Lung

Definition of Lung:

Pulmonary: Related to the lungs, which are organs of the body located in the chest cavity which is designed to bring oxygen from the air into the blood stream, while also expelling carbon dioxide and other waste gases out of the body.

Also: Lungs, Pulmonary

Topics Related to Lung

A Low IgA Level

...the condition
“...the lungs, and is secreted in saliva and tears...”

A Potentially Urgent Medical Need

...our question about Chest pain made worse by breathing
“The sensation of a "catch" at the end of a deep breath is clinically important as a symptom of pulmonary embolism (a clot to the lung)...”
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Abdominal Hernia

...the condition
“..... Empty your lungs before heavy lifting, rather than filling them...”

Acetyl-L-Carnitine

...as a treatment
“...anti-aging nutrient, also has shown benefit for multiple medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease such as angina and congestive heart failure, liver and kidney disease, obstructive lung disease, hypoglycemia, and many others...”

Acidosis

...the condition
“...Under normal circumstances the kidneys and lungs automatically compensate for pH imbalances; acidosis occurs when, for some reason, this no longer happens...”

Acute Bronchitis

...the condition
“Acute bronchitis is an infection of the bronchial tree, which is a network made up of the tubes that carry air to and from the lungs...”

Aerobic Exercise

...as a treatment
“...It is a type of exercise that overloads the heart and lungs and causes them to work harder than at rest...”

Aerobic Exercise Need

...the condition
“...Cardiovascular efficiency is increased, meaning that the heart and lungs are working better...”

Alpha Lipoic Acid

...as a treatment
“...Lipoic Acid protects the liver from alcohol damage, the lungs from smoke damage, and enhances glucose disposal in type II diabetes and reduces associated neuropathy and cataracts...”

Alveolar

...related topic
“Pertaining to a small hollow space, as in the lung, e.g. pulmonary alveolus...”

Aneurysm / Rupture

...relationship to Copper Deficiency
“...Elastin is the main material of several important organs, which include blood vessels, spinal discs, lungs and skin...”

Angiostrongyliasis

...the condition
“...The larvae migrate to the gray matter of the brain, where they molt before ultimately lodging in a pulmonary artery...”

Ankylosing Spondylitis

...the condition
“...It can cause fever, loss of appetite, and fatigue, and it can damage other organs besides the joints, such as the lungs, heart and eyes...”

Anticoagulant / Blood Thinner

...as a treatment
“...Generally, anticoagulants are used to treat patients with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, atrial fibrillation, and mechanical prosthetic heart valves...”

Antioxidants

...as a treatment
“...Some studies have shown that smokers with diets high in carotenoids have a lower rate of lung cancer development than their smoking counterparts whose carotenoid intake is relatively low...”

Ascites

...our question about Shortness of breath / breathing difficulty
“Shortness of breath can occur with large ascites that causes pressure on the diaphragm and fluid around the lungs...”
...relationship to Cancer, General
“...Examples include ovarian cancer in particular, as well as colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer, and cancer of the uterus or liver...”

Asthma

...the condition
“Asthma is a chronic lung disease in which airways may be inflamed and airway linings become swollen...”
...related topic
“A lung disorder marked by attacks of breathing difficulty, wheezing, coughing, and thick mucus coming from the lungs...”
...our question about Your muscle/body fat composition
“Slender, older women are more susceptible to various chronic lung problems such as bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma...”
...relationship to Environmental Illness / MCS
“Respiratory complaints among MCS patients include adult-onset "asthma", shortness of breath, and fibrotic lung disease...”
...relationship to Allergy to Foods (Hidden)
“...While airborne problems are more obvious to asthmatic sufferers, food problems may be a well-hidden source of lung disease...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“...340-4] Current evidence suggests that high dietary magnesium intake may be associated with better lung function and reduced bronchial reactivity...”
...recommendation Calming / Stretching Exercises
“...A study of 46 adolescents with asthma found that yoga practice resulted in a significant increase in pulmonary function and exercise capacity and led to fewer symptoms and medications...”
...recommendation Coleus
“A small double-blind trial found that inhaled forskolin could decrease lung spasms in asthmatics...”
...recommendation Ivy Leaf
“A controlled trial in a group of children with bronchial asthma found that 25 drops of ivy leaf extract given twice per day was effective in improving airflow into the lungs after only three days of use...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Supplementation with 1gm of vitamin C per day reduces the tendency of the bronchial passages to go into spasm [Lung 1976;154: pp...”

Atelectasis

...related topic
“Incomplete lung expansion or lung collapse and airlessness...”

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

...the condition
“...The digested sulfur compounds are absorbed and carried by blood into the lungs where they are exhaled to produce bad breath...”
...relationship to Effects of a Low Carbohydrate Diet
“The acetone resulting from a state of ketosis escapes through the lungs – giving Atkins Diet followers, for example, what one weight-loss expert calls "rotten-apple breath...”

