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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Underdeveloped Lungs (Overview)

Lungs= lungs with arrested or delayed maturity, with likely functional impairment to varying degrees.


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I am just finding out I have underdeveloped lungs at 21. What can be done?

I am just finding out I have underdeveloped lungs at 21. What can be done?

More testing needed: See a doctor to have pulmonary function testing done and a cardiac examination; appropriate therapies can then be recommended for you. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
5 Doctors shared insights

Underdeveloped Lungs (Overview)

Lungs= lungs with arrested or delayed maturity, with likely functional impairment to varying degrees.


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Can someone get underdeveloped lungs later in life?

It can be found: Severely underdeveloped lungs usually cause problems early in life. However, mild underdevelopment may not cause any problems for someone who does routine normal activity. Later in life, if the person does more strenuous activity, the lung problem may show up. Also, new exposures (like cigarette smoke or other illness) can cause new damage that decreases how well the lungs work. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images that show the nodule
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Research whether it's best to follow the nodule or to biopsy it
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Can someone get underdeveloped lungs later in life?

It can be found: Severely underdeveloped lungs usually cause problems early in life. However, mild underdevelopment may not cause any problems for someone who does routine normal activity. Later in life, if the person does more strenuous activity, the lung problem may show up. Also, new exposures (like cigarette smoke or other illness) can cause new damage that decreases how well the lungs work. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Underdeveloped lungs?

What is the definition or description of: Underdeveloped lungs?

Underdeveloped: Lungs= lungs with arrested or delayed maturity, with likely functional impairment to varying degrees. ...Read more

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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Go to the ER for x-rays and initial treatment
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Use high flow oxygen
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I am just finding out I have underdeveloped lungs at 21. What can be done?

More testing needed: See a doctor to have pulmonary function testing done and a cardiac examination; appropriate therapies can then be recommended for you. ...Read more

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Underdeveloped lungs in my baby. How long before they repeat the amnio?

About a week: Generally, the interval between amnios gone for fetal lung maturity are spaced about a week apart somewhat depending on the urgency of wanting to deliver and how near to maturity the initial testing was. ...Read more

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What will happen to a premature baby with underdeveloped lungs?

What will happen to a premature baby with underdeveloped lungs?

Surfactant: We give a medicine called "surfactant" as soon as possible after birth, then we put down a breathing tube to help them breathe. The surfactant is like a kind of "soap" which helps lubricate the lungs and helps them expand. This is part of what's missing in a premature baby's lungs. Of course the severity of prematurity plays into this. The more premature the baby, the more serious the problem ...Read more

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My 3 week old neice has pneumonia, could it be related to her underdeveloped lungs?

My 3 week old neice has pneumonia, could it be related to her underdeveloped lungs?

Possibly: It depends on the cause (type of germ) of the pneumonia and the health of the baby. A child who was premature may have more problems fighting certain virus infections or may have lung damage continuing from the nursery. A newborn who is healthy may inhale milk as a common cause of pneumonia or may get pneumonia from a germ she got from a sibling or parent. See what the doctor thinks. ...Read more

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Underdeveloped lungs in new baby and just finding out I should have got steroids. Any hope now?

Underdeveloped lungs in new baby and just finding out I should have got steroids. Any hope now?

Sometimes: Maternal steroids is sometimes used during premature labor to attempt to accelerate babies lung maturity. It is gestation dependent, meaning they find it helps at a certain gestation (weeks pregnant) and not so much for others. Any drug that is strong enough to do good will have potential side effects that could harm. This question should be directed to those who made the decision. ...Read more

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I used to have pneumonia and asthma, now I have no energy for physical activities, could it be from underdeveloped lungs?

I used to have pneumonia and asthma, now I have no energy for physical activities, could it be from underdeveloped lungs?

Yes: Yes, it could happened as a complication of chronic lung disease. But u can restore your lungs function by duin g special lung exercises. ...Read more

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What kind of lung problems can happen if your lungs are underdeveloped?

What kind of lung problems can happen if your lungs are underdeveloped?

As in a: Premature infant? The lungs require a substance called surfactant to keep the alveoli open, or the infant is oxygen starved. High doses of oxygen can lead to pulmonary fibrosis, and blindness (retrolental hyperplasia). ...Read more

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How important is a small amount of MRSA in your lung? Can it be considered normal as is regular s. Aureus?

How important is a small amount of MRSA in your lung? Can it be considered normal as is regular s. Aureus?

Not uncommon: In patients who have been in and out of the hospital. It still would not be considered "normal" colonization and could be an issue if the person becomes sick in other ways. ...Read more

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Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Lungs hurt: Please give more information about your pain, so help can be given to you. ...Read more

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Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more

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Do the lungs heal themselves?

Do the lungs heal themselves?

Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing. Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases. Html. Emphysema can't be cured because it is irreversible lung destruction. Smoking causes it, as well as other less common causes. To stop progression, stop smoking and other exposures. Other less common lung conditions may or may not be reversible. ...Read more

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Where are your lungs located?

