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Doctor insights on: Air Trapping Symptoms

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How long does advair disqus 250/50 take to completely relieve lung air trapping symptoms due to allergy??

How long does advair disqus 250/50 take to completely relieve lung air trapping symptoms due to allergy??

Variable Times: Improvement in asthma control following administration of Advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) can occur within 30 minutes, although maximum benefit may not be achieved for 1 week or longer after starting treatment. Of course each individual will experience a variable time to onset and degree of symptom relief. If your asthma is more severe this medication alone might not provide adequate relief. Talk to your doctor ...Read more

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Is exercise intolerance the first symptom of air trapping in lung? 43year male , 23 year smoker my spirometry result. Fvc 106% of predicted fev1 95% of predited fev1/fvc 73% fef25/75 62% of predicted ferf 125% of predicted will take the dlco and rv te

Is exercise intolerance the first symptom of air trapping in lung? 43year male , 23 year smoker
my spirometry result.
Fvc  106% of predicted
fev1 95% of predited
fev1/fvc  73%
fef25/75 62% of predicted
ferf  125% of predicted

will take the dlco and rv te

Follow up: These findings do indicate that there is mild airflow obstruction and involvement of the small airways.
Your smoking history is significant and I hope that you have quite smoking and will avoid inhaling smoke.
Your follow up study should include testing with and without a bronchodilator.
This will help your physician determine responsiveness to the medication. ...Read more

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Can air trapping be caused by pneumonia?

Can air trapping be caused by pneumonia?

Sometimes: If air trapping predated pneumonia (asthma or COPD) patient may have underlying condition that could lead to superimposed pneumonia. Pneumonia may exist with area of compensatory hyperaeration which is not air trapping,. Viral pneumonia certainly can be associated with air trapping. Common bacterial pneumonias usually are not air trapping. ...Read more

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I have lymphangioleiomyomatosis and with it I have "air trapping". Do you know of any good exercises that i can do from home to help with it? Thanks!

I have lymphangioleiomyomatosis and with it I have "air trapping". Do you know of any good exercises that i can do from home to help with it? Thanks!

Walking: Your disease causes airflow obstruction. You need bronchdilator therapy like spirva or tudorza. You may need oxygen with activity, and pulmonary rehab where you will learn breathing techniques ie pursed lip breathing to improve air trapping. ...Read more

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Is air trapping in lungs an easy fix?

Is air trapping in lungs an easy fix?

Emphysema: If from smoking this is a permanent damage. ...Read more

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What does air trapping in the lungs mean ?

What does air trapping in the lungs mean ?

Obstruction : Air trapping means that air gets into the lungs and can't get out easily. This description applies to asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema- disease known as obstructive lung doseases. ...Read more

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Can lungs air trapping be cured or treated, or is it permanent?

Can lungs air trapping be cured or treated, or is it permanent?

Air trapping is: usually caused by asthma, reactive airways disease, or bronchitis. Inflammation of the tiny airways leading to the alveoli get clogged or narrowed, which traps the air inside the alveoli. This is usually reversible by decreasing the inflammation in the bronchioles with steroids, anti-inflammatories, and bronchodilators. ...Read more

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What can cause Air Trapping in the absence of COPD/Asthma?

What can cause Air Trapping in the absence of COPD/Asthma?

Obstructed airways: I think context would be helpful in order to answer this question satisfactorily. Air trapping is a symptom or sign of obstructed airways where the air has an easier time getting in than out. Conditions like COPD, Emphysema and Asthma are the usual causes and can be seen on xray as flattening of the diaphragm and on spirometry as a increased Functional Residual Capacity. Other causes are rare. ...Read more

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Can air trapping be caused by asthma or is it always associated with smoking/copd??

Can air trapping be caused by asthma or is it always associated with smoking/copd??

Air trapping: can be caused by any obstructive lung disease including asthma, it is simply inability to fully exhale, disappears with good asthma control, ...Read more

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what Other things can cause the chest X-ray appearance of hyper expansion/air trapping. ?

 what Other things can cause the chest X-ray appearance of hyper expansion/air trapping. ?