Bariatric Surgery Complications

...the condition
“...Blood clots (more common in those with pre-existing deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, hypertension, or clotting problems); Indigestion; Esophageal dilation (if a lap band surgery patient overeats); Hiatal hernia (lap band surgery only); Gastroesophageal reflux...”

Beta-Carotene

...as a treatment
“...Counter-Indicators and Warnings: Recent studies have associated an increased risk of lung cancer among smokers taking beta-carotene...”

Body Odor

...recommendation Tobacco Avoidance
“...Not only does it come back through your lungs, but it comes through the skin...”

Bone Cancer

...the condition
“...Cancers that tend to spread rapidly to bone include those of the breast, lung, prostate, thyroid, and kidney...”
...relationship to Cancer, General
“Any type of cancer can spread to the bone, but the most common metastasizing cancers are breast, lung, kidney, thyroid, and prostate...”

Boswellia

...as a treatment
“...Historically, the guggals were recommended by Ayurvedic physicians for a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diarrhea, dysentery, pulmonary disease, and ringworm...”

Breast Cancer

...the condition
“...Some 14% (and rising) of all women in America will develop breast cancer, which is behind only lung cancer in its mortality rate...”

Bronchospasm

...related topic
“Sudden involuntary contraction of the smooth muscles surrounding the bronchial tubes, and therefore also the air passages in the lungs...”

Calcium-2AEP

...as a treatment
“...Nieper also used Calcium 2-AEP to treat cases of SLE, colitis, pulmonary fibrosis, myocarditis, gastritis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis...”

Calcium-D-Glucarate

...as a treatment
“...Cancer Prevention Animal studies suggest Calcium D-Glucarate not only reduces risk, but may prevent tumor growth in the skin, breast, liver, colon, lung, bladder, and prostate...”

Calming / Stretching Exercises

...as a treatment
“...When you feel you can't inhale any more in this manner, switch to chest breathing, until the upper part of your lungs are filled...”

Cancer, General

...recommendation Herbal Combinations
“...The herbs were also shown to be effective on hepatitis B, allergic rhinitis, pulmonary tuberculosis and coronary heart disease...”
...recommendation Lycopene
“...The benefit was strongest for prostate, lung, and stomach cancers, although protective associations were also found for cancers of the pancreas, colon, rectum, esophagus, oral cavity, breast, and cervix...”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“...One study found that people who include generous amounts of fruits and vegetables in their daily diets have lower rates of cancers of the lung, breast, colon, bladder, stomach, mouth, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, and cervix compared to people who avoid such foods...”
...recommendation Melatonin
“...Various researchers report successes against solid tumors, colorectal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, brain metastases, glioblastoma, estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer, prostate cancer, metastatic renal cancer and adenocarcinoma of the pancreas...”

Candidiasis

...related topic
“...Typically affects the skin, nails, mouth, vagina, bronchi, or lungs, but may invade the bloodstream...”

Carcinoid Cancer

...the condition
“...glandular endocrine-hormone producing cells that are widely distributed within the body but found in greatest amounts in the small intestine and then in decreasing amounts in the appendix, rectum, lung, pancreas and very rarely in the ovaries, testes, liver, bile ducts or other locations...”

Cardiopulmonary Bypass

...related topic
“A procedure used during heart surgery in which the flow of blood is moved away from the heart and the lungs with a pump and returned to the aorta...”

Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Signs and symptoms include ... Increased incidence of infections in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes...”

Chronic / Hidden Infection

...the condition
“...Still other studies have implicated mycoplasmas, germs of intermediate size between viruses and bacteria, and the lung bacteria pneumoniae in asthma...”

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

...the condition
“...Leukemia is different from other types of cancer that start in organs such as the lungs, colon, or breast and then spread to the bone marrow...”

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

...the condition
“...Leukemia is different from other types of cancer that start in organs such as the lungs, colon, or breast and then spread to the bone marrow...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...the condition
“...In the 1950s there were already reports linking cigarette smoking with the fast rise in the rate of lung cancer...”
...relationship to Heavy Metal Toxicity
“...The absorption of cadmium from the lungs is much more effective than that from the gut, and as much as 50% of the cadmium inhaled via cigarette smoke may be absorbed...”
...relationship to Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women...”
...relationship to Laryngeal Cancer
“...People who stop smoking can greatly reduce their risk of developing cancer of the larynx, as well as cancer of the lung, mouth, pancreas, bladder, and esophagus...”
...relationship to Cancer, General
“...Organs that have direct contact with smoke (lung, oral cavity and esophagus) are at the greatest risk of developing cancer...”
...recommendation Cysteine / N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)
“NAC is a beneficial nutrient for the lungs both during and after cessation of smoking...”
...recommendation against Beta-Carotene
“...Beta-carotene supplementation has been linked to an increase in lung cancer in smokers, but does not appear to increase risk in nonsmokers...”

Coccidioidomycosis

...related topic
“...Symptoms: First the lungs are infected, possibly producing no symptoms at all or perhaps a fever, chills, and cough...”

