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Is second hand smoke dangerous for a person recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Is second hand smoke dangerous for a person recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Second-hand smoke is dangerous for anyone, regardless of whether they're recovering from an acute illness or not. However, if you are recovering from an embolism, it would be best to avoid anything like second-hand smoke that might cause difficulty breathing or coughing. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more


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Is second hand smoke dangerous for someone who is recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Is second hand smoke dangerous for someone who is recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Second hand smoke is dangerous for everyone, not just those recovering from pulmonary embolism. However, there can be diminished lung capacity after an embolism and impaired o2 transport so why take the chance? ...Read more

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All evening IV been greeting chest pain on the left hand side. I did have a pulmonary embolism in june and was off the warfarin in february.

All evening IV been greeting chest pain on the left hand side. I did have a pulmonary embolism in june and was off the warfarin in february.

Go and see a doctor: And do this asap. You may be experiencing a new pulmonary embolism and need to be restarted on an anticoagulant. This is potentially life-threatening, so would go right now. Do not wait. ...Read more

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I am still getting hard, sharp chest pains on my left hand side of my chest. Iv been to my gp and he is sure that it's not another pulmonary embolism?

Family practice : If you have had a previous pe then you are high risk for another. Make sure this is ruled out. Are you on birth control. Are you on Coumadin (warfarin) currently. Are you a smoker. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have sex after recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Is it okay to have sex after recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Depends: When was the pe? Usually anti coagulated for 6 or more months depending on underlying conditions. For life with some coagulopathies! if no swelling of legs, bleeding etc your risk should be low. As always care and a caring partner are relevant. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from a sub massive pulmonary embolism?

How long will it take to recover from a sub massive pulmonary embolism?

Weeks: It usually takes weeks to start feeling better from an embolism to the lungs. It also depends if there is any damage to your heart. The body will start dissolving the clot and you can start to feel better sooner. The blood thinners prevent future clots while the body clears the current clots. ...Read more

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Warfarin is dangerous to take with other drugs, do I really need to take it for my pulmonary embolism?

Warfarin is dangerous to take with other drugs, do I really need to take it for my pulmonary embolism?

Yes...: Warfarin is necessary in the treatment of pulmonary embolism or pe. The initial clot will allow more clot to form until the initial clot is destroyed by your body's own system. So, to prevent further clot from forming, a blood thinner is needed. There are other injectable blood thinners so see your doctor to discuss alternatives to warfarin. ...Read more

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If your a marathon walker, no family traits, don't smoke, do drugs, drink & are healthy how can you die of pulmonary embolism?

If your a marathon walker, no family traits, don't smoke, do drugs, drink & are healthy how can you die of pulmonary embolism?

Hypercoagulable stat: Even a brief period of inactivity (long flight) , dehydration and a blood chemistry conducible( eg a hypercoagulable blood disorder) can cause you toform clots and subsequently a pe. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Second Hand Smoke (Definition)

Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more


Dr. Neil Halin
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Pulmonary Embolism (Definition)

Pulmonary embolism is a condition where there is a blockage, either by a blood clot, air, or fat, of the ...Read more