Hyper expansion: COPD, asthma, cystic fibrosis and other cystic lung diseases, some infections(RSV), and spurious chest X-ray finding due to large inspiratory excursion. ...Read more

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What is Air Trapping? Is it always related to Asthma/COPD, or can it be harmless/anxiety related?

What is Air Trapping? Is it always related to Asthma/COPD, or can it be harmless/anxiety related?

Air trapping.: Air trapping is found in people with COPD wherein they chronically breathe in more air than they release, expanding the lungs and making breathing inefficient. Air swallowing happens with anxiety. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed on a VQ scan with bilateral air trapping and was referred to a pulmonologist. I am only 22, and I have bad pain in my chest. Causes?

I was diagnosed on a VQ scan with bilateral air trapping and was referred to a pulmonologist. I am only 22, and I have bad pain in my chest. Causes?

Mgt: I would suggest lung function testing with a DLCO and chest imaging to include a chest CT as indicated.
If you smoke, please quit smoking. Your local chapter of the ALA has more information. I would advise asking about CF, COPD, A1AT deficiency, asthma. ...Read more

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Xray states:narrowed mediastinum attributed to marked air trapping in keeping with copd, plueral spaces in tact.Is it serious?What can be done to help

Xray states:narrowed mediastinum attributed to marked air trapping in keeping with copd, plueral spaces in tact.Is it serious?What can be done to help

Copd: The findings suggest airway changes from smoking. Did you also have a history of asthma which can contribute to these findings? The best thing you can do to avoid worsening of the COPD is to stop smoking entirely and avoid air pollution in general. If you have pulmonary symptoms, i suggest you have an evaluation by a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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My chest X-ray showed low to moderate air trapping.Do I have copd?

My chest X-ray showed low to moderate air trapping.Do I have copd?

Possibly: Possibly, but the diagnosis should be made with pulmonary function tests. Other things can cause the chest X-ray appearance of hyper expansion/air trapping. ...Read more

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If you had a an air embolism due to air being trapped in the vaginal cavity; how long would it take to show signs/ symptoms?

If you had a an air embolism due to air being trapped in the vaginal cavity; how long would it take to show signs/ symptoms?

Not happening: Air in the vaginal cavity is normal- it doesn't' get absorbed into the blood stream from there. An air embolism is a bubble of air within a blood vessel. For it to cause symptoms that bubble has to be relatively large. Air emboli are rarely seen in patients with central lines in the hospital that have retained air in the IV tubing or within a syringe and directly injected into the vessels. ...Read more

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What to do if I have what feels like hyperinflated lungs, although my recent expiratory CT scan shows no air trapping.?

What to do if I have what feels like hyperinflated lungs, although my recent expiratory CT scan shows no air trapping.?

Air trapping: Talk to your doctor. The way to diagnose COPD etc... is with pulmonary function tests, not necessarily CT. ...Read more

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Had my pulmonary function test. Fev1 117%, dclo 93%, rv 93%, erv 63%. Is this okay? I've been told i had air trapping before. I have sob on exertion.

Had my pulmonary function test. Fev1 117%, dclo 93%, rv 93%, erv 63%. Is this okay? I've been told i had air trapping before. I have sob on exertion.

Incomplete report: Another set of measurements which will help define whether there is air trapping is the RV/TLC ratio which should be listed on the report. It can be elevated in obstructive disease. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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CT scan shows " mild Air Trapping" secondary to Asthma. At PT, my oxygen flow was 80% after 3 min walk. SOB upon any exertion. How do i fix this?

 CT scan shows " mild Air Trapping" secondary to Asthma. At PT, my oxygen flow was 80% after 3 min walk. SOB upon any exertion. How do i fix this?

See allergist: Your oxygen level is too low even for simple asthma and thus you may need to get more studies to rule out lung scarring etc. Consult an allergist in the meanwhile to make sure that you are on the right track. Right now, I see no asthma control drug on your file. Don't delay. ...Read more

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My chest x-ray shows hyperinflated lungs. Can anxiety cause air trapping from poor breathing?

NO: Air trappin is generally due to air OBSTRUCTION in the smaller lung (bronchial) tubes. S guess a VERY DEEP Breath ...held while the xray is taken could give an appearance of hyperinflation but Radiologist know the difference!!! BTW anxiety generally is associated with rapid shallow breathing...Hope this helps!
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