This post was inspired by a student who is having adverse effects from scar tissue that has built up over 11 years since by-pass surgery. Her lung capacity, and thus oxygen intake, has been diminished...
Lung Reduction Surgery: The Procedureby
about lung volume reduction surgery for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
MICHAEL ARGENZIANO, MD: To begin, with respect to the differences between lung volume reduction surgery...
due to the infection. When you breathe, the sacs open and cause the itching feeling.
It is good lung hygene to focus the air toward these areas of the lung. You can do this by applying pressure to the area in question...
Creating scar tissue to relieve ...by
Creating scar tissue to relieve pain....been around for a long time according to the article.... The resulting scar tissue helped stabilize and heal injuries. Doctors who perform the treatments...
Welcome to Bronchiectasis.by
I know CFers generally end up with this as it's scar tissue, and we cough a hell of a lot/have lots of infections which causes scar tissue and all that fun stuff.
I didn't think my lungs had gotten...
If you are a smoker, the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and wellbeing is to quit
smoking. It is definitely not easy, but you can do it, if you decide you want to.
Why is smoking bad for you?
Most people already know that smoking is bad for them. The list of health problems that it causes is quite
remarkable for a government-regulated, legal product. Many smokers are focused on the fear of developing
lung cancer. While it is true that the risk of death from lung cancer is 12 times greater that if you do not
smoke, it turns out that your increased risk of dying from smoking is largely attributed to heart disease,
because if you smoke, your risk of dying from heart disease is 6 times greater than the relatively high risk
among non smokers.
Another major tragedy from smoking is the rate of chronic lung disease, including chronic bronchitis and
emphysema (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , or COPD). These chronic lung conditions rob sufferers of
health and happiness, because they leave sufferers struggling to breathe, and prevent them from doing
anything active (like taking a walk). Finally, there is a host of other problems that smokers face — from
premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, to cold hands and feet caused by poor circulation, to depression, to
a series of lesser known cancers that also can kill. Sadly, the rates of mouth, throat, laryngeal, and bladder
cancers are all much higher in smokers than non smokers.