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Is there a definite cure for restrictive lung disease?

Is there a definite cure for restrictive lung disease?

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

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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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?

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

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Can reflux cause mild edema of lungs?

Can reflux cause mild edema of lungs?

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 more

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Is there a cure for hyperinflated lungs. What is the cause of this.?

Is there a cure for hyperinflated lungs. What is the cause of this.?

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 more

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Sir my p f t pre post test my lung is working 57% it can be cure my medicine?

Sir my p f t pre post test my lung is working 57% it can be cure my medicine?

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 more

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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

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What exactly is restrictive lung disease?

See below: Restrictive lung disease is a broad category with many possible causes - it can be caused by obesity, neuromuscular injury, interstitial lung disease etc. The key finding is a reduced total lung capacity and reduced volumes of air that a patient can expire. ...Read more

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What is the modern cure for smoker's lung?

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

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Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

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

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How is lung cancer cured?

How is lung cancer cured?

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 more

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Is any cure for mycrobacterium on lungs?

Is any cure for mycrobacterium on lungs?

Yes: Multiple combination antibiotics for prolonged time. Though their is increasing cases of multi drug resistance TB. The use of directly observed therapy by some health department is important to ensure adherence to prolonged therapy. Initial respiratory isolation is important ...Read more

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How do you cure or reverse hyperinflated lungs?

COPD: Check with your doc unless this is a cxr report commenting on a deep inspiration. At your age there should not be emphysema.

I suspect the radiologist commented on a very healthy lung but check with your doc. ...Read more

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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.

7-10 days usually: With antibiotics, pneumonia is usually curable. The cause of the PNA needs be determined to see if it can be prevented. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Mgt: I would suggest monitoring your temperature, and being seen again by your PCP. The pneumonia may have recurred or resulted in a change in your airways. I would suggest pulmonary testing and an x ray. ...Read more

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How to cure lung disease naturally?

How to cure lung disease naturally?

No natural cures: Lung disease is too general a term. What specific disease are you talking about? The bottom line is there is no natural cure for lung disease other than avoiding things that make it worse (ie: smoking). ...Read more

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How do I manage my restrictive lung disease?

How do I manage my restrictive lung disease?

Quit smoking: Smoking continues to be the main cause of all lung disease. If you do not smoke follow you dr's instructions. Restrictive lung disease is difficult to manage and requires hard work on you and your dr's part. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of restrictive lung disease?

What are symptoms of restrictive lung disease?

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

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Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Yes: But more often children are affected be "reactive or constrictive" lung disease like asthma.Restrictive lung disease (think emphysema) usually affects older people (cystic fibrosis is the exception). ...Read more

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How should the body compensate to cope with a restrictive lung disease?

How should the body compensate to cope with a restrictive lung disease?

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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What is mild dependant atelectatic changes present in both lung bases?

Not breathing deeply: Atelactic changes means your lungs are not full expanded. This is a non-specific finding that can be seen in healthy people. ...Read more

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What does it mean if residual volume decrease in restrictive lung disease?

What does it mean if residual volume decrease in restrictive lung disease?

Expected: Residual volume is the volume left in your lungs after you exhale completely. In general, restrictive lung disease (rld) decreases your lung volumes, including total lung capacity and residual volume. A simplified comparison can be to stretching a very tight rubber band - same as not being able to inhale and stretch your lungs to normal capacity. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do if I was diagnosed with restrictive lung disease. I'm a nonsmoker.?

What to do if I was diagnosed with restrictive lung disease. I'm a nonsmoker.?

Treat cause: Majority of cases in restrictive lung disease are not smoke related. Example of them are scoliosis, musculardystrophies, lung fibrosis, or space occupying lesions such as pleural effusion, pneumothorax or tumor inside thoracic cavity. Need to do plethysmography with dlco, cxr and or ct scan of chest to find etiology. Then treat accordingly.
Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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How should the body compensate to cope with a restrictive and obstructive lung disease?

How should the body compensate to cope with a restrictive and obstructive lung disease?

Depends on cause: Obstructive & restrictive lung disorders are broad groups that include several disease conditions. The body's response to either of these categories of lung diseases will depend on the specific diagnosis/condition. For example, obstructive disorders include both asthma & cystic fibrosis but their outcomes & body's responses are completely different. Talk to lung specialist in person to learn more. ...Read more

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Sir can u tell me the difference between constrictive lung disease, restrictive lung disease and obstructive lung disease???

Academic question: This is an academic question that can not be answered in this brief space. Consult a medical text book or Medscape for the info. ...Read more

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I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when I get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?

I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when I get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?

Lung Scarring: Lung scaring from PTB (pulmonary tuberculosis) is in response to the inflammation from the infection. The sooner you are cured, the less scarring you will have. The lungs have tremendous reserve, so when treated promptly, your pulmonary function should remain good. ...Read more

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How do you cure hyperactive lungs that have developed 5 months after pneumonia? I can't get my lungs back to 100% and nothing is working.

