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Powder In Lungs
Several causes: Fluid in lungs can be due to several causes & it should be investigated by your doctor to determine appropriate therapy. Because the retained fluid in your lungs makes your lungs relatively stiff & makes it harder for oxygen to enter your body, it will lead to problems with breathing as the body tries to make up for this by breathing faster. Please consult a lung specialist for treatment. ...Read more
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
Can foriegn body in right lung can effect the left lung because my baby has patch on both lungs. is it neumonia or foriegn body in lungs kindly answer?
Pneumonia: is a more likely cause of patches on both lungs. It is imperative that you consult with the baby's doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more
Interesting question: ...and certainly inhaled particulate can deposit in the lungs, but keep in mind your lungs are moist and at body temperature (not room temperature) relative to whether what/how much you've dissolved in your "steam" precipitates out. ...Read more
Pulmonary edema: Lungs can't breathe properly when filled w/water (should be filled w/air instead). You might be describing pulmonary edema, commonly from heart failure and/or kidney or liver failure, or pleural effusion. Imperative that you seek emergent care now. If your family doctor can see you now (you're half a globe away in india or 12hrs ahead), go. If not, go to emergency room for treatment. Don't wait! ...Read more
In the usual manner: Respiratory acidosis means that carbon dioxide is not washed out of the body as it is supposed to be. The two main reasons would be severe lung disease in which air exchange cannot occur, or suppressed sensorium where there is no air coming into the lungs because the patients are not breathing. Blood flows as usual. ...Read more
Lungs made for air: Your lungs were made to breathe air and exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide from the air. There are millions of tiny air sacs called alveoli in your lungs that were designed to use air. These air sacs can't work in the water, and in fact, when they have water in them, they collapse and cause drowning and death. It is the way our lungs were designed. Hope this makes sense. ...Read more
Probably not: And inhaling anything has the risk of injuring your lungs. Why do you want to clean your lungs? The best way to "clean" them is to never ever smoke. ...Read more
Two layers: Lungs are covered in two layers of pleura, visceral and parietal. Both the thin layers of connective tissue with flattened epithelial lining. There is a potential space between the two layers and normally there is a small amount amount of lubrication fluid between the layers. ...Read more
Wheezing in my lungs,when try to cough only white saltytasting substance comes out.could it be excessive phlegm in my lungs asthma?
Inhaling nebulized saline helps pull the phlegm from the lungs or is this myth? And watercress? Is good?
Not a myth. : Hydrating the lungs with nebulized water can help fluidify mucus and eliminate it. Notice the difference when u take a hot shower. ...Read more
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
Was cooking potato in microwave, it burnt bad lots of smoke in effort to remove microwave inhaled a lot of smoke.Had some blood in nose mucous normal?
Blood/snot. Normal.: Was cooking potato in microwave, it burnt bad lots of smoke in effort to remove microwave inhaled a lot of smoke.Had some blood in nose mucous normal? ANS: blood in snot is never normal. ...Read more
No: Cooling water does nothing for removing chemical or biological contaminants. If the water sits overnight, larger particles may drop to the bottom, but the water will not be purified. For that one needs a filtration/ purification system, depending on what contaminants/pollutants are present. Have the water tested to find out what it contains & then contact experts for treatment. ...Read more