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Why would the gas transfer factor be low if you had interstitial lung disease?

Why would the gas transfer factor be low if you had interstitial lung disease?

Thick membrane: In interstitial lung disease the membranes that oxygen has to pass through to get into from your airways into your bloodstream is thickened. This produces a decrease in the dlco which is a measure of "gas transferability.". ...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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Why is the gas transfer factor be low in a person who had interstitial lung disease?

Why is  the gas transfer factor be low in a person who had interstitial lung disease?

Loss of lung: Interstitial lung disease destroys lung units thereby impairing gas transfer as determined by dlco pulmonary test. In this disease the area in the lung where gas transfer occurs (o2 foe co2) is progressively destroyed. ...Read more

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In a lung function test, what does transfer of 30 mean?

In a lung function test, what does transfer of 30 mean?

30, or 30%: 30 would be quite good. 30% suggests your lungs are very inefficient at transferring gas from your lungs to your blood. ...Read more

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Hi my lung function came back sayimg my CO Transfer factore is reduced to 74%. Can you pls tell me what at means ? I have right heart failure also.

Hi my lung function came back sayimg my CO Transfer factore is reduced to 74%. Can you pls tell me what at means ? I have right heart failure also.

Ok: If less than fifty then I would be more concerned. However with heart failure it is not uncommon to have low dlco. The more concerning is why right heart failure at age 44. Meaning of low dlco is low ability of oxygen to be absorbed from lungs to blood. ...Read more

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Does transfer factor heal wounds?

Does transfer factor heal wounds?

Not sure what: you mean by "transfer factor". There are various growth factors and cytokines which aid in wound healing. Cytokines aid in the migration of important cells towards the wound. That's the closest I can come to what you are asking. ...Read more

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Does transfer factor work for wounds?

Does transfer factor work for wounds?

Transfer factor: While there's a lot of marketing and online ads for transfer factor - it's considered a dietary supplement by the fda and there are no great (randomized controlled, double blinded) studies that show it works for wound healing. Will it hurt to use them? Probably not... Other than your pocketbook. ...Read more

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Came across a product named "4life transfer factor plus tri-factor", whether this product is recommended for chronic constipation or it is just scam?

Came across a product named "4life transfer factor plus tri-factor", whether this product is recommended for chronic constipation or it is just scam?

My Lawyer Says...: Well, let's not go getting sued by using terms like "scam" right? That said, so called "neutraceuticals" are essentially a loophole in fda regulation. They can pretty much claim whatever they want with no proof as long as they say it's not meant to treat, prevent or cure any disease. I leave it to you to decide whether something that doesn't treat, prevent or cure any disease is worth $50 :). ...Read more

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What is a transfer factor? Can it cure cancer?

What is a transfer factor? Can it cure cancer?

Old drug? value: Transfer factor was tested as a form of immunotherapy to treat Cancer about 20 years back. it did not show sufficient benefit , so it has been largely discarded as not useful therapy. ...Read more

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I've found out about transfer factor that could poasibly help to fight chronic diseases that are linked to immune system like cancer. How true is it?

I've found out about transfer factor that could poasibly help to fight chronic diseases that are linked to immune system like cancer. How true is it?

Not true: There is not yet enough evidence that transfer factors are helpful in treating a human disease. It looks like many more years of research will be needed, if indeed there are any scientists studying this topic. ...Read more