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Shrinking Lung Syndrome
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
have sjogern's syndrome. I heard it affects kidney, lung. So does it mean I would die early? 30 yr male.
Possible: Possible not always check with your rheumatologist ...Read more
Not Entirely Common: Marfan's patients can have spontaneous collapse of the lungs (known as pneumothorax). I would not say it is very common but it can occur. Typically marfan's patients have small air pockets at the top of the lungs called blebs. These blebs can rupture causing an airleak into the space between the lung and the chest wall. The air pushes on the lung causing the collapse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you stop chronic hyperventilation syndrome? Either my mind or my lungs have become accustomed to breathing large volumes of air. I can't fix it!
Could anybody get subclavin steel syndrome's or unknown lung disease caused by immune system turning on you?
Possibly: Most cases of subclavian steal syndrome are due to non-immune causes, such as atherosclerosis, cervical rib. Very few cases of giant-cell arteritis with that syndrome have been described. As for unknown lung diseases, there are several that are several that are due to a hyperactive immune system. ...Read more
Can you tell me about subclavin steel syndrome's or unknown lung disease caused by immune system turning on you?
See below: It is a constellation of signs and symptoms that arise from retrograde (reversed) flow of blood in the vertebral artery or the internal thoracic artery, due to a proximal stenosis (narrowing) and/or occlusion of the subclavian artery. ...Read more
What is the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? My lungs are used to breathing much larger volumes through the chest and i can't stop it.
Treat cause: We breath different amounts during different times. Just like blood pressure and heart rate, body responds to what it needs. If you breath larger volumes, generally there are less breaths per minute. Hyperventilation without this can be due to a metabolic problem that keeps your body breathing excessively. See your doctor or more specifically a pulmonary specialist if needed. ...Read more
What are the typical problem in Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS), esp. effects on the heart and lungs?
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