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How Long Does Formaldehyde Stay In Your Lungs
What happens when formaldehyde is injected into the body? Is it metabolized? Is the body able to eliminate it? How long would it take to detox?
Death: Metabolism stops with death.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Some quick some slow: Many of the benefits of quitting smoking can be felt in the first my understanding is that it takes about 7 years for all the cells in the lungs to be replaced with new ones. You should consult your doctor to assess any specific concerns or symptoms and follow any diagnostic recommendations offered (tests etc). ...Read more
There is a study showing that among the elderly, chronic use of this type of drug increased the risk for pneumonia. However, the risk/ benefit favors using it if you have bothersome symptoms without it.
You may need some magnesium supplement since this type of drug reduces its absorption. Considering calcium/magnesium/ and vit d3 t on a daily basis since you are at risk for osteoporosis. ...Read more
Soon: Once the swelling is gone. About a week. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more
Define air capacity: If by air capacity, you mean your lungs vital capacity, then no. Your vital capacity is dictated by your anatomy (it's a function of your age and height). But if you're referring to your vo2max (maximal aerobic capacity) then yes, since this is a measure of oxygen use and indirectly, physical fitness. ...Read more
How long: It depend on the time you had use to smoke, some changes could irrevers. ...Read more
Smoking: You begin to cause damage to your lungs with the first puff you take. It is best not to start at all, but if you do smoke - quit now! ...Read more
Be specific: What does long hours mean (how many). ...Read more
How long does it take for ur body to get back to normal after smoking? I know my lungs will never be the same. I been smoking for 6 yrs.
Hi, I had pleurisy about 4 years ago, and have trouble with my lungs, I was wondering if there are ever sometimes any long lasting effects?
YES: It depends on the extent and duration of your pleuisy. I suggest routine chest xray and pulmonary function testing. ...Read more
Smoked half a pack year when I was 20 and quit. Will my lungs ever be healthy, also what long term damage if any should I be concerned about?
It's sounds like you were never a heavy smoker, and it's great you quit. After 5 years your lungs should be back to baseline. However if you have a history of ever having asthma you should be aware that smoking is a major trigger.
Just make sure you don't start up again! It's not worth the long term health risks ...Read more
Every time I go outside and it is really cold and, if I stay out side for too long, my lungs start misfunctioning, they feel like they are closing.
How bad are my lungs damage and will they heal and how long if I only smoked 3 packes or less in my hole life im 20 y.o & just quit 2 day im health to?
Congrats!: Matt, congratulations on quitting! . This is the single most important thing you could do for your health. The good news is that with that degree of smoking you have a very good chance of still having very healthy lungs. The bad news is that "staying quit" can be very hard, and although it is extremely important, you have to guard against relapses. Keep up the good work. ...Read more
How fast do you heal: A collapsed lung is due to an air leak from the inside of the lung through the covering of the lung, out into the space between the lung and the ribs. The site of the leak has some damage, which will heal itself. The doctor inserts a catheter or chest tube between 2 ribs and sucks the leaked air out. The lung then re-inflates and heals the leak over a few days in a typical, normal, healthy person. ...Read more