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What Is An Obstructive Lung Disorder
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
Sir can u tell me the difference between constrictive lung disease,restrictive lung disease and obstructive lung disease???
Academic question: This is an academic question that can not be answered in this brief space. Consult a medical text book or Medscape for the info. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Obstructive & restrictive lung disorders are broad groups that include several disease conditions. The body's response to either of these categories of lung diseases will depend on the specific diagnosis/condition. For example, obstructive disorders include both asthma & cystic fibrosis but their outcomes & body's responses are completely different. Talk to lung specialist in person to learn more. ...Read more
COPD: These are diseases of respiratory system in which air is trapped in the lungs. In majority if not all of them airways are involved. Asthma, COPD and emphysema are part of it. In emphysema lung parenchyma is also affected by loosing elasticity. Cause is usually unknown, could be smoke related, genetic or as part of other disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, or auto immune disease. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more
Airway scarring: During the lifesaving efforts to keep a premi alive, the oxygen delivered under pressure can irritate & cause thickening of the tissue. Over time this thickened tissue builds up and is seen on x-ray, while the infant continues to slowly improve. Over months and years the lung can heal itself, but some residual lung weakness is possible for years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No short answer here: That's a really complicated question. There are a whole host of disorders that cause fibrosis of the lung. The most common is called uip, which is a disease of unknown etiology, that is not related to smoking or other disorders, and results in scarring of the lungs i would recommend a pathology text book to see a list of all the possible lung disorders. ...Read more
Resistance to flow: Obstructive disease can get air in, the chest is not restricted and inhalation requires muscular activity. Exhalation is passive no muscles required and the increase of resistance makes exhaling more difficult ...Read more
Pulmonologist: A pulmonologist or pulmonary specialist. I hope that this helps. ...Read more
Breathe good air: Avoidance of cigarette smoke and other lung irritants is of paramount importance. Inhaled medications containing anticholinergic drugs, corticosteroid drugs, and bronchodilators are often helpful. There are also exercises that can be taught by pulmonary rehab specialists. ...Read more
Whats the difference between lung cancer and a TMJ disorder and how can I be absolutely sure I have either of these things?
Not related: Lung cancer usually presents with new onset coughing or coughing up blood. A chest x-ray or ct may show a mass in the lung or lymph nodes in the chest. Diagnosis requires a biopsy, often via a bronchoscope (look into bronchial tubes) or with a ct guided biopsy. Tmj is a dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint and can cause pain on opening or closing the mouth-no association with lung cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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