Cold Or Flu

...the condition
“...However, if symptoms persist, become severe or localized in the throat, stomach or lungs, or if other symptoms such as vomiting and behavioral changes occur, professional help should be sought...”
...recommendation Liquid Diet
“Marvin Sackner, MD, a pulmonary specialist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, published a study in 1978 finding that drinking hot chicken soup aided in clearing nasal passages better than plain hot or cold water...”

Coleus

...as a treatment
“...History: As recorded in ancient Sanskrit texts, coleus was used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat heart and lung diseases, intestinal spasms, insomnia and convulsions...”

Collapsed Lung

...the condition
“...A collapsed lung occurs when air escapes from a lung and fills the space surrounding the lungs, increasing the pressure on the lung(s) and making it difficult for them to expand...”
...relationship to Tuberculosis
“Tuberculosis increases the risk of a collapsed lung...”
...relationship to Asthma
“Asthma increases the risk of a collapsed lung...”
...relationship to COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
“COPD increases the risk of a collapsed lung...”
...relationship to Cigarette Smoke Damage
“Smoking increases the risk of a collapsed lung...”
...relationship to Cystic Fibrosis
“Cystic Fibrosis increases the risk of a collapsed lung...”

Congestive Heart Failure

...the condition
“...This condition has its name due to the heart failing to pump efficiently, which often results in congestion of the lungs...”
...related topic
“A condition where the heart is unable to supply the body with enough blood, which leads to a buildup of fluid in the lungs and surrounding body tissues...”
...our question about Shortness of breath / breathing difficulty
“...The lungs may become congested with fluid (pulmonary edema) and thus the ability to exercise is decreased...”

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

...the condition
“...COPD refers to a group of conditions that cause shortness of breath and are associated with obstruction of air flow within the lung...”
...our question about Your muscle/body fat composition
“Slender, older women are more susceptible to various chronic lung problems such as bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma, according to a long series of studies...”
...relationship to Pneumonia
Lung diseases – such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema – are risk factors for the development of pneumonia...”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“...[Dietary N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Smoking-Related Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, The New England Journal of Medicine, July 28, 1994;331(4): pp...”
...recommendation Cysteine / N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)
“...NAC may also protect lung tissue through its antioxidant activity...”
...recommendation Test Magnesium Levels
“There is a possibility that magnesium deficiency contributes to pulmonary complications...”

Cor Pulmonale

...related topic
“Hypertrophy of the right ventricle of the heart resulting from excessive pressure in the pulmonary artery...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...our question about Your muscle/body fat composition
“Having a lean body reduces the stress on the heart, lungs, and other internal organs...”
...recommendation Pressure
“...Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating...”

CT Scan

...as a treatment
“...Common uses include ... Determining the type and extent of lung disease...”

Cushing's Syndrome / Hypercortisolism

...the condition
“...Lung tumors cause over 50% of these cases and men are affected 3 times more frequently than women...”

Cysteine / N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)

...as a treatment
“...By breaking the disulfide bonds in the mucus of the intestines and especially the lungs, NAC is able to break down the mucus and make it less viscous...”

Cystic Fibrosis

...the condition
“...Some of the other tests that can assist in the diagnosis of CF are chest X-rays, lung function tests, and sputum (phlegm) cultures...”
...related topic
“(CF) An incurable genetic disease involving a sticky buildup of mucus in the lungs (which makes breathing difficult and leads to infections), as well as pancreatic insufficiency (which leads to digestive problems)...”

Cystine

...as a treatment
“...The N-Acetyl form of Cysteine; helps prevent chemotherapy side-effects and radiation therapy side effects; increases glutathione levels in the lungs, kidneys, liver and bone marrow and has an anti-aging effect on the body...”

Cysts

...related topic
“...Cysts within the lung generally are air-filled, while cysts involving the lymph system or kidneys are fluid filled...”

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

...the condition
“...Cytomegalovirus is probably spread through the body in lymphocytes or mononuclear cells to the lungs, liver, and central nervous system where it often produces inflammatory reactions...”

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

...the condition
“...DVT is a serious condition because a blood clot that has formed in a vein can break loose and travel to the lungs or another critical organ, potentially causing death...”

Dehydration

...the condition
“...Water ... Maintains your body temperature – cools it by evaporation from the skin and lungs, throws off heat when blood is circulated near the body's surface – helps retain warmth in winter...”

Dermatomyositis

...the condition
“...Interstitial lung disease occurs in 10-30% of all people with polymyositis or dermatomyositis...”

Diaphragm

...related topic
“The thin muscle under the lungs and heart that separates the chest from the stomach/abdomen...”

Edema (Water Retention)

...the condition
“...Severe chronic lung disease such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis increase the pressure in the blood vessels to the lungs...”

