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Can metformin cause lung failure?

Can metformin cause lung failure?

Well... probalby not: There is one case report of metformin induced lung injury in the literature; millions of people take the drug regularly, which makes me question even the validity of that report. ...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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Can metformin HCl 500 cause coughing ?

Can metformin  HCl 500 cause coughing ?

Unusual: Most of the side effects of metformin are stomach, gastrointestinal related, not cough. ...Read more

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Will tamoxifen medicine cause lung cancer?

Will tamoxifen medicine cause lung cancer?

No: Tamoxifen has uses in some breast cancers. No medication cures lung cancer. Cancer is serious business and if you have questions about whether you or a loved one may have it or what's the best treatment, please get with a specialist. I'm glad you care and appreciate your asking. ...Read more

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Can victoza (liraglutide) cause thyroid cancer?

Can victoza (liraglutide) cause thyroid cancer?

Not in humans: Hi. In rodents, Victoza (liraglutide) (and all GLP-1 receptor agonists) can cause C-cell hyperplasia and MEDULLARY thyroid cancer (MTC), NOT regular thyroid cancer (papillary or follicular); ergo the black box warning. MTC is a VERY rare form of thyroid cancer seen in a few genetic syndromes and vanishingly rarely sporadically outside of those syndromes. In humans, there are no data the GLP-1's do that. ...Read more

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Can liver problems cause pulmonary fibrosis?

Can liver problems cause pulmonary fibrosis?

No: Cirrhosis is associated with two other lung disorders which can cause similar symptoms to pulmonary fibrosis. These are called hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension. These only occur if cirrhosis is present. If it goes on long enough without treatment, portopulmonary hypertension can cause permanent injury to the lung. ...Read more

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Can one chest CT scan damage lung and cause lung cancer ?

Can one chest CT scan damage lung and cause lung cancer ?

Not likely: The natural exposure one might get just from where you live may exceed 3msv per year. Living in denver, you might be exposed to 6msv per year. Risk of developing cancer from a properly conducted ct scan is low. I believe the estimated average radiation exposure for a single chest ct is about 5-7msv. A low dose chest ct is about 2msv. ...Read more

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Other than smoking, what causes lung cancer? Can radon gas cause lung cancer?

Other than smoking, what causes lung cancer? Can radon gas cause lung cancer?

Concur: I generally agree with good responses of drs swamy and rutledge. Radon is a known and significant carcinogen. Furthermore, numerous inhalants, including many products of burning/combustion are considered carcinogens related to lung cancer. Lung cancer like other cancers is closely related to intensity and duration of exposure to carcinogens/injurious substances. Drswamy provided good link. ...Read more

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Can severe vitamin deficiencies cause poor lung function and lung inflammation?

Can severe vitamin deficiencies cause poor lung function and lung inflammation?

Vitamin D: Vitamin d has been associated with poor lung function. Severe vitamin a deficiency can affect the lining of the airways. Most of the other deficiencies generally make you sick. Thiamine deficiency can affect your heart primarily and lungs indirectly. Most of the others do not affect primarily lungs. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause anxiety?

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Can metformin cause anxiety?

Metformin: Common side-effects include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, cramps, gases, and if there's impairment in liver or kidney functions it can rarely cause lactic acidosis which can present with confusion & lethargy. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Could taking phentermine alone cause pulmonary hypertension?

Could taking phentermine alone cause pulmonary hypertension?

Yes: It has been associated with higher incidence of pulmonary hypertension but it is dependent on how long you are on it and certain predisposing genetic factors. ...Read more

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Chronic bronchitis emphysema and lung cancer can be caused by?

Chronic bronchitis emphysema and lung cancer can be caused by?

Smoking..,: The most common cause for both diseases is cigarette smoking. By either avoiding smoking or quitting if you do smoke, you reduce your chances of getting these diseases. See your doctor if you need help to quit. ...Read more

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Can taking phentermine cause pulmonary hypertension?

Phentermine: While it is uncertain, a prospective surveillance study1 of 579 patients—205 with primary pulmonary hypertension and 374 with secondary pulmonary hypertension—showed no relation between primary pulmonary hypertension and Phentermine (odds ratio 0·6, 95% ci 0·2—2·2). ...Read more

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Can TB lympadentitis cause lung tissue scarring without having pulmonary tb?

Can TB lympadentitis cause lung tissue scarring without having pulmonary tb?

Depends: Tb settles in lung and nodes commonly. Depending on area and degree of scarring, nodes and lung( Ghon complexes) and pleura can be affected and scar and calcify over time. ...Read more

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How can kidney problems cause elevated lipase? Tests to differentiate between pancreas cause vs. Kidney? I have both panc and kidney type symp.

How can kidney problems cause elevated lipase?  Tests to differentiate between pancreas cause vs. Kidney? I have both panc and kidney type symp.

Lipase elevations: Can come from different causes, two of which are pancreas and kidney problems. Usually, very high lipase levels along with elevated amylase levels are seen in acute pancreatitis, whereas lipase elevations in kidney diseases are not that high. Pancreatitis can show on ct scan, and kidney problems, can elevate BUN and creatinine levels. Ask your dr about specific advice. ...Read more

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Infiltrate in rigth lower lung isgoing cause me trouble?

Possibly: An infiltrate may represent something as simple as an over read by a radiologist or could represent something very serious. The infiltrate should be correlated with your symptoms if any. Repeating the test that showed the infiltrate in several weeks is the easiest way to insure it is going away. ...Read more

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Can breathing mold cause lung nodules? I have multiple small nodules <9mm.

Can breathing mold cause lung nodules?  I have multiple small nodules <9mm.

It can, however: exposure to mold and lung nodules may not be related. You obviously have seen a doctor to know that you have lung nodules. It would be prudent to consult a pulmonary medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more


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Glucophage (Definition)

Glucophage is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more