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What are the options for treating shrinking lung syndrome (sls)?

What are the options for treating shrinking lung syndrome (sls)?

SLE treatment: Immunosuppressives & steroids inhaled/oral are usually first line. Other therapies include beta agonist inhalers ( several in market). Sls generally has good prognosis but in rare cases lung transplant is another alternative if needed. ...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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Is a collasped lung due to Marfan syndrome common?

Is a collasped lung due to Marfan syndrome common?

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 more

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Could anybody get subclavin steel syndrome's or unknown lung disease caused by immune system turning on you?

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

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Can you tell me about subclavin steel syndrome's or unknown lung disease caused by immune system turning on you?

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

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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.

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

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Mediastinal syndrome after small cell lung cancer. What are the odds of overcoming this?

Mediastinal syndrome after small cell lung cancer. What are the odds of overcoming this?

.svc syndrome: I presume you mean mediastinal metastasis and congestion. Generally this is ominous. Small cell is a bad actor survival is in months, not years with few exceptions. ...Read more