How do you cure hyperactive lungs that have developed 5 months after pneumonia? I can't get my lungs back to 100% and nothing is working.

It can take a while: Even healthy young people can take a while to bounce back after pneumonia. I am guessing you are referring to hyper-reactive airways that are causing you to cough, wheeze, or feel short of breath. There are many medications for this. If you haven't had follow-up care since your illness, go back to see your doctor. And if what you're doing isn't working, tell him/her so you can re-strategize. ...Read more

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So if staying on 5 mg prenisone is just for mild inflammation that they say is from scarring of the lungs is safe and not harmful, is that true?

So if staying on 5 mg prenisone is just for mild inflammation that they say is from scarring of the lungs is safe and not harmful, is that true?

Short term?: Over the short term this is probably not a concern but over long term periods there may be consequences. ...Read more

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I'm a young adult who went to a Respirologist and measured 70% lung function. Can this be caused from mild chronic dehydration? Is this normal range?

I'm a young adult who went to a Respirologist and measured 70% lung function. Can this be caused from mild chronic dehydration? Is this normal range?

70% of expected?: If you obtained a result of "70% of expected" for your age and body parameters, you need to be concerned. Most commonly, this is a heads-up that you may have mild asthma. What's this "mild chronic dehydration" stuff? Not drinking enough water can make you constipated, but it's not interfering with your breathing. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a constant burning (not extreme, just mild) sensation in my lungs for the past few weeks. I am breathing normally with occasional cough?

Hello, I have a constant burning (not extreme, just mild) sensation in my lungs for the past few weeks. I am breathing normally with occasional cough?

See physician: Given your smoking history and the fact that the symptoms are " constant" you should be examined by your doctor to rule out infection and heart problems. Occasional cough can be as simple as post-nasal drip or can be a warning sign of more serious pulmonary disease. ...Read more

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Mild depent hyperemia in the posterior lung base?

Mild depent hyperemia in the posterior lung base?

Unimportant usually: Radiologist code intended to indicate slight excess fluid in the lower part of the lung field (posterior if lying down) due to the influence of mild excess volume in the blood vessels and effect of gravity and not typical of other causes. Description implies 2 issues- > usual blood vessel volume and cause as gravity and positioning. Danger is if this is being misinterpreted by the radiologist. ...Read more

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how could I have a healthy lungs? Is there really no cure for asthma?

how could I have a healthy lungs? Is there really no cure for asthma?

No cure: Although asthma cannot be cured it can usually be controlled. Consider consulting an allergist who can help in optimizing your treatment and avoidance of triggers. Smoking, obesity and excessive diesel particle exposure (living close to a freeway.) are factors detrimental to your lungs. Even vaping can be damaging. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be cured?

Can lung cancer be cured?

Yes: It depends, though, on the type of cancer, its stage and other factors (presence of other diseases, immune system status, correctly prescribed therapy, etc.). ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be cured?

Can lung cancer be cured?

Absolutely: Stage IA lung cancer that is resected with a lobectomy and lymph node sampling has better than an 80% cure rate. Stage IB, IIA and IIB are also frequently curable.
Unfortunately 75% of lung cancers are Stage II (difficult to cure) or IV (incurable) at the time they are diagnosed ...Read more

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What is the likelihood for lung cancer to be cured?

What is the likelihood for lung cancer to be cured?

Can be high: Small size, peripheral, squamous cell can be cured. 70-90% at five years
depends on cell type- small cell cancer is still a bad actor. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for restrictive lung disease?

What are the treatments for restrictive lung disease?

Depends.: Depends upon cause. Restrictive lung diseases fall in 3 broad classes: lung tissue disease, muscles of respiration disease, and those things that compress or prevent the lung from expanding. If you mean interstitial lung tissue disease the treatments are generally modulators of the immune system primarily Prednisone but more advanced agents may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for me if I have restrictive lung disease.?

PAINT: Pleural
alveolar
interstitial
neuromuscular
thoracoskeletal

disease.

You want to check with your lung specialist to get it fixed. You first need a diagnosis! ...Read more

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What does mild dependent atelectacis of lungs mean?

What does mild dependent atelectacis of lungs mean?

Collapse of air sacs: Atelectasis is a a complete or partial collapse of an are of lung. It happens when the tiny air sacs (alveoli) within the lung become deflated. 'mild' means that the changes are slight/minimal. 'dependent' means that the less inflated areas are in regions of the lung where gravity is pulling the tissue down - often related to the patient being in one position for a long time. ...Read more

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Can lungs air trapping be cured or treated, or is it permanent?

Can lungs air trapping be cured or treated, or is it permanent?

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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I'm a smoker and sometimes get this pinch in my lungs so can you let me know what it is and any cures?

Stop smoking: Easier said than done for many people, but there is nothing good about smoking and a lot of bad. Trying self-help programs, hypnosis, over-the-counter medications or prescription medications can help. You should see a doctor to find out what the 'pinch' is from and to get some help with quitting. Good luck. ...Read more