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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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Lung liver and bone cancer life expectancy?

Unclear question: Did you mean cancer with metastatic disease to lung, liver and bone? What is the primary cancer (from which organ the initial cancer cell originated)? Either way widely metastatic disease has poor dismal prognosis with short life expectancy - so its important to figure out whats the primary as different cancer usually respond to therapy differently. ...Read more

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Lingular atelectasis and lung cancer relationship?

Lingular atelectasis and lung cancer relationship?

Depends: Is the lung cancer also in the lingula sometimes the cancer plugs the airway and causes distal collapse(atelectasis) also pneumonia, cancer and atelectasis are part of COPD due to smoking. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for heart lung transplant?

Life expectancy for heart  lung transplant?

Varies with time: The most recent data on patient survival after a heart-lung combined transplant is that about 80% at 1 year, 50% at 5 years, and 25% at 10 years are alive after the transplants. ...Read more

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Whats life expectancy for heart and lung transplant?

Whats life expectancy for heart and lung transplant?

It varies: It is too variable to answer: my patient is 14 years status post at lung transplant and is still going strong. ...Read more

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Mild COPD hyperinflated lungs, flat diaphragm 58yr male 40yr former smoker now jogging healthy eating not short of breath normal lifespan possible?

Mild COPD  hyperinflated lungs, flat diaphragm 58yr male 40yr former smoker now jogging  healthy eating not short of breath normal lifespan possible?

Yes, indeed. : Absolutely! people with COPD can live full, productive lives. The best thing you have done for yourself is quit smoking. Would encourage you to stay as active as possible, and don't let COPD dominate your life. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Prognosis for untreated stage 3b non small cell lung cancer with low oxygen sats, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and emphysema.

Prognosis for untreated stage 3b non small cell lung cancer with low oxygen sats, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and emphysema.

Very Poor.: Small Cell Lung Cancer is very hard to treat successfully. Spreads very early in its course. If one is lucky enough to be diagnosis before spread cure is possible. ...Read more

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Good food to improve lung capacity?

Good food to improve lung capacity?

none: There is no special diet or supplements for that. Avoid pollution (esp in india), do not smoke, exercise, and eat healthy food daily (low oil, no ghee at all, limit meat, and limit sugars/sweets). ...Read more

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Does lung transplant increase life expectency cf?

Does lung transplant increase life expectency cf?

It depends: The transplant center will evaluate whether based on their transplantation survival statistics and your clinical disease severity, whether the benefits outweigh the risks. The allocated organs are received first by the patients who are the most severe, and most likely to benefit from an organ transplantation. Transplantation centers will have information on this for you. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Who needs heart and lung transplants?

Who needs heart and lung transplants?

Heart/Lung Fail: Those who meet the criteria for heart and lung transplants. Cardiopulmonary failure, cardiac or pulmonary failure. ...Read more

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38yr male non smokernondrinker eats heart healthy daily exercise/no familyhistory heart disease /suffered widowmaker 90%bloc 2stents hehasnospleen ?

38yr male non smokernondrinker eats heart healthy daily exercise/no familyhistory heart disease /suffered widowmaker 90%bloc 2stents hehasnospleen ?

Widow maker: Coronary events in such patients are unusual but not unheard of. It may be worth getting evaluated for hypercoaguable state where blood is more apt to clot due to blood related condition ie homocystinuria. ...Read more

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Nan 93yrs, 25% of kidney functioning, heart failing, fluid inside and out of lungs, Pneumonia. Max life expectancy without life support please?

Nan 93yrs, 25% of kidney functioning, heart failing, fluid inside and out of lungs, Pneumonia. Max life expectancy without life support please?

Here are some ...: Hi! EmmaD, Sorry to see your facing how to manage the ending days of your nan; but, in a sense, being precious yet privileged to experience it. How long she would live still relies on the degree of supportive care with nutritional supply and drug use. If just keeping her as comfortable as possible, her life may come to end in 3-7 days although the last fighting days of life widely varies among all ...Read more

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Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Yes: Quit smoking risk of lung cancer and several other life threatening conditions go down. One's breath and clothes smell better also! think of the $$$$ /saved. ...Read more

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I'd like help accomplishing my health goals in 2015: Losing Weight, Asthma, Asthma in adults, Eating a Healthy Diet?

I'd like help accomplishing my health goals in 2015: Losing Weight, Asthma, Asthma in adults, Eating a Healthy Diet?

Eating healthy: try and make all your meals from scratch. Know what a serving size is for what you eat. Avoid temptation by not buying non nutritional food. Do some form of a work out daily. Calorie count and weekly weigh ins to help your progress. ...Read more

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Copd leads to lung cancer?

Copd leads to lung cancer?

Unlikely: While COPD does not cause lung cancer, the factors (smoking, for example) that cause COPD can also cause lung cancer. ...Read more

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Could pulmonary fibrosis spread from one lung to a health lung?

Could pulmonary fibrosis spread from one lung to a health lung?

Both are affected: Normally, in pulmonary fibrosis both lungs are affected at the tissue level. The x-ray can show one lung more affected than the other. Confusion can occur when a doctor calls an old scar pulmonary fibrosis. In these cases, there should be no further progression of the scarring. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for interstitial lung disease (ild) with microaspiration?

What is life expectancy for interstitial lung disease (ild) with microaspiration?

More info: Micro aspiration is not a feature of interstitial lung disease. Ild includes different types of lung inflammation, some respond to treatment, some do not. Some are relentlessly progressive others go into dormancy. ...Read more

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Sob despite clean xray CT lung and echo every1 on here says interstitial lung diseaseim scared already havepots/lupusdont want to die young, anxtious!

Sob despite clean xray CT lung and echo every1 on here says interstitial lung diseaseim scared already havepots/lupusdont want to die young, anxtious!

Maybe lupus: Interstitial lung disease would have likely shown up on your cxr and / or ct scan. It's probably not that. You mention you have lupus. Remember that the manifestation of this are many and include lung problems like pleurisy. I'd make sure that there were no anemia too and that medicines weren't causing this. Talk with your doctors! don't suffer in silence but be your own health advocate! ...Read more

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What is life expectancy of lung cancer patient with bone metastasis age 72 male. Had quit smoking 25 years back.

What is life expectancy of lung cancer patient with bone metastasis age 72 male. Had quit smoking 25 years back.

See below: It depends on several factors; pathology molecular status (egfr/alk) and other medical problems. Discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Thin ex smoker 28yo shows hyperinflated lungs in X-ray would it indicate asthma or copd?12 pack year history. Fev values normal.odds of emphysema?

Thin ex smoker 28yo shows hyperinflated lungs in X-ray would it indicate asthma or copd?12 pack year history. Fev values normal.odds of emphysema?

Difficult todiagnose: A chest Xray alone cannot give detailed information about whether a patient has asthma vs. COPD. Many factors must be taken into account. A full set of pulmonary function testing in a physician's office with FEV1, FVC, DLCO etc. and a detailed history and physical examination is the first step. ...Read more