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Is There Any Connection Between Asbestos And Emphysema
Not known: Asbestos is a natural fiber found in few places in the world. It is well known due its repellant properties agains fire & hot temperature. It was used in cloth, construction & ships. Still use on car brake system. It causes asbestosis a fibrotic condition of the lungs & mesothelial carcinoma acancer on the pleura. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
May be!: We see patients with hives very often. Sometimes we can identify an allergen that could be responsible. Very often no agent responsible for the rash could be identified. Conditions related to abnormal nature of our cells such as autoimmune cells or cancer cells can possibly be associated with hives. ...Read more
Not really: Not that I have seen established. There are nutritional deficiencies that an cause cardiomyopathy but typically they require profound and prolonged deficiency (which is seen in the 3rd world and not here). I suppose long standing iron deficiency with anemia, a known cm cause, could be due to the celiac. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic associations: To name some: there are lysosomal storage disease and hurler's syndrome which can affect both heart and bones. Patients with turner's syndrome are born with bone dysplasia and quite often cardiac defects. Tuberous sclerosis may affect heart and bones also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes there is: G6pd is glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. There have been case reports of patients with g6pd developing hairy cell leukemia. The more important issue is that normal treatments for leukemia can be fatal in patients with g6pd, including treatment with Rasburicase (a drug used to treat tumor lysis syndrome.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly: Some asthmatics are allergic to alcohol and drinking may exacerbate their asthma. Also, drinking is often done together with smoking - cigarettes and other substances, which is definitely bad for asthma! being under the influence may lower your threshold for avoiding triggers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid deficiency: Or excess can affect every organ, process and function in your body. Since i don't know what you mean by "gastric", i can't tell you if it's caused or affected by your thyroid. ...Read more
No: Wonderful question. A lot of people with lower iq smoke because they don't realize the dangers of it. Quite a few people with high iq smoke because they believe they are immune having calculated their risks, or because they succumb to peer pressure, or have some weird other rationale. To my knowledge, there are no studies directly correlating smoking and iq. ...Read more
Filariasis: In tropics, filariasis is the most common cause of lymphedema. Filariasis is the direct infestation of lymph nodes by the parasite wuchereria bancrofti. The disease is spread among persons by mosquitoes, and affects millions of people in the tropics and sub-tropics of asia, africa, western pacific, and parts of central and south america. Infestation by the parasite damages the lymph system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking --> Stress: Cigarette smoking puts tremendous stress on our minds & bodies. People become addicted to cigarettes very quickly and when you go for awhile without smoking you get withdrawal symptoms, which can make you feel anxious. Smoking will take away this anxiety so it may feel like it reduces stress, but it is just stopping stress caused by smoking! those who smoke also tend to smoke more when stressed. ...Read more
Absolutely: Remember - everything that happens in your body starts with the food you eat, digest, and absorb. This provides the basic building blocks for everything in your body. If yo don't digest well (lack of acid or digestive enzymes), or you don't absorb well, or have a metabolic disorder underlying utilization of nutrients or detoxification, then your body starts to suffer. This can cause weight issues. ...Read more
Asbestos is a silicate mineral that was used extensively in construction as insulation for buildings. It was later found to cause lung disease in humans, and is no longer used in construction. However, the demolition of old building continues to put some people at risk of ...Read more
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