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I quit smoking but will the lung impairment be permanent?

I quit smoking but  will the lung impairment be permanent?

There are...: ...Some permanent changes; fibrosis (scarring) of the lung will not reverse, and neither will whatever emphysema is already there, but it will stop progressing. ...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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Can lung cancer cause sudden mental impairment?

Can lung cancer cause sudden mental impairment?

MS changes in lungCA: Lung ca can spread to the brain and cause changes in a persons mental status...Making them confused, headache, dizzy, nauseated, or even think they have had a stroke.It can also cause changes in blood calcium and if the calcium goes up the person can get very confused and lethargic.This can happen even when the lung cancer is still very early. ...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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I am a 16 years old male. I got sick from a bad infection in my wisdom teeth two months ago. I developed neurological impairment, vision changes, heart, and lung problem. Should i go to the er?

I am a 16 years old male. I got sick from a bad infection in my wisdom teeth two months ago. I developed neurological impairment, vision changes, heart, and lung problem. Should i go to the er?

Not self healing: Infected wisdom teeth are not self healing. Were all the problems you reported treated at that time? Your son needs to be seen. If having acute problem go to er now. If chronic problems without current acute flare-up, make asap appointments with both your dentist and your physician. ...Read more

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Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Lungs hurt: Please give more information about your pain, so help can be given to you. ...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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Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Can phleghm clean the lungs?

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

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Do the lungs heal themselves?

Do the lungs heal themselves?

Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing.Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases.Html. Emphysema can't be cured because it is irreversible lung destruction. Smoking causes it, as well as other less common causes. To stop progression, stop smoking and other exposures. Other less common lung conditions may or may not be reversible. ...Read more

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Where are your lungs located?

Where are your lungs located?

Chest: One on each side within thoracic- chest space. The heart and mediastinum is in between. ...Read more

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What does hardened lungs mean?

What does hardened lungs mean?

Difficult to answer: Depends on what setting. Acute repiratory distress syndrome can be 'stiff lungs' this means the elastic function of the lung is compromised for some illness. People are on life support with this. There are very rare diseases that can cause this as well. Need to know the clinical situation. ...Read more