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Hypoaerated Lungs Cause
Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and I can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more
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
A number of things: When fluid accumulates in the spaces around the lungs (pleural spaces), this is called a pleural effusion. There are a number of causes for pleural effusions. One cause is heart failure. When the heart does not work well, its pumping action is decreased and fluid can back up into the lungs and the spaces around the lungs. Another cause might be inflammation of the lungs (as with pneumonia). ...Read more
Explain question: I am not sure I understand what dryness in the lungs is- please resubmit your question. ...Read more
It takes a lot: To keep food or water from going into the lungs, it takes a lot of coordination between several muscles working in sequence. That's because the food crosses over the windpipe to get to the food pipe. Anything that interferes with that will cause a mishap. Normally we see that after a stroke. In your age group it most likely happens due to distraction. ...Read more
Hard lungs: There are multiple possibilities of different disease families that can make the lungs stiff. Discuss with your doctor to get information pertinent to the disease which relates to you. ...Read more
Varies...: Most commonly it is from either trauma that can result in increased pressures in the chest or rib fractures that tear the lung. The other common source is bleb or bullous disease of the lung. Imagine an overinflated balloon ready to pop. Something causes it to have increased pressure and air then leaks out to cause the lung to collapse. Other reasons can include cancer and bad emphysema. ...Read more
Black Lung: Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (cwp), colloquially referred to as black lung disease, is caused by long exposure to coal dust. It is a common affliction of coal miners and others who work with coal, similar to both silicosis from inhaling silica dust, and to the long-term effects of tobacco smoking. Inhaled coal dust progressively builds up in the lungs and is unable to be removed by the body. ...Read more
Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more
2ndhand smoke, etc.: The chief cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke. Nonsmoker cases are from a combination of genetic factors, radon gas, asbestos, and air pollution including secondhand smoke. Asbestos can also cause mesothelioma, a cancer of the pleura or lining on the surface of the lung and diaphragm. So a combo. Of pollution, smoking and other factors likely causes urban lung disease. ...Read more
Lung pain lying down: This is uncertain and you didn't give any details. If this is just going on for a short time and you have no other medical problem then it could be pleurisy from a viral infection and should get better with time, can use Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). Typically gets worse with a deep breath too. Did you overwork and strain a chest muscle? Could you have cancer or lupus - there are a lot of possibilities. ...Read more
When we stop smoking: Our lungs are finally able to start cleaning themselves of all the crap we put down there for years. This can result in the development of a severe cough in many people, and coughing can cause pain. However, this is actually a good sign and means that you are starting to heal, and it generally will get better after a few weeks. Try to quit completely and do your lungs/heart a big favor. ...Read more
No: Were you smoking them when u asked? But the underlying question really is: why smoke 'shrooms? Why eat 'shrooms? These are potent hallucinogenic substances. They're dangerous. They're not worth the high cost of the high. Many times amateur mycologists pick the wrong mushroom & you ingest/smoke a very poisonous substance & could easily die from the exposure. Is the risk of dying part of the high? ...Read more
Calcium: Can build up in occupational disease that develop from inhaling dust of silica. Its a condition called Silicosis. Other conditions can be seen on the slide. ...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
Do you mean ribs?: A baby's rib age often has more if a bell shape than an adult. It become more straight with time, but no ones ribs are perfectly straight up and down. I hope this answers you question! ...Read more
What does it mean if you have slight pleurisy in your lungs? How so you treat it? What causes it?
Pleurisy: Pleurisy is caused by inflammation of the linings around the lungs (the pleura), a condition also known as pleuritis. It can be very painful and be caused by a number of things. Check out the link for better understanding: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/pleurisy/page2.Htm#what_causes_pleurisy. ...Read more
18mo had surgery last yr. Gma didn't know better and used baby powder all over him. Since his lungs are compromised is this likely to cause problems?
Question is unclear: Surgery a year ago would not necessarily compromise babies lungs. Regardless, unless the baby breathed in a cloud of talcum powder it is unlikely to cause problems. Babies can develop a transient bronchitis like response to such an event but it generally passes within 2 wks. I don't recommend powders for that reason. ...Read more
My room is small and stuffy. I rarely dust. I always see dust in the sun rays. Can all this dust get into my lungs. Cause health prob. All stuff dust?
Almost anything: Just about anything can cause a nodule in the lung. Most important test is to look at an old xray and see if this nodule is new or old. If it is old and not growing it is likely benign. If it is new or growing it may need further eval which could include advanced imaging or a biopsy. ...Read more
Defect in the lung: Though most of the time when a lung collapses, it is caused by some type of trauma, there are some patients that have defects in the lung surface. These illnesses range from emphysema to lung fibrosis. There are some genetic mutations that also have been associated with weakness in the surface of the lungs. If the collapse of the lung was unprovoked, your doctor may need to do some tests. ...Read more