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Medicine For Lung Diseases
None: There is no evidence of any homeopathic medication effective for anything. There are a number of clinical trials available for those with ild and in some cases there is conventional treatment for some types of ild that are effective. For example some ild are very responsive to anti-inflammatory steroids. A person with an ild should seek help from their doctor. ...Read more
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
Depends on disease: Non cancerous lung disease is treated by pulmonologists and lifestyle modification. Early lung cancer is demonstrated to be best treated by anatomic resection with complete nodal sampling or node dissection by a board certified thoracic surgeon. Additional/adjunct therapies including chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be indicated based on final pathology staging. ...Read more
See below: That is a very broad question as there are 100's of things that can affect the lungs ...Read more
Scarring: As the lungs scar and lose volume, both the vital capacity and residual lung volume decrease. That is the nature of restrictive lung disease. ...Read more
Extra pleural mesoth: Extra pleural mesothelioma is outside of the lung tissue, but affects chest wall movement and compliance, therefore creates restrictive lung disease without really altering the lung tissue itself. ...Read more
They are 2 major category for lung disease on the bases of pfts. Obstructive form is usually with airtrapping such as asthma, emphysema and copd. Restrictive is with loosing air spcae/diffusion functioning unit, latter happens in conditions such as pleural effusion, scoliosis, lung fibrosis, pneumothorax, space occupying lesion in the thoracic cavity, musculodystrophies, etc.
Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more
A few: One of the most common lung difficulties we see, especially with c-section babies, is transient tachypnea of the newborn. This occurs when there is still fluid in the lungs, because the baby didn't exit via the birth canal and literally have the fluid squeezed out. Infections can also occur resulting in pneumonia. Some babies "transition" slowly, & need a little help learning to breath room air. ...Read more
Too numerous: To list here, but in broad terms they are caused by chest wall (rib cage) abnormalities, muscular weakness, scarring in the lungs due either to auto-immune diseases, inflammation, or "idiopathic" (no known cause). Some drugs can cause lung damage that leads to restrictive disease if not recognized (easier said than done). Radiaiton can cause lung scarring that leads to restriction as well. ...Read more
All are treatable: The common lung diseases in children are pneumonia, bronchitis, and asthma. Croup is a viral illness that involves the area of the airway around and just below the vocal cords, the subglottic space. It's not really a lung disease but it is a lower airway disease and quite common. Outside the us tuberculosis is a common treatable pediatric lung disease. ...Read more
Good but not perfect: A properly taken xray can reveal a great deal about many lung disorders, but not all. Present technology allows us to increase and decrease magnification, contrast and see more than we did years ago, but there are limits. Some disorders produce obvious changes on xray, while other do not. ...Read more
Asthma and smoking..: ...In combination practically guarantee a bad outcome sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Above all, absolutely, positively no smoking or be exposed to second hand smoke. Damage on lung parenchyma usually permanent, damage to airway mucosa improves after quiting smoking.
Progression of emphysema and cardiovascular illnesses over the years significantly slows down by quiting smoking. ...Read more
Please tell me if there is a specific term for being prone to lung diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis?
Cigarette smoker: The most common thing that makes individuals susceptible to bacterial bronchitis and recurrent pneumonia is a long history of smoking tobacco and ongoing tobacco abuse, which causes lung damage and impairs the normal physiology that protects the lung from infection such as ciliary clearance of the lung, while also suppressing the immune system. ...Read more
Help! Need to know if there's a specific term for being prone to lung diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis?
Work up: There are many conditions which can lead to recurrent pneumonia or infections of the lungs. These include cf, aspiration, retention of an aspirated object/food, abnormal structure in an area of the lung and immune defects. A workup may include evaluations for each of the above depending on your history and physical exam. ...Read more
Dead space in lung: Dead space is a term used to describe an area of the lung where gas exchange cannot occur - it does not mean dead lung tissue. Everyone has dead space and it is comprised mainly of your airways. It is measured as a percentage. Dead space is affected by many variables including the size of the breath we inhale. Dead space typically decreases as we exercise because we take bigger breaths. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on the lung disease, but usually not. ...Read more
How come asbestos workers get lung diseases? Didn't they wear protective equipment? Similar to how the asbestos removers wear protective equipment
Asbestos: Asbestos fibers are small and many workers are not that careful about wearing the protective equipment properly and 100% of the time while they are exposed to the dust in the air. ...Read more
Yes: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a pulmonary as well as a systemic disease. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the extrapulmonary manifestations of COPD, and its incidence increases with the aggravation of COPD. The mechanisms of ED in patients with COPD are not yet completely understood ...Read more
Yes.: When we pay our insurance premiums, that money is used to pay for disease treatment for others (and ourselves) - including people who smoke, or motorcycle without a helmet, or who do countless other things that aren't good for their health. When we pay taxes, part of that money goes to medicare, which is also a form of health insurance. ...Read more
I have had three stress test 79 in aug to 53%. Now one doc says poss lung diseases and lung doc says no going for a 4th echo on heart what go it mean?
The heart contractility is usually 55- 65%
You have several things going on.
There are good lung tests.
control your thyroid
cardiac rehab to get in monitored cardiac "shape" are some choices.
Acid reflux and aspiration can hurt lungs also.
Echo testing is noninvasive and can be done repetitively. ...Read more
Cardiologists treat cardiac conditions & pulmonologists treat lung diseases. What is the name of the type of specialist who treats sirs (systemic inflammatory response syndrome)?
Intensivist: Typically an intensivist or an id specialist. ...Read more