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Can Social smoking lead to lung cancer or other diseases?


I am a social smoker. Usually 2 at a time when I drink or out with friends. On average I smoke no more than 3 cigarettes a week. This obviously isnt good for my health. Does this behavior increase my chances of lung cancer or other diseases the same way smoking a pack a day can?
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Think about it....second hand smoke has been linked to lung cancer. You are inhaling direct nicotine and smoke. Now what do you think?

Yes, it can and does cause lung cancer regardless of how little amount you smoke. You are also at a potential risk for bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, asthma and more. You'll do yourself good if you quit.  (+ info)

Where is it possible to find free treatment to lung diseases, like tubercuelosis?


I have friend who has a lung desease from early childhood. He asked me help him to find free treatment where ever in the world. he doesn't know english, that's problem only. Please, assist to find way to keep him alive.
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Depending on what country you reside in, you should be able to check with your local health department for a resource. Depending on income, the department of human services may have a list of providers for individuals who qualify, and both offices should have translators or access to a translator.  (+ info)

What are some lung diseases and what causes them?


What happens if a lung is taken out?
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Well, you're not asking for much are you?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulmonology
Now as to your other question. A pneumonectomy is done for any number of reasons but you're not asking that. Obviously the patient is left with only one lung and with rehabilitation they can do most anything they want. This is assuming the lung they have left is in good shape. But as long as it's reasonably working they can live with just the one. I don't think they're going to be running marathons but certainly they'll be able to function.
God bless.  (+ info)

What are some nasty parasitic diseases that affect the body?


For my science final I need to do a presentation on a parasite that affects one (or more) of these systems: Circulation, Respiratory, Digestion or Excretory.
Any suggestions? I want a really bad one, preferably fatal or life-threatening that affects two or three (if possible) of the systems.

Thank you in advance!
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trypanosoma cruzi (chagas disease)  (+ info)

would an xray specifically for detection of broken ribs also show up early lung diseases such as lung cance?


I dont like xrays, but are chest xrays specifically targeted/designed as regards power etc. to detect certain aspects or are they catch all? ie.would an xray specifically for detection of broken ribs also show up early stage lung diseases such as lung cancer etc?
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What are some really strange parasitic diseases that cause problems in the respiratory system?


And/Or the circulatory system?
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nematode worms... you know the ones that dogs, cats, sheep get,
they migrate to the lungs as part of their life cycle and cause coughing when they eat through part of the lungs.  (+ info)

Should you feel sorry for most people who get lung diseases from first-hand smoking?


Unfortunate, yes.
The US government has required that health warnings be placed on cigarettes since 1984.
In the '50s, the negative health effects of smoking were publicised in the US and UK. As far back as the '30s the National Socialist government in Germany published the dangers of smoking and the link with cancer.
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These facts may have been discovered in the 50's and earlier, but that doesn't mean Joe Public was made aware of them.  (+ info)

What are the risk factors for Lung Diseases and Coronary Heart Disease?


Ive got an assignment to do, I have been sitting here for half an hour researching the answer and still cant manage to find one that i can put into my own words.. Any help? I will be SO grateful!!! x
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Smoking, excessive drinking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, prolonged exposure to toxic fumes (like in workers working in different industries), diabetes, uncontrolled/untreated high blood pressure, high cholesterol (LDL & VLDL), and heredity are among the many risk factors for Lung Diseases and Coronary Heart Disease.  (+ info)

What are some treatable lung diseases?


Does anybody know some lung diseases/disorders that are treatable. Usually, the symptoms can be shortness of breath, sharp knife-like pains, etc?
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TB, cancer, asthma, cystic fibrosis, COPD, bronchitis, pneumonia, reactive airway disease, etc.  (+ info)

How can black mold effect someone who has asthma,copd,and other lung diseases?


My Grandmother lives in a moible home and for the past year she has been in and out of the hospital about 30 times with her asthma,copd and other lung disease could it be caused from the black mold becuase every time they tell her that its in her lungs.
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black mold can kill a person with no asthma
so have a professional remove it for you.
DO NOT TOUCH IT OR TRY TO REMOVE IT YOURSELF!!
and get your grandmother out of the mobile home.
With her advanced age and the fact she has asthma would put her at risk EVEN if you have the mold moved professionally.
She needs a new place to live.  (+ info)

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