Doctors Invent Way To ‘Power Wash’ Smokers Lungs.. ‘I Feel Like New’


Doctors have found a clever way to help the lungs of people who smoke. They are calling it a “power wash” for the lungs. The procedure does just what it sounds like it would. It is done to help treat Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis. The condition is common in people who smoke on a regular basis. Doctors hang bags of water on an IV pole while the patient is on an operating table.

An anesthesiologist separates the lungs with a special machine and a tube. About 10 to 20 liters of saline is flushed through the lungs. The patient is asleep, so nothing is felt when the process is being completed. Gravity helps the saline go through the lungs and back out.

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