Where are your lungs located?

Chest: They are located inside your chest cavity called the thorax. Basically they are tucked underneath your ribs on both sides. ...Read more

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What does hardened lungs mean?

What does hardened lungs mean?

Difficult to answer: Depends on what setting. Acute repiratory distress syndrome can be 'stiff lungs' this means the elastic function of the lung is compromised for some illness. People are on life support with this. There are very rare diseases that can cause this as well. Need to know the clinical situation. ...Read more

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How to take care of your lungs?

How to take care of your lungs?

Caring for lungs: The most important thing is to not smoke, be around smokers and or other environmental pollutants. Living a healthy lifestyle can improve all body functions and organs. ...Read more

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Where in your body is your lungs?

Where in your body is your lungs?

In the chest: The lungs are in the chest, protected by all those ribs. ...Read more

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What is a wisp in the lungs mean?

What is a wisp in the lungs mean?

WISP and Lung Cancer: Our results (expression of cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 correlates with clinical features of lung cancer) suggest that cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 might be implicated in the development and progression of primary lung cancers, and their levels might serve as valuable prognostic markers, as well as potential targets for therapeutic intervention. ...Read more

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What causes fluid behind the lungs?

A number of things: When fluid accumulates in the spaces around the lungs (pleural spaces), this is called a pleural effusion. There are a number of causes for pleural effusions. One cause is heart failure. When the heart does not work well, its pumping action is decreased and fluid can back up into the lungs and the spaces around the lungs. Another cause might be inflammation of the lungs (as with pneumonia). ...Read more

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What a some ways to have healthy lungs?

What a some ways to have healthy lungs?

Environment: Don't smoke. Don't be a miner. Avoid tobacco smoke. Don't inhale cigarette or cigar smoke. Avoid heavily polluted areas. Don't smoke. Don't live with a smoker, don't live in a poorly ventilated wood-stove heated room. Don't smoke and, finally, don't smoke. ...Read more

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What should I do to have a strong lungs?

What should I do to have a strong lungs?

Exercise: Try to do aerobic excercise like walking, running, swimming, dancing or cycling for 30 mins a day 5-6 days a week. Stay away from smoking. If possible or interested Yoga and breathing excercise on daily bases is great, but it does require learning or training. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have tightened lungs?

What does it mean to have tightened lungs?

Not sure.: I suspect you are referring to a restrictive lung disease. There are many types of restrictive lung disease so it is difficult to say exactly what it means in the long term. Short term, the best indicator of what it means is your performance status - do you have any shortness of breath or discomfort? ...Read more

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What causes you to get fluid on your lungs?

What causes you to get fluid on your lungs?

FLUID IN YOUR LUNGS: MANY POSSIBILITIES INCLUDING PNEUMONIA, TB AND OTHER UNUSUAL INFECTIONS, HEART FAILURE, KIDNEY FAILURE, LIVER FAILURE, AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES SUCH AS LUPUS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS JUST TO NAME A FEW, TRAUMA, CANCER ...Read more

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What is the average height a persons lungs?

What is the average height a persons lungs?

Chest: From the bottom of the ribs to just under the shoulders ...Read more

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What should I do to keep the lungs healthy?

Lung health: Don't ever smoke (or quit if you are currently smoking), and exercise for 30-45 minutes 3-4 times per week. Check your house for radon, and try to stay out of polluted areas. ...Read more

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Whay should I do to keep the lungs healthy?

Whay should I do to keep the lungs healthy?

Lung health: Don't ever smoke (or quit if you are currently smoking), and exercise for 30-45 minutes 3-4 times per week. Check your house for radon, and try to stay out of polluted areas. ...Read more

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Why is common sawdust dangerous for the lungs?

Why is common sawdust dangerous for the lungs?

Particulate: Particles in it could have mold, fungi & other components but by itself can cause allergic reactions in certain persons ...Read more

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What happens in the lungs when the body exhales?

What happens in the lungs when the body exhales?

Exhalation: Blows out a volume of air. The lung tissue will become more compressed but does not collapse at all.
When you do a chest xray, you're asked to inhale
deeply. The reason being there is more capacity for the xray machine to image more of your lung tissue. One exhalation can be from 2 to 3 Liters, depending on your
body habitus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of under developed lungs?

What are the symptoms of under developed lungs?

Short of breath: This happened if a patient has a congenital abnormality otherwise not seen. ...Read more

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Why might I feel a fullness sensation in my lungs?

Why might I feel a fullness sensation in my lungs?

Hard to answer: We do not have enough information as we don't know what you mean by fullness sensation in your lungs. If it is really a concern for you, iwill suggest you consult your family doctor. He/She will have to get a detailed history of what your real concern is, if you have cough, shortness of breath, if you smoke, are you on any medication, and others and a detailed exam. If needed Xrays etc,
So see your doctor ...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