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Doctor insights on: What Is An Obstructive Lung Disorder

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Is c.O.P.D. A real lung disease?

Is c.O.P.D. A real lung disease?

YES!!: Chronic obstructive lung disease. This is a heading for chronic bronchitis/asthma and emphysema. One may have overlap with eachother. This is diagnosed with a history and physical as well as chest xray and pulmonary function test. Copd is not interchangeable with emphysema. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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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How would I know if I have lung disease?

How would I know if I have lung disease?

Lung da: Tell doc your symptoms, then do exam, probably chest ray, and sometimes pulmonary function test. You may need to see pulmonologist. See pcp first. ...Read more

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What exactly is restrictive lung disease?

What exactly is restrictive lung disease?

See below: Restrictive lung disease is a broad category with many possible causes - it can be caused by obesity, neuromuscular injury, interstitial lung disease etc. The key finding is a reduced total lung capacity and reduced volumes of air that a patient can expire. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lung disease in nonsmoker?

What are the symptoms of lung disease in nonsmoker?

Depends: Lung cancer may occur in smokers or non-smokers. The symptoms are dependent on the location and extent of the cancer. It may be found when asymptomatic (no symptoms) or when very advanced an many symptoms, such as pain, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), seizure (brain mets), shortness of breath, etc. ...Read more

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What is bpd lung disorder in babies?

What is bpd lung disorder in babies?

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 more

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What lung disease is characterized by bullae?

What lung disease is characterized by bullae?

Bullae where?: Bullae are blisters on the skin and there are several serious systemic diseases with blisters that can involve the lungs and many other organs. You're probably asking about bullous emphysema where a lot of the supporting tissue is gone and there are big open areas or blebs that look like blisters on the lungs. Stop smoking. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lung disease in infants?

What are the symptoms of lung disease in infants?

Depends: The symptoms usually are rapid breathing, retraction of the skin between ribs, under ribs, and above the collar bones. The infant may also have some nasal flaring. In addition, the child maybe more fussy than usual, more tired than usual, and not able to eat as well. ...Read more

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How did i contract this disease granulomatois lung disease i need answers?

How did i contract this disease granulomatois lung disease i need answers?

Could be infectious: There are a variety of disease sates that cause granulomas. Tuberculosis, fungal diseases and sarcoidosisi are the most common casues if you have had a biopsy of one of thee I am certain they did stains to rule out tuberculosis and fungal infections. They should also do a tuberculin skin test. If everything is negative then sarcoid should be considered. ...Read more