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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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I am not short of breath but it feels like my lung are restricted but I just had a doc visit about 2 week ago listened to my lungs can they just stop?

I am not short of breath but it feels like my lung are restricted but I just had a doc visit about 2 week ago listened to my lungs can they just stop?

Dyspnea: Do you feel short of breath while you're at rest but not when you are walking or exercising? If so this sensation may be more due to tension and anxiety. If you feel breathless with only mild or moderate exertion, then you should be evaluated with at least a chest xray, ekg and pulmonary function tests, as a simple exam with a stethoscope won't be sufficient to detect many abnormalities. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for restricted lung disease?

What are some treatment options for restricted lung disease?

Depends on the cause: I'm assuming you are referring to interstitial lung disease as opposed to restrictive lung disease due to chest wall dysfunction or obesity. The bottom line is to treat the cause if known. If inflammatory, treat inflammation. If infectious treat that. ...Read more

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Restricted lungs due to swollen abdomen of triplets. What is relief?

Restricted lungs due to swollen abdomen of triplets. What is relief?

Perhaps only deliver: If you have dyspnea or orthopnea with triplets, you may be getting close to delivery. Consult with your maternal-fetal medicine physician to determine the optimal time for your cesarean section. ...Read more

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Restricted lungs due to swollen abdomen from twins. Can they deliver ealy?

Restricted lungs due to swollen abdomen from twins. Can they deliver ealy?

Bad idea: You should sit at the edge of a chair and stay upright to help your lungs - this is difficult understandably. The best thing you can do for your twins is to keep them inside as long as possible. Studies recently have shown that each week after 36 is beneficial to brain and lung maturity. Get a cheerleader and a breathing partner. This is exhausting work especially in the summer. ...Read more

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If there is a lesion or more in my lung and its too dangerous for a biopsy because of air pockets surrounding it how will they know if its cancerous?

If there is a lesion or more in my lung and its too dangerous for a biopsy because of air pockets surrounding it how will they know if its cancerous?

Biopsy: The specifics of location and anatomy will have an impact. Additionally degree of disease in your lung will impact risk of biopsy. That said, if too risky for radiology guided biopsy, you may be a candidate for inreach/em-navigation bronchoscopy with biopsy. Again, risks greatly depend on your overall health, location of lesion, and conditions of lung/pulmonary status. ...Read more

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Cardio EF at 35-40%, with left ventricle strength low.11 wks pregnant. Had virus in lungs & dr thinks affect heart. Shld work be restricted? What to do

Cardio EF at 35-40%, with left ventricle strength low.11 wks pregnant. Had virus in lungs & dr thinks affect heart. Shld work be restricted? What to do

Work should be: Restricted depending upon what you do. Heavy lifting and rigorous exercise is not in your best interest right now. Call your doctor and ask what sort of work restriction is appropriate. ...Read more

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Musculoskeletal tension, poor posture, rounded shoulders, panic attacks, anxiety, asthma, & allergies has caused my chest to tighten & restrict lungs.

Musculoskeletal tension, poor posture, rounded shoulders, panic attacks, anxiety, asthma, & allergies has caused my chest to tighten & restrict lungs.

Too many things: You have mentioned many things, and I am sorry you are suffering with them. For your lungs to feel restricted and be tight however, asthma and allergies (exacerbated by anxiety) seem to be the only pertinent conditions to look at for an explanation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had a light brown spot on my chest for some time ad it's grown to quarter size, but now there's 7 more surrounding it. Could it be cancer?

I've had a light brown spot on my chest for some time ad it's grown to quarter size, but now there's 7 more surrounding it. Could it be cancer?

Send us a picture: You can send us several photos of your rash: go to
www. Imgur. Com At imgur you can upload the photo's anonymously. They will attach your photo's to a URL address. Then resubmit your question AND INCLUDE THE LINK (the web address). Then who ever answers the question will be able to see your pictures. Don't reply to me. Just ask the same question again with the link.
Include history of rash. ...Read more

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I have things on my chest which I think could be warts, there's is one larger one and then a few little ones surrounding. What would I do to get rid?

I have things on my chest which I think could be warts, there's is one larger one and then a few little ones surrounding. What would I do to get rid?

