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What Causes Mucus In The Lungs
Protective/ excess?: Mucus is generally protective/reactive. Do you have ulcers? Commonly caused by H.pylori bacteria & use of NSAID's as independent risk factors, as are age, tobacco use & prior history of ulceration. Admission to ICU can result in stress-related ulceration, & significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer, acid hypersecretion (Z-E syndrome) are causative. ...Read more
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Explain question: I am not sure I understand what dryness in the lungs is- please resubmit your question. ...Read more
WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF MUCUS BUILD UP NEAR THE BRONCHITIS IN THE ESOPHAGUS .IT IS CLEAR AND RATHER STICKY.
Many causes: Polyps are usually inflammatory from myriad causes including allergy or other inflammatory conditions. Nasal polyps can definitely affect quality of life. Chronic sinusitis from polyps not only affect breathing but also may result in sleep disturbance, fatigue, and poor sense of smell. Polyps are definitely treatable so please see an ENT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obstructed airways: I think context would be helpful in order to answer this question satisfactorily. Air trapping is a symptom or sign of obstructed airways where the air has an easier time getting in than out. Conditions like COPD, Emphysema and Asthma are the usual causes and can be seen on xray as flattening of the diaphragm and on spirometry as a increased Functional Residual Capacity. Other causes are rare. ...Read more
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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