Effects of a Low Carbohydrate Diet

...the condition
“...only when one is carbohydrate deficient and has to burn fat ineffectively that one goes into a state of ketosis – when you have so much acetone in your blood that it noticeably spills out into your lungs, or so many other ketones that they spill out into your urine...”

Emphysema

...the condition
“Emphysema is a pulmonary condition with loss of elasticity in the alveoli and the interalveolar septa...”
...our question about Recent chest X-ray results
“A chest X-ray may show changes caused by emphysema, including significant lung enlargement, scarring and hole formation...”

Endocarditis

...the condition
“...At the same time these valves prevent blood from backing up into other chambers and the lungs...”

Entamoeba Infection

...the condition
“Entamoeba Histolytica can cause a severe form of dysentery which can be lethal, particularly if it invades the lungs, liver or brain...”

Esophageal Cancer

...the condition
“...Esophageal cancer can also spread to almost any other part of the body, including the liver, lungs, brain, and bones...”

Esophageal Stricture (narrowing)

...the condition
“...There is also an increased risk (with regurgitation) of having food, fluid, or vomitus enter the lungs and cause aspiration pneumonia...”

Eucalyptus Blue Gum

...as a treatment
“...Sinusitis; Asthma: Eucalyptus is a proven treatment that dilates the blood vessels and allows more oxygen into the lungs; Bronchitis; COPD; Pneumonia; Tuberculosis: Inhibits airborne TB; Eucalyptus may lower blood sugar levels...”

Excess Water Consumption

...the condition
“...Complications: Excessive fluid intake can be dangerous because ... It can cause pulmonary edema, a condition where water enters the lungs...”

Excessive Fatigue

...the condition
“...There are hundreds of possible causes of fatigue, falling into these broad categories ... heart and lung disease...”

Excessive Yawning

...the condition
“...This only happens for a moment and creates a tremendous pressure in the lungs...”

Fanconi Anemia

...the condition
“...of FA patients have developed solid tumors, which usually develop in the mouth, tongue, throat, or esophagus but can also occur as tumors of the vulva/vagina, brain, skin, cervix, breast, kidney, lung, lymph nodes, stomach, and colon...”

General Detoxification Requirement

...the condition
“...Our sinuses, skin and lungs are also accessory elimination organs whereby toxins can be released...”

Green Tea

...as a treatment
“...Studies indicate that green tea may help protect against cancers of the lungs, skin, liver, pancreas and stomach; it also boosts cardiovascular health and may work as a weight-loss agent by increasing fat metabolism and regulating blood sugar and insulin levels...”

Guaifenesin

...as a treatment
“...It relieves the coughs of colds, bronchitis, and other lung infections...”

Gulf War Illness

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms include, but are not limited to, the following: Severe Headaches; Rashes; Joint Pain; Muscle Pain; Nerve/Neurological Damage; Kidney Damage; Lung Damage; Cardiovascular signs or symptoms; Thyroid Disease; Multiple Cancers; Auto-Immune Deficiencies; Unusual Fevers; Night Sweats; Fluid Buildup; Sleep Disturbances; Gastrointestinal signs or...”

Hemangioendotheliomas

...related topic
“...It may develop in soft tissues or in internal organs, such as the liver or lungs...”

Hemolytic Anemia

...relationship to Pulmonary Embolism
“Sickle cell disease increases the risk of pulmonary embolism...”

Heparin

...as a treatment
“...Pharmaceutical grade heparin is derived from mucosal tissues of slaughtered meat animals such as porcine (pig) intestine or bovine lung...”

Histiocytosis X

...the condition
“...disease, eosinophilic granuloma) in which abnormal scavenger cells called histiocytes and another immune system cell type called eosinophils proliferate, especially in the bone and lung, often causing scars to form...”

Histoplasmosis

...the condition
“...Its symptoms vary greatly, but the disease primarily affects the lungs...”

HIV/AIDS

...the condition
“...Early symptoms include headache, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, swollen lymph glands, fever, heavily coated white tongue, diarrhea, and lung infections...”

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...the condition
“...The doctor considers the following to determine the stage of Hodgkin's disease ... Whether the affected lymph nodes are on one or both sides of the diaphragm (the thin muscle under the lungs and heart that separates the chest from the abdomen); and...”

Hookworm Infection

...the condition
“...These larvae infect humans by burrowing through the skin (for example, through bare feet), and migrating through the blood system to the lungs...”

Horsetail Grass

...as a treatment
“Early Medieval herbals indicate Horsetail's extensive use in folk medicine as a diuretic and astringent in general kidney and bladder conditions and edematous conditions of the heart and lungs...”

Hydrazine Sulfate

...as a treatment
“...The common types of cancer most frequently reported to benefit from hydrazine sulfate therapy are colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, prostatic cancer, lung (bronchogenic) cancer, Hodgkin's disease and other lymphomas, thyroid cancer, melanoma, and breast cancer...”
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Hyperbaric Oxygen

...as a treatment
“...include: Nausea and vomiting, dry cough, seizures, substernal chest pain, sweating, bronchitis, pallor, shortness of breath, muscle twitching, pulmonary edema, anxiety and/or respiratory changes, pulmonary fibrosis, visual changes, tinnitus, hallucinations, vertigo, hiccups and decreased level of consciousness...”

Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)

...the condition
“...cardiovascular disorders; nutritional diseases amyloidosis; vitamin deficiencies; spinal cord injuries; Adrenal failure (Addisonian crisis); and neuropathies associated with cancer, particularly lung cancer or pancreatic cancer...”

Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption

...as a treatment
“...heart disease, atherosclerosis and stroke can be reduced through increased fruit and vegetable consumption, as can that of the major cancers of the Western world such as cancer of the stomach, lung, mouth, esophagus, colon and rectum...”

Indian Long Pepper

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Indian Long Pepper is a powerful stimulant for the digestive and the respiratory systems, having a rejuvenating effect on the lungs...”

IP6 - Inositol Hexaphosphate

...as a treatment
“...cataracts, renal damage), lung fibrosis, fatty liver disease, sickle cell anemia, heart disease, high cholesterol and high triglycerides...”

Iron Requirement

...the condition
“...Iron-containing protein is responsible for transport of oxygen from our lungs to different organs...”

Ivy Leaf

...as a treatment
“...Although emetine typically induces vomiting, in ivy leaf it seems to increase the secretion of mucus in the lungs...”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“...pericarditis or, much less commonly, hepatitis, pulmonary interstitial fibrosis or central nervous system involvement)...”

Kaposi's Sarcoma

...the condition
“...tumor of the blood vessels that develops most commonly on the skin and mucous membranes that line the mouth, nose and anus, but may also affect internal organs – particularly the lymph nodes), lungs and organs of the digestive system such as the liver, stomach and intestine...”

Kelp

...as a treatment
“...Emphysema: 5 tablets daily helps in removing stale air trapped in the lungs...”

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...Arterial Embolization is reserved for patients whose health does not permit surgery, such as those with heart or lung disease...”

Laryngeal Cancer

...the condition
“...Air passes through the pharynx and then the larynx on the way to the windpipe (trachea) and into the lungs...”

LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone

...as a treatment
“...by others has found opioid (endorphin) receptors in brain tumors (both astrocytoma and glioblastoma), breast cancer, endometrial cancer, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, myeloid leukemia, lung cancer (both small cell and non- small cell), and in neuroblastoma...”

Licorice Root

...as a treatment
“...Licorice root and licorice root extracts are used in many types of supplemental formulas such as: female hormonal products, energy products, lung/demulcent products, and adrenal support products...”

Liver Abscess

...the condition
“...The abscess may rupture and spread into the abdominal cavity, the lungs, the lining of the lungs or heart, or to the brain...”

Liver Cancer

...the condition
“...However, it is common for cancer to spread to the liver from the colon, lungs, breasts, or other parts of the body...”

Liver Function Test Requirement

...the condition
“...This enzyme is released when organs such as the liver, heart, lung, or brain are injured...”

Lung Cancer

...the condition
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the U...”
...our question about Diesel exhaust exposure
“Human epidemiological studies demonstrate an association between diesel exhaust exposure and increased lung cancer rates in occupational settings...”
...recommendation Cabbage Family Vegetables
“Chemicals found in broccoli, cabbage, bok choy and other cruciferous (cabbage family) vegetables may protect against lung cancer, according to a new study conducted jointly with US and Chinese researchers...”
...recommendation Selenium
“A double-blind study demonstrated that supplementation with 200 mcg/day of selenium (in the form of high-selenium brewer's yeast) reduced the incidence of prostate, colorectal and lung cancer, and reduced overall cancer mortality by 50%...”
...recommendation LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone
“Although lung cancer tissue is low in opioid receptors and thus not so likely to respond to LDN, there may be benefit due to LDN's ability to increase natural killer cell function...”
...recommendation Vitamin E
“High levels of alpha-tocopherol (a form of vitamin E) in the blood appear to reduce the risk of developing lung cancer in smokers by about 20%...”

Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...the condition
“...There is clinical involvement of the joints, skin, kidney, brain, and membranes of the lung, heart and gastrointestinal tract...”

Lycopene

...as a treatment
“...Lycopene decreases the incidence of lung and stomach cancer according to one Harvard research study...”

Macrophage

...related topic
“...They line the spleen, form the cleansing Kupffer cells in the liver, make up the "dust cells" that protect the lungs, protect the synovial fluids of the joints, and form the microglial cells that provide protection to the brain and nerve tissues...”

Magnesium

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: One of the most powerful antioxidants for your heart and circulatory system, magnesium is important for proper nerve, lung and cardiac function...”

Marfan's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Problems With The Breast Bone Surgery is occasionally recommended to correct an indented chest if it presses severely on the heart or lungs...”

Marshmallow Root

...as a treatment
“...Marshmallow root is used mostly as a demulcent, having soothing properties on various mucous membranes such as the lungs and urinary tract...”

