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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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What does it mean to have a chest cold? Does this mean that something is wrong with my lungs?

What does it mean to have a chest cold? Does this mean that something is wrong with my lungs?

Virus in chest: The common cold tends to have "flavors." there are chest colds, nose colds, and nose colds, each in general caused by a slightly different class of cold virus. Chest colds tend to be caused by the "parainfluenza" viruses. It does not imply anything wrong with the lungs. People with a tendency toward asthma may get sicker with chest colds or get an asthma attack. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i have a cough that leaves me with a horrible iron taste in my mouth. Is it related to my ashma?

What does it mean if i have a cough that leaves me with a horrible iron taste in my mouth. Is it related to my ashma?

It may be: Is it iron or copper that you're tasting? Different causes. Would be advisable to see your General Physician, a Pulmonologist, or an ENT. Bad taste can also be from infection in your mouth, such as infected gums. Better have your Dentist also take a look, especially if you don't floss daily. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a whooping cough? Is this a lung problem?

What does it mean to have a whooping cough? Is this a lung problem?

It's an infection.: Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. the coughing can make it difficult to breathe.  a deep "whooping" sound is often heard when the patient tries to take a breath. It is an upper respiratory infection caused by the bordetella pertussis or bordetella parapertussis bacteria. It can be prevented by vaccine. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have a sensation of a lump in my throat?

What exactly does it mean if I have a sensation of a lump in my throat?

A few possibilities: This could be caused by a few things. We used to think this was caused by anxiety, but now understand that it is frequently a symptom of acid reflux disease. You should see your doctor, or an ENT doctor for an exam and advice. ...Read more

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I have small bumps in my tonsil wall My tonsil is not swollen i have a bad coughing problem for that i am suffering from it regularly is this serious?

I have small bumps in my tonsil wall My tonsil is not swollen i have a bad coughing problem for that i am suffering from it regularly is this serious?

From Irritation: One pattern visible at the back of the throat known as cobblestoning is associated with allergic rhinitis. Chronic nasal drainage from exposure to allergens/irritants can generate this appearance as well as irritant cough. Acid reflux can also cause persistent irritant cough. A physician evaluation can determine the origin of your condition and offer you a proper course of treatment. ...Read more

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I feel like a I have mucus in my throat and I've had this on and off? Is this bad? Does it go way by itself? What is this called?

I feel like a I have mucus in my throat and I've had this on and off? Is this bad? Does it go way by itself? What is this called?

Post nasal drip: You may have post nasal drip, it might some time cause symptoms like cough or have to clear the throat repeatedly. It could be allergies. you may benefit from anti-inflammatory steroidal nasal spray. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a lump in my throat?

What does it mean if I have a lump in my throat?

Vague: Your description is a bit vague to get good help here. It could be reflux, a tumor, a throat infection, big tonsils, anxiety or any of a number of other conditions. Please seek the care of a primary care provider who can delve deeper with you and help decide if medication or more work-up are appropriate. If you smoke/dip tobacco, now's a great time to quit. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have blue extremities? Does that mean that I have a lung problem?

What does it mean to have blue extremities? Does that mean that I have a lung problem?

No: Blue extremities can mean low oxygen levels but this could occur in lung, heart or vascular diseases. There are also rheumatologic (arthritis) type illnesses that can cause the extremities to appear blue or black. It is best to show your healthcare provider this problem to help determine why it is happening. ...Read more

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Doctor said I have a lesion in throat. What does this mean?

Doctor said I have a lesion in throat. What does this mean?

Need a diagnosis: Seeing lesion is first step. There are several possibilities. Biopsy or obtaining a piece of the lesion is next step. Pathology exam of lesion is next and then you will get the answer to your question of what is this. Other possibilities exist, infection, and virus. Don't delay. Be well. ...Read more

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If I have a lot of acne, does that mean that there is something wrong with my digestive system?

If I have a lot of acne, does that mean that there is something wrong with my digestive system?

Not necessarily: While ace has been partially related to diet it may be due more to the effects of hormones. ...Read more

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I always have to clear my throat. Does this mean that my lung health is not so good?

I always have to clear my throat. Does this mean that my lung health is not so good?

Not necessarily: Usually clearing your throat is due to excessive mucus in the back of your throat, either from retaining your saliva in your throat (instead of swallowing) for some reason or else post-nasal drip ... Usually not from your lungs, unless you also have a cough ... ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a dry throat that looks red inside this has lasted for a week. I have GERD on occasion. Could this be?

What should I do if I have a dry throat that looks red inside this has lasted for a week. I have GERD on occasion. Could this be?

Maybe: Reflux of stomach contents can come all the way up to your throat causing redness, pain, hoarse voice, chronic cough, and even pneumonia. More likely would be environmental allergies or an upper respiratory tract infection form a common virus. If persistent, severe, or progressive, see your primary care provider to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a hyperthroid and my throat is hurting is this normal?

I have a hyperthroid and my throat is hurting is this normal?

No: If you are diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and have not sought after treatment then it could be painful. Common symptoms of hyperthyroidism are weight loss, tremors, palpitations, anxiety, difficulty sleeping. I recommend going to your physician. It is possible also to have a "normal" throat infection. ...Read more

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This morning i found lumps in the very back of my tongue what does this mean or is it anything to be worried about..?

This morning i found lumps in the very back of my tongue what does this mean or is it anything to be worried about..?

Vallate Papillae: these are normally there. They are large taste buds that contain large numbers of taste buds on their surface. Their are 7-12 of these papillae in a v formation pointing to the back of the throat. These taste buds are sensitive to bitter flavors. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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