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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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Asthma flared with allergies and getting the flu. Kept taking my albuterol daily for over a month. Noticing mucus stuck deep in lungs that I feel rumble but I can't seem to cough out. Would a steroid inhaler help clear this?

Asthma flared with allergies and getting the flu. Kept taking my albuterol daily for over a month. Noticing mucus stuck deep in lungs that I feel rumble but I can't seem to cough out. Would a steroid inhaler help clear this?

Needs a Mucolytic: The best way to mobilize 'stuck' phlegm is to try a mucolytic. WATER actually works pretty well- so I would hydrate, hydrate, hydrate as the first thing... Then, you could try over the counter Guaifenesin which can speed up the heart as a side effect, but should thin things out. What I personally use is HOT CHILI - the spice -if you like spicy foods. A steroid inhaler would help the asthma, yes. ...Read more

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I noticed earlier every time I breathe in and out I can feel a rumbling in my back kind of like congestion but not in my chest? What could this be?

I noticed earlier every time I breathe in and out I can feel a rumbling in my back kind of like congestion but not in my chest? What could this be?

Anatomy: The lower segments of your lungs are much more accessible through your back than through your front chest. This is your lungs. ...Read more

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I have a painful rumbling stomache. It gets loud and the pain radiates to mmy back and my chest. It started in my upper belly now its everywhere. Been a week now. It started on the left side.

I have a painful rumbling stomache. It gets loud and the pain radiates to mmy back and my chest. It started in my upper belly now its everywhere. Been a week now. It started on the left side.

See a doctor: As a rule of thumb, any abdominal pain lasting more than4 hours should be evaluated by a thorough physical exam and appropriate tests in the er. Please go to play in on the safe side and to get diagnosed and treated. I am glad to hear you went to the er and they didn't find anything acutely dangerous. It sounds like you'll need to set up an appointment with a G.I. Doctor if it continues. They may have to do some necessary scoping to figure out what is going on. Best wishes to you i'm glad to hear that it's at least so far nothing serious. ...Read more

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Rumbling feeling in chest that comes and goes. No cough. Other than my pregnancy symptoms don't feel sick. What could it be?

Rumbling feeling in chest that comes and goes. No cough. Other than my pregnancy symptoms don't feel sick. What could it be?

Nonspecific: It depends on which part of the chest, and other factors such as relation to breathing, eating, reflux, heart rate, etc. Sounds like it is worth a conversation with your OB. Make an appointment within a timeframe based on the severity of your symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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When I breathe I feel a rumbling/scratching in my lower left chest behind the ribs. No fever, but just got over a cold. What could it be?

When I breathe I feel a rumbling/scratching in my lower left chest behind the ribs. No fever, but just got over a cold. What could it be?

Rhonchi or rales: You may have signs of bronchitis or penumonia. Visit your doctor for a stethoscopic examination of your lungs. ...Read more

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Smoked for a few years in college. Quit 12 years ago. Rumbling in chest when laying down and breathing in for about 18 months. X-rays clear. No cough?

Smoked for a few years in college. Quit 12 years ago. Rumbling in chest when laying down and breathing in for about 18 months. X-rays clear. No cough?

Emphysema?: In some people who are genetically predisposed, even a short time of smoking can set off a cascade of physiologic ills within the lungs that will lead to emphysema even if they stop smoking. There's a chance you can be one of these people. You should get tested just to be sure. You would need a pulmonary function test. ...Read more

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I have abdominal pains after meals and rumbling stomach when am hungry at times the pain radiates to my chest?

I have abdominal pains after meals and rumbling stomach when am hungry at times the pain radiates to my chest?

Get checked for: Gastritis and acid reflux. Take care! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-gastritis. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/heartburn-gerd/guide/what-is-acid-reflux-disease. ...Read more

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Bronchitis, took Pred for 5 days. Better but still congestion in throat and upper airway, still rumbling sound in chest. What next? Just wait n see?

Bronchitis, took Pred for 5 days. Better but still congestion in throat and upper airway, still rumbling sound in chest. What next? Just wait n see?

