Respiratory Disorders Community
x-ray result
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to lung and respiratory issues, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, colds/flu, chronic cough, COPD, lung abscess, nasal polyps, pleurisy, pneumonia, sarcoidosis, and tuberculosis.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

x-ray result

my mother had an xray, the remarks was pneumonitis, bilateral,atheromatous aortic knob.what is the meaning of this disease?
Related Discussions
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hello and hope you are doing well.

Pneumonitis is inflammation of the lung. And the aorta which is a blood vessel is atheromatous. Blood vessels are narrowed most commonly due to atherosclerosis, a disease where the 'fatty' material in the blood gets deposited in the walls of the blood vessels. Certain conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and sedentary life style promote this. When a blood clot tries to pass through a narrowed lumen it causes an obstruction to flow.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Respiratory Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
1684282_tn?1350782543
Blank
The Death by Heroin
Feb 03 by Julia M Aharonov, DOBlank
Top Respiratory Disorders Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
757137_tn?1347200053
Blank
allmymarbles
NJ