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What is the simplest definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)?

What is the simplest definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)?

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

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


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Why are my lungs hurting?

Why are my lungs hurting?

Pleurisy or muscle: Lungs actually have few nerve endings within the lung tissue itself. Most of the nerves are on the outer surface so pain is usually related to inflammation of the lining of the lung (known as pleurisy) or muscular. ...Read more

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What is lungs opacificification?

What is lungs opacificification?

Descriptive term: This is a term used to describe the lung fields on an x-ray that show little change in degree of density between normally dense areas like heart and bones and the lungs.Dense areas like bone show up white, if the lung areas that are supposed to be filled with air show up white instead of dark, it implys that the lung tissue is filled with dense material like water making it opaque., . ...Read more

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Crunching sounds lungs?

Crunching sounds lungs?

Lung sounds: Hello. These can be many things depending on what's going on with the person. Assuming you are hearing them w/o a stethoscope, then they are likely upper airway secretions/mucous seen with a cold or infection. If localized to one area of the lung could be a sign of pneumonia. If these sounds ate chronic and the person is not acutely ill, could be from chronic obstructive lung disease or fibrosis. ...Read more

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What is bullae in lungs?

Emphysema: A bulla is an air space in the lung measuring more than one centimeter in diameter in the distended state. Giant bullae develop as a result of cigarette smoking. Patients with HIV and IV drug users can also have bullous lung disease. Patients may have shortness of breath with exertion or at rest. Surgical removal is called bullectomy. ...Read more

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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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How to clean dust from lungs?

How to clean dust from lungs?

U can sweep it: Bad joke on my part! u can't undo what's been done. Those scar tissue, fibrosis should not be of major concern unless it causes some airway obstruction, restriction of lung expansion causing u to have breathing problems. Follow up with ur pulmonary. God bless u! ...Read more

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Can hyperinflated lungs heal?

Can hyperinflated lungs heal?

That depends...: On the cause. Many disease states can cause 'hyperinflation'. Asthma, may cause hyperinflation that resolves after the acute state. However, emphysema causes hyperinflation due to destroyed lung tissue. Unfortunately, that does not 'heal'. If you smoke, quit! ...Read more

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How effective were iron lungs?

How effective were iron lungs?

Reasonably good: The drinker respirator, one of the forms of the iron lung, saved lots of lives of those suffering from respiratory muscle paralysis from poliomyelitis. Since there was no tube in the airway, the upper respiratory system's protective mucus was not compromised. ...Read more