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Lung (Overview)

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 circulation for cellular use.


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Why are my lungs hurting?

Why are my lungs hurting?

Pleurisy or muscle: Lungs actually have few nerve endings within the lung tissue itself. Most of the nerves are on the outer surface so pain is usually related to inflammation of the lining of the lung (known as pleurisy) or muscular. ...Read more

Lung (Overview)

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 circulation for cellular use.


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What is lungs opacificification?

What is lungs opacificification?

Descriptive term: This is a term used to describe the lung fields on an x-ray that show little change in degree of density between normally dense areas like heart and bones and the lungs.Dense areas like bone show up white, if the lung areas that are supposed to be filled with air show up white instead of dark, it implys that the lung tissue is filled with dense material like water making it opaque., . ...Read more

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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Go to the ER for x-rays and initial treatment
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Use high flow oxygen
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Lungs have holes is it nescery for opertion?

Lungs have holes is it nescery for opertion?

????: Do you mean holes, like in collapsed lung or pneumothorax? If so, that usually needs a chest tube, or if recurrent a surgery to create more scr tissue in the lungs ...Read more

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What is bullae in lungs?

Emphysema: A bulla is an air space in the lung measuring more than one centimeter in diameter in the distended state. Giant bullae develop as a result of cigarette smoking. Patients with HIV and IV drug users can also have bullous lung disease. Patients may have shortness of breath with exertion or at rest. Surgical removal is called bullectomy. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images possibly showing nodule
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Research whether it's best to follow the nodule or to biopsy it
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What is lung dies?

What is lung dies?

You die too: If your lungs necrose, or die, you will also die without a transplant. ...Read more

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What is a stiff lung?

What is a stiff lung?

Inflation problem: This usually means there is a problem with the lungs expanding properly. There is some sort of restriction to keep the lungs from inflating. ...Read more

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What is smoker's lung?

What is smoker's lung?

Damage.: Smoking cigarettes damages the lungs. Emphysema. Cancer. We mention smoker's lung as those black lungs we see on the TV commercials. ...Read more

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What causes black lung?

What causes black lung?

Black Lung: Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (cwp), colloquially referred to as black lung disease, is caused by long exposure to coal dust. It is a common affliction of coal miners and others who work with coal, similar to both silicosis from inhaling silica dust, and to the long-term effects of tobacco smoking. Inhaled coal dust progressively builds up in the lungs and is unable to be removed by the body. ...Read more

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Can lungs be transplanted?

Can lungs be transplanted?

Sometimes: Lung transplant (pulmonary transplantation) is a procedure which may be done with appropriate indications. ...Read more

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What does a hard lung mean?

What does a hard lung mean?

Hard metal Lung: Disease? http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1164/rccm.200704-527ED

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Can you live with one lung?

Can you live with one lung?

Yes: Yes, as long as the lung is normal and healthy. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect lungs?

How does lupus affect lungs?

Several ways: The most common problem is pleurisy (pain on taking a breath) due to inflammation of the covering layer of the lungs. Lupus patients can also have infiltrates within the lungs, blood clots (pulmonary emboli), or bleeding into the lung tissue. Aside from pleurisy, most of these problems are very uncommon. ...Read more

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Why do I have lung haziness?

Many things: Lung haziness is nonspecific and refers to some area of increased density . This can represent acute or chronic disease. This finding has to be correlated with reason for having chest exam and clinical symptoms. Some times represents scarring or fibrosis, inflammation or infection, or possibly tumor. Sometimes CT necessary to better define the density. You should ask your DR. for clarification. ...Read more

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What is a lung capacity test?

Lung function: Usually a lung capacity is the total amount of air you can take & hold upon a deep breath. It is part of the lung capacities (TLC, IC, EC) & function. 3 basic capacities: Total lung cac. inspiratory capacity & expiratory capacities. If decreased is a restrictive problem like in fibrosis but many others. if increase is an obstructiver air problem (asthma, COPD, etc) ...Read more

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How to re-new my lung funtion?

Fix the root cause: Talk to your doctor, find out the extent of lung damage if any, get a diagnosis, avoid ongoing exposures that might worsen lung function, avoid smoking and smokers, check your work and home environment, consider pet related issues, take medications (if any recommended) as advised, watch your weight and diet, exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Nudle in rt lung what causes?

Almost anything: Just about anything can cause a nodule in the lung. Most important test is to look at an old xray and see if this nodule is new or old. If it is old and not growing it is likely benign. If it is new or growing it may need further eval which could include advanced imaging or a biopsy. ...Read more