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What Happens In The Last Stages Of Lung Diease
End-stage...: In the final stages of copd, the patient is typically bed-bound due to severe shortness of breath present even at rest and which worsens with even minimal activity. They require supplemental oxygen at all times. Eventually, they cannot breathe effectively and they become unconscious due to the build-up of carbon dioxide which they cannot exhale. Then, death occurs. Avoid smoking to prevent this.. ...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
There is no final ..: No final page per se, with the array of new drugs, and surgery, most patients will do very well. Enbrel, humira, remicade, (infliximab) and more conventional drugs, either alone, or in combination, can control most patients, without need for surgery! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Most people have no symptoms early in the setting of liver failure other than changes in the blood tests (low albumin, high inr). Fatigue is common. Patients can vomit blood from vessels in the esophagus. They may develop ascites (fluid in the abdomen). If you have liver failure, your doctor should be following your closely.L. ...Read more
What is metastasis and at what stage during the devolopment of lung cancer does it start to occur?
Distant spread: A tumor is said to have metastasized when it spreads to a distant site through lymphatics or blood vessels. The molecular changes in the tumor associated with ability to metastasize vary with different tumors and are not clearly defined. In some types of lung cancers, metastases can occur even before cancer becomes detectable by x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the risk in second stage of liver cancer? Is it dangerous stage ? What are the survival rate of a person in second stage of livet cancer?
Leukodystroph course: Mld is a severe disease that gets worse over time. Eventually people lose all muscle and mental function. Life span varies depending on what age the condition started, but the disease course usually runs 3 - 20 or more years. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of someone in stage 6 of cirrhosis of the liver and also, what is the prognosis?
See the site listed : Below: prognosis is not good. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver.Get a more detailed answer ›
What happens in the 4th stage of ovarian cancer, how long is life expectancy in this final stage?
Unpredictable: There are many different types of ovarian cancer. Stage IV means it is in the liver or outside the peritoneal cavity. Two types can still be cured most of the time no matter how advanced. Around 15% of women with other stage IV ovarian cancers are alive 5 years later. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not enough info: It depends by what you mean as the "last stage" of hepatitis b. If you had acute hbv, by the last stage (clearance of the virus) you should begin to be feeling normal again. If you have chronic disease and you mean cirrhosis, symptoms are variable depending on the situation. ...Read more
It can be.: Ascites is a condition commonly associated with end stage liver disease where the abdominal cavity is filled with fluid that seeps out of the liver. Medication can help, sometimes supplemented by draining the fluid with a needle-catheter. With severe ascites, the abdomen gets large, making it difficult to take deep breaths. Also, it is common for umbilical hernias to develop, causing a hard lump. ...Read more
Years: Years depending on if they are able to avoid infections and receive good medical care. ...Read more
Confusion: Hope this is not happening to you- final stages is increased belly size due to fluid collection- and also increased confusion due to too much ammonia in the system which cannot be cleared. ...Read more
Probably general.: Towards the end, many different cancers probably have nonspecific symptoms, like fever, weakness, weight loss, muscle wasting, and pain. Painkillers, and other palliative measures should be taken. See your doctor for a more thorough description. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer and pain: When cancer has progressed to the point it is eroding into other tissues, like nerves, it can be extremely painful and difficult to control. If it has spread to the bones this can also be very painful, like having a broken bone. Radiation is a good tool to use to decrease pain. There are lots of different pain meds that work well too. It's important to stay ahead of the pain, be proactive! ...Read more
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