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What is the definition or description of: fluid in the lungs?

What is the definition or description of: fluid in the lungs?

Fluid around lungs: Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling(thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need diagnosis for proper resolution. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: lungs and breathing?

What is the definition or description of: lungs and breathing?

God's organ: The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with the blood. Breathing is the act of moving air into the lungs to perform this exchange. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Underdeveloped lungs?

What is the definition or description of: Underdeveloped lungs?

Underdeveloped: lungs= lungs with arrested or delayed maturity, with likely functional impairment to varying degrees. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pulmonary rehabilitation?

What is the definition or description of: pulmonary rehabilitation?

Care of Lung Disease: When someone needs to improve their lung function due to disease or genetics, rehabilitation is the care and treatment to improve lung function. Examples of exercise would be breathing control, rib expansion, effective cough, and endurance training. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition of pulmonary phibrosis? Is it linked to pulmonar hyper-tension? Is there a cure for & how does it compare to pulmonary edima?

What is the definition of pulmonary phibrosis? Is it linked to pulmonar hyper-tension? Is there a cure for & how does it compare to pulmonary  edima?

Lung scarring: Pulmonary fibrosis is scarring of the lung and comes in many types - some are amenable to treatment, some are not. It is often associated with pulm hypertension and not usually associated with pulm edema. Anyone with a diagnosis of pf should be seen by a pulmonologist so they can have their disease evaluated and poss treatments discussed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pulmonary edema?

What is the definition or description of: Pulmonary edema?

The lungs fill up wi: The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and shouldn't have fluids. In pulmonary edema they fill up with fluids most commonly, from heart failure. This causes shortness of breath. Other causes are kidney and liver failure. Low protein in blood or allergic reactions. Treatment usually require diuretics or water pills and treat the cause ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pulmonary valve?

What is the definition or description of: pulmonary valve?

Valve in the heart: The heart has 4 chambers. The right ventricle is the pumping chamber whic h pushes blood into the lungs so oxygen can be put into the blood. When the right ventricle squeezes, the pulmonary valve opens and blood flows into the lungs. When the right ventricle relaxes to fill, the pulmonary valve closes so blood can't flow backwards back into the heart. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pulmonary hypertension?

What is the definition or description of: pulmonary hypertension?

High BP in lungs: Pulmonary hypertension is elevated blood pressure in the lungs and can be a primary problem or due to other causes. The right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs and if the BP in the lungs is elevated, the right side of the heart can often fail over time. Pulmonary hypertension can be difficult to diagnose and usually requires echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) to diagnose. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pulmonary fibrosis?

What is the definition or description of: Pulmonary fibrosis?

Depends....: There are many types of "pulmonary fibrosis". They all typically involve scarring of the lung tissue. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pulmonary critical care?

What is the definition or description of: pulmonary critical care?

Word play: Critical care is aka intensive care which covers a wide spectrum of care including pulmonary. Docs enter the field of critical care typically after doing training in anesthesia, surgery, medicine, and pulmonology. The latter group may use pulmonary critical care as they have more pulmonary training. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pulmonary function test?

What is the definition or description of: pulmonary function test?

Lung function tests: Pulmonary function tests is a term used to describe a group of tests done to determine lung function. Spirometry measures the amount of air that can be taken in as well as the flow rate of forcefully exhaled air . A graph is generated and can be used to determine lung function. Likewise lung volumes and diffusing capacity determine the capacity as well as the oxygen exchange function. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome?

See below: This is a respiratory illness contracted from Deer Mice, typically out west. This illness leads to rapid respiratory failure, ARDS and death if not treated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pet-ct pulmonary nodule?

What is the definition or description of: pet-ct pulmonary nodule?

Lung mass: If a lung mass is seen on chest xray or ct scan and the patient has a moderate risk of malignancy, often the next test is a positron emission tomography (pet scan). This test detects masses with high metabolic rates. Around 95% of patients with a malignant nodule will have a positive pet scan. It is falsely positive in about 21% of patients, meaning that it will suggest cancer when it is not. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Absent pulmonary valve?

What is the definition or description of: Absent pulmonary valve?

Absent pulmonary: Absent pulmonary valve is a congenital defect (occurring at birth). The pulmonary valve of the heart is absent or poorly formed. It can occur as a single defect or as the part of a complex congenital heart condition such as Tetralogy of Fallot. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Baby pulmonary hypertension?

High heart pressure: Pulmonary hypertension can be defined in multiple ways. This can include mean pulmonary artery pressure greater than 25mmHg or a specific measure of pulmonary resistance obtained in the cath lab (>3 indexed wood units). It is often diagnosed by echocardiogram in newborns. The treatment depends on the severity and presence of other issues. Please discuss with you/your child's physician. ...Read more

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I smoke a lot what is the medicine that can refresh my lungs..

