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 My chest hurts?
Ok my chest is killing me and im really dizzy and fatigued
my hand is uncontroloby shaking and i have a headahe im getting annoyed real bad
do you know what it is that is ...

 What's the best way to help someone when they're having an anxiety attack?
Last night was the first time i've ever been around someone having an attack and i had no clue on what to do....I wanna be prepared for the next time (which hopefully won't be anytime soon)<...

 Is pneumonia contagious?

 I have difficulty Breathing when I walk up the stairs or exercise?
My CT scan and chest x-ray had no abnormalities.
Spirometry shows 15.8%
Waht could be wrong?...

 My nose gets blocked and i hav to breathe from mouth because of the cold. what is best remedy for it.plz help.
i am having this problem from last 2 weeks. i hav tried many medicines but still i havnt got into the normal state. Its causing a big trouble for me. I am not able to sleep properly that is affecting ...

 What could be causing my cough?
I have a constant cough. I've been to the doctor and he just gave me antibiotics (zythromx) which did nothing. The cough was really bad for about 2 weeks to the point where I couldn't ...

 Help - I have tried a few times to give up smoking. Has anyone tried Zyban?
I have tried a few times with patches, chewing gum etc to no avail. I have little or no will power but really do want to give up. Has anyone tried Zyban, does it work and did you have any of the ...

 Can you help me?

 What is primary pulmonary hypertension?

 What specialty doctor should I go to for bronchitis?
Second time to ask similiar question, just don't know how to do the translation from disease to specialty doctor....

 Can I donate a lung to my mother?
My mother is in end stage emphasema. She is type A blood and I am type B. I would like to donate one of my lungs to her. Is this posible?
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My mom is in poor health, ...

A friend of mine just inhaled a bit of antifreeze, will she be alright, or does she need medical help? She says she has no symptoms other than a headache that she had before the incident.

 Is swallowing phlegm bad for you?
I have a friend who has a chest infection and instead of switting out the phlegm he swallows it.He's complaining of a tummy ache now and I was wondering if this could be the reason?...

 Are roll ups worse for you than ciggerettes?
i recently switched to them because they are cheaper than ciggerettes and i use filters....

 What does smoking cigarettes mean to you?

 What could be wrong with me??
I have noticed this when I was walking in the mall and when I took out the garbage....I get out of breath quick and feel like I am going to faint. Also, I was playing with my kids a couple of days ...

 Anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of excessive phelgm in the throat?
I have phlegm my throat almost all the time, its much worst at night because I'm constantly tryin to cough it up. Its becoming a nusance any on e else with this problem?...

 Hi, I've tried everything to stop smoking, but I'm still smoking?
any suggestions? please help, my girlfriend may leave me because of this since I've told 5 times that I would quit

thanks so ...

 What SHOULDNT you do if your sick?
or getting sick

im afraid i might be
my temperatures normal (97.1)
but i keep coughing and my left nostrils a littttle stuffy
and im like burning hot but my mom said its ...

 Spitting up blood in the morning!?!?
Hello, my names Tyler and I've been having this problem lately, every morning or almost every morning I get up and take a shower and I brush my teeth for some reason brushing my teeth makes me ...

darren b
How does inhaling sand effect your lungs?

absolutely. Any rock dust can damage your lungs. Reference "black lung" disease among coal miners and "asbestoses" among asbestos miners

Quite bad i would of thought.

i have worked in a glass recycling plant for 7 years and there is always glass dust present in the air ( for all intents and purposes glass grains and sand are practically the same thing) we have yearly medicals and my spiromitry (? spelling ?) test has been getting no worse. so i would say 1, dont inhale it. 2, you`ll be alright.

fozzy bear
its bad

Nope, not at all. I routinely stick my head in the dirt and breathe deeply. Of course it does!!! Anything not prescribed by a health care provider that you introduce to your lungs is going to have a detrimental effect on your lung tissue. I would say anything except air, but the air we breathe sometimes has a great deal of particulate matter in it. This can be, but is not limited to, small pieces of sand/dust (ha ha), pollen, pet dander, molds, smoke, manure, etc. The list is forever long, but I think you should understand. All of those things affect your lungs. Hope that answers your question.

DUH! Are you serious!? Sand - Not air!

inhaling any foreign matter will. If you inhale two parts sand to one part of cement and catch a cold it will set. lol

nope n

In 6-8 months you will start coughing up pearls.

♥aSin ♀T.G.I Friday®
This may come as a surprise, but it?s a fact that no one knows the dose of asbestos that causes disease. There is certainly no data to show that low doses of asbestos typical of today?s workplace exposures are harmful. In fact, there?s evidence to the contrary. Still, questions remain. In dealing with the health effects of asbestos, we?re confronted with the deepest mystery of life and science: that we don?t know what we don?t know.
A lot of people are scared to death of asbestos. They?re scared even though there is no instance anywhere where exposures to the low levels of asbestos found in the outdoor air, in asbestos-containing buildings, or in today?s workplaces have been linked to a specific illness. Why are people still afraid? Probably because once the public is aroused to a health hazard, it takes on a life of its own.

What first aroused the public? It all started back in the early ?80s when there was an emotional response to a perceived health threat to children who attended schools that contained asbestos. It?s always an emotional event that brings about change and when you?re talking about a threat to children, it goes straight to the gut. In this case, the change that was brought about was a new epa regulation, the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). As a result asbestos was removed, at a cost in the billions of dollars, from schools nationwide. epa now recommends maintaining asbestos-containing materials in place rather than removing them.

Jeffrey P
Inhaling find sand particles can lead to a lung disease called silicosis. However, if you are talking about wind blowing sand are at the beach, most of those particles are far to big to penetrate your airways. Most people that get these "occupational lung" diseases work around very fine dust without appropriate respiratory protection.

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