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Please tell me a list of causes for air hunger/sob when your oxygen saturation is 100%. Can you still have pulmonary emboli with 100% oxygen saturatio?

Please tell me a list of causes for air hunger/sob when your oxygen saturation is 100%. Can you still have pulmonary emboli with 100% oxygen saturatio?

SOB: Saturation when oxygen is above 60 torr can range from 90-100%. Pe can be large or small. Air hunger can be when there is real causes as in pneumonia, asthma, pe or even when a lung is constricted and can't inflate fully and lacks the feeling of satisfaction, anxiety, nervousness, CHF or even simple cold with congestion can do it. It is best to talk to your doctor, he/she knows you better than us. ...Read more

Respiratory (Definition)

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


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I need a list of respiratory disorders in newborns?

I need a list of respiratory disorders in newborns?

Long list: It such a long list, it's not enough space for it. By group it can be presented as: 1. Airway obstruction diseases 2. Disorders of the chest wall & diaphragm 3. Cardiac disorders 4. Neurological disorders 5. Musculoskeletal disorders 6 malformation of the mediastinum & lung tissue 7. Air leak syndroms 8. Lung tissue disorders and lung vessels 9. Miscelaneous (anemia, iem, electrolytes abn, drugs). ...Read more

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What conditions does pulmonary specialist mainly see?

What conditions does pulmonary specialist mainly see?

See below: Asthma, copd, lung cancer, abnormal chest x-rays and ct scans, infections including bronchitis, pneumonia, TB and many others, pulmonary embolism, hemoptysis (coughing out blood), sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis, occupational lung disease, generalized cough and shortness of breath, to name a few. A lot of us also specialize in critical care medicine and take care of patients in the icu. ...Read more

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Will a MRI of the complete spine also show the conditions of the lungs?

Will a MRI of the complete spine also show the conditions of the lungs?

Not in detail: The MRI of the cervical and dorsal show conditions in the lungs but in detail and clarity, because not intended for that. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of using prednisone if no pulmonary or asthma conditions exist?

What is the purpose of using prednisone if no pulmonary or asthma conditions exist?

Anti-inflammatory: Predinsone is a strong anti-inflammatory and is used in many clinical settings and disease states. ...Read more

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Newly diagnosed pulmonary fibrosis in 70 year old female with no other medical conditions. What should I do?

Newly diagnosed pulmonary fibrosis in 70 year old female with no other medical conditions. What should I do?

See Pulmonologist: Any patient diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis should be seen by a pulmonologist who can confirm the diagnosis, follow their course and offer appropriate treatments. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of pulmonary hypertension?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of pulmonary hypertension?

No: Complications of pulmonary HTN include acute right heart failure insitu pulmonary clots and eventual refractory respiratory failure. This is related to progressive pulmonary artery narrowing, which is a hallmark of the disease not a complication of it. ...Read more

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I read that petroleum based ointments should not be used for dry nose conditions because the petroleum vapors have a negative effect on lungs.True?Thk

I read that petroleum based ointments should not be used for dry nose conditions because the petroleum vapors have a negative effect on lungs.True?Thk

Partially correct: It is rare but exposure to petroleum based ointments applied to the inside of the nose can cause injury to the lungs. If seen, typically from chronic exposure and due to aspiration of the jelly into the lungs. There are products available over the counter that are water based and would recommend changing to one of them. ...Read more

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What respiratory conditions will affect PULMONARY HYPERTENSION? I suffer chronic sinusitis with runny nose and sneezing with chest pain,very long time

What respiratory conditions will affect PULMONARY HYPERTENSION? I suffer chronic sinusitis with runny nose and sneezing with chest pain,very long time

Pulmonary HTN (PH): Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) IS a diagnosis, which describes the symptoms associated with high arterial pressure in the lungs. PAH is made worse by not wearing oxygen. There are many causes of PAH, including COPD or other chronic lung disease, multiple pulmonary embolisms (blood clots), recurrent pneumonia. Often it happens on its own - that's called primary PH or PPH. Treatment possible. ...Read more

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How big are the lungs?

How big are the lungs?

Lungs: There are variations between humans, but on average the right lung weighs about 625 grams and the left lung weighs about 567 grams (it is smaller because of the heart). Weight variances are due to the amount of blood or fluid that is in the lung. Males have heavier lungs than females; weight proportionally to the weight of the rest of the body is 1:37 in males, and 1:42 in females. ...Read more

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How big are our lungs?

How big are our lungs?

In terms of surface: area, they are as large as a whole tennis court. ...Read more

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Can your lungs regenerate itself?

Can your lungs regenerate itself?

No lung regeneration: An adult lung does not grow new tissue; however, injured lung may potentially recover partial or near normal function. ...Read more

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What causes fluid build in lungs?

What causes fluid build in lungs?

Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and i can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more

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How serious are nogels in the lungs?

How serious are nogels in the lungs?

Depends: That depends on the size, shape, calcification, location, age of the person, history of cigarettes smoking, exposure to fungal illness etc. The causes of lung nodules are many including scar tissue, old fungal or tuberculous infection, cancer, blood vessel, benign tumors of lungs etc, hence, evaluation by a lung specialist is necessary. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getin collasped lungs ?

Why do I keep getin collasped lungs ?

Pneumothorax: Some people, especially athletic teenaged men, simply experience multiple episodes of unexplained lung rupture and collapse. I hope you don't smoke and that your physicians have talked about pleurodesis to prevent more episodes, and ruled out antitrypsin deficiency, sarcoidosis, and adult-type cystic fibrosis. ...Read more