Mast Cells

...related topic
“These are a group of cells that line the capillaries of tissues that come in contact with the outside, for example skin, sinuses, and lung mucosa...”

Mastocytosis

...the condition
“...Mast cells are found in the in skin, lymph nodes, internal organs such as the liver and spleen, and the linings of the lung, stomach, and intestine...”

Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness)

...our question about Mercury amalgam tooth fillings
“...In its vapor form the mercury is fat-soluble, and favors lungs and mucous membranes at first...”

Monocytes Elevated

...the condition
“...After a few hours they migrate to tissues such as the spleen, liver, lung, and bone marrow, where they mature into macrophages, the main scavenger cells of the immune system...”

Muscular Dystrophy

...the condition
“...Drooling; Drooping eyelids ("ptosis"); Mental retardation is also possible; Hypotonia (poor muscle tone); As the disease progresses, it may lead to: Heart Trouble Arrhythmia; Heart Failure; Lung Ailments Lung Infections, such as Pneumonia; Choking; Collapsed Lung; Respiratory Failure; Diagnosis and Tests: The different types are distinguished by factors such as: age at which symptoms...”

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) Disease

...the condition
“...1 per 100,000 in the pre-AIDS era and these cases were most often recognized in persons with underlying lung disease...”

Myocarditis

...related topic
“...It can then cause heart failure (with symptoms of shortness of breath, fatigue, fluid accumulation in the lungs, etc...”

Natural Progesterone

...as a treatment
“...fluid retention, increased risk of birth defects and early abortion, liver dysfunction, breast tenderness, breakthrough bleeding, acne, hirsutism (hair growth), insomnia, edema, weight changes, pulmonary embolism and premenstrual-like syndrome...”

Negative Ion Generator

...as a treatment
“...Negative Ionizers may increase lung capacity by cleaning the cilia (microscopic hair in the windpipe), which filter air that enter the lungs...”

Neutropenia

...the condition
“...In prolonged severe neutropenia, life-threatening gastrointestinal and pulmonary infections occur, as does sepsis...”

Night Sweats

...relationship to Tuberculosis
“...Sometimes the infection involves the lungs minimally, if at all...”

Non-Aerobic Exercise / Weight Training

...as a treatment
“...muscles can only contract for long periods of time when sufficient amounts of oxygen are available, mental focus during circuit training becomes directed toward the proficiency of the heart and lungs, as opposed to just the muscles during conventional weight training...”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Ozone assists in reversing opportunist malignancies such as non-Hogkins lymphoma (especially if pulmonary) and lymphadenopathy-associated virii...”

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...recommendation Reduced Protein Diet
“...The association between the intake of animal protein and fracture rates appears to be as strong as the association between cigarette smoking and lung cancer...”

Pancreatitis

...the condition
“...Lung, kidney and heart failure may all occur in severe cases...”

Panic Attacks

...the condition
“...Many of the symptoms that occur during a panic attack are the same as the symptoms of diseases of the heart, lung, intestine or nervous system...”

Parasite Infection

...the condition
“...The various species of flukes – tiny flat worms that look like odd-shaped pancakes – include blood flukes, fish flukes, intestinal flukes, liver flukes, lung flukes, lymph flukes and pancreatic flukes...”

Parkinson's Disease

...the condition
“...Other possible complications that can increase risk of death include aspiration (breathing in food or foreign objects), deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism...”

Parsley

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Parsley Root helps bladder, kidney, liver, lung, stomach, and thyroid function; it helps clear uric acid from the urinary tract, contains a substance that prevents the multiplication of tumor cells, expels worms, relieves gas and stimulates...”

Particulate Matter Avoidance

...as a treatment
“Although there are various types of particulate matter such as smoke from fires that can damage the lungs, diesel particulate matter is of primary concern since it is so widespread...”

Perimenopausal Issues

...recommendation Soy Isoflavones
“...words, drinking the equivalent of about 2 cups of soymilk each day, women can go through menopause with strong bones, and without the cancer, heart disease, a stroke or two and blood clots in the lung...”

Pharyngitis ("Strep Throat")

...the condition
“...The chronic form can be caused by a continuing infection of the sinuses, lungs or mouth, or by constant irritation from smoking, breathing heavily polluted air, food allergies or consuming too much alcohol, or by swallowing substances that scald, corrode or scratch the...”

Phlebitis / Thrombophlebitis

...the condition
“...It can occur without any symptoms until the clot reaches the lungs...”

Pleurisy

...the condition
“Pleurisy (or pleuritis) occurs when the double membrane (pleura) that lines the chest cavity and surrounds each of your lungs becomes inflamed...”
...related topic
“An inflammation of the serous membranes that both surround the lungs and line the inside of the chest cavity; the two membranes supply fluid lubrication between the expanding and contracting lungs and the body...”

