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Could low oxygen (decreased lung expansion) decreases cardiac output?

Could low oxygen (decreased lung expansion) decreases cardiac output?

Possible: The heart needs oxygen as fuel to do its job. If oxygen is very low, the heart may not pump as well. ...Read more

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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Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Lung capacity: To some degree, yes. But this is limited to the physical capacity of the lungs. Cardiopulmary function may improve as well. ...Read more

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Does lung transplant increase life expectency cf?

Does lung transplant increase life expectency cf?

It depends: The transplant center will evaluate whether based on their transplantation survival statistics and your clinical disease severity, whether the benefits outweigh the risks. The allocated organs are received first by the patients who are the most severe, and most likely to benefit from an organ transplantation. Transplantation centers will have information on this for you. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Is lung capacity at 53% dangerous?

Is lung capacity at 53% dangerous?

Need to find out why: During a pulmonary function test, there are typically three measurements taken. First, how well the air "moves" in and out of the lungs. Copd, asthma, bronchitis, etc are things that would cause it to drop. Second, the efficiency of oxygen transfer is measured, the diffusion. Last, the lung sizes are measured. Again, which value is down and why its down is the most important thing to find. ...Read more

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Can running improve lung capacity and reduce asthma symptoms?

Can running improve lung capacity and reduce asthma symptoms?

Yes and no: Running improves stamina and lung function but is not an asthma treatment. Running can cause an asthma attack but can be prevented by use of an inhaler prior to running. ...Read more

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Why does residual volume decrease in restrictive lung diseases?

Why does residual volume decrease in restrictive lung diseases?

Scarring: As the lungs scar and lose volume, both the vital capacity and residual lung volume decrease. That is the nature of restrictive lung disease. ...Read more

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Copd leads to lung cancer?

Copd leads to lung cancer?

Unlikely: While COPD does not cause lung cancer, the factors (smoking, for example) that cause COPD can also cause lung cancer. ...Read more

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Does being dehydrated affect lung capacity?

Does being dehydrated affect lung capacity?

Not direclty: Being dehydrated would not affect lung capacity in terms of spirometric testing, however,it will cause weakness similar to that due to limitation of lung capacity. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does age effect the lung capacity?

Does age effect the lung capacity?

Yes: After age 30, everyone's lung function declines a little every year. More so if you smoke or have other lung diseases. ...Read more

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Spirometry results essentially normal spirometry. Hyperinflation questionable the single breath diffusing capacity is moderately impaired. COPD?

Spirometry results essentially normal spirometry. Hyperinflation questionable   the single breath diffusing capacity is moderately impaired. COPD?

Possible: A reduced DLCO/Va points to damage or scarring in the lung tissue and emphysema (especially if you have been a smoker) or other interstitial lung diseases may be the cause. The normal lung function however is not compatible with COPD but then I don't understand what you meant by hyperinflation in the presence of normal lung function test. See a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Does smoking increase the risk of lung cancer?

Does smoking increase the risk of lung cancer?

Yes!: While cancer can occur in the lungs of non-smokers (specifically, pulmonary adenocarcinoma or metastatic carcinoma from another primary site), it is difficult to dispute the data that show lung cancer is more common in smokers than non-smokers. ...Read more

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Does caffine improve lung function ?

Possibly: Caffeine can alter breathing and lung function. One article is: http://well.Blogs.Nytimes.Com/2010/11/29/asthma-symptoms-try-caffeine/?_php=true;_type=blogs;_r=0 which summarizes the news regarding a study of caffeine and asthma. Caffeine is also used to treat or to prevent apnea in young infants. ...Read more

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Good food to improve lung capacity?

Good food to improve lung capacity?

none: There is no special diet or supplements for that. Avoid pollution (esp in india), do not smoke, exercise, and eat healthy food daily (low oil, no ghee at all, limit meat, and limit sugars/sweets). ...Read more

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Does pounding heart or tachycardia increase increase oxygen absorption in the lungs?

Does pounding heart or tachycardia increase increase oxygen absorption in the lungs?

Complex: The heart and lungs work together and respond to each other on many levels. Giving extra oxygen can lower a rapid heartbeat, but the fast heart rate does not necessarily increase oxygen absorption in the lungs. It depends on how fast the heart is beating, why it is beating fast, and the status of the lungs (ie diseased lungs from any cause are not as good at picking up oxygen as healthy lungs). ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana increase or decrease heart rate?

Does smoking marijuana increase or decrease heart rate?

Increases HR: Marijuana use increases heart rate by 20%-100%, shortly after smoking. Marijuana users have 4.8 times greater chance of heart attack in the first hour after smoking. It causes palpitations & arhythmias as well as elevation of actual heart rate. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11401936. ...Read more

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What will increase the partial pressure of oxygen in lung alveoli?

What will increase the partial pressure of oxygen in lung alveoli?

O2/ventilation/diet: Partial pressure of oxygen in alveoli is can be calculated using the alveolar gas equation. Oxygen level increases if there is a higher atmospheric pressure (hyperbaric chamber), higher inspired concentration of oxygen (using supplemental oxygen from a tank), lower co2 in lungs by breathing faster and deeper, raising respiratory quotient by eating more carbs, less fat. ...Read more

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Can breathing polluted air increase stress on heart's regulation capacity?

Can breathing polluted air increase stress on heart's regulation capacity?

Yes: Several recent studies have shown that air pollution seems to contribute to an increased risk of coronary artery disease. In observational studies that correlated the degree of air pollution in various cities, there was a clear relationship between higher levels of air pollution and a higher incidence of heart disease. Very provocative recent work, but not surprising given the risk of cigarettes. ...Read more

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