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What are the symptoms of lung disease in nonsmoker?

What are the symptoms of lung disease in nonsmoker?

Depends: Lung cancer may occur in smokers or non-smokers. The symptoms are dependent on the location and extent of the cancer. It may be found when asymptomatic (no symptoms) or when very advanced an many symptoms, such as pain, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), seizure (brain mets), shortness of breath, etc. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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How do I manage my restrictive lung disease?

Quit smoking: Smoking continues to be the main cause of all lung disease.If you do not smoke follow you dr's instructions.Restrictive lung disease is difficult to manage and requires hard work on you and your dr's part. ...Read more

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How do you deal with chronic obstructive lung disease?

How do you deal with chronic obstructive lung disease?

Depends on severity: Take medications as recommended by your doctor. Avoid smoking. Eat right, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Keep an active lifestyle, daily walking/exercise to prevent loss of muscle strength. ...Read more

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What can cause brown lung disease?

What can cause  brown lung disease?

Byssinosis: Brown lung disease is caused by exposure to cotton especially in fabric factories. It is otherwise called monday fever. Cough, shortness of breath, fever are some of the symptoms. This is one of occupational diseases. ...Read more

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How will brown lung disease affect the body?

Asthma & COPD: Byssinosis, brown lung disease, is asthma due to chronic breathing of raw cotton, flax, sisal & hemp dust. It affects textile workers employed in sweat shops & poorly-ventilated factories. Initially symptoms of asthma - coughing, wheezing, & shortness of breath respond to medications used to treat asthma, job change & tobacco avoidance. With continued exposure irreversible fibrosis occurs. ...Read more

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Can you have hperinflated lungs and not have lung disease?

Can you have hperinflated lungs and not have lung disease?

Ys: Adults and older children can over cooperate in taking deep breath with radiographic appearance of hyerinflation. Clinical findings are more important such as asthma or COPD most examinations of chest are performed looking for consolidations, atelectasis, tumor. Pneumonia, fluid etc. ...Read more

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How long can you live with lung disease that can not be diagnosed or treated?

How long can you live with lung disease that can not be diagnosed or treated?

Depends: Lung disease is a very general term, varying from asthma to cancer and may not always be considered detrimental. Many people live their entire lives with minor lung conditions while others may die quickly from more severe ones. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have lung disease?

How would I know if I have lung disease?

Lung da: Tell doc your symptoms, then do exam, probably chest ray, and sometimes pulmonary function test. You may need to see pulmonologist. See pcp first. ...Read more

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How to cure lung disease naturally?

How to cure lung disease naturally?

No natural cures: Lung disease is too general a term. What specific disease are you talking about? The bottom line is there is no natural cure for lung disease other than avoiding things that make it worse (ie: smoking). ...Read more

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What test I have to do to find out if I have lung disease?

What test I have to do to find out if I have lung disease?

Spirometry: Spirometry is a simple breathing test that can help identify basic patterns of disease. This test is not used to diagnose a disease but allows you to objectively measure your lung function so it can be tracked over time once a diagnosis is made. To find out if you have lung disease or not, please talk to a pulmonologist who can specifically address your concerns & perform necessary tests needed. ...Read more

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Lung Diseases (Definition)

Lung diseases are diseases that interfere with the lung's ability to exchange oxygen. They includes genetic diseases, infections, ...Read more