Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Do I Tell My Children I Have End Stage Lung Disease

Share
1

1
How do I tell my children I have end stage lung disease?

How do I tell my children I have end stage lung disease?

Get help: The real answer depends on how old your children are and how close you are to them. Often it helps to talk to a pediatric social worker or psychiatrist (or your pastor/clergy member etc) in order to correctly frame it, but there is no easy, right, or perfect way to break bad news to children. Get help, do a dry run, ask your pulmonologist to join you. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

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


2

2
Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Yes: But more often children are affected be "reactive or constrictive" lung disease like asthma.Restrictive lung disease(think emphysema) usually affects older people(cystic fibrosis is the exception). ...Read more

3

3
Will brown lung disease affect children differently than adults?

Will brown lung disease affect children differently than adults?

Hopefully not in kid: Byssinosis, brown lung disease, is an inflammatory condition of the lungs & breathing tubes that occurs in persons working with raw cotton, flax, sisal & hemp. Constantly breathing the dust of these materials results in symptoms of asthma. Continued exposure for many years can cause irreversible lung damage. Age is not a factor. Children may be exposed in third-world textile factories. ...Read more

4

4
Sir can u tell me the difference between constrictive lung disease,restrictive lung disease and obstructive lung disease???

Sir can u tell me the difference between constrictive lung disease,restrictive lung disease and  obstructive lung disease???

Academic question: This is an academic question that can not be answered in this brief space. Consult a medical text book or Medscape for the info. ...Read more

5

5
Can you tell me in obstructive lung disease, why is expiration difficult and not inspiration?

Can you tell me in obstructive lung disease, why is expiration difficult and not inspiration?

Airways close down: When you breathe in, you pull open the airways inside your chest. When you exhale, those airways get smaller (especially if you exhale forcefully). Obstructive lung disease causes those airways to get smaller so they are the smallest on exhalation. Snoring is the opposite -- airways outside the chest get smaller when you inhale, so that's why snoring is on inhalation instead of exhalation.. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Su Dr. Su
1 doctor agreed:
6

6
Is there any research in the field of children's interstitial lung disease?

Dr. Tony Su Dr. Su
1 doctor agreed:
Is there any research in the field of children's interstitial lung disease?

Check resources: This group of rare childhood interstitial lung diseases encompasses many different conditions. Go to http://www.Nih.Gov/health/clinicaltrials/findingatrial.Htm or http://www.Child-foundation.Com/ for more info or to contact a researcher in this field. ...Read more

7

7
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is interstitial lung disease?

Interstitium: Is that area between the walls of the air sacs or alveoli. Oxygen diffuses from the air sacs to the blood vessels located in the interstitial area. Ild is the presence of inflammation in that area making the distance for diffusion of the oxygen farther for the traveling or flowing blood to pick up. If the inflammation causes scarring it is pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more

8

8
Can you tell me how did i get this disease granulomatois lung disease i need answers?

Can you tell me how did i get this disease granulomatois lung disease i need answers?

Granuloma lung: There are several causes for granulomatous lung diseases (gld). Sarcoidosis, tb, non-tb mycobacteria (ntm), fungal infections are some of the examples. A fungal infection called histoplasmosis is a common cause of gld in the mississippi valley. In people with normal immune system, it is a harmless condition. Tb ; ntm are serious diseases. ...Read more

9

9
Can you tell me what is interstitial lung disease?

Can you tell me what is interstitial lung disease?

Many diseases: Interstitial lung disease (ild) is a term used to describe many different diseases that affect the lung tissue, or alveolar spaces (as opposed to the airways, like asthma and bronchitis). These diseases have literally dozens of causes, and nearly as many names. By far the most common is "pulmonary fibrosis", itself a name for what is probably many different diseases. If this is confusing... ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What are some treatable lung diseases in children?

What are some treatable lung diseases in children?

All are treatable: The common lung diseases in children are pneumonia, bronchitis, and asthma. Croup is a viral illness that involves the area of the airway around and just below the vocal cords, the subglottic space. It's not really a lung disease but it is a lower airway disease and quite common. Outside the us tuberculosis is a common treatable pediatric lung disease. ...Read more

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
2,012 doctors shared insights

Lung Diseases (Definition)

Lung diseases are diseases that interfere with the lung's ability to exchange oxygen. They includes genetic diseases, infections, ...Read more