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Pulmonary Airspace Disease
COPD...: COPD is a disease characterized by the presence of chronic, irreversible airway obstruction as measured by pulmonary function testing. The disease is incurable but there are treatments available so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The most important treatment is smoking cessation since smoking is the main etiology of this disease. ...Read more
Emphysema.: Emphysema is a destruction of lung tissue with resultant reduction in oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange and respiratory effort. It's usually due to smoking but could be due to other medial conditions. It's treatable but not curable. The absence of acute airspace disease means there’s nothing like a pneumonia or fluid overload superimposed atop the chronic issue (emphysema). ...Read more
What airborne diseases can I contract from sharing airspace with a person who does not bathe? Can I contract anything from being around such filth?
No risk: This may be unpleasant due to body odor, but that's all. There are no airborne infections that go along with not bathing or poor hygiene. ...Read more
Read over sons old MRI results. It said moderate right & mild left mastoid disease airspace disease. What does it mean? The doc didn't explain it.
Mastoid sinuses: The mastoids are sinuses in the bone behind the ear. They can become seriously infected, causing pain and swelling behind the ear. This is often due to a chronic ear infection and may need surgery. It is common to see old signs of past sinus infection or swelling in sinuses on mri's or ct's. If the child is well, nothing needs to be done. ...Read more
I had a chest x-ray due to ongoing, severe, SOB. The conclusion was asymmetric density in LLL, nonspecific & could reflect atelectasis, or developing airspace disease. Is the remedy truly just to breathe deeper?
Not really: It is important to determine the cause of that density. It may be necessary to have a CT to be certain nothing is in the lungs that may need treatment. Talk to your doctor to see what your next step may be. ...Read more
Age32, frmr smoker. Have shortness of breath& pain breathing in. Focal airspace disease on chest xray. No cough/fever. No response 2 antibiotcs. WWYD?
Other than COPD, what would cause shortness of breath& pain w/breathing in, plus focal airspace disease on chest X-ray? No cough/fever/phlegm.
Definition: Vascular is blood vessel and pulmonary is lung. There is disease in the blood vessels and that includes the thickening of the blood vessels causing pulmonary hypertension, small clots or chronic pe, or venoocclusive disease if it happens in the veins. There are also the fragility causing hemorrhages in certain diseases as the autoimmunes. ...Read more
Encounter to TB:
If there is a sign of remote granulomatous disease in your lung, it means that the radiologist saw some calcification in your xray.
The majority of these cases means that patient at some point was infected with tuberculosis, but her or his body controlled the infection.
There are other granulomatous diseases beside tuberculosis infection such as histoplasmosis which is endemic in some areas of usa. ...Read more
Not liquid in lungs:
Pleurisy is not liquid in lungs. It is inflammation of the lung and chest wall lining. Now, many times, there is fluid around the lung because of the inflammation, but pleurisy is inflammation of the lung lining.
The best test for pleurisy is your own feelings: whenever you breathe in, it hurts. That's the best test. Other tests, like xrays and stuff, frequently miss it. ...Read more
Most frequent cause: Smoking or secondary tobacco exposure is the most frequent cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, it's not the only one, as some genetic conditions can predispose one to copd. So can the work environment. Go see your family physician for pulmonary function testing to confirm the diagnosis and then start treatment w/regular follow up pft to demonstrate proper therapy. ...Read more
No: It is a chronic progressive disease. Once the damage is done it is not reversible. ...Read more
Is it IgE: I assume you are referring to ige rather than IgA levels. High levels of ige in a patient with uncontrolled asthma raises the suspicion of churg-strauss vasculitis. Talk to your doctor as intensive medication regimen is indicated if it is truly the cause. A pulmonologist /rheumatologist would be the one to talk to. ...Read more
Cystic lung disease:
Common cause would be emphysema, infection like tuberculosis, sarcoidosis and certain type of pneumonia.
Some rare genetic diseases can also have cystic features on imaging, With one cyst alone can not make diagnosis, associated clinical features, radiologic characteristics of the cyst and the remaining lung. Consult a Pulmonologist ...Read more
RDS is...: RDS is A common complication of prematurity, meconium aspiration is more common in term babies, pneumonia is an infection that is more dangerous in the newborn period, and diaphragmatic hernia causes lungs to be underdeveloped. Cystic fibrosis and alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency are genetic causes of lung disease in newborns; and in "blue baby" conditions, lungs are fine but unable to oxygenate blood. ...Read more
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
No: Only 30 to 50 percent of smokers develop copd. ...Read more
Time: Chronic means whatever condition you have has been going in for more than 3 months. ...Read more
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