungs ever totally heal? I hear so many conflicting things, i would really like to know the truth!

Long term follow up: Smoking for a number of years unfortunately does have long term potential consequences. If you notice any respiratory symptoms such as a prolonged cough, blood tinged sputum, weight loss, fevers or chest pain, please see your doctor. A chest radiograph is usually one of the first initial test after a complete history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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I am 38 years old. I have smoked since i was 18 years oldand i quit smoking one day ago. Chantix helped me stop but is it too late for my lungs to heal?

I am 38 years old. I have smoked since i was 18 years oldand i quit smoking one day ago. Chantix helped me stop but is it too late for my lungs to heal?

Not too late!: Congratulations! our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables (ideally organic) will help speed the healing process. A good multivitamin may help as well. Here is a good timetable of the healing process after one quits: http://whyquit.Com/whyquit/a_benefits_time_table.Html. ...Read more

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My brother-in-law 63 had radical throat cancer surgery 7 years ago. The radiation has damaged his esophagus to the point he nee ds a feeding tube in his stomach. No saliva, constant water but this and food goes into his lungs causing pneumonia regularly

My brother-in-law 63 had radical throat cancer surgery 7 years ago.  The radiation has damaged his esophagus to the point he nee ds a feeding tube in his stomach.  No saliva, constant water but this and food goes into his lungs causing pneumonia regularly

See Below: If he has a feeding tube and does not eat or swallow anything by mouth, he may have regurgitation of stomach contents into the esophagus/throat area that are then being aspirated into the lungs. Consult with a physician about this matter. They may need to move the tube to the small intestine instead of the stomach to prevent this from happening. ...Read more

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Dr. Fidias De Leon
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Hi need to know what are the good foods to eat for ur lungs ?

Hi need to know what are the good foods to eat for ur lungs ?

Look here: This would be of help. Good luck! http://www.Powerbreathe.Com/blog/foods-for-keeping-your-lungs-healthy. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Is it possible to get food into your lungs?

Is it possible to get food into your lungs?

Yes: Aspiration of food is very common, most people can cough out the offending food. But a bad enough event can lead to death or serious illness. ...Read more

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