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What is a hardening of the lung?

What is a hardening of the lung?

It depends: I would assume that you are referring to fibrosis (pulmonary fibrosis) of the lung resulting from an accumulation of fibrous connective tissue. This may be the result of schleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis or environmental exposures. You would need need to see a pulmonologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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What is pulmonary fibrosis? And how is it described from an X-ray ? I was told I have hardening of the lung does this mean I have it?

What is pulmonary fibrosis? And how is it described from an X-ray ? I was told I have hardening of the lung does this mean I have it?

Loose Term: Pulmonary fibrosis is a loose term used for numerous interstitial lung diseases. Most often though, it is used for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf). X-ray will not be a good modality to evaluate ipf. A ct chest will be helpful. ...Read more

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What does hardening of the lungs mean, and is there treatment for it?

What does hardening of the lungs mean, and is there treatment for it?

Hardening of the: LUNGS is a colloquial term to describe pulmonary fibrosis--thickening, stiffening and scarring of lung tissue. As lung tissue stiffens, the lungs can't properly move oxygen into your bloodstream. Currently there is no cure and no medicines proven to slow the progression though steroids and anti-immune therapies have been tried. Oxygen used. Some receive lung transplants. It is super serious. ...Read more

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What does hardening of the lungs mean ?

What does hardening of the lungs mean
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Interstitial disease: Hardening is a vague term. Perhaps its referring to interstitial disease? Basically, imagine your lungs are like a soft squishy sponge. When there's a disease process that damages the lung, it becomes hard and stiff (like a dry sponge). ...Read more

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If my doctor saw I have hardening of the lungs does this mean I have cancer ?

If my doctor saw I have hardening of the lungs does this mean I have cancer ?

?: I am not sure what you mean by "hardening" of the lungs; my guess is that this is intersitial lung disease or inflammation in the lungs; please discuss with your doctor and see if u need to see a lung specialist. ...Read more

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What causes fluid in the lung?

What causes fluid in the lung?

Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Why can't the lung regenerate?

Why can't the lung regenerate?

Lung: The only organs in the body that can regenerate are blood and skin. There are some organs parts of which can regenerate. Examples include lung, intestine ; liver. The cells lining the bronchi and the alveoli of lungs can regenerate. Alveoli are the tiny bubbles at the end of the bronchioles that participate in gas exchange. There are some organs such as brain and spinal cord which never regenerate. ...Read more

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Please what is the position of the lung?

Please what is the position of the lung?

Position?: The two lungs are situated in thoracic cavity bounded by the thoracic inlet in neck, and below by diaphragm. In the center is the mediastinum which contains the great vessels and the heart. The right lung is larger than left. The portion of the left lung in front of the heart is known as lingula or tongue, because it is shaped like a tongue. ...Read more

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What happens to the lung if it is grazed by a bullet?

What happens to the lung if it is grazed by a bullet?

Depends: It usually bleeds somewhat. Some times it may collapse and need to be re-expanded. Other times the bullet cauterizes the lung tissue and it stays inflated. There is commonly some associated blast injury (bruising) that has to be recovered from. ...Read more

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What is atelectasis of the lung?

What is atelectasis of the lung?

Collapse of lung : Atelectasis of the lung is collapse of part of the lung or the entire lung. This is commonly see on radiologic studies. When it occurs at the lung bases it is typically due to incomplete inspiration. It may occur due to prior infection, surgery, or tumor or lymph node obstruction. The entire lung may collapse due to pressure from an air leak (pneumothorax). ...Read more

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How does the lung undevlope lungs?

How does the lung undevlope lungs?

Re-ask question: This question is not clear. Re-ask in a different format. ...Read more

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Does age effect the lung capacity?

Does age effect the lung capacity?

Yes: After age 30, everyone's lung function declines a little every year. More so if you smoke or have other lung diseases. ...Read more

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What is the lung capacity of a smoker like?

It's decreased.: It is reduced compared to that of a non-smoker due to lung disease. According to the CDC, smoking can stunt lung development in teens and can increase the risk of asthma, TB, emphysema and cancers. Smoking damages the elastic lining of air sacs and causes scarring which can restrict air flow in or out. ...Read more

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Can you get shot in the lung and still survive?

Yes: Usually, yes... Depending on the injury, even if that lung collapses one can survive with one lung. Emergent medical/surgical care is needed. ...Read more

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What will happen if you get stabbed in the lung?

Lung stabbing: It could cause a pneumothorax, a hemothorax, effect other internal organs or lead to death. ...Read more

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Reasons for craving ice chips and fluid in the lung?

Pica: Pica, or the craving for ice chips can be associated with iron deficiency anemia. You should mention this to your doctor and have your iron levels checked. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lung symptom?

What is the definition or description of: lung symptom?

Several symptoms: Lung symptoms can be any symptom that is related to lungs, airways or breathing. This could include fast or shallow breathing, blue discoloration of lips and nails, noisy breathing (stertor/stridor), wheeze, cough, chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath with activity or exercise or at rest, coughing up blood or phlegm/mucus, snoring etc. Evaluation of these symptoms should be done promptly. ...Read more

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Why I have slime in the lung when i smoke a lot at once ?

Why I have slime in the lung when i smoke a lot at once ?

Slime?: I'm assuming you are coughing up phlegm or sputum? This is indicative of bronchitis which is due to the inflamed condition of your breathing passages. Only stopping smoking will fix the problem. ...Read more