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Doctor insights on: Lung Facts For Kids

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Can I safely bare children with one lung?

Can I safely bare children with one lung?

Hard to say: The added metabolic needs and stress of pregnancy are well known.The best people to answer that question would be those who have evaluated you fully and can project the impact of pregnancy on your individual case.I cannot speculate on your remaining lung function and or whatever other conditions you have that led to your loss of a lung. ...Read more

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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Does pneumonia in children damage their lungs?

Does pneumonia in children damage their lungs?

Most often no: Kids' lungs are quite resilient and a quite good at healing very well after infections. Even after severe infections. The vast majority of children recover extremely well after a pneumonia with no future problems. ...Read more

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How are static & dynamic lung compliance measured in children?

How are static & dynamic lung compliance measured in children?

Spirometry: Compliance and many other aspects of lung function can be measured in children with PFTs (pulmonary function tests) using a spirometer. The child has to be old enough to follow directions. You will find this piece of equipment in a pediatric pulmunology or allergy/immunology office. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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How do they remove water from a kids lungs if they have fallen in a pool?

They don't: The water inhaled in a submersion event is carried deep into the lungs quickly.If the kid has some in a the airways it can be suctioned or coughed out if the kid is responsive enough.The rest will be absorbed through the lung tissue and enter the circulation, much as happends when a baby is born and processes ling fluid.The process can cause significant lung disturbances and needs close monitoring. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a kid experience lung is it possible thatcer and still live?

Is it possible that a kid experience lung is it possible thatcer and still live?

Yes: It would be highly unusual for and child or adolescent to develop lung cancer without a specific cause. Like any lung cancer, survival depends on type and stage at presentation. The more advanced the stage, the lower the chance for long term survival. ...Read more

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What are some ways for a child to strengthen his lungs back to normal after a bout of pneumonia?

What are some ways for a child to strengthen his lungs back to normal after a bout of pneumonia?

Time, usually: Most forms of pneumonia in children do not produce permanent changes in lung tissues, and with time and gradual increases in physical activity your child should recover uneventfully. If, however, they fail to do so, would strongly recommend they being seen by a pediatrician or pediatric pulmonologist. Truly believe and hope this will not be needed. Hope they get well soon. ...Read more

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Good morng is it. A fact if a teenage kid are even a child chew gum it can mess with there lungs heard something on tv about that?

Good morng is it. A fact if a teenage kid are even a child chew gum it can mess with there lungs heard something on tv about that?

No problem: This does not pass the common sense test. If you rely on the talking heads on tv for medical information you will be miss lead the majority of the time.Much of what they do and say is primarily for ratings/stirring up controversy/adding viewers. It often relies on repeating the unfounded pronouncements of others cited in interviews rather than data from real research. ...Read more

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Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Yes: But more often children are affected be "reactive or constrictive" lung disease like asthma.Restrictive lung disease(think emphysema) usually affects older people(cystic fibrosis is the exception). ...Read more

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Could fluoride damage your future children's lungs?

Could fluoride damage your future children's lungs?

Absolutely not: Over 60 years history using Fluorides. Incidence of lung issues in children has not changed. Fluoride, like any medication, should be used EXACTLY as directed. 1st Dental appointment Age 1 (best with Pediatric Dental Specialist) who can talk to you about the right balance of fluoridated water, toothpaste, mouthwashes, etc. in your community. ...Read more

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How do I tell my children I have end stage lung disease?

How do I tell my children I have end stage lung disease?

Get help: The real answer depends on how old your children are and how close you are to them. Often it helps to talk to a pediatric social worker or psychiatrist (or your pastor/clergy member etc) in order to correctly frame it, but there is no easy, right, or perfect way to break bad news to children. Get help, do a dry run, ask your pulmonologist to join you. ...Read more

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