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I am just finding out I have underdeveloped lungs at 21. What can be done?

I am just finding out I have underdeveloped lungs at 21. What can be done?

More testing needed: See a doctor to have pulmonary function testing done and a cardiac examination; appropriate therapies can then be recommended for you. ...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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Underdeveloped lungs in new baby and just finding out I should have got steroids. Any hope now?

Underdeveloped lungs in new baby and just finding out I should have got steroids. Any hope now?

Sometimes: Maternal steroids is sometimes used during premature labor to attempt to accelerate babies lung maturity.It is gestation dependent, meaning they find it helps at a certain gestation (weeks pregnant) and not so much for others.Any drug that is strong enough to do good will have potential side effects that could harm.This question should be directed to those who made the decision. ...Read more

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I used to have pneumonia and asthma, now I have no energy for physical activities, could it be from underdeveloped lungs?

I used to have pneumonia and asthma, now I have no energy for physical activities, could it be from underdeveloped lungs?

Continued asthma: Asthma does not automatically go away after childhood (especially in someone who smokes). Any adult who has no energy for physical activities needs to talk to their doctor. Depending on what the doctor finds, special testing and treatment can be helpful. In someone who had asthma as a child, under-treated adult asthma is the most likely cause. It may respond very well to pretty simple treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone get underdeveloped lungs later in life?

It can be found: Severely underdeveloped lungs usually cause problems early in life. However, mild underdevelopment may not cause any problems for someone who does routine normal activity. Later in life, if the person does more strenuous activity, the lung problem may show up. Also, new exposures (like cigarette smoke or other illness) can cause new damage that decreases how well the lungs work. ...Read more

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What will happen to a premature baby with underdeveloped lungs?

What will happen to a premature baby with underdeveloped lungs?

Surfactant: We give a medicine called "surfactant" as soon as possible after birth, then we put down a breathing tube to help them breathe. The surfactant is like a kind of "soap" which helps lubricate the lungs and helps them expand. This is part of what's missing in a premature baby's lungs. Of course the severity of prematurity plays into this. The more premature the baby, the more serious the problem ...Read more

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My 3 week old neice has pneumonia, could it be related to her underdeveloped lungs?

My 3 week old neice has pneumonia, could it be related to her underdeveloped lungs?

Possibly: It depends on the cause (type of germ) of the pneumonia and the health of the baby. A child who was premature may have more problems fighting certain virus infections or may have lung damage continuing from the nursery. A newborn who is healthy may inhale milk as a common cause of pneumonia or may get pneumonia from a germ she got from a sibling or parent. See what the doctor thinks. ...Read more

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Underdeveloped lungs in my baby. How long before they repeat the amnio?

About a week: Generally, the interval between amnios gone for fetal lung maturity are spaced about a week apart somewhat depending on the urgency of wanting to deliver and how near to maturity the initial testing was. ...Read more

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Is there an herbal cure for lung cancer?

Is there an herbal cure for lung cancer?

Not aware of one: Not that anyone is aware of! even though one may one day be found, be very carefull about what anyone is pushing as a cure! besides the financial risk there is also a health risk and interaction with other medications you may be on when you take any herbs of potions not reviewed or approved by the fda. At the very least notify your doctor when you are taking anything other than prescribed. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm just 16, and they say lung transplant is the only treatment. we just can't afford it, is this really the end of it?

What do you advise if I'm just 16, and they say lung transplant is the only treatment. we just can't afford it, is this really the end of it?

Some options: If the transplantation center has determined that you are a good candidate, by screening you and scheduling a visit, and it is a procedure that you would like to have, the ISHLT may be able to assist @ ishlt.org There are several centers in the U.S. performing lung transplantation, including Philadelphia, and I would advise asking your transplant center to assist in seeking a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can there be a treatment (herbal or medical) for monomelic amyotrophy?

Can there be a treatment (herbal or medical) for monomelic amyotrophy?

No: It is a rare disorder of the motor cells (control muscle) in the spinal cord that occurs in youth, progresses for several years then stabilizes. There is no treatment for it. A neurologist can counsel you further. ...Read more

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Underdeveloped Lungs (Definition)

Underdeveloped lungs are lungs that have not reached the full appropriate size for a newborn baby. This may occur if a baby is born prematurely, or if there are internal problems affecting the ...Read more


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