Pneumonia

...the condition
“Pneumonia is infection of the lungs...”
...related topic
“Inflammation, usually infectious, of the lungs...”
...our question about Your muscle/body fat composition
“Slender, older women are more susceptible to various chronic lung problems such as bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma...”
...relationship to Vitamin A Requirement
“Vitamin A deficiency reduces the ability of the cells lining the lungs to remove disease-causing microorganisms, increasing risk of pneumonia...”
...recommendation Bromelain
“In a clinical study of 124 patients hospitalized with chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchopneumonia, bronchiectasis, or pulmonary abscess, those receiving bromelain orally showed a decrease in the volume and pus-like quality of the sputum...”

Polymyositis

...the condition
“...Heart and lung involvement can lead to irregular heart rhythm and shortness of breath...”

Poor Circulation

...the condition
“...Arterial blood, freshly enriched with oxygen from the lungs and heart, is a bright red color...”

Postmenopausal Issues

...the condition
“...Lung Cancer...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...our question about Smoker/non-smoker status
“...For pregnant women and new mothers, smoking puts their baby at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), poor lung development, asthma and respiratory infections...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...relationship to Lung Cancer
“Researchers used data from a study of lung cancer patients in New York from 1982 to 1985...”

Prostate Cancer

...the condition
“Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, after lung cancer, and mainly affects older men...”

Pulmonary Edema

...related topic
“Accumulation of fluid in the lung(s)...”

Pulmonary Embolism

...the condition
Pulmonary embolism is a severe and life-threatening condition, caused when the pulmonary artery is blocked by foreign matter such as a blood clot (thrombus), fat, air or tumor tissue...”
...our question about A cough that produces mucus
“A cough that begins suddenly, sometimes mixed with blood-streaked sputum, is a frequently-seen symptom of pulmonary embolism, but other symptoms are more likely to point to the correct diagnosis...”

Radiation Therapy (Radio Therapy)

...as a treatment
“...Other possible side-effects include headaches and cognitive problems (if treating metastatic cancer of the brain), and lung and respiratory problems (if treating cancer that has spread to the lungs or bones in the chest)...”

Rectal Cancer

...the condition
“...Mitomycin is associated with bone marrow, kidney, mucous membrane, and pulmonary toxicity, as well as kidney failure...”

Reduced Water Consumption

...as a treatment
“...Loss from lungs and skin accounts for 50% of water loss; losses from urine and feces account for the rest of the total...”

Reflexology

...as a treatment
“...The ball of the foot mirrors the chest and upper back in addition the heart and lungs...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“...Very rarely, people may have inflammation of the blood vessels, the lining of the lungs, or the sac enclosing the heart...”

Risk Of Premature Death

...the condition
“...In medical terms, the leading causes of premature death are ... lung disease...”

Roundworm Infection

...the condition
“...Patients who are newly infected may have pulmonary symptoms (e.g. cough, wheezing) and eosinophilia due to larval migration through the lungs...”

Sarcoidosis

...the condition
“...It is a granulomatous disease in which inflammation may occur in lymph nodes, lungs, liver, eyes, skin, joints, kidneys, liver and spleen, and other tissues...”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...Lung involvement may benefit from inhalers; each symptom can usually be relieved by treating with appropriate medications...”

Sauna Detoxification Program

...as a treatment
“...Chemicals are excreted through many routes including feces, urine, sweat, sebum, and lung vapor...”

See Infectious Disease Specialist

...as a treatment
“...The special skills of the infectious diseases specialist are not confined to a single organ system or cause; they include expertise in infections of any type (such as sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones or pelvic organs) and any cause (bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic)...”

Selenium

...as a treatment
“...Selenium can build up in the human body, mostly in the liver and kidneys and, to a lesser extent, in the blood, lungs, heart, and testes...”

Selenium Requirement

...the condition
“...People taking the selenium supplements had 71% fewer prostate cancers, 67% fewer esophageal cancers, 62% fewer colorectal cancers and 46% fewer lung cancers than the people who were taking the placebos...”

Septum

...related topic
“A membrane wall separating two or more cavities, such as the one between the nasal fossae and those separating the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs...”

Shepherd's Purse

...as a treatment
“...When dried and infused, it yields a tea which is still considered by herbalists one of the best specifics for stopping hemorrhages of all kinds – of the stomach, the lungs, or the uterus, and more especially bleeding from the kidneys...”

Shortness Of Breath

...the condition
“...There are also many medical causes of shortness of breath, most of which are related to the heart and lungs which form the cardiopulmonary system...”
...our question about Your muscle/body fat composition
“...Their lungs are also clear of fat, which allows more efficient exchange of oxygen...”

Sickle Cell Trait / Disease

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Complications from the sickle cells blocking blood flow and early breaking apart include ... lung blockage...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...People with Sjogren's often have skin, lung, kidney, and nerve problems, as well as disorders of the digestive system and connective tissue...”

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

...the condition
“...For example, tumors found in the following areas of the body may develop these symptoms ... Lung – cough and breathlessness...”

