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How do I tell my children I have end stage lung disease?

How do I tell my children I have end stage lung disease?

Get help: The real answer depends on how old your children are and how close you are to them. Often it helps to talk to a pediatric social worker or psychiatrist (or your pastor/clergy member etc) in order to correctly frame it, but there is no easy, right, or perfect way to break bad news to children. Get help, do a dry run, ask your pulmonologist to join you. ...Read more

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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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Can my wife life a full life good quality life with restrictive lung disease. Shes 27 doesn't smoke. Eats well 5'4 133 lbs and has lupus . Both scared?

Can my wife life a full life good quality life with restrictive lung disease. Shes 27 doesn't smoke. Eats well 5'4 133 lbs and has lupus . Both scared?

She's got you!: No doubt, this will not be an easy life but it can be of good quality and by some definitions even full. Being scared is fair. Try to find a supportive therapy. The various lupus fdtns might have referral lists for family groups, couple therapists, etc. With support you both might have a very wonderful experience learning and loving. Duration may not be a good measure of "full". My very best 2u2. ...Read more

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Hi dr. I had lung diseases COPD so can you suggest lung exercise which improve my disease stage.

Hi dr. I  had lung diseases COPD so can you suggest lung exercise which improve my disease stage.

Yes: Above all, absolutely, positively no smoking or be exposed to second hand smoke. Damage on lung parenchyma usually permanent, damage to airway mucosa improves after quiting smoking. Progression of emphysema and cardiovascular illnesses over the years significantly slows down by quiting smoking. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am able to walk 3 or 4 miles a day after being told I have severe lung disease?

Is there a reason why I am able to walk 3 or 4 miles a day after being told I have severe lung disease?

Not enough info: This is impossible to answer without specific data as to chest film, ct scan and pulmonary function test results. Maybe your lung disease is not as severe as you have been told. Address this question with the doctor who treats you for this problem. ...Read more

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I have lam disease -a rare lung disease. Just diagnosed w/atrial flutter &prescribed metoprolol tartrate. Any lung side effects from new med 2 watch 4?

I have lam disease -a rare lung disease. Just diagnosed w/atrial flutter &prescribed metoprolol tartrate. Any lung side effects from new med 2 watch 4?

Beta blockers: In sensitive patients with reactive airway disease, beta blockers may trigger airways spasm leading to asthma-like symptoms such as shortness of breath and wheezing. ...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 do I manage my restrictive lung disease?

Quit smoking: Smoking continues to be the main cause of all lung disease.If you do not smoke follow you dr's instructions.Restrictive lung disease is difficult to manage and requires hard work on you and your dr's part. ...Read more

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How do you deal with chronic obstructive lung disease?

How do you deal with chronic obstructive lung disease?

Depends on severity: Take medications as recommended by your doctor. Avoid smoking. Eat right, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Keep an active lifestyle, daily walking/exercise to prevent loss of muscle strength. ...Read more

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Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Lung Diseases (Definition)

Lung diseases are diseases that interfere with the lung's ability to exchange oxygen. They includes genetic diseases, infections, ...Read more