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Doctor insights on: Is Black Lung The Same Thing As Pulmonary Fibrosis

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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 is Bronchial fibrosis? Is it the same as Pulmonary fibrosis? What is the best treatment for Bronchial fibrosis?

What is Bronchial fibrosis? Is it the same as Pulmonary fibrosis? What is the best treatment for Bronchial fibrosis?

Bronchial fib: Bronchial fibrosis is not a widely used term. It is used to designate asthma (air hyper-reactivity). See: http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/data/Journals/CHEST/21748/45.pdf It is a distinct entity from pulmonary fibrosis and the prognosis is considerably better because asthma is very treatable with bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory drugs. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary fibrosis the same as cystic fibrosis?

Is pulmonary fibrosis the same as cystic fibrosis?

No: Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease causing abnormal functioning of the mucus glands in the lung and leading to recurrent infections. Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease of progressive scarring causing loss of alveolar units that can have a variety of causes. ...Read more

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Is bullous emphysema the same as regular?

Is bullous emphysema the same as regular?

Similar: Bullous emphysema is a radiologic finding seen in emphysema. Some of the destruction that occurs in emphysema can merge producing large bullae. ...Read more

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What is emphysema vs copd? Is emphysema the same as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Categories....: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is the broader category. Emphysema is one type of copd, ie emphysema falls under the category of copd. ...Read more

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Could a collapsed lung cause the same symptoms as subcutaneous emphysema?

Yes: A collapsed lung (known as a pneumothorax) can cause subcutaneous emphysema when air moves from the chest through muscle and into muscle planes below skin. Subcutaneous emphysema is usually a sign that a pneumothorax is present. Typical signs of a pneumothorax include dyspnea (shortness of breath), chest pain, and fast respiratory rate. ...Read more

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Is small airway disease showing obstruction in the small airways the same as copd, asthma or something else? Prognosis?

Is small airway disease showing obstruction in the small airways the same as copd, asthma or something else? Prognosis?

Asthma: In the past small airways disease did not have its own code but listed under asthma. It is almost like in between the reactive airways and asthma, showing up mainly when someone has a trigger like an upper respiratory infection or bronchitis. It may not show the same inflammatory reaction in blood tests like asthma, but is seen in the pft as reversible process like asthma. ...Read more

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Is emphysima and c.O.P.D the same lung disease or are they different?

Is emphysima and c.O.P.D the same lung disease or are they different?

Different: Emphysema is the loss of alveolar tissue or air sacs. COPD is disease of the airways often associated with infections. Smokers generally have a mixture of both disorders. Because they often occur in the same person there is confusion about the exact meaning of these terms. ...Read more

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Are pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same thing?

Are  pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same thing?

No: Pulmonary edema is uninfected fluid in the alveoli of the lung usually do to congestive heart failure or to ARDS (non cardiogenic pulmonary edema or adult respiratory distress syndrome). Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue with infected fluid in the alveoli or interstitial tissues. ...Read more

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Is. Lung infection the same as pneumonia?

Is. Lung infection the same as pneumonia?

Yes and no: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung but there are others such as lung abscesses, septic pulmonary emboli, tuberculosis etc. ...Read more

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Is it true that the disease won't spread to the other lung if only one part has pulmonary fibrosis?

Is it true that the disease won't spread to the other lung if only one part has pulmonary fibrosis?

Pulmonary fibrosis: This is not true, pulmonary fibrosis can effect parts of either or both lungs and does not have to follow any particular pattern in time or region of the lungs. ...Read more

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Is granuloma and nodules same thing if seen on lung ct?

Not quite: Many nodules are granulomas but nodules can also be a large variety of tumors or malignant tumors. Followup or biopsies are to determine cause. ...Read more

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Are pneumonia and atelectasis the same thing?

Are pneumonia and  atelectasis the same thing?

Not the same: Pneumonia is caused by infection. Atelectasis is caused by collapse of a portion of the lung (loss of air in the air spaces). ...Read more

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How is it that lung compacity in asthma is lower than non asthma people?

How is it that lung compacity in asthma is lower than non asthma people?

Reduced Flows: People with asthma tend to have reduced airflow because their small airways are narrowed leading to slower rates of airflow and more air trapping. When given a bronchodilator, this airflow obstruction can be reversed in most asthmatics that have uncontrolled airway inflammation. Total lung capacity is not usually affected but they can have air trapping leading to increased residual volume in lungs. ...Read more

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What is the definition of pulmonary phibrosis? Is it linked to pulmonar hyper-tension? Is there a cure for & how does it compare to pulmonary edima?

What is the definition of pulmonary phibrosis? Is it linked to pulmonar hyper-tension? Is there a cure for & how does it compare to pulmonary  edima?

Lung scarring: Pulmonary fibrosis is scarring of the lung and comes in many types - some are amenable to treatment, some are not. It is often associated with pulm hypertension and not usually associated with pulm edema. Anyone with a diagnosis of pf should be seen by a pulmonologist so they can have their disease evaluated and poss treatments discussed. ...Read more

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Is bronchiectasis the same as cf ?

Is bronchiectasis the same as cf ?

No: Bronchiectasis= bronchi (airways);ectasis (dilated or stretched out). Bronchiectasis is a physical finding that can occur in many lung infections/conditions.Cystic fibrosis is medical condition with many features.It is inherited as a recessive genetic disease. There are abnormalities in the production of lung mucous that can lead to bronchiectasis over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Pulmonary Fibrosis (Definition)

A lung condition in which there is progressive scarring of the lung tissue. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, ...Read more


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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more