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What Type Of Lung Disease Or Problems Can Indoor Mold Cause
Cough, asthma, pain: Indoor mold is a very common yet often hidden problem. It can cause a variety of serious health problems including cough, asthma, shortness of breath & chest pain, both through allergic reactions to mold and due to inflammation caused by exposure to mold toxins. About 25% of the population has a genetic hypersensitivity to mold. See http://www.Survivingmold.Com/diagnosis for much more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Allergy consult: The toxic effects from "black mold" exposure are often exaggerated. A certain percentage of people exposed to it may develop asthma, hay fever, fungal sinusitis, allergic conjunctivitis etc. A pneumonia type of problem may develop at times & may lead to permanent lung damage. The treatment is moving out & not returning until the problem has been fixed. If problem continues, see an allergist. ...Read more
Cystic fibrosis: Though CF is a systemic disease, it is usually the pulmonary manifestations that are fatal. Many CF patients now live into adulthood. ...Read more
Could anybody get subclavin steel syndrome's or unknown lung disease caused by immune system turning on you?
Possibly: Most cases of subclavian steal syndrome are due to non-immune causes, such as atherosclerosis, cervical rib. Very few cases of giant-cell arteritis with that syndrome have been described. As for unknown lung diseases, there are several that are several that are due to a hyperactive immune system. ...Read more
Can you tell me about subclavin steel syndrome's or unknown lung disease caused by immune system turning on you?
See below: It is a constellation of signs and symptoms that arise from retrograde (reversed) flow of blood in the vertebral artery or the internal thoracic artery, due to a proximal stenosis (narrowing) and/or occlusion of the subclavian artery. ...Read more
Mayo defines instertitial markings a lung disease caused ie (asbestos, silica dust, grain dust?) are dependent instertitial different if syptm same?
Just a description: "Interstitial markings" are a descriptive term that radiologists and lung specialists use to describe specific markings in the lungs on chest xrays or CT scans. Many different types of diseases in the lungs cause "interstitial markings." The way to find out which disease it is usually requires a biopsy of some sort. The symptoms are usually cough and shortness of breath. ...Read more
Exposure to asbestos: Exposure to asbestos could cause deposition of plaques of asbestos on the diaphragm and in the lung which called asbestosis. This cause lunf fibrosis and restrictive lung dis. Occasionally it could turn to a form of pleural cancer called mesothelioma. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more
I am a 63 y.O. Female experiencing significant, unintended wt loss. Could cause be dynamic hyperinflation from lung disease (lam)?
Time for workup : I wouldn't attribute significant passive weight loss to anything simple or benign.I would get in for a workup with your physician within the next 10 days & see if there is something fixable going on. ...Read more
Depends on the type : Interstitial lung disease is a generalized term used to describe multiple diseases that affect the interstitial tissue (the lung tissue among the airways). Some of them can be related to immune problem esp., if the patient has autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus etc. Some of them related to allergy and the others are idiopathic ( we do not know what causing the disease). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few: One of the most common lung difficulties we see, especially with c-section babies, is transient tachypnea of the newborn. This occurs when there is still fluid in the lungs, because the baby didn't exit via the birth canal and literally have the fluid squeezed out. Infections can also occur resulting in pneumonia. Some babies "transition" slowly, & need a little help learning to breath room air. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Narrow airways: The straw represents narrow air passages.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pulmonary Disease: Pulmonary disease is a broad category which has many causes and many manifestations. Lung diseases can be innate from birth or can be a result of environmental impacts. Among these environmental influences linked to climate, geography and ecology, smoking has been clearly identified as a root cause of many lung/pulmonary ailments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Airflow resistance: Think of the lungs as a giant balloon. The critical point in the system is the neck of the balloon. The narrower the neck, the harder it is for air to flow in and out. In chronic obstructive lung disease the bronchial tubes are narrower due to mucous, swelling, inflammation and sometimes loss of support structures. The straw analogy relates to the airflow limitation through smaller tubes/airways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there problems with breathing jet fuel over a period of time that could lead to obstructive lung disease?
Not certain: The department of defense has done research on this subject and does not believe that there are long term side effects from jet fuel exposure. There might be evidence to the contrary. Jet fuel exposure is not commonly considered a risk factor for copd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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