Chest lesions: First you need to find out what they are. Do this by seeing your doctor or abBoard Certified Dermatologist. Then after an appropriate diagnosis treatment can be discussed and started. ...Read more

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On the upper part of my chest there is a bug bite a bruise that has about an inch cumference surrounding it. Is this bad or would a sunburn affect it?

On the upper part of my chest there is a bug bite a bruise that has about an inch cumference surrounding it. Is this bad or would a sunburn affect it?

Needs evaluation: While this might be an ordinary bug bite which sunlight would not affect, it could be something nasty like a brown recluse spider bite which can advance and spread over several months. You should have someone look at this unless you actually saw the critter that bit you. ...Read more

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What could red, raised patch of bumps on chest that feel like mosquito bites with surrounding skin turning black be?

What could red, raised patch of bumps on chest that feel like mosquito bites with surrounding skin turning black be?

Many possibilities: Including infection, insect bites, contact dermatitis, and others. Without a full history and ability to examine these it is impossible to diagnose. Go see a primary care physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can muscles or nerves n ur back make chest feel tight and restrict a persons function. I got anxiety also. Lifting, riding n car irritate my breathing?

Can muscles or nerves n ur back make chest feel tight and restrict a persons function. I got anxiety also. Lifting, riding n car irritate my breathing?

Yes: Anxiety ca lead to all of your symptoms. A psychiatrist or psychologist can properly diagnose your condition and provide effective treatment. It is also a good idea to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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What is cause of rightside upper chest pain. Seems to go up to big bone surrounding neck. I had 2 stents put in. A week ago I have 5 stents on lad?

What is cause of rightside upper chest pain. Seems to go up to big bone surrounding neck. I had 2 stents put in. A week ago I have 5 stents on lad?

TheStentWentThataWay: Well, young lady, thanks for the heads-up. If I could, I'd ask you a few questions like what the pain is like and what you do to bring it on etc etc but with your particular story and with studies that indicate that right-sided chest pain is actually more specific for heart-induced pain in the chest I would kindly suggest you pick yourself up from the computer and call your doctor--NOW-- ...Read more

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Why ringworm on chest is spreading a little on the surrounding skin even if I use Clotrimazole on it for last 5 days since it appeared?

Make sure it is it: Sometimes it might take a week or 2 for those lesions to disappear, but make sure you have the correct diagnosis by visiting your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Tight feeling in chest, breathing feels restricted and heart beat can feel funny. Usually episodes of symptoms only lasting few seconds or minutes?

Tight feeling in chest, breathing feels restricted and heart beat can feel funny. Usually episodes of symptoms only lasting few seconds or minutes?

See cardiologist.: "Funny heart beat" can be anything from atrial or ventricular premature contractions. Considering your other symptoms however you should get evaluated by a cardiologist sooner than later and get an accurate diagnosis. Cardiac problems can be very serious and should not ge considered benign till evaluated by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I'm feeling tired all the time and get out of breath easily I'm 21 chest feels restricted and also have abdominal pains?

I'm feeling tired all the time and get out of breath easily I'm 21 chest feels restricted and also have abdominal pains?

Go to a doctor: What you are describing at your age can have many causes. These symptoms could be as simple as anemia (low blood count). Or a sign of heart, lung, endocrine, or many other disorders. You will need to see a physician, be examined and undergo lab and possibly x-ray testing to get an answer. ...Read more

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When I try to restrict calories and carbs I get a pressure feeling in chest and throat....What could this be.?

When I try to restrict calories and carbs I get a pressure feeling in chest and throat....What could this be.?

Chest pressure: Not necessarily from low sugar
you can confirm by measuring your sugar with a finger stick test
although there are several important causes of chest pain, among which is heart disease, anxiety does typically cause throat and chest discomfort and the anxiety may be driven by your fear that depriving yourself of carbs is doing something bad. ...Read more

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Breast cancer diagnosed, stage not yet confirmed. None appear spread to surrounding lymphs. 2 shadows on chest xray?

Breast cancer diagnosed, stage not yet confirmed. None appear spread to surrounding lymphs. 2 shadows on chest xray?