Spleen

...related topic
“The largest organ of the lymphatic system in the body, located between the stomach and the diaphragm (the muscle below the lungs which provides the motion for breathing)...”

Steam / Spray Treatments

...as a treatment
“Steam treatment carries essential oils directly to sinuses and lungs, and provides warm, moist air to help open nasal and bronchial passages...”

Stillingia

...as a treatment
“...It is considered to be a powerful expectorant that helps to bring up and expel phlegm from the lungs and relieve a dry, hacking cough...”

Stomach Cancer

...the condition
“...It is based on how deeply the tumor has invaded the stomach wall, whether or not the nearby lymph glands are affected, and whether the cancer has spread to other organs such as the liver or lungs...”

Stress

...the condition
“...Treatment and Prevention: When organic disease is already installed as a result of stress – be it a simple gastritis, a cardiac or lung disease, asthma, allergies, or any suspected stress-related condition – it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible...”

Strongyloides stercoralis Infection

...the condition
“...Following skin penetration they are carried by the blood to the lungs, where they exit into the alveoli, travel up the trachea, are swallowed, and mature in the small intestine...”

Subphrenic Abscess

...the condition
“...A chest X-ray may show the abscess cavity containing gas from gas-producing bacteria, lung abnormalities, pleural effusions, and/or an immobile diaphragm...”

Sulfite Sensitivity

...related topic
“...Sulfites give off the gas sulfur dioxide, which can cause irritation in the lungs and cause a severe asthma attack for those who suffer from asthma...”

Tapeworm Infection

...the condition
“...The cysts are typically found in the liver and lungs, but may also be found in the brain...”

Testicular Cancer

...the condition
“...Chest X-rays can tell doctors if disease has spread to the lungs...”

Thrombophlebitis

...related topic
“...It can occur without any symptoms until the clot reaches the lungs...”

Thymus

...related topic
“This soft, pinkish-gray gland is tucked behind the sternum between the lungs, shrinks as we come to puberty, and may even atrophy later on...”

Toxoplasmosis

...the condition
“...Affecting the brain, lung, heart, eyes, or liver, symptoms include...”

Trachea

...related topic
“The cartilage tube that brings air from the larynx to the two bronchi that enter the lungs...”

Trichinosis

...the condition
“...Chest pain may be experienced since the parasite may become imbedded in the diaphragm (the thin muscle separating the lungs from abdominal organs)...”

Tuberculosis

...the condition
“...The bacteria lodges in the lungs and can become active immediately or wait months or years to emerge as an active infection...”
...related topic
“Also known as TB, Consumption or "The White Plague", tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, usually affecting the lungs but possibly also the brain, kidneys and bones...”
...our question about A cough that produces mucus
“Tuberculosis of the lung is usually associated with a persistent cough that does not go away...”

Ultrasound Imaging

...as a treatment
“...Other imaging techniques are used for areas such as the lungs and bones...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...the condition
“...It usually affects the lungs but can spread and affect many organs...”
...relationship to HIV/AIDS
“...Individuals with AIDS are at high risk not only for pulmonary coccidioidomycosis but for the disseminated form and cutaneous form of the disease...”

Vascular

...related topic
“...They are composed of arteries, veins and capillaries – arteries that pass oxygen-rich blood to the tissues of the body; veins which return oxygen-depleted blood from the tissues to the lungs for oxygen; and the capillaries that are the tiniest vessels and are between the arteries and veins...”

Vasculitis

...the condition
“...Lungs Vasculitis in this tissue can cause pneumonia-like attacks with chest X-ray changes that look like pneumonia, and symptoms of fever and cough...”

Vinpocetine

...as a treatment
“...Finally, elevated levels of red blood cells, as occurs in dehydration and certain lung and kidney diseases, can make the blood thicker and more resistant to easy flow...”

Vitamin A Requirement

...relationship to Cancer, General
“...Retinoids are being used in humans to treat cancers (particularly skin, lung, bladder, cervical or breast) which involve epithelial tissues...”

Vitamin D

...as a treatment
“...Side-Effects: Care must be taken in treating vitamin D deficiency, since high doses of vitamin D are toxic and can result in the permanent deposit of minerals in the heart, lungs and kidneys...”

Vitamin E

...as a treatment
“...However, this oxygen, while life-saving, may lead to serious complications such as blindness, lung engorgement and fibrosis (scar tissue), a serious form of anemia, and heart and liver damage...”

Weight Loss Surgery

...as a treatment
“...Short-term risks include ... Lung or breathing problems...”

X-ray

...as a treatment
“...Harder structures (such as bones or tumors) block more radiation and show up white in the final X-ray image; empty cavities (such as the lungs) block little radiation and show up as darker areas...”

Zinc

...related topic
“...Zinc is necessary for the proper metabolism of alcohol, to get rid of the lactic acid that builds up in working muscles and to transfer it to the lungs...”
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