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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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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?

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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If I work out for a long time, can the air capacity in my lungs increase?

If I work out for a long time, can the air capacity in my lungs increase?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for lungs to repair from cigarette smoke?

Please tell me how long it takes for lungs to repair from cigarette smoke?

How long: It depend on the time you had use to smoke, some changes could irrevers. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for your lungs to be black from smoking?

How long is it supposed to it take for your lungs to be black from smoking?

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

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Can someone tell me how long will it take the lungs to heal once someone quits smoking?

Up to 5 years: The lungs will start to cleanse themselves of tar and nicotine the day you stop smoking. The increased cancer risk from smoking does not go away for up to 5 years. Most people will feel they can breathe better within 2-4 months of quitting smoking. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a persons blood be oxygenated long enough for the lungs to function again?

Information: Lung functionrelates to cardiac function. In a cardiac arrest situation, there is residual oxygen in the blood for a short period of time. With good CPR an acls, cardiac and brain function may be restored followed by restoration of lung function. ...Read more

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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.

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.

One month: It take a while to completely get rid off the effect of nicotine on your body especially if you been smoking for long time, I found a month you should start feeling good. ...Read more

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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?

Quit smoking: 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

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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

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How long can a person with fluids around the lungs and organs live?

How long can a person with fluids around the lungs and organs live?

It depends: What caused the fluid, ascites, liver, pneumonia, . ..Cancer? I have a guy that five years ago had half lung filled w fluid and he is great today. ...Read more

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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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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