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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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Why does only one lung collapse in spontaneous pneumothorax?

Why does only one lung collapse in spontaneous pneumothorax?

Great Question: And I have a better answer: unlike the american bison, most mammals have two separate pleural or lung cavities. If one lung collapses, the problem does not usually affect the other side. This is why bison were easy to hunt. If you hit one side of the chest, both lungs could collapse. The picture shows human anatomy, wish I could also post a bison picture as they are majestic creatures.

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If the weed doesn't irrate the collapsed lung then is it ok to smoke? If you don't cough

If the weed doesn't irrate the collapsed lung then is it ok to smoke? If you don't cough

Don't do it: Even without a collapsed lung, marijuana and tobacco smoking are not advised. If you do have a pneumothorax, you should refrain from smoking. Continued smoking could potentially worsen the pneumothorax and is dangerous.

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Can you get a collapsed lung from too much smoke?

Can you get a collapsed lung from too much smoke?

Depends: As noted, one time exposure to heavy smoke is not likely to result in pneumothorax. The risk factors for primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (sp) include: smoking (including marijuana), tall thin stature in otherwise healthy, connective tissue disorders, pregnancy, familial history. Lung inflammation is hypothesized to play an important role in the lung injury process that predispose.

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I found out I have a collapsed lung. Is it possible to heal?

I found out I have a collapsed lung. Is it possible to heal?

Yes: But may have recurrent pneumothorax as an identified risk. No smoking if you mean atelectasis or pneumonia the answer is also yes, but both need followup and x-rays to be as sure as possible, there is no other sneaky problem.

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Can I smoke weed with a collapsed lung? Can I smoke weed with 10%of my lung collapsed

Can I smoke weed with a collapsed lung? Can I smoke weed with 10%of my lung collapsed

Hello.: Hello. This would be an unwise decision. Marijuana contains substances that can act as irritants to the lungs.

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Is it possible a collapsed lung will heal without a chest tube?

Is it possible a collapsed lung will heal without a chest tube?

Only if very small: Only if very small, and does not get bigger with serial cxr. Air in the pleural space (pneumothorax) gets smaller by 1% every day if the lung is not actively leaking.

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Is it possible for you to get a collapsed lung from breathing in too much smoke?

Is it possible for you to get a collapsed lung from breathing in too much smoke?

Depends: People who have blebs or bullae, really tighten their throat or cough hard on smoke inhalation and the pressure can cause the blebs or bullae to pop. You can look for an old study on pneumothorax and marijuana smoking which is likely of same cause.

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How do you help heal a collapsed lung that has been damaged by necrotizing pneumonia and flooding of the lung by blood?

Talk with experts...: In acute stage of lung collapse, usually, chest tube for a few days to help the affected lung expand is essential besides adequate use of antibiotics. After that, healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will provide your body with its best possible inside and outside environments to undergo its best possible self-healing. Together, time will tell the story what you can do.

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Would a surgeon have to repair a hole in the lung caused by a. 222 rifle (that also caused a collapsed lung) or would it heal on its own?

Would a surgeon have to repair a hole in the lung caused by a. 222 rifle (that also caused a collapsed lung) or would it heal on its own?

Not absolutely: As long as chest tube drainage, to decompress the pneumothorax and remove blood, was successful, formal exploration would not be necessary. If there's a persistent air leak, or significant or persistent bleeding, then thoracotomy or thoracoscopy would be necessary. Good luck.

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Collapsed lung I have a small collapsed lung and am worried doctor said it shouldn't cause me any problems would it heal on its own or chest drain?

Collapsed lung I have a small collapsed lung and am worried doctor said it shouldn't cause me any problems would it heal on its own or chest drain?

On its own: A small pneumothorax in a healthy person should resolve on its own. Trust your doctor to know if your situation needs a chest tube or can heal on its own.

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Collapsed lung recovery?

Collapsed lung recovery?

Patience: Chest tube drainage/evacuation will often resolve pressure imbalance instantly. The hole in the lung from trauma or spontaneous collapse can potentially seal in just a few days (like a scab). The lung tissue takes longer to fully heal, depending on type of injury. If from trauma, associated chest wall injury (rib fractures, etc...) as well as chest tube site may take weeks to months to heal.

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Is a collapsed lung bad?

Is a collapsed lung bad?

Yes: A collapsed lung means that the lung cannot do it's job, bringing oxygen into the body and getting rid of carbon dioxide.

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How bad is a collapsed lung?

Bad: Pneumothorax, hemothorax, chylothorax, hydropneumothorax and atelectasis all emcompass conditions where a lung is "collapsed." in atelectasis, the lung is not aerated because alveoli are not expanded. This is usually an issue internal to the airways. The rmainder are due to something outside the actual lung parenchyma - compressing the lung. All are bad, so talk to your doc.

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How can I cure a collapsed lung

How can I cure a collapsed lung

Need more info: "collapsed" lung is a term that can mean several different things. Collapsed lung can mean a pneumothorax which is treated with a chest tube, or a collapsed lung can mean an obstructed bronchus which is treated, when possible, by removing the obstruction.

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What can cause a collapsed lung?

Multiple: External and internal. External causes are trauma, diagnostic procedures, etc. Internal factors deal with an increase in pressure in the lung, causing rupture of a pre- existing issue (pulmonary bleb). Pressure increases can be a cough, sneeze, or being on a ventilator. Air leaves the lung or enters the chest through a defect, causing collapse of the lung.

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When to fly after collapsed lung?

At least a week: The puncture in the lung needs to fully seal before you fly. Usually a week is fine.

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Can you die from a collapsed lung?

Can you die from a collapsed lung?

Tension pneumothorax: You can die from collapsed lung, as it progresses quickly to a tension pneumothorax. Eventually, the pressure will collapse your other lung and vessels. Untreated, death will occur. First responders, emt and trauma providers are trained to recognize and release the pressure associated with a collapsed lung, to prevent tension pneumothorax.

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