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Lung Inflammation Symptoms
No DX from docs, I'm feeling hopeless. Symptoms: joint & widespread pain and stiffness, lung inflammation and pleurisy, fatigue, +ANA 1:640, speckled?
Systemic lupus ?: This sounds like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), although other connective tissue diseases could cause similar symptoms and lab results. Hopelessness is a common symptom of depression, but is also common in almost any illness when patients feel that they aren't doing well. You should see a rheumatologist if you haven't already. ...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
Pneumonitis: Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung—affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. It is usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria and less commonly other microorganisms, certain drugs and other conditions such as autoimmune diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So if staying on 5 mg prenisone is just for mild inflammation that they say is from scarring of the lungs is safe and not harmful , is that true?
How likely is it, that i still have asthma, when my peakflow are normal? Is it possible to have significant inflammation in lungs with normal peakflow
NAC: N acetyl cysteine 600 mg twice daily may be helpful. ...Read more
Diagnoses: That question needs to be asked of your doctors from whom came the diagnoses. Both could be mild, moderate or severe but you don't provide enough information for us to speculate. ...Read more
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
Does lung inflammation from lupus automatically mean i will get interstitual lung disease or restrictive lung disease?
8 wks post pneumonia. Two weeks ago had inflammation lower right lung. Worked out today on elliptical 5 min to start. Is this ok?
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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