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How Long Does Formaldehyde Stay In Your Lungs
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
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.
Possibly Long Time: "honeycombing" of the lung is the end of the scarring process. If the honeycombing is all over the lung, then it may affect breathing and oxygen level, and one may not live a long time. But, if it is only localized or in one spot, then potentially, someone can live with it for a long time. It may cause symptoms, like cough, but it may not necessarily be fatal. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
If i inhale a bunch of dust, will my lungs somehow clean it out, or does it stay? How long to clean out if so?
Yes: If you inhale dust some of it can be trapped by the hair and mucous membranes, some of it can be exhaled out depending on the particle size, some of it gets trapped by the mucous glands and will be expectorated, some of it forms foreign body granulomas when it gets engulphed by macrophages. As far as the timeframe it may take a few seconds to few weeks. Hope this will answer your question. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How long do I need to stay in the hospital after a lung biopsy? I have one scheduled for next week and i need to know how much time to take off work?
Depends: There are many variables. It is important you speak with the physician performing the biopsy. Some biopsies are performed in radiology with ct guidance, some are performed in or, etc... The techniques used and complications, if any, will dictate the answer to your question. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How long does a kid stay typically inpatient after a lung biopsy during bronchoscopy for a trached 7yo? (crappy breathing, otherwise "ok")
Variable: A bronchoscopy with or without biopsy is fairly straightforward. The general description you've provided suggests a child that at baseline is chronically ill. Chances are the length of stay is more a matter of how long the child needs to recover from anesthesia in relation to baseline breathing challenges. Often this can be over night or it can be several days in a chronically ill child. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Could it help you live longer if you stay on prednisone if you have idiopathic fibrosis of the lung?
Pulmonary fibrosis: To date, there has been no study published citing mortality benefit with the use of prednisone(or any type of steroids) in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis(ipf). That being said, some patients with ipf feel that respiratory symptoms are better with steroids, so we occasionally prescribe them chronically. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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