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what is hyperinflation

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
18 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Treatment : Hyperinflation in asthma can occur as a result of air trapping when lungs do not empty out adequately during exhalation. This is secondary to airflow ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Hyperinflation of lungs is not related.
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. 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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Copd: Barrel chest is not as common in COPD but it very common in emphysema which a variant of copd.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: A virtual consult may be helpful. Have you had pulmonary function testing? The significance of the hyperinflation can be further assessed.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Time for workup : I wouldn't attribute significant passive weight loss to anything simple or benign.I would get in for a workup with your physician within the next 10 d ... Read More
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