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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 is the outlook for a person diagnosed at 21 with ventricular septal defect with symptoms(just below80% lung function, neasua, faintness, rapid hr)?

What is the outlook for a person diagnosed at 21 with ventricular septal defect with symptoms(just below80% lung function, neasua, faintness, rapid hr)?

Depends on VSD size: The prognosis for a 21 year old diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect (vsd) depends upon the size of the defect. With a large vsd, there is a greater likelihood that the defect has produced elevated pulmonary artery pressures and vascular resistance that may not be reversible. If the vsd is small, however, the pulmonary artery pressures are likely normal with a good longterm prognosis. ...Read more

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Could you have a heart/lung related problem at age 16 without having anything birth defects when born? like heart problems/lung, if so what?

Could you have a heart/lung related problem at age 16 without having anything birth defects when born? like heart problems/lung, if so what?

Unlikely: It would be very unlikely to have anything wrong with your heart and lungs at age 16 that wasn't there at birth. It's always possible (although again very unlikely) to have something wrong with your heart and lungs show up that was unknown show up in your teen years. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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What is the outlook for a ventricular septal defect diagnosed at age 21 with symptoms (just below 80%lung function, nausea, faintness, rapid hrt)?

What is the outlook for a ventricular septal defect diagnosed at age 21 with symptoms (just below 80%lung function, nausea, faintness, rapid hrt)?

VSD: The prognosis depends on on the state of the heart muscle and the pulmonary vasculature among other things. That data is not here so answering is difficult. Should discuss with your c, radiologist.St who may have the data. ...Read more

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I am 44 yrs old and fit. I had open heart surgery three years ago for a heart defect. (A hole in my heart and two of my veins from my lungs were going into the rt side instead of left of my heart) I am a personal trainer and exercise a lot but can no lo

I am 44 yrs old and fit.  I had open heart surgery three years ago for a heart defect.  (A hole in my heart and two of my veins from my lungs were going into the rt side instead of left of my heart) I am a personal trainer and exercise a lot but can no lo

Congenital Heart: Your question ran out of space;however residual or recurrent symptoms often are present and need appropriate assessment and management- so its imperative you seek consultative input to help you. ...Read more

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Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Lungs hurt: Please give more information about your pain, so help can be given to you. ...Read more

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Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more

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Do the lungs heal themselves?

Do the lungs heal themselves?

Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing.Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases.Html. Emphysema can't be cured because it is irreversible lung destruction. Smoking causes it, as well as other less common causes. To stop progression, stop smoking and other exposures. Other less common lung conditions may or may not be reversible. ...Read more

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Where are your lungs located?

Where are your lungs located?

Chest: One on each side within thoracic- chest space. The heart and mediastinum is in between. ...Read more

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