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Pulmonary hyperinflation

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Meaning..: This means that air that is inhaled is not fully exhaled. This typically occurs with obstructive lung diseases like asthma, emphysema and chronic bron ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Are you a smoker? If so, COPD is likely. If you have never smoked it is less likely. If concerned, see a pulmonologist.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Mangas
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Hyperinflation: Hyperinflation is a term used when there is over inflation of the lung. This may be reported on X-rays or noted on PFT's. The definition of compliance ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
It's physics: The millions of years it took for air-breathing creatures to evolve amazing lungs led to lungs that follow laws of physics. Even if air-breathing crea ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Madonna
21 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperinflation: Hyperinflation of the lungs, or retention of air in the lungs, is not a diagnosis. It is a physical finding. People who have asthma, emphysema, COPD ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
14 years experience Radiology
Less distensibility: When the lungs are hyperinflated from emphysema (COPD) or asthma, inspiratory ability is reduced. Air cannot come out and thus less air can come in. T ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Pleurisy or muscle: Lungs actually have few nerve endings within the lung tissue itself. Most of the nerves are on the outer surface so pain is usually related to infla ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Descriptive term: This is a term used to describe the lung fields on an x-ray that show little change in degree of density between normally dense areas like heart and b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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????: Do you mean holes, like in collapsed lung or pneumothorax? If so, that usually needs a chest tube, or if recurrent a surgery to create more scr tissu ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiram Rodriguez
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Lung sounds: Hello. These can be many things depending on what's going on with the person. Assuming you are hearing them w/o a stethoscope, then they are likely up ... Read More
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