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 My chest feels heavy when i lay on my back, any possible explanations?
I'm 19 yrs old, healthy, normal weight (%21 BMI), but when I lay on my back, my chest feels heavy and it's hard to breathe. It gets worse when i'm tired. i breathe easier when i sleep ...


 Do I have Asthma???!?
I find it hard for me to breath and every time I try breathing in I feel like I'm running out of breath and I need to yawn. When I try to breath out, I feel like I didn't breath out...fully....


 Restricted Breathing During/After Running?
I've been on track since March, and I've noticed that my breathing has been terrible. I feel very wheezy afterwards, and it becomes hard to inhale. Im positive I know how to inhale ...


 why am I constantly snorting?
All of a sudden I can't stop snorting -even with a little giggle-what's the ...


 chest pain for hours on end?
today i went home from school because it felt like my lungs were on fire! i was up all night because of the pain! it feels like im gunna throw up blood or something. i dont know if its my lungs or my ...


 I got a question my husband says in middle of the night i stop breathing and he will nudge me and ill take big?
gapes of air but wont wake up. My mom said i have been like that ever since i was little. People say its cuz im over weight but when i was little till like 3rd grade i was real little like normal ...


 Could I get Asthma from traveling in a polluted country?
I am going to travel to Thailand this summer. I am worried about developing a nasty cough though. Last time I went to China and Taiwan I developed a nasty cough for more than a month. I am pretty ...


 Can Honey Cure Asbestos?
Honey has been describes as one of the foods in the Quran that can cure diseases and illnesses such as cancers and skin conditions. Once the honey is swallowed and it goes into the lungs and the ...


 is it possible to smoke once and get addicted?
im one of those people who just wants to try it once just to see what its like.. i was wondering if i smoke a little bit of weed ONCE..will i get addicted? also, is it the same if i smoke a cigarette ...


 Advair side effect help 10 points?
I take advair 2 a day (morning and evening) and I haven't been rinsing my mouth and I kinda lost my voice I can still talk but I know it from not rinsing my mouth. Will my voice come back? What ...


 i need some advice.ive been having difficulty swallowing.ive had a barrium swallow done.now the doctor has?
scheduled me to have endoscopy done next friday. im 40 yrs old.only medical problems i have is irregular heart beat controled with medicine and high blood pressure controlled with medicine.im ...


 What is the difference between E cigarette and the tobacco cigarette?
Can anyone say me about the main differences between the two i.e. the electronic cigarette and the traditional cigarette....


 How long does E cigarettes battery lasts?
For how long does an e Cigarette battery can work can any one give me some information’s about this in detail?...


 infiltrates to right lower lobes can cause my US visa denial?
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 don't know what to do my step dad started to smoke again?
Okay here it is my step dad stoped smoking and drinking for like 9 year and now he is doing it again what can i do i dont want to see him get hurt again from that.... (Please Help Me)......


 HOW TO MAKE THIS COUGH GO AWAY NOW!?
I was sick 2 weeks ago, but went to the doctor and got antibiotics. well I am over being sick. Well for the past week I cough. Its not an all day thing! I will cough about 10 to 12 times a day. N...


 Is there more tar in the air we breathe due to automobiles than in cigarettes?
I recently heard a statement like this from a classmate and was wondering if it's true or not. Post your answer below and thank you very much!...


 Mass on Lungs and Coughing blood?
Mass on Lungs and Coughing blood? My step dad has had Emphysema for the past 7 yrs or so.For the past few weeks he has been going down hill and also lost about 10lbs.He has had a sharp pain in ...


 do i need to go to the hospital?
well yesterday i THINK i suffered from heat stroke...well i was prayin the muslim prayers then all the sudden i got very weak and fatigueness over took me ....i felt very nuseated nd i was very dizzy....


 can a mother give TB to a child years before the child is born?
If a mother has TB when she is in her teens, can her child born in the mother's twenties contract the disease?...



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Parakeets causing lung diseases?
My grandfather was just recently taken the emergency room with some severe lung and heart problems. They managed to take care of him, but the doctors are thinking that the problem he is facing is because he owns two parakeets... The doctor apparently said that the reason he is having trouble breathing is because he owns two parakeets and their droppings have caused him to have lung problems. After hearing this news, my family is trying to get me to get rid of my own parakeet. I have lived with a parakeet for almost 10 years now and haven't had any problems... Is there something I'm missing? Do birds cause diseases in humans, and if so, what kind? Also, is there anyway to prevent these diseases? I don't want to give up my parakeet if I don't have to...
                     




Dave
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Yes, they can cause problems. It's a condition known as Psittacosis. it is a relatively rare condition usually transmitted by the dust from the birds droppings. Just do what the doctors recommend. If your grandfather is particularly susceptible I would simply get rid of the pets.


Wren
Yes birds can cause lung disease. The most common is Histoplasmosis. It is present in the bird droppings and when they dry particles can become airborne and inhaled by the humans in the house. Have your Parakeet tested by your Vet to verify if it carries Histoplasmosis. Since you haven't experienced any respiratory problems in almost 10 years with your bird the risk of Histoplasmosis is probably low. Good luck and good health to you and your Parakeet!


Tarkarri
Bird droppings, left to dry, turn powdery. This powder can irritate th lungs and cause lung disease. Cage birds need their cage cleaned daily, including having all perches etc scrubbed to prevent this. They should be kept in a well ventilated area and the area where the cages are cleaned should be very well ventilated.


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