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Food That Will Heal Your Lungs From Smoke Damage
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
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
What kind of food is good for high protein for small cell cancer patient taking kemo has small cell lung cancer just diagonsed smokes?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: Technical name is aspiration. One may choke involuntary or because of a pre-existing condition such as a stroke. Normally our cough reflex will clear the airway. Sometimes a bronchoscopy may need to be done is food is "stuck". Chest xray may help but not all foreign bodies able to be seen on a cxr. ...Read more
Nonspecific foods.: No particular food can do this. Good balanced diet and possible supplements may help. Some studies show improvement overall health with antioxidants. Good physical activity and relaxation help overall well being. May want to consult a registered dietician at your local hospital. ...Read more
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