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My lungs feel heavy

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Not necessarily : Feeling heavy can be a result of any of multiple conditions. It warrants further attention to the cardiopulmonary system, but pulmonary fibrosis is n... Read More
Dr. Fernando Torres
Pulmonology 27 years experience
It is possible: If you have been diagnosed with ipf, you may feel that your breathing is tight and is difficult at times to take deep breath. This is part of the dis... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jess Schwartz
Thoracic Surgery 28 years experience
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
A 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 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Backman
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
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
General Practice 17 years experience
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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Not normal: The sensation is not normal. More details are needed to determine its onset, triggers, contributing and relieving factors, background medical history.... Read More

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