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Are there lung or breathing problems associated with graves disease?

Are there lung or breathing problems associated with graves disease?

Lung and Graves: With hyperthyroidism such as in graves' disease, people can experience shortness of breath. However this is usually resolved with treatment of the hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease in itself, does not cause lung disease. ...Read more

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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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Can lung disease be associated with dysphagia?

Can lung disease be associated with dysphagia?

Possibly: Depending on the cause of dysphagia, food and liquids may incompletely make it through the esophagus. As a result, food may regurgitate back up and be inhaled or aspirated into the lungs, causing chronic pneumonia or acute lung injury. ...Read more

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Are heart attacks linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Are heart attacks linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Indirectly: Many people with COPD have a strong smoking history which also predisposes to heart attacks - in addition, there may be a chromic inflammatory element to some forms of COPD which cam also make heart attacks more likely. ...Read more

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Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Can happen: Thyroid disease has many symptoms and while bad breath can occur in hypothyroid disease, don't think just because you have bad breathe, this means you have thyroid disease. There would be many other symptoms. The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Work with your dentist first. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary fibrosis cause heart trouble?

Can pulmonary fibrosis cause heart trouble?

At the very end: At the end stages of pulmonary fibrosis, it can cause elevated blood pressure in the lungs, which can affect the heart. Also, the lack of oxygen from the fibrosis can also affect the heart. But, again, this occurs in the very end stages of the disease, usually. ...Read more

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Can LPR reflux cause pulmonary fibrosis or any lung problem?

Can LPR reflux cause pulmonary fibrosis or any lung problem?

Aspirating a lot?: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more

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Can paget's disease in the lung associated with lung cancer?

Can paget's disease in the lung associated with lung cancer?

Please clarify: There are three different diseases named for dr paget, but none affects the lung directly. Paget's of bone seen on chest x-ray is not a cancer risk. Paget's of breast warns of an underlying breast cancer that might spread. Paget's of the bottom is a low-aggressiveness skin malignancy without lung involvement. Sorry for the confusion, hope you can sort things out & good luck. ...Read more

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Are breathing problems related bad chest congestion?

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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Are breathing problems related bad chest congestion?

Yes: Yes but there could be many other causes. Get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What can causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) in infants?

What can causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) in infants?

Not used for infants: There is a bpd, bronchopulmonary dysplasia that occurs in infants but i HAV never heard of the term COPD used in infants. ...Read more

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How can heart disease cause shortness of breath?

How can  heart disease cause shortness of breath?

CAD: When the heart doesn't get enough blood flow it malfunctions raising the pressure in the lungs which causes increased work of breathing which produces the sensation of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Is smoking the cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

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Is smoking the cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Most frequent cause: Smoking or secondary tobacco exposure is the most frequent cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, it's not the only one, as some genetic conditions can predispose one to copd. So can the work environment. Go see your family physician for pulmonary function testing to confirm the diagnosis and then start treatment w/regular follow up pft to demonstrate proper therapy. ...Read more

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Does bad air affect respiratory function in people with diseases like asthma or pulmonary fibrosis?

Does bad air affect respiratory function in people with diseases like asthma or pulmonary fibrosis?

Yes: People with chronic respiratory diseases should avoid heavily polluted air. Air quality alerts are issued for areas when there is a high concentration of pollution. These are usually reported on the local weather reports. In some instances, poor air quality can even cause chronic lung disease. For more information on this, go to the american lung association website. ...Read more

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Does coronary artery disease always cause shortness of breath?

Does coronary artery disease always cause shortness of breath?

Yes: Coronary artery disease, angina, and heart attack are a continuum of a process. With these congestion f the lungs can occur, or blood clots can embolize, or cardiac output can be reduced. All affect oxygen delivery and feeling of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Can severe vitamin deficiencies cause poor lung function and lung inflammation?

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Can severe vitamin deficiencies cause poor lung function and lung inflammation?

Vitamin D: Vitamin d has been associated with poor lung function. Severe vitamin a deficiency can affect the lining of the airways. Most of the other deficiencies generally make you sick. Thiamine deficiency can affect your heart primarily and lungs indirectly. Most of the others do not affect primarily lungs. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more