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Mild Restrictive Lung Can It Be Cured
If lung cancer is found early (still a small nodule, ) can it be cured, or can it only be treated. Some sites say that lung cancer can not be cured.
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
No and Yes: At this time the only curative intervention for pulmonary fibrosis is lung transplantation. There are no medications that have been proven to cure the disease. Some medicines may help (such as steroids, n-acetylcysteine and pirfenidone) slow the disease however. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have been diagnosed with having "desquamative interstitial pneumonia" or dip which is a lung disease. Can this disease be reversed? Can it be fatal?
Check with your doc: Dip is relatively benign . However, there may be another diagnosis such as nsip, ipf, rbild, cop, aip, cep, uip or lip the prognosis of dip is generally good. Most patients improve with smoking cessation and corticosteroids. The overall survival is about 70% after 10 years. Your doctor may start you on Prednisone 1 mg/kg/day and you will hopefully respond. Dip is certainly better than ipf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Air trapping is: usually caused by asthma, reactive airways disease, or bronchitis. Inflammation of the tiny airways leading to the alveoli get clogged or narrowed, which traps the air inside the alveoli. This is usually reversible by decreasing the inflammation in the bronchioles with steroids, anti-inflammatories, and bronchodilators. ...Read more
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Interstitial Pneumon: Interstitial pneumonia is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis when cause is not known.Known causes are rhematoid arthritis, syst sclerosis/scleroderma , asbestosis and Nitrofurantoin toxicity.It is rapidly progressive disease and leads to respiratory failure and death.Some patients do well for a while, than they deteriorate rapidly with acute illness.Median survival is 3 to 4 years in most studies. ...Read more
Not likely: Asthma is a chronic condition that can be controlled but not cured. Though you may experience years without an attack, it can recur. If you are being treated now with controller and rescue inhalers, don;t stop on your own. Your physician is bested qualified to make adjustments in your treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Tinnitus: It is curable but refrain from further loud noise abuse to prevent deafness. ...Read more
I have patchy opacity in both lungs & hypertrophied turbinates. can it be treated non surgically? is it temporary?
Nose gateway to lung: Hypertrophied nasal turbinates can be a sign of allergic rhinitis, which can be chronic and may require intermittent nasal steroids and other newer generation of antihistamines. Patchy opacities on lungs require closer evaluation w advance imaging like CT etc. to rule out major illnesses like TB, Sarcoidosis, CA, fungal infections, pulmonary fibrosis. Diagnosis may req. biopsy, which can be med tr ...Read more
See below: Ms(mitral stenosis) is not fatal if treated appropriately. Once diagnosed, close follow up necessary. If the patient develops symptoms such as shortness of breath, afib, pulmonary hypertension, chf, ...Or a mean gradients> 10, mitral valve area <1. For best results, surgical replacement is required. Balloon valvuloplasty is possible but not all patients are candidates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How fast does cachexia in someone with non small cell lung cancer advance to refractory stage and can it be reversed ?
Can barrett's esophagus once discovered and treated be healed or cured? Or will it always be there
Is stage 3b non hodgkins cancer fatal? Can it be cured? And can a person live a normal life after remission?
It depends: There are dozens of kinds of non-hodgkin's lymphoma and the united nations reclassifies them every few years. Many of the common ones are curable regardless of stage, with a normal life afterwards. The exact type is more important than the stage. ...Read more
Can one have small collapsed lung with few symptoms. Could this spontaneous collapse be deadly? Some studies say that progression to tension is rare.
Depends.: Too many types of restrictive lung disease to answer in this short space. I assume because you are asking the question that you have been told that you do not have a "cure". Many restrictive diseases are not curable, but there are good treatments. On the other hand morbid obesity may cause restriction and may be cured. ...Read more
Pre-brochodilator spirometry results is 64 in fvc, is this ok?By conclusion/medical report it states that mild restrictive lung deficit.What to do?
Incomplete info: It is hard to make a diagnosis with only one information. The lung function is an interaction of several values and changes with medicine. Furthermore, the cause is not elucidated and treatment difficult to determine. Obesity alone can cause restrictive lung disease. We need more information, ask your doctor who has the infos. ...Read more
Reflux can hurt lung: I am not exactly sure what you mean by long edema but stomach juice that comes up and gets into the throat and spills into the lungs can cause significant damage. The damage certainly can cause swelling and edema of the lung tissue and can lead to pneumonia and pneumonitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R/O COPD: Over Inflated Lungs can be caused by COPD=CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE the majority is caused by tobacco abuse. You need full exam /labs /CHEST CT/ Pulmonary Function Tests PFTS with DLCO) Then depending on results a Pulmonary Consult with Lung Bronchoscopy and biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mgt: There are many possible conditions which may be associated. It would be helpful to view the FEV1, FVC and FEF 25/75 pre and post a bronchodilator. If you improve with Albuterol, this inhaler along with other medications may be used.. Avoiding smoke, dust, mold, birds and pets may also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had pnemonia twice in my early life and have been diagnosed with mild right basilar atelectasis. What can I do to strengthen my lungs? M
Active lifestyle: I would consider an evaluation of your immune system if the two prior pneumonias were significant (ie hospitalized or required IV antibiotics), or if you have had other infections. Consider an evaluation of your lungs, as there may be a structural abnormality which is contributing to your lung issues. An active lifestyle will help prevent atelectasis. ...Read more
Stop smoking before: There is no miracle cure for smokers lung, but first thing to do to reverse changes in the lungs of smokers before irreversible changes take place is quit smoking.But if the disease has progressed to the stage of irreversibility than you have to live with it, called copd.The sooner you quit the better it is, but if one keeps smoking there is no hope of so called cure. ...Read more
Yes !!!: Lung cancer is curable when found early. There are two broad categories of lung cancer; small cell and non small cell. Adenocarcinoma is the most common form of non smal cell lung cancer. The prognosis of non small cell lung cancer is impacted more by the stage than it is by the cell type. Adenocarcinoma can be cured. In early stages, only surgery may be required. ...Read more
Multidisciplinary. : Several specialties are involved with treating a patient with lung cancer. A pulmonologist, oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist. Hence, lung cancer is treated and potentially cured by early detection, surgical removal of the tumor and appropriate treatment with chemotherapy and radiation. Not all cancers can be cured but they can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MY grandfather's lungs get infected. don't know how. docters said that lungs are srinking.what is the cure.in how many days it will be recovered.
Diagnosed with pneumonia 10/21, 2 different abx taken. Now, lungs are clear but still feel restrictive like "air hunger". Is this normal, 4 wks later?
Depends upon stage.: Restrictive lung is not a disease per se. It is a condition that is the final common pathway of many diseases. Therefore it is difficult to say what the first symptoms might be. In early stages there may be no symptoms at all. When the underlying disease begins to affect lung tissue there may be a persistent cough and eventually shortness of breath. ...Read more
Breathe faster: Restrictive lung disease makes the lungs stiffer and smaller in volume, the body compensates for this change by breathing faster with smaller breaths. ...Read more
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