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Environment: Don't smoke. Don't be a miner. Avoid tobacco smoke. Don't inhale cigarette or cigar smoke. Avoid heavily polluted areas. Don't smoke. Dont live with a smoker, don't live in a poorly ventilated wood-stove heated room. Don't smoke and, finally, don't smoke. ...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
Yes: The lungs are not sterile as they are exposed to the environment as we breathe. These organisms are called normal respiratory flora. ...Read more
Many benefits ...: Benefits to giving up smoking: within 20 mins, blood pressure and heart rate decrease; within 12 hrs, carbon monoxide blood levels normalize; within 48 hrs, the sense of smell and taste start recovering; within 3 mos, circulation and lung function improve; within 9 mos, there is less coughing and shortness of breath; within 1 yr, the risk of coronary heart disease is cut in half. Need i say more? ...Read more
No cure: Although asthma cannot be cured it can usually be controlled. Consider consulting an allergist who can help in optimizing your treatment and avoidance of triggers. Smoking, obesity and excessive diesel particle exposure (living close to a freeway ..) are factors detrimental to your lungs. Even vaping can be damaging. ...Read more
Normal lung: Is pink, moist and bubbly. A smoked lung is black, rift with holes, non-pliant. ...Read more
A friend is coughing over 3years.Doctors find nothing.He is overall healthy, lungs clear.He throw up 2x per week cos of it.What could it be? Worried.
Reflux: If the lung evaluation is negative and the patient is having episodes of vomiting, i would recommend looking into the prospect that this could be reflux. Perhaps, your friend is irritating his esophagus all the way up to his sinuses with the vomiting and has a form of chronic reflux bronchitis. I would use a ppi medication to acid suppress and consider a GI evaluation for possible endoscopy. ...Read more
What could cause tightening, and pain and aching in the chest, esophagus and neck with healthy lungs?
I have a healthy lung from what the xrays show. Is it still possible I can have copd or early lung cancer. Smoked 4 years on and off. Stopped for 6wk?
If a small piece of food gets in a healthy person's LUNG, do you always have to take it out to prevent diseases?
Obviously "small": is the issue. So, if it is 1/4 inch you certainly do NOT have to go to much trouble most of the time. Smaller than that and it's around dust particle. 1 inch is going to need to be removed. And...food is better than metal or glass, and likely breaks down/apart. ...Read more
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