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Vaponefrin Lung Agent
Please check with: your local VAMC. Reviewing the literature there have been service connections awarded in at least some cases for plasmacytoma. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Molecular map reqd: We know now that about 50% of non small cell lung cancers have a detectable mutation that has a targeted drug to that mutation. This means that the most effective drugs can be used efficiently and targetted to the specific tumor cell type. Mind you although 50% do not have drugs that are capable of targetting a specific mutation we still do know the mutations. There are molecular tests to use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do cilia function of moving mucus from the lungs and sinuses recover ? (i stopped smoking 1 year ago) what other agents paralyzes the cilia ?
Cilia: Cilia beat in a coordinated manner to move airway secretions such as mucus in the respiratory tract, sinuses and ear passages. There are several ways the cilia can be damaged, including exposure to cigarette smoke. Once smoking is stopped, the cilia may recover. Avoiding secondhand smoke is also important. Harsh chemicals when inhaled can potentially injure the cilia as well. ...Read more
Husband served in vietnam in 1966 1967 exposed to agent orange. 4years ago diagnosed with stomach cancer had 3/4 of stomach removed.Cancer
Not sure why u ask.: Is his gastric CA in remission? Does he have any respiratory symptom? Any other risk factor for lung CA like smoking? I would assume he still sees an oncologist who keeps an eye on the possibility of recurrence of his stomach CA or development of second cancers like lung. If your ? is, can he get it? The answer is yes, it is possible. Please thank him for his service and best to both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lung nodules 6 years ago that were cal cialcified now I have more what would cause more and could it be cancer. I was in vietnam and have many problems from angent orange?
Lung nodules: The old calcified lung nodules do not concern me. However the new lung nodules are more concerning. Things like infection, rheumatological problems, cancer ( either lung cancer or other type of cancer that spreads to lung) can cause lung nodules. Discuss further with your md . You need further evaluation and biopsy of the lung nodule is likely required ( if possible to be done)-to find what it is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a vietnam veteran with many angent orange problems. I had a lung X-ray 6 years ago with calcified nodules now I have more nodules. Could this be cancer?
Maybe/likely not.: While nodules, even calcified ones can possibly be cancer, they are more likely to be something else. Calcified nodules are likely to be associated with a chronic phase of tuberculosis that may have infected you while you were in an endemic area, like vietnam, but your immune sysytem had overcome without much symptoms or signs, but left these nodules, known as the ghon complex. Check w/ your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aerosol form of epi: Adrenaline is the chemical. Racemic epi is epi in an aerosol diluted form to deliver into the lungs to function as a bronchodilator and treats bronchial constriction, like in asthma or after removing an endo tracheal tube after surgery. It is a sympathetic (adrenaline) drug that leads to dilating the bronchial tubes. ...Read more
The form it comes in: Adrenaline is the chemical. Racemic epi is epi in an aerosol diluted form to deliver into the lungs to function as a bronchodilator and treats bronchial constriction, like in asthma or after removing an endo tracheal tube after surgery. It is a sympathetic (adrenaline) drug that leads to dilating the bronchial tubes. ...Read more
Yes but unlikely...: Cough as a result of the occasional cold virus is unlikely to cause any lung damage. Even the whooping cough in the unvaccinated is unlikely to cause lung damage per se (unless you're a newborn, in which case your risk of death in much greater). However, one could develop a pneumothorax as a result of coughing but it's unlikely unless underlying disease process. Check out http://goo.Gl/pqfybx. ...Read more