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No DX from docs, I'm feeling hopeless. Symptoms: joint & widespread pain and stiffness, lung inflammation and pleurisy, fatigue, +ANA 1:640, speckled?

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

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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What is inflammation of the lungs called?

What is inflammation of the lungs called?

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 more

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How do you diagnose inflammation of the lung?

How do you diagnose inflammation of the lung?

Well, there is the: Chest x-ray for pneumonia and pulmonary function tests for asthma. ...Read more

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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

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

Normal peak flow: U have to remember peak flow charts r averages of the general population, not necessarily ur normal. So if ur pf improves significantly with albuterol use I would say u likely have asthma regardless of what the actual numbers r ...Read more

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Woke up with pain in one area on the left side of back, possibly behind the lungs or heart. What could this be? Pneumonia or inflammation?

Pain: Pain is caused by many things. More information would be necessary to postulate the cause of your pain. The most likely, however, with no more information is musculoskeletal pain. Having said that, however, with no more information the possibilities are legion. ...Read more

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Does lung inflammation from lupus automatically mean i will get interstitual lung disease or restrictive lung disease?

Does lung inflammation from lupus automatically mean i will get interstitual lung disease or restrictive lung disease?

See below: If you have pleurisy, it does not mean that you will or will not develop interstitial lung disease but your doctor who knows you best could better answer this question. ...Read more

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

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

Inflammation (Definition)

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