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Low Lung Volumes
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
If I had a pe in my lungs, would my blood oxygen level be low or could it stay in the 95-96% range?
I feel like my lung capacity is really low, when I breath I can only breath for 4 scoundrel maximum, and I breath really often?
Lung capacity: I am not sure what is meant by 4 scoundrel. Please let your parents know about your concerns. They can make the decision if this needs medical attention. Take care. ...Read more
Is having low grade tumors in the lungs and kidney considered good being that there non aggressive: regardless of a person being at stage IV. .
Depends on Tumor: It really depends on the type of tumor, i.e. The diagnosis. Angiomyolipomas in the kidney and lung are generally benign and do not cause problems. Renal cell carcinoma with metastatic lesions in the lung has a much worse prognosis, although there are exciting new chemo options now available. More information is required. ...Read more
Have 2 low grade tumors in the lungs and kidney with the lungs being primary. Would the next tumor they are going to biopsy be low grade as well?
Lung Tumor: If I understand you correctly, you have a low grade lung tumor that has spread to the kidney, and not two separate tumors. As a general rule, a new metastasis will have the same morphology as the original tumor, but, even so, a metastatic lung tumor, even if it is "low grade, " requires immediate treatment, which may include surgery, chemotherapy and irradiation, depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more
Have 2 low grade cancerous tumors already in two separate parts of the body lungs/kidney would the next tumor found and being biopseed be low as well?
My lungs have phlegm I think. Noticeable when I exercise. It even vibrates deep & low in my lungs, but I feel great & can breathe perfectly. Cause?
Have it checked:
Your friendly lung doc can do a thorough history and physical examination. He/she can determine if additional testing such as PFTs, CXR or CT are useful.
Good luck and all the best. ...Read more
My husband had two stents in 2003. He has done well until recently his blood pressure readings are sometimes very low like 99/54, his lungs fill up?
See your cardiologist.
No reason to wait.
No fooling around!
Good luck. Very serious! ...Read more
What is the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? My lungs are used to breathing much larger volumes through the chest and I can't stop it.
Treat cause: We breath different amounts during different times. Just like blood pressure and heart rate, body responds to what it needs. If you breath larger volumes, generally there are less breaths per minute. Hyperventilation without this can be due to a metabolic problem that keeps your body breathing excessively. See your doctor or more specifically a pulmonary specialist if needed. ...Read more
How do you stop chronic hyperventilation syndrome? Either my mind or my lungs have become accustomed to breathing large volumes of air. I can't fix it!
Hyperventilation: People with panic attacks do hyperventilate, see your PCP for evaluation and work up try to teach yourself to breath slowly. ...Read more
I've been getting chest pains and tightness for a week. I am 29, the pain is not excruciating and I have a low peak flow in one lung. What do I do?
See your Doctor:
Chest tightness and pains could be from many causes, some minor and some serious. Perhaps it is simply from asthma or a virus. It could be something more serious such as some other type of lung problem or even a heart problem.
Your doctor will ask you more detailed questions and do an exam and then may need to do additional testing ...Read more
I was diagnosed with pneumonia in my right lung yesterday and my oxygen levels were low and now it worries me cuz I am borderline to being hospitalize?
Danger zone: Stop worrying and seek help now. Being hospitalized for pna is not necessarily a bad thing. ...Read more
I had half of a lung removed due to cancer. Now my blood oxygen level is very low. Will exercise help it?
Confusing: Removing half of one of your lungs should not have severe effects on your blood oxygen level is there are not other problems. See your doctor and ask for a more complete explanation of your functional status and whether or not there are other diseases affecting your blood oxygen level. ...Read more
If a lung nodule grows to 1cm and its cancerous and taken out. What are the chances of cure or survival? The internet says it is still low.
Recently discovered a 6mm lung nodule during ctshort history of smoking around 18-20 sociallyshould I be concerned as a high or low risk patient?
I have a wet cough that has gotten better (tickle going away). Lungs clear on exams. Today I noticed a low noise by my trachea when I inhale deeply.
Can be inflammation: Sometimes, when there is residual mucus in the throat or bronchus, it can narrow the airway passage. Narrowed passage can cause turbulent air flow when breathing in and out causing a noise like a whistle. If it gets worse or breathing is worse, see a doctor. If it gets better, mucus and inflammation are likely improving. ...Read more
What can cause low flowpeak and feeling of full lungs in morning other than gerd. Only time I need rescue inhaler. Take Flovent 2x day. Suggestions???
Low lung volume. And Mild anterior compression at the T10 and T11 vertebral bodies is this why my back is in constant pain. What is a mild compression?
Found 3rd tumor: other 2 were low grade and separately located: lung nsclc squamous & kidney which is unknown as lung is considered primary? What are the chances of this tumor being low grade nsclc?
See your doctor who has the information
on your tumors.
There are many treatments available and
some times to wait may be a choice. ...Read more
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