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What's pulmonary stasis?

What's pulmonary stasis?

Sluggish blood flow: Stasis means sluggish or absent blood flow. This can occur because of obstruction[ ie blockage] or alteration of blood hemodynamics. In the lungs it can very serious and even life threatening. ...Read more

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What is a pulmonary focal infiltrate?

What is a pulmonary focal infiltrate?

Infiltrate : A pulmonary infiltrate is usually used to describe a chest x-ray. A focal infiltrate means that it is localized to only one area of the lungs, as opposed to diffuse infiltrates which occurs throughout one or both lungs. This description most commonly is used to describe a pneumonia or area of inflammation within the lung. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a pulmonary infiltrate?

X-ray: It is something inside the lung that causes a white appearance on x-ray... Many causes. ...Read more

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Pulmonary lesion. What are they and should I be worried?

Pulmonary lesion. What are they and should I be worried?

Vary: Pulmonary lesion is a nos specific term, it can be a very benign old calcified lymph node with no potential significance to a serious lesion that needs to be addressed . Best one to find out is your doctor who knows you best. Seek his help. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is interracial pulmonary disease?

Could you explain what is interracial pulmonary disease?

ILD: I believe you mean interstitial lung disease. This means that there is some sort of inflammatory process occurring within the tissue if the lung. ...Read more

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I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, what to do?

I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, what to do?

COPD: First need to confirm diagnosis to exclude asthma. At your age seems more likely. Need to exclude Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency that could cause emphysema at a young age. This has specific treatment. In regards on what to do, STOP SMOKING if a smoker. Need to determine severity with pulmonary function tests and depending on severity, and symptoms, various treatment options are available. ...Read more

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How serious is chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disorde in you?

Varies: COPD can be anywhere from mild to extremely severe. It is always serious though because it implies that you have the genetics or what we call phenotype to develop the disease in the first place. Stop smoking immediately to reduce the risk of progression and avoid second hand smoke and dusty environments. ...Read more

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Whats another name for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

COPD...: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or copd, is the more general term. Both emphysema and chronic bronchitis are forms of copd. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Is it possible to cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

No: The only "cure" for COPD today is transplantation of the bad lungs with new lungs. No medication to date has been able to cure the disease. ...Read more