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Doctor insights on: Lungs Before And After Smoking

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Can my lungs recover from smoking?

Can my lungs recover from smoking?

In same part: It all depends. Number of pack years, age, present damage, pulmonary function testing, additional diseases and so on. The lungs certainly do not worsen off smoking. Often there is nice improvement within the first two months. Check with your lung doc. ...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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Does smoking always affect your lungs?

Does smoking always affect your lungs?

To some extent yes: but not everyone does significant or permanent damage to their lungs. There are genetic differences in the production of certain enzymes that protect the lungs from proteolytic proteins that are increased by smoking and air pollution, where some people get lots of damage with exposure, and other people get much less, or even sometimes none. Most people get some damage somewhere- heart, cancer etc ...Read more

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Is smoking harmful to everyone's lungs?

Is smoking harmful to everyone's lungs?

COPD, cough, cancer: The smoke and hundreds of other constituents that make up cigarettes damage your airways, the lining of your airways, and can destroy the tiny air sacs (alveoli) that help you get oxygen in your body and co2 out. This leads to chronic bronchitis and emphysema (these two diseases are lumped under the category of copd). Finally, smoking greatly increases your risk of lung cancer. ...Read more

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How can I recover my lungs from smoking?

Stop smoking for one: There is no evidence that anything other than time and continuing to be smoke-free is necessary for lungs to heal. Am sure that a healthy diet and exercise will help you feel better sooner. It is quite common for a productive cough to begin after people stop smoking, since the lungs are getting rid of all the junk that has been put in them by smoking. This resolves in several weeks to months. ...Read more

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How does smoking really affect the lungs?

How does smoking really affect the lungs?

Very negatively!: Smoking kills the hair cells (cilia) that sweep mucus from the lungs, deposits tar that turns lungs from pinkish to black, causes inflammation that damages the delicate membranes of the lung causing asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and harms immune cells making the lungs more prone to infection. The chemicals in tobacco damage the genetic material (dna) in your lungs causing cancer. ...Read more

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How can I recover your lungs from smoking?

How can I recover your lungs from smoking?

Stop smoking: If you mean how can you help your lungs recover from smoking. You can't help anybody elses' lungs recover, so am not sure what you mean. When people stop smoking, it may take many months to clear out the "crud" accumulating in the bronchial passages, but they will eventually clear out. Nothing speeds this process, and it won't happen unless you stop or cut down significantly on smoking. ...Read more

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What does hubbly smoking do to your lungs?

What does hubbly smoking do to your lungs?

Being around: Second hand smoke can be harmful to others, especially if someone already has a breathing problem. Today there is talk of third had smoke, i.e., smoke residue getting on items in the home. Please don't get paranoid but ask your husband to smoke outdoors and have him do his own laundry if he won't stop smoking because it will stink. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will my lungs heal after stopping smoking?

Will my lungs heal after stopping smoking?

It depends: Most of the time after six months or so the lungs basically go back to normal. Emphysema, however, represents permanent damage to the lungs. ...Read more