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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Pulmonologist!: Hi. Is it safe to assume her pneumothorax has been treated? I assume so. It sounds like she's had the phrenic nerve damaged on the side with the paral ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: The main breathing muscle is the diaphragm. That together with the other breathing muscles between your ribs brings air in the lungs where the oxygen ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Trick question: The idea that you can switch this is a fantasy. Your diaphragm is your muscle of breathing, period. It starts assuming that role in the womb and conti ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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First, your doctor: could determine the chronicity or how long this has been present. Second, do you have symptoms from this such as shortness of breath or fatigue. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really. But why?: Question is why Right Diaphragm paresis? Did you have nerve damage in the surgery or from ENT procedure? or some thing else?
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
16 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Changes volumes: Human lungs breathe via negative pressure - the diaphragm and if needed the accessory muscles of respiration (intercostal rib muscles, scalenes etc) d ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Shahzeidi
19 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Movement of diaphragm is causing 70% of the force of inspiration. If diaphragm is paralysed in one side or not moving well because of obesity, then, i ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma or COPD: Chronic overinflation of the lung could be due to COPD or asthma. Asthma is reversible, COPD is not. Medicines are available for both situations.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If big enough can cause restriction on the respective lung.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: The findings depend on the degree of airtrapping and obstruction. If you experience worsening symptoms, your physician can modify your treatment plan ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
20 years experience Pediatrics
.: Hyper inflated lung with flat diaphragm usually means possibility if COPD are very real. Especially with a 40 year habit.

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