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Where is the lungs located in the back?

Where is the lungs located in the back?

under ribs: The lungs in the front and back are inside the rib cage. This is why doctors will place a stethoscope on the back as well as the front to evaluate the function of the lungs. ...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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Where are the lungs located in the back?

Fronm neck down: From back of neck and shoulders to about one inch below scapula. ...Read more

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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Visit the emergency department for X-rays and initial treatment
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Use high flow oxygen
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Use pain medications as directed
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Smoked from the age of 15 to age 23... Quit for good and now I am 51.. Since 28 years smoke free, are my lungs back to normal or always a concern?

Smoked from the age of 15 to age 23... Quit for good and now I am 51.. Since 28 years smoke free, are my lungs back to normal or always a concern?

Any damage: From past smoking would not be reversible. Lung function declines with age even in non smokers. Unless you were a very heavy smoker for 8 years there should not be major long term consequences. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images possibly showing nodule
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Carefully research best options, follow vs. biopsy
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Pain in my back for a week and a half radiating from right to left side in my middle region where my lungs are? not getting any better

Pain in my back for a week and a half radiating from right to left side in my middle region where my lungs are? not getting any better

Pain: Couple of things can cause these symptoms. Gall stones can do this. Gastric and duodenal ulcers can do this. See a MD ( internist) to figure it out for you and then put you on right therapy ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

See Doctor for Evaluation
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Evaluate Smoking Status
daily
Ensure Proper Follow Up of Nodule
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Feels like there is fluid in my lungs after exercise. Is that normal? Not in greatest shape. Trying to get back in shape. HR after was 140 briefly

Feels like there is fluid in my lungs after exercise. Is that normal? Not in greatest shape. Trying to get back in shape. HR after was 140 briefly

Deconditioning: If overweight and not physical activity, tachycardia and shortness of breath can occur with exercise Need a physician evaluation to rule cardiac problems. An approach will be healthy living and regular exercise starting with walking as tolerated and gradually increase intensity. ...Read more

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