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What Does The Bronchi Do
An airway : Bronchi are the major passageways through which air passes in and out of the lung. The bronchi divide into smaller passageways to distribute air throughout the lung. It is like a system of tubes that divide and spread out through the lungs. ...Read more
Lung lining cells: The larger bronchiole tubes and upper system are lined with cells with little, moving hairs called cilia, which constantly sweep stuff out of the lungs to the pharynx where they can be spat out or swallowed. An issue with smokers is that the toxicity of the smoke inhibits the activity of these cilia. For chronic lung issues, see your pulmonary specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
Increased importance: All the air being breathed is vented into the left lung, which is physically separated from the right side. The first concern is that the right sided obstruction does not move into the left side also, or cause total tracheal obstruction. Place the patient on his or her right side with the left side up. While no oxygen is getting to the right side, deoxygenation will occur. ...Read more
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See below: Based on the anatomy of our lungs, that is the most common place. ...Read more
Definition: Actually, the terms nodule and tumor are essentially synonymous. If you're asking if a brochial mass (tumor, nodule, growth, neoplasm) can be benign and not a cancer, the answer is yes. I'm sure you're in capable hands now, and the appropriate investigation will be done. Good luck. ...Read more
It's something else: If you were treated with antibiotics and no longer coughing out material, the bronchitis is gone. You could have a spring/summer seasonal allergic asthma. Consider treating with antihistamines (like Zyrtec) and inhalers (like Ventolin) daily to see if you can calm your inflamed, irritated lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have tenacious sputum in bronchi, lungs.Is there any harbal or domestic remedies to expel it out?
Sputum: That tenacious sputum is there for a reason, do you smoke? Are you out of breath? You need to have a medical evaluation, you may be having asthma and this can cause of lot of sputum and no home remedy can control it. Your stuffy nose can also cause you to have post nasal drip. You should see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a burning itching sensation in my lower bronchus when i cough but I am not producing sputum, what could it be ?
Possibilities...: You may have bronchospasm and/or airway inflammation. This can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. You also need to quit smoking to decrease airway inflammation and your doctor can also help with this. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just took a vitamin pill but didn't go down smoothly. Thought it almost went in bronchus. I managed to swallo but how do I know it went down asophagus?
See details: Unless you actively tried to inhale it instead of swallowing it, it went down the esophagus. ...Read more
Docs asks me take prednisolon alternova(10mg) for bronchi inflammed.2 tablets/day, for 8 days. Is the medicine not too strong/is it common for inflamme?
Re evaluation: Your infection was mostly likely related to a viral infection which can trigger lung inflammation and wheezing. During your illness, using albuterol and an anti inflammatory agent will help to manage your symptoms. If the inhaled steroid is not controlling the flare up, oral prednisone is used for a short period of time. I usually recommend five days with a re evaluation. The dose should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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