It may be: Worth a second Prednisone taper (many Prescribers indicate one refill on their Prescriptions since a second "Pulse" is often required in the treatment of asthmatic bronchitis>

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Nausea, chest pains, stomach pain, rumbling in stomach, difficulty breathing, headache, bubbling feeling in stomach, back pain, side pain, what is it?

Nausea, chest pains, stomach pain, rumbling in stomach, difficulty breathing, headache, bubbling feeling in stomach, back pain, side pain, what is it?

Anxiety: I understand your concern.
Stresses of hip osteotomy, gall bladder surgery most likely have caused anxiety.
Other stresses-relationships, concern about pregnancy and finances can cause various physical symptoms.
It is not what you eat
it is what is eating you!
please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment of your condition, . ...Read more

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I have had pneumonia for a week now and am on amoxicillin. I no longer feel sick however I still have a rumble in my chest. Can I have a few drinks?

I have had pneumonia for a week now and am on amoxicillin. I no longer feel sick however I still have a rumble in my chest. Can I have a few drinks?

YouCanDriveOnGreen: It takes a long time for your lungs to clear out all the gunk that's collected from the pneumonia and that's probably what's causing that sound. Hopefully you'll be coughing all that up but if you feel stuff is still down there after 2-3 weeks, let your doctor know. And sure, you can have a few drinks...of cough medicine (if you need it) or carrot juice or green drink or a protein smoothie or green tea ...Read more

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Been fighting a cold with fevers of 101-102. Chest congestion lots of coughing and bringing up yellow phlegm. Today there's a rumble is this pneumonia?

Been fighting a cold with fevers of 101-102. Chest congestion lots of coughing and bringing up yellow phlegm. Today there's a rumble is this pneumonia?

Could be: It certainly sounds suspiciously like pneumonia. The best way to find out is see your doctor and have a chest X-ray. And don't delay. Untreated this could be dangerous. See your doctor soon. ...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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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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Can coughing damage lungs?

Can coughing damage lungs?

Yes but unlikely...: Cough as a result of the occasional cold virus is unlikely to cause any lung damage. Even the whooping cough in the unvaccinated is unlikely to cause lung damage per se (unless you're a newborn, in which case your risk of death in much greater). However, one could develop a pneumothorax as a result of coughing but it's unlikely unless underlying disease process. Check out http://goo. Gl/pqfybx. ...Read more

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How do you heal raw lungs?

How do you heal raw lungs?

Time: Usually lungs feel raw after a viral illness or lots of coughing. Almost always time will heal them. Be patient. ...Read more

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What does hard lungs mean?

What does hard lungs mean?

Fibrotic lungs: Any process that decreases air in the lungs. This includes pulm fibrosis, tumors that desrroy alveoli, some severe pneumonias with hepatization of the lung. Pneumoconioses also cause hard lungs. ...Read more

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Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Lungs hurt: Please give more information about your pain, so help can be given to you. ...Read more

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Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more

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Do the lungs heal themselves?

Do the lungs heal themselves?

Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing. Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases. Html. Emphysema can't be cured because it is irreversible lung destruction. Smoking causes it, as well as other less common causes. To stop progression, stop smoking and other exposures. Other less common lung conditions may or may not be reversible. ...Read more

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Where are your lungs located?

Where are your lungs located?

Chest: They are located inside your chest cavity called the thorax. Basically they are tucked underneath your ribs on both sides. ...Read more

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What does hardened lungs mean?

What does hardened lungs mean?

Difficult to answer: Depends on what setting. Acute repiratory distress syndrome can be 'stiff lungs' this means the elastic function of the lung is compromised for some illness. People are on life support with this. There are very rare diseases that can cause this as well. Need to know the clinical situation. ...Read more

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How to take care of your lungs?

How to take care of your lungs?

Caring for lungs: The most important thing is to not smoke, be around smokers and or other environmental pollutants. Living a healthy lifestyle can improve all body functions and organs. ...Read more

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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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What does density in lungs mean?

Density in the lung: Is a very generic nonspecific term...it means that there is something in the lung on xray or CT that could be almost anything, form normal to abnormal, from innocuous to serious. ...Read more

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Where in your body is your lungs?

Where in your body is your lungs?

In the chest: The lungs are in the chest, protected by all those ribs. ...Read more