Esophageal Cancer (Cancer of the Esophagus)

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Please get back to me! Hi Doctor, At my 21 yrs old i got tuberculosis and i took medition for 6 mnths and it was cured. Recently i took an X-Ray for my chest and the result shows fibro calcific opasities are seen ,now i'm 27 yrs old what does it mean? I can also feel some smell in sputum sometimes. Which type of food i should take to avoid any infections on llungs. Plz Suggest me i'm worrying a lot for this. Dear charlie, I had a costocondritis but i''ve started suffering a shortness of breathing when my doctor gave me arcoxia mg and anti depressant.

Because of that, i sought 2nd opinion from another doctor and decided to stop the medicines. Now it' s the 4th day since i stopped the medicines but still having shortness of breath. He then referred me to a pulmonary doctor. Meanwile dear, please enlighten me how to recover from this ailment. Is it a cause of the medicine or costocondritis? Good day sir, just wanted to ask i am 45 yo and i felt some time on my chest it feels heavy, now this morning when i spit there is a small blood on saliva, please help me..

Hello Doctor, First of all have a good day. I am negative now. But i face some problem in breathing and little bit blood clots while doing hard work or exercise. Please suggest some good food items or exercise which can empower my lungs. I will be really thankful to you. My father in law is on Oxygen and cant breath properly without oxygen. His one lung damaged He is about 60 years old and during his young age smoking. Hi doc,im jide from nigeria,ive been experiencing diffult in breathing n short breath for a while..

Doc i dont smoke n i dont drink what can i do i am really in pain. Sir i am a chain smoker. The antioxidants in tomatoes are good for lungs, heart, and more, and the vitamin C can improve immunity, but there's a lot more going on than that when it comes to preventing pneumonia and other illnesses. Exercise, eating well, and many other factors help too.

Really depends on the cause, Manish, but often scarring on the lungs isn't easily reversed. Often there is mucus accumulation and that can be worked out with deep breathing, draining, tapping, and other means. Work with your doctor. Meditate and improve your deep breathing. Dear All, I am smoking past 3 years today i quieted smoking pls give an suggestion to repair my lungs Regards, Uday. Read through the comments, Uday. I have answered this several times.

You are on a good path and I wish you luck. Hello I just want to say thank you for the information. I have sarcoidosis stage 2 and all the info really helps. I really found quick easy answers and I will start using the right and fresh fruit and vegetables to assist. Thank you for taking time to help others. I wish you all the best Kind regards Ancia.

Glad I could be helpful, Ancia. Coconut oil, ginger, and turmeric may be helpful too for the inflammatory nature of sarcoidosis. Mushrooms and oats may play a role in the immune function aspect as well. Good luck to you! Anti-inflammatory foods may help some, but you will have to work with your doctor as you start adding them on to make sure it doesn't affect you in unforeseen ways.

I am a fan of turmeric, ginger, coconut oil, cinnamon, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Hello Sir, My uncle has lung cancer stage 4. If not, how to delay spreading out of virus in body? Do the kind of food above can help some? Any ideas related to this illness, recommend me please! Best Regards and Thanks, Reaksmey. You are going to want to help your uncle work with the doctor, eat better, exercise, and follow the treatment plans you are given.

There are some herbs that can help, like turmeric, but you need to make sure any natural treatments do not class with the treatments your doctor prescribes. That can be dangerous. I wish you and your uncle the best. Sorry, el, not much I can tell you without more specifics. Work with your doctor and know that water in the lungs is often associated with heart disorders. There is much you can do for both lungs and heart that involve the foods above and many more along with what exercise they are able to do and possibly some medication.

Sorry again that I am not more help. Hi doctor iam 39 years old ,i have pain at under thé stomach,more than 3 months,please say me what is thé solution For that problème. Abdominal pain has way too many causes. You really need to see a doctor in person and run some tests. Dear doctor My son is 2years old , he got chest infection birth ,doctors gave him antibiotics and after that for one year he was fine but in this year he got easily cold and cough with wheezing sounds.

