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How Long Could It Take To Develop Chronic Bronchitis From Smoking
I read if you have inflammation to long from interstitial cycitus it can irritate nerves and lead to chronic pain. How long does that take to happen?
Varies: I hope you're not asking to see if it's okay to ignore this for awhile. It's not. Be careful about selecting a treatment program since some are risky and not legitimate - but an experienced physician will be able to treat this with your cooperation. A Health Psychologist can assist your efforts and minimize the behavioral and emotional problems from and leading to your physical issues. Best! ...Read more
Tension rapid: If the collapsed lung (pneumothorax) creates enough pressure, it can compress the right side of the heart. This decreases the blood return to the heart. Without adequate blood return, your heart does not have enough blood to pump out to your body. This is called tension pneumothorax. If the pressure is not released, this is rapidly fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get managed: Dialysis and transplantation have made death from chronic kidney disease preventable in almost all cases. If you are a dialysis patient and discontinue dialysis, you will receive comfort measures and it will be over within a week. Make the choice that is right for you with your physician's advice. ...Read more
Varies....: There are many factors that determine this so it is difficult to say. The sooner you stop smoking, the less likely you are to develop sequelae like COPD and malignancy. The longer you smoke, the more likely you are to develop these sequelae. There is no amount of smoking that is safe! any smoking puts your health at risk. Quit today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much concrete dust would you have to inhale to get acute silicosis and how long of an exposure must it be? I mean acute not chronic silicosis
OHSA PEL: or Permissible Exposure Limits are 0.1mg/cubic meter over 8 hours. Stationary masonry saws without dust controls like wet sawing can generate 20 times this amount. With no respirator or dust controls, sufficient exposure for acute silicosis might result in as little as 4-6 weeks of 40 hours/week. Visible dust is no indicator since those particles are too large to reach lungs. ...Read more
How long does it take to recover from chronic TE when the underlying cause is cured? How long till you notice anything?
See below: A concussion is also called a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Most of the symptoms appear do to a temporary dysfunction of the brain rather than a structural change. Although now it's recognized that some structural changes can take place. Most recover quickly or over several months. Repeated concussions can lead to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy which is a progressive disease and is incurable . ...Read more
Acute or chronic?: Acute alcoholic hepatitis will cause a rise in your liver enzymes and the damage will be transient but continued alcohol consumption may lead to chronic hepatitis with cirhossis and other sequelae including hepatic encephalopathy. If you know alcohol is a problem for you or a loved one, you should get help before it becomes irreversible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Staph food poisoning: preformed toxin (in creamy, mayonaise foods), onset 4-8 h after tainted food. Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea; lasts 24-48 hours. Scombroid poisoning (fresh tuna, grouper, snapper, etc): tasteless toxin, stable to cooking, histamine release; symptoms within 1/2-3h; flushing, palpitations, cramps, diarrhea; lasts 24-48h. Others: onset up to 5 d after exposure. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Pleurisy is inflammation of the covering of the lining around the lungs, and may be associated with accumulation of fluid in the spacebetween two layers of pleura it can ba caused by 1infections including tuberculosis 2 collagen vascularhart disease 3tumors of pleura 4pulmonary embolism 5cancers 6cirrhosis of liver 7 congestive heart failure treatment depends on the cause, and how long. ...Read more
How long does it usually take for chronic bronchitis to develop? I think i caught it 3 months ago?
Depends: No set time for chronic bronchitis. If you still have bronchitis, take biaxin 500 mg, one tab. Twice a day, continously for 2 weeks. Take Phenergan (promethazine) dm, one teaspoonful 2 to 4 times a day as needed till the cough is better. Also take Allegra 180 mg, 1 tab. At night for 3 weeks. Complete this treatment and you will get better. ...Read more
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