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Sauna Takers Lung
Be specific: What does long hours mean ( how many). ...Read more
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
I had a pulmonary embolism & a pulmonary infarct 1 1/2 years ago. Can i go into the sauna 2x a week or is the sauna not good for my lungs?
Depends: If your pulmonary embolism/infarct didn't compromise your heart or lung function than unless you have another medical condition that would complicate your being in a sauna, it shouldn't be a significant problem. If you are really concerned you should contact your primary care physician. Otherwise if you do decide to go forth, if you have any shortness of breath or lightheadedness please leave! ...Read more
Any amount: Any amount of smoke is not good for your lungs. However it is generally considered that a 10-pack year is the important threshold. A pack-year means that you have smoked either a pack a day for 10 years or 2 packs a day for 5 years. ...Read more
Supposing that i smoke a cigarette now, how much time does it take to cleanse my lungs from the tar?
One cigarette?: If you truly had a single cigarette in your life, there would be a minimum of any "tar" in your lungs. In people who smoke regularly, it takes several months, with increased coughing and production of phlegm, for the lungs to clear themselves out. Risks of cancer are reduced immediately, but takes 10 years or so to go back to pre-smoking baseline. ...Read more
I am unable to take in deep breaths unless I try really hard. Seem to lost the function. Are my lungs damaged. Any.Other possibility?
Need full lung eval: Most of the time when you cannot take a deep breath it is because a discomfort (mainly pain) prevents you from taking a deep breath - a muscle strain, rib contusion, lung problem or gastrointestinal issues can cause this. In the absence of such issues it is rare but possible that pure motor weakness can cause you to feel this way - you need a full evaluation at a doctor's office/. ...Read more
How long: It depend on the time you had use to smoke, some changes could irrevers. ...Read more
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