Complicated conditio: It's hard to answer. Obtain a copy of all medical reports & medical images (like the chest X-ray) to upload onto HealthTap Prime; or, discuss those results with your doctor at length. Depending on the X-ray appearance, those "shadows" could be metastasis (spread) of breast cancer - Stage IV if +ve biopsy - or be figments of imagination. Full staging should be completed b4 treatment. Best Wishes. ...Read more

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I get brief chest pains in the center of my chest, under my left breast, and the surrounding area. Very brief. I can't tell if its from heart burn or not?

Possibly heartburn: You have to be more specific as to when you experience the pains, but heartburn (i.e. Reflux) is possible. Based on your age, it is unlikely that the symptoms are cardiac in nature. The pains could also be musculoskeletal. Check with your pcp, as all chest pains should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Numb head on an off for 1yr getting more regular pins and needles in extremities left eye sight now restricted chest tight. Doc said don't work 30yrs?

Numb head on an off for 1yr getting more regular pins and needles in extremities left eye sight now restricted chest tight. Doc said don't work 30yrs?

Seems neurological: From your short history it seems like your symptoms are getting worse. Are the pins and needles in all 4 extremities? Are you having blurry vision? Where is the head numbness? Any other symptoms such as balance problem, incontinence, weakness? Thinks to consider in the differential are MS, transverse myelitis, or other CNS pathology. The peripheral nervous system seems less likely... ...Read more

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Always tired now. Dry mouth nose. Dull pain and fullness on my center and left side chest. Like something surrounding heart beat being weaker. What can be? I'm going nuts? I got X-ray ekg ft scan blood work. I get lightheaded slow beat then panic.

Chest symptoms: The symptoms you describe do not necessarily indicate a particular diagnosis. Central left chest pain can be a symptom of serious conditions and it is always better to be safe than to ignore it. You don't want to miss a cardiac problem. Consider seeing an internist or cardiologist, or an Inbox Consult on HealthTap. These little text boxes are too small for a detailed review of your history. ...Read more

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How big are the lungs?

Lungs: There are variations between humans, but on average the right lung weighs about 625 grams and the left lung weighs about 567 grams (it is smaller because of the heart). Weight variances are due to the amount of blood or fluid that is in the lung. Males have heavier lungs than females; weight proportionally to the weight of the rest of the body is 1:37 in males, and 1:42 in females. ...Read more

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How big are our lungs?

How big are our lungs?

In terms of surface: Area, they are as large as a whole tennis court. ...Read more

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Why are my lungs hurting?

Why are my lungs hurting?

Pleurisy or muscle: Lungs actually have few nerve endings within the lung tissue itself. Most of the nerves are on the outer surface so pain is usually related to inflammation of the lining of the lung (known as pleurisy) or muscular. ...Read more

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Can coughing damage lungs?

Can coughing damage lungs?

Yes but unlikely...: Cough as a result of the occasional cold virus is unlikely to cause any lung damage. Even the whooping cough in the unvaccinated is unlikely to cause lung damage per se (unless you're a newborn, in which case your risk of death in much greater). However, one could develop a pneumothorax as a result of coughing but it's unlikely unless underlying disease process. Check out http://goo. Gl/pqfybx. ...Read more

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How do you heal raw lungs?

Time: Usually lungs feel raw after a viral illness or lots of coughing. Almost always time will heal them. Be patient. ...Read more

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What does hard lungs mean?

What does hard lungs mean?

Fibrotic lungs: Any process that decreases air in the lungs. This includes pulm fibrosis, tumors that desrroy alveoli, some severe pneumonias with hepatization of the lung. Pneumoconioses also cause hard lungs. ...Read more

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Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Lungs hurt: Please give more information about your pain, so help can be given to you. ...Read more

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Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more

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Do the lungs heal themselves?

Do the lungs heal themselves?

Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing. Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases. Html. Emphysema can't be cured because it is irreversible lung destruction. Smoking causes it, as well as other less common causes. To stop progression, stop smoking and other exposures. Other less common lung conditions may or may not be reversible. ...Read more

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Where are your lungs located?

Where are your lungs located?

Chest: They are located inside your chest cavity called the thorax. Basically they are tucked underneath your ribs on both sides. ...Read more

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What does hardened lungs mean?

Difficult to answer: Depends on what setting. Acute repiratory distress syndrome can be 'stiff lungs' this means the elastic function of the lung is compromised for some illness. People are on life support with this. There are very rare diseases that can cause this as well. Need to know the clinical situation. ...Read more