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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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What are the symptoms of under developed lungs ?

What are the symptoms of under developed lungs ?

Short of breath: This happened if a patient has a congenital abnormality otherwise not seen. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have symptoms of an aneurysm?

What should I do if I have symptoms of an aneurysm?

Call 911: Call 911 as these are life threatening emergencies. Which type of aneurysm? Abdominal aortic aneurysm - see GI surgeon. Cerebral aneurysm - see neurosurgeon. What symptoms? Aneurysms are usually asymptomatic until they burst, which may lead to death in a very short time. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a chest aneurysm?

What are the symptoms of a chest aneurysm?

May be none: As expands may give chest wall discomfort. With internal tear, will cause lightening like pain. Can embolize thrombus rarely. May be found on x-ray, ct scan, MRI etc and be unsuspected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of asbestosis in the lungs?

What are the symptoms of asbestosis in the lungs?

Usually none: Most people with asbestos exposure have no symptoms. Asbestos can result in asbestosis of the lung which causes scarring of the lung resulting in decreased lung function, which often produces shortness of breath. It can also cause pleural effussions, lung cancer or mesothelioma. ...Read more

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Gave up smoking altogether a week ago. My lungs are starting to clear out as i'm concerned should I be with these symptoms, what to do?

Gave up smoking altogether a week ago. My lungs are starting to clear out as i'm concerned should I be with these symptoms, what to do?

Smoking: Within literally minutes of not smoking your lungs improve. You might well have a cough for a while, this should be of no concern. Over several months you will feel much better, breathe much better , have much more stamina. That said you don't say how long /smoking. If cough persists or shortness of breath persists you need to be evaluated. 10 years of not smoking =never smoke. Congrats. ...Read more

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more