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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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How long can you live on 1/8 of one lung?

How long can you live on 1/8 of one lung?

Tough to: Living and breathing adequately on only one Eight (less than 13%) of your lung function would be difficult. ...Read more

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How long is a stay with a collasped lung???

How long is a stay with a collasped lung???

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

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How long can someone live with half a lung for?

How long can someone live with half a lung for?

Normal life: Someone with half a lung may live a normal life. However, this presumption is based on them not having other illnesses that could change that and what process necessitated them losing half of their lung. ...Read more

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What causes a long term cough besides the lungs?

What causes a long term cough besides the lungs?

Many things: Acid reflux , post nasal drip, foreign body choking. ...Read more

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How long should your lungs take to recover from smoking?

How long should your lungs take to recover from smoking?

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

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Does taking pantoprazole for a long time cause lungs problems?

No but: 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

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What are the long-term health effects of getting a hole in one's lung?

What are the long-term health effects of getting a hole in one's lung?

Not sure: It is not clear what you mean by hole, so without knowing exactly what you mean it is impossible to answer. ...Read more

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Formaldehyde (Definition)

Water soluble gas with a suffocating odor usuall derived from methyl alcohol by oxidation. Its use is as a disenfectant and as a preservative in the manufacture ...Read more