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Doctor insights on: Lung Thickening

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Does pulmonary fibrosis cause my lungs to thicken?

Does pulmonary fibrosis cause my lungs to thicken?

Yes: Pulmonary fibrosis causes the inner latticework of the lungs to thicken. Given that this latticework supports oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, and that exchange is dependent on the thinness of the transport membrane, pulmonary fibrosis makes the lungs work less efficiently, leading to shortness of breath. ...Read more

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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 does thickening of interstitial lung markings mean?

What does thickening of interstitial lung markings mean?

Interstitial marking: This is frequently a non specific finding on radiographic evaluation of the lungs can be exaggerated by infection, fluid in lungs of cardiac or other origin and scarring from previous infection. There are other diseases that are more serious such as pulmonary fibrosis.All are speculative and if lung breathing symptoms follow up with your doctor and possibly a pulmonary specialist. ...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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How can linear atelectasis of lungs be treated/ reversed, ?

How can linear atelectasis of lungs be treated/ reversed, ?

Usually no treatment: Treatment depends on cause and severity. Minor linear atelectasis typically requires no treatment. It may resolve on its own. More severe atelectasis may be from respiratory infection, chronic lung diseases, obstruction from inhaled foreign objects, lung tumors, fluid in the lung, severe asthma and chest injuries. It does not sounds like you have those problems, however. ...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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What is bilateral hillar peribronchial thickening and hillar nodes in lungs. Do they have any correlation and what is there treatment?

What is bilateral  hillar  peribronchial thickening and hillar nodes in lungs. Do they have any correlation and what is there treatment?

Bronchial thickening: Is from chronic inflammation of your bronchial tubes from bronchitis - excessive secretions due to infection, allergens, exposure to pollutants, smoking etc. The hilar lymph nodes are due to the bronchitis and other lung conditions such as infection/pneumonia, tuberculosis, autoimmune conditions, etc. We treat the underlying condition and the symptoms as well. Take care ! ...Read more

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What are some homeopathic treatments for fluid in the lungs?

What are some homeopathic treatments for fluid in the lungs?

None: There are no controlled clinical trials demonstrating efficacy for any homeopathic remedy for fluid in the lungs. There are allopathic remedies that are life saving. If you resort to homeopathy for this condition, the delay in your getting proper and complete diagnosis, and therapy, can lead to serious consequences that might have been avoided or alleviated. ...Read more

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Im a smoker and sometimes get this pinch in my lungs so can you let me know what it is and any cures?

Im a smoker and sometimes get this pinch in my lungs so can you let me know what it is and any cures?

Stop smoking: Easier said than done for many people, but there is nothing good about smoking and a lot of bad. Trying self-help programs, hypnosis, over-the-counter medications or prescription medications can help. You should see a doctor to find out what the 'pinch' is from and to get some help with quitting. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fluid in the lungs naturally?

How to get rid of fluid in the lungs naturally?

LO salt, need help!: Fluid in lungs (pulmonary edema) can be due to many causes: heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure.... Pulmonary edema is usually treated with water pills (diuretics) and low salt diet. Depedending on the exact cause other medications may help: e.g. Coreg (carvedilol) for heart failure.. Management of pulmonary edema usually requires a physician team expert in internal medicine problems. ...Read more