Doctors called he is asthmatic , this time he got cold I gave him antibiotics and prednisolone as doctors prescribed but he is still wheezing its not going properly. He is too young to give high amount of steroids could you please recommend me anything natural any nuts , fruits or vitamins like that so I can improve his lungs health Thanks. Ginger, turmeric, coconut oil, pineapple, and fresh fruits and vegetables all have some good anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may be helpful, but you should continue to work with the doctors at the same time.

I wish you and your son the best! Hi , I am having air hunger from past 4 months. Doctor have diagnosed that it might be because of imflammation due to autoimmune disorder. But there is minimal improvement. Use some of the anti-inflammatory foods I've listed above and add a good probiotic to the mix too. Probiotics can sometimes help with autoimmune diseases.

Exercise and healthy eating help too. Good luck and continue to work with your doctor as you try these new things. Some of these foods might help with the inflammation that accompanies and contributes to this. This is not a cure, but it anti-inflammatory diets can extend lifespan. Hello I have an issue with my lungs and respiratory system.

I have now developed a very bad cough that rarely seems to go away I know my cough and respiratory problems are related to bad allergies I have. I am allergic to pollen, trees, grasses, dust, mold, pets etc Now my cough keeps getting worse and I have noticed that it gets really bad when I am exposed to air conditioning I really need to get a handle on this as the problem is just getting worse over time I have no idea what I can do to cure this.

Can you please give me some ideas, I have tried everything to cure my allergies Thanks for any help There are some lung disorders that are triggered by changes in humidity and temperature, like Reactive Airway Disease, so the AC and wind may have something to do with it.

It can also be that the AC isn't properly filtered and you are allergic to the dust, hair, or pollen that's being spread. You could also be allergic to one of the chemicals used in air conditioning, like propylene glycol or many more. You may want to talk to a doctor and try to narrow down what allergy you have.

In the mean time, invest in ginger. It reduces inflammation, helps open airways, and can help combat many allergies. I like it as a tea. You may also want to look at turmeric and pineapple. I have suffered from allergies my whole life. I have been developing a cough that comes and goes It gets worse at different times of the year depending on the season Here is the key It always gets worse when I am in an environment that has air conditioning.

I was down south last year and it got so bad I had to return home from my vacation early This problem is getting worse over time and not better I have tried almost everything to cure my allergies I totally feel that my chronic cough is allergy related Can you please tell me what I can do to cure my cough?

I really need to do something it is starting to get out of hand. Also please note as strange as this might sound If my cough is bad and I am driving even if I roll down the window to get air because it is hot, the blowing of the wind actually makes my cough worse I am lost at what to do. Hello sir , i started smoking at 18 n now i stopped it i m 24th now. I have some cough prob. N when i speak very very loudly constantly dn also cough prob.

I stop smoking b4 1 week. So now wt should i do in exercise n food? Much above and below will help. Do what exercise you can, probably beginning with walking, and avoid smoking. Good morning doc I want to ask I have lung spots before when I get the result of my X-ray when I noticed that I prepare to go the municipal doctor to consult about that because it's happened dung my medical abroad I failed that medical so I what to know if I try again for applying abroad how many percent sure it's clear????

I forgot to tell that I undergo and done my medicine more than 6 months??? You may want to talk to another doctor, just for a second opinion and see what can be done for you. There is some risk, but not really much, involved with that procedure, so if another doctor calls for it, you may want to go ahead. It will help them determine your treatment and it may relieve pressure if you do have a lot of fluid building up around your lungs.

In the mean time, maintain a proper weight, eat well, exercise moderately, and good luck. There isn't any cure as of yet, but there are some treatments that help. You will want to work with your doctor on these. There are also some natural treatments that show some promise. Anti-inflammatories may protect the lungs from damage. Think raw garlic, turmeric, pineapple, ginger, cinnamon, and many more.

