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my lungs feel heavy

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
May have infection: Whether in your lungs or under your lungs near diaphragm. A chest x-ray would be a worthwhile option for you. Sometimes, people develop spontaneous ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Heaviness: I don't think the discomfort emanates from your lungs, but would be more likely from the rib cage muscles that tense up while you're standing.and rela ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Don't know: I would refer you to our healthtaps specialist or a private pulmonolgist to answer your questions. My line of practice is limited to surgery and self- ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Orthopnea: or positional dyspnea/breathlessness. When you are standing or sitting upright, gravity aids in lowering your diaphragm and expanding the lungs. The ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jess Schwartz
27 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Sleep apnea: These may be symptoms of sleep apnea. This is a common disorder where the upper airway becomes obstructed when you sleep. This certainly can cause hea ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See physician: Asthma can present like this, rather than with wheezing. A number of lung problems can have only a dry cough as you do. See your physician. An eval ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Please follow up: This may be caused by a number of conditions. I would suggest a chest radiograph and a review of your asthma. A virtual appt is available online Healt ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Backman
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for the symptoms you are experiencing. Asthma is certainly high on the list, especially since you've had asthma before. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Pneumonia: may be developing. Or, if you have a history of asthma you may be wheezing. Either way your doctor needs to know so please call.
A female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Go see a doctor now: Please call your doctor and get it evaluated today. With your combination of lung problems, you cannot wait for this. You may need to go to the ER if ... Read More
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