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Is c.O.P.D. A real lung disease?

Is c.O.P.D. A real lung disease?

YES!!: Chronic obstructive lung disease. This is a heading for chronic bronchitis/asthma and emphysema. One may have overlap with eachother. This is diagnosed with a history and physical as well as chest xray and pulmonary function test. Copd is not interchangeable with emphysema. ...Read more

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 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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What exactly is restrictive lung disease?

What exactly is restrictive lung disease?

See below: Restrictive lung disease is a broad category with many possible causes - it can be caused by obesity, neuromuscular injury, interstitial lung disease etc. The key finding is a reduced total lung capacity and reduced volumes of air that a patient can expire. ...Read more

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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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How can you treat early lung diseases?

How can you treat early lung diseases?

Depends on disease: Non cancerous lung disease is treated by pulmonologists and lifestyle modification. Early lung cancer is demonstrated to be best treated by anatomic resection with complete nodal sampling or node dissection by a board certified thoracic surgeon. Additional/adjunct therapies including chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be indicated based on final pathology staging. ...Read more

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What lung disease is characterized by bullae?

What lung disease is characterized by bullae?

Bullae where?: Bullae are blisters on the skin and there are several serious systemic diseases with blisters that can involve the lungs and many other organs. You're probably asking about bullous emphysema where a lot of the supporting tissue is gone and there are big open areas or blebs that look like blisters on the lungs. Stop smoking. ...Read more

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Can lung disease be associated with dysphagia?

Can lung disease be associated with dysphagia?

Possibly: Depending on the cause of dysphagia, food and liquids may incompletely make it through the esophagus. As a result, food may regurgitate back up and be inhaled or aspirated into the lungs, causing chronic pneumonia or acute lung injury. ...Read more

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How do active lung disease&lung injury differ?

How do active lung disease&lung injury differ?

Continuum: An active process can be limited or ongoing-chronic. It can be inflammation, tumor, or trauma or combined. An injury can be trauma and acute, or chronic like smoking. Stab wound is acute and an injury. These words are adjectives describing the situation. Active- something happening. Injury a problem, damage etc. . ...Read more

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How does a person get granulomatois lung disease?

How does a person get granulomatois lung disease?

Infection usually: Certain types of fungal infections may lead to it. Occasionally other diseases such as sarcoidosis or autoimmune disorders may cause it as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lung disease in infants?

What are the symptoms of lung disease in infants?

Depends: The symptoms usually are rapid breathing, retraction of the skin between ribs, under ribs, and above the collar bones. The infant may also have some nasal flaring. In addition, the child maybe more fussy than usual, more tired than usual, and not able to eat as well. ...Read more

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What could cause lung disease other than smoking?

What could cause lung disease other than smoking?

Several: Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, neoplasms, bronchectasis, kartagener's syndrome, primary ciliary dyskinesia, cystic fibrosis, pneumoconioses, viral pneumonia, parasitic pneumonia and several more just to mention some. ...Read more

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How can lung disease cause episodes of taccycardia?

several mechanisms: Depending on what specific lung disease. Infection, inflammation, reduced oxygenation all can cause tachycardia. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lung disease, can I smoke weed?

What to do if I have a lung disease, can I smoke weed?

You're kidding right: Since smoking weed uses fragile lung tissues to let the drug enter your bloodstream, any use can aggravate your lung disease. As a student, i recall meeting a former miss texas who was dying of advanced lung disease at 35, she had advanced lung disease but liked to smoke. She looked 80. ...Read more

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Is there a definite cure for restrictive lung disease?

Is there a definite cure for restrictive lung disease?

Depends.: Too many types of restrictive lung disease to answer in this short space. I assume because you are asking the question that you have been told that you do not have a "cure". Many restrictive diseases are not curable, but there are good treatments. On the other hand morbid obesity may cause restriction and may be cured. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lung diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Lung diseases?

See below: That is a very broad question as there are 100's of things that can affect the lungs ...Read more

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Why do people sigh? Is sighing a symptom of lung disease?

Why do people sigh? Is sighing a symptom of lung disease?

Reflex: Sighing is usually an involuntary reflex in which your brain is telling your diaphragm and other chest wall muscles to expand your lungs fully in order to open up the air sacs in your lungs. Someone once estimated that we sigh every 20 minutes. Yawning is a similar reflex. ...Read more

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What is a type of lung disease that can kill at a young age?

What is a type of lung disease that can kill at a young age?

Cystic fibrosis: Though CF is a systemic disease, it is usually the pulmonary manifestations that are fatal. Many CF patients now live into adulthood. ...Read more

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Why does residual volume decrease in restrictive lung diseases?

Why does residual volume decrease in restrictive lung diseases?

Scarring: As the lungs scar and lose volume, both the vital capacity and residual lung volume decrease. That is the nature of restrictive lung disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between active lung disease. Lung injury?

What is the difference between active lung disease. Lung injury?

Cause and Effect: Lung disease can be caused by many factors like cigarette smoking, tuberculosis, lung cancer, asthma, and others. Lung injury could occur from lung disease, trauma to the chest wall/lungs, or inhalation of toxic substance. So, a lung injury can happen from an isolated sudden accident or it could happen as a result of a disease process. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a lung disease, can I smoke weed?

What do you recommend if I have a lung disease, can I smoke weed?

Not recommended.: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing ; ^ in sputum production. ...Read more

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What lung diseases do not directly affect the tissue of the lungs?

Extra pleural mesoth: Extra pleural mesothelioma is outside of the lung tissue, but affects chest wall movement and compliance, therefore creates restrictive lung disease without really altering the lung tissue itself. ...Read more

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What are the difference between lung injury and active lung disease?

Same result: The end result of some interstitial lung disease is the same even though the causes are different. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the causes of asbestos lung disease?

Exposure to asbestos: Exposure to asbestos could cause deposition of plaques of asbestos on the diaphragm and in the lung which called asbestosis. This cause lunf fibrosis and restrictive lung dis. Occasionally it could turn to a form of pleural cancer called mesothelioma. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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Is emphysima and c.O.P.D the same lung disease or are they different?

Is emphysima and c.O.P.D the same lung disease or are they different?

Different: Emphysema is the loss of alveolar tissue or air sacs. COPD is disease of the airways often associated with infections. Smokers generally have a mixture of both disorders. Because they often occur in the same person there is confusion about the exact meaning of these terms. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are obstructive and restrictive lung diseases?

I'm curious as to what are obstructive and restrictive lung diseases?

Lung disease: They are 2 major category for lung disease on the bases of pfts. Obstructive form is usually with airtrapping such as asthma, emphysema and copd. Restrictive is with loosing air spcae/diffusion functioning unit, latter happens in conditions such as pleural effusion, scoliosis, lung fibrosis, pneumothorax, space occupying lesion in the thoracic cavity, musculodystrophies, etc . Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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How did i contract this disease granulomatois lung disease i need answers?

Could be infectious: There are a variety of disease sates that cause granulomas. Tuberculosis, fungal diseases and sarcoidosisi are the most common casues if you have had a biopsy of one of thee I am certain they did stains to rule out tuberculosis and fungal infections. They should also do a tuberculin skin test. If everything is negative then sarcoid should be considered. ...Read more

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Could you explain the difference between active lung disease & lung injury?

Ongoing damage: Active lung disease refers to a process that is not under control and can lead to ongoing damage or injury to the lung. Lung injury when acute is a one time event, but when chronic is likely caused by that active lung disease. ...Read more

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Lung Diseases (Definition)

That is a very broad question as there are 100's of things that ...Read more