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If I got a lung transplant would I still have asthma?

If I got a lung transplant would I still have asthma?

Depends: You will receive immunosuppressant/anti-rejection drugs if you get a lung transplant, and those usually treat asthma, so probably not; but you will have a lot bigger problem in your lap. A transplant is a serious medical condition by itself. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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What if i were to get a lung transplant, would i still have asthma?

What if i were to get a lung transplant, would i still have asthma?

No: You might even lose a pound or two but your clothes will fit the same. The contents of your colon have little effect on your weight and certainly not on your shape. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if i were to get a lung transplant, would i still have asthma?

Could you tell me if i were to get a lung transplant, would i still have asthma?

Possibly: It would depend on the cause of the lung failure that led to transplant. Asthma may persist, resolve or be mild after the transplant. ...Read more

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My aunt need a lung transplant I would love to donate mine the thing is I have mild asthma is that possible for me to help her?

My aunt need a lung transplant I would love to donate mine the thing is I have mild asthma is that possible for me to help her?

Depends: In a study done many years ago, the recipient without any history of asthma developed asthma after receiving a lung transplant from someone with asthma. At age 19, one can't be sure how your asthma may progress and you may need all the lung you can get. Thus you are not likely a good candidate . ...Read more

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My father is diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, copd, polycythemia and cronic asthmatic bronchitis. Is he a candidate for lung transplant?

My father is diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, copd, polycythemia and cronic asthmatic bronchitis. Is he a candidate for lung transplant?

Lung transplant: Other factors are considered too, as age, general health, other chronic diseases, the original lung disease and whether it can recur in the transplanted lung, your father needs to be evaluated in a tertiary care hospital, either a university or a teaching hospital, better if they have a transplant program, wish you wellness ...Read more

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How is lung transplantation done?

How is lung transplantation done?

Transplant : You are asleep and pain-free (under general anesthesia). A surgical cut is made in the chest. Lung transplant surgery is done with the use of a heart-lung machine. This device does the work of your heart while your heart is stopped for the surgery. Your diseased lung(s) is removed & the donated lung attached to your airway & blood vessels. Go to nlm.nih.gov for more info. ...Read more

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Who are candidates for lung transplantation?

Lung disease: Te largest percentage of patients who seek lung transplant have underlying copd. Transplant is also done for patients with cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis and a variety of other lung diseases. ...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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more