I smoke a lot what is the medicine that can refresh my lungs..

Smoker: The medicine that refreshes your lung would be to stop smoking today. Data supports that women smokers into their late 20s will develop chronic lung disease later if they continue to smoke regularly after age 30. ...Read more

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What exactly pulmonary medicine? What r the scope in this branch?

What exactly pulmonary medicine? What r the scope in this branch?

Lungs: They are primarily specialist who deal with the diseases of the lungs, but as trained internists, they are also able to treat many other condintions. ...Read more

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What kind of bacteria on lungs did not have medicine?

What kind of bacteria on lungs did not have medicine?

Please ask your: question again as I don't understand what you are trying to figure out? Thanks! ...Read more

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What medicine can make your lungs healthy?

What medicine can make your lungs healthy?

Define "healthy"....: The question is a complicated one, & depends critically on how the lungs are functioning (or not functioning). Do you have a diagnosis in mind? What symptoms are the lungs causing? (cough? shortness of breath?) These make an important difference. Most medicines for the lungs are delivered by inhalers, like Albuterol or Fluticasone. There's no specific answer to your question. Need a diagnosis to a ...Read more

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What is best medicine for fluid in the lungs?

What is best medicine for fluid in the lungs?

Why is there fluid?: The choice of therapy depends on accurate diagnosis. Plus, some therapies provide short term relief and others change the underlying physiologic processes. For one of the most common causes of fluid in the lungs, congestive heart "failure", medications called diuretics are prescribed. When your doc chooses which diuretic to use, it depends upon many other factors including heart & kidney function. ...Read more

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What is a good way (without medicine) to clean the lungs?

What is a good way (without medicine) to clean the lungs?

Deep breathing: The best you can do is slow deep breaths especially against resistance with a respiratory coach if available. Don't breath so fast you hyperventilate and pass out please. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take clear lungs with prescription drugs?

Is it possible to take clear lungs with prescription drugs?

More info needed.: To know if there was potential for med - med interactions or to know if the indication is already being met - one would need to know the specific medications. Please either clarify with this information & re-ask at this site or discuss with your pharmacist or physician. Take care. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine/food/vitamin that will strengthen my lungs?

What kind of medicine/food/vitamin that will strengthen my lungs?

Incentive spirometer: There are medications that can improve breathing in patients with bronchoconstriction (ie; asthma, COPD), but do not specifically strengthen muscles associated with respiration. Physical therapists specially trained in respiratory therapy can work with you to perform exercises to strengthen those muscles. An inspiratory spirometer device can also help. ...Read more

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Pls help me which is best branch pulmonary medicine n family medicine? I have to opt one please help me fast

Pls help me which is best branch pulmonary medicine n family medicine? I have to opt one please help me fast

Follow your interest: These are two different pathways that involve rather different patient populations. Hopefully you have had some rotations that exposed you to what those in each area do on a daily basis. If you are truly drawn to family medicine, and can see yourself doing it for decades, go that way.You could come back to pulmonology later.If fascinated by pulmonary, go that route.Follow your interests. ...Read more

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I want to clean or detox my lungs from tar , nicotine nd other harmful substance...please suggest me medicine,drugs or solution...thank u?

I want to clean or detox my lungs from tar , nicotine nd other harmful substance...please suggest me medicine,drugs or solution...thank u?

Easy: DO NOT SMOKE. DO NOT STAY ANY PLACE WHERE ANYONE IS SMOKING. Do not allow anyone to smoke in your presence. Try to minimize exposure to smog or polluted air. Anyone selling "detox" is a crook. ...Read more

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I have pulmonary hyper-aeration what is the cause of having that? smoking? I don't smoke. And what is the best medicine for this? is this can cure?

I have pulmonary hyper-aeration what is the cause of having that? smoking? I don't smoke. And what is the best medicine for this? is this can cure?

Mgt: A pulmonary function test with and without a bronchodilator may provide more information.
It can be uploaded for review to your virtual consult.
If you improve, a bronchodilator can be prescribed. ...Read more

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I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when i get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?

I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when i get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?

Lung Scarring: Lung scaring from PTB (pulmonary tuberculosis) is in response to the inflammation from the infection. The sooner you are cured, the less scarring you will have. The lungs have tremendous reserve, so when treated promptly, your pulmonary function should remain good. ...Read more

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I just quit smoking, and am wondering what the best techniques or medicine are to get my lungs healthy and functioning like I had never smoked?

I just quit smoking, and am wondering what the best techniques or medicine are to get my lungs healthy and functioning like I had never smoked?

Quit Smoking: amazingly they will heal on their own. You did the best thing ever already. Get on a good exercise program, never smoke again. Great going! ...Read more