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Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more
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
??: I am not sure what you are asking? ...Read more
Sarcoidosis of lung&lymphnodes, spiculated nodules upper lungs 11.5&9mm, now mild emphysema! quit cigs 16yr ago. am exposed to e-cig vapor. harmful??
Met: I would recommend avoiding this vapor and its related pulmonary adverse effects. ...Read more
Chesty cough>6wk,X-ray show lung well expanded no collapse/consolidation.licency of lung marking within both upper lobes.is it serious?clear phlegm.
Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.
Sounds like: You are having a delayed reaction to environmental exposure. Time to see a lung specialist, a pulmonologist if you have suffered with it for 3 months. ...Read more
Sob despite clean xray CT lung and echo every1 on here says interstitial lung diseaseim scared already havepots/lupusdont want to die young, anxtious!
Maybe lupus: Interstitial lung disease would have likely shown up on your cxr and / or ct scan. It's probably not that. You mention you have lupus. Remember that the manifestation of this are many and include lung problems like pleurisy. I'd make sure that there were no anemia too and that medicines weren't causing this. Talk with your doctors! don't suffer in silence but be your own health advocate! ...Read more
Both are affected: Normally, in pulmonary fibrosis both lungs are affected at the tissue level. The x-ray can show one lung more affected than the other. Confusion can occur when a doctor calls an old scar pulmonary fibrosis. In these cases, there should be no further progression of the scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung Cavity Causes: Not at all! differential DX of cavitation on chest x-ray: 1 caveating pneumonia: s aureus, gram-negative bacilli (klebsiella, pseudomonas, legionella), anaerobes, mycobacteria, fungi, pneumocystis. 2 septic emboli, bacterial or fungal. 3 wegener's granulomatosis or pulmonary infarction 4 infected bullae or cysts. 5 cancer: primary or secondary. Clearly, your doctor will help sort these out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No...: That is, until you stop smoking. Cigarette smoke poisons the little hair cells in the airways called "cilia." These little hair cells clean the airways of the junk that we breathe in. With smoking, however, you can't clear the junk breathed in, and the tar and other "gunk" accumulates in the lungs. That's why, interestingly, people who stop smoking cough more. The lungs now can clear themselves ...Read more
May be good: Without complete details, difficult to tell. Having lung cancer is bad. Having lung cancer that is amenable to surgical removal is a far better situation. If following evaluation and bronchoscopy your team feels you are a surgical candidate for removal, it is good. Best survival in lung cancer is lung cancer that can be surgically removed (resectable cancer). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex: Looks like she has small and non small cell cancer (one on each lung). I would assume they want to radiate the sc first and operate the nsc later. Aggressive but if the patient is in good health and neither cancer has spread, can't see why not. I wonder if the oncologist has considered adding chemo to the radiation for the sc. I would guess he/she did and may have a good reason not to use it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Father has multiple small lung nodules. Does not smoke. Had pneumonia several times and scarring from it on lungs 25 yrs ago. Is 70. Risk of cancer?
Mild chest pain..crackle in throat.coughing brown phelgm.quit smoking before 2 months.chest xray clear.laryngoscopy clear.
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