I would like an outside opinion on my symptoms. Wow, Chelsi, you don't come at me with easy questions. I think you should definitely be looking at probiotics, natural anti-inflammatories, and some immune boosters. With all the antibiotics you've been on, your good bacteria will have been decimated.

You want to resupply them. You will also want to look at ginger, coconut oil, turmeric, garlic, astragalus, and mushrooms. I get sinus infections too, thanks to a bad root canal that likes to gather bacteria to it. I've had good luck with these. I also use a food-safe peppermint oil directly on the roof of my mouth and gums a few times a week. It's amazing how quickly that kicks those out. You may also want to explore some antiparasitics if things don't clear up and you will want to work with your doctors while you try herbal remedies.

I hope something works for you soon. Hi doc, i had a TB history last year. I had my medication for 6 months. And now, some sort of allergy got me and now im having a dry cough. I am worried what if the TB will come back again. Unfortunately tuberculosis reinfection is somewhat common and hard to fight when it happens as the bacteria becomes resistant to the treatment. You will want to work closely with your doctor to see if it has returned or if you are just experiencing allergies or a cold, and then follow what he or she determines is your best treatment options.

May some Essential oils by inhalations and oral ingestion could help. Warning some essential oil can't be ingested or inhaled! Always read the notice or ask at your pharmacist: I use to smoke when I was just Now i m Then I quit smoking. Just tell me what to do..???? It's going to take some time to detox your body and your lungs, Ket. Try to eat well, exercise moderately, and be patient with yourself. Alcohol and lung disease have only recently begun to be linked, Alvin.

More studies need to be done to explore exactly how much, what kinds, and how often you drink alcohol affects you. Alcohol tends to deplete the lungs of vital antioxidants.

Occasional use is probably fine. Alcohol tends to be dehydrating, which is why we have hangovers When you are dehydrated, your lungs dilate, taking in less air. Sorry, Chito, lipomas are pretty resistant to treatment. Sometimes massage and warm compresses help break up the fatty deposit, but that's pretty rare.

Most of the time you must leave them or remove them completely. I have heard some people have some luck with dietary changes away from processed foods and I've heard some talk of apple cider vinegar being helpful. Sage and turmeric may be beneficial as well. Exercise may reduce lipomas too, even though they have little to do with your weight, the oxygen and increased blood flow may break them down more.

Sorry I can't be more helpful. I have infection in one lung. Doctor has given me antibiotic. Will moderate wine oor drink aggrevate. Im Angelie i would like to ask if i have a lung disease cos i learnd smoking when i was 20 bit i started smoking soo bad when i was Smoking can definitely rob you of your breath, Angelie.

You may not have lung disease yet, but you probably want to quit smoking and take care of yourself. Wine or drink interferes with the effectiveness of antibiotics, also, when taking antibiotics you should supplement a probiotic to balance your digestion.

Antibiotics kill the bad AND good bacterium in your system, such as those needed for proper digestion. Sounds like you and your doctor are on the right track. Alcohol can contribute to lung infections, so keep it very moderate and you are probably okay. I am having COPD stage 3. There's always something you can do. Antioxidants are important, Chandran. There are many studies that show improved lung function in people who eat more fresh vegetables and fruits.

Go for the brightly colored ones like greens, pineapple, berries, and orange veggies. Ginger and coq10 could also be helpful. It improves lung function and oxygen efficiency. Breathing techniques like those used in meditation, self defense, and yoga can help you control your breathing better while also eliminating stress.

I used to take those veges and fruits mentioned above.. It makes me worried cause it started last two years ago on and off.. Honestly i am worried right now about my health.. Thanks and more power to you. Work with your doctor while trying to eat well, exercise, and avoid pollutants and allergens. Do you have any of the risk factors for esophageal cancer? What are they, and what are your concerns? What kinds of treatment, including radiation or chemotherapy, did you receive for esophageal cancer?

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