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Pulmonary Disease Pattern
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Chronic Lung Disease: COPD is a disease of inflammation and/or destruction of the lung. Most often, it is from smoking cigarettes, but not always. There are two main components: chronic bronchitis, which is coughing up mucus every day; and emphysema, which is destruction of the lung tissue. Both conditions block air from completely exiting the lung causing symptoms. That said, it can be treated effectively.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.
Time: Chronic means whatever condition you have has been going in for more than 3 months.
Hot chicken Soup: With lots of garlic, parsley, oregano, peppers and green onions help in bronchtis and COPD
Pulmonologist: Visit a lung specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Both sides: Bilateral means both lungs are effected...Many causes...Pneumonia most common.
Old terms (from EMS): The classic "blue bloater" was defined as someone w/mostly lung disease as source of resp problems (copd/emphysema/chr. Bronchitis). Poor oxygenation is chronic (="blue") & poor expiration/air trapping / barrell-shaped-chest (="bloating"). "pink puffers" (alt group), are due to heart failure and fluid buildup, usually w/pink sputum when cough.
Simple Terms: Here are some examples. Someone with emphysema should have an obstructive spirometry pattern meaning they have trouble getting the air out when the exhale. A person with lung scarring should have a restrictive spirometry pattern (meaning they have trouble filling their lungs and taking a breath in).
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.
Broad category: Bronchospastic refers to the small muscles that wrap around the small to medium airways in the lungs. These tiny muscles can constrict when there is inflammation triggered like cold, exercise, smoke, viruses, allergies, etc. This is typically seen in asthma or copd.See 1 more doctor answer
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