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Barrel Chest Copd
No: A pigeon chest is a deformity of the sternum in teenagers called pectus carinitum or excavatum. These are usually not responsible for any symptoms but are mostly cosmetic. A barrel chest is the result of COPD or emphysema and is an over expansion of the lungs from smoking resulting in the entire rib cage billowing out ke a barrel. ...Read more
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
Shortness of breath: Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Barrel chested" is a term used to indicate increased chest diameter due to hyperinflation. It is commonly seen in copd?
I have this weird feeling in this chest that won't go away but only if you breath in heavily and it has gotten worse i think it's COPD ?
OK, see Dr: Breathing is a good thing...You should see a dr for evaluation of symptoms that are concerning to you! could be a restrictive lung issue, and could benefit from bronchodilator--but might be something else as well. Get seen & pulmonary function tested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is prognosis for copd ?
Frequent chest inf and breathlessness occurring . Can this be cured ?
Not necessarily: Patients with advanced COPD can live for prolonged periods of time and there are measures to improve both length and quality of life. Specifics should be discussed with your doctor. Some measures that can be considered, include optimization of medications, o2 use when appropriate, pulmonary rehab, and lung volume reduction surgery, even lung transplant in highly selected patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been told that I have copd.Do you get chest pain with this illness?Sometimes it feels like someone sits on my chest, hurts to breathe.is itcommon
Yes!: Yes, you can get chest pain with COPD and it may feel exactly like someone sitting on your chest. If this happens frequently, you should see a lung specialist since your meds may need to be adjusted to control your COPD better. Also, no smoking, being around people who smoke, or not wearing a mask when in polluted areas or when lots of dust/particulates in the air are present. ...Read more
Overaeration: Abnormal chest X-ray findings are usually not seen until COPD is severe. X-ray may show flattening of diaphragms, large muscle that separates lungs and heart from the abdominal cavity and increased size of the chest, as measured from front to back.Abnormal air collections within the lung (focal bullae) However definite COPD requires pulmonary function testing.Xray findings alone not diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Overaeration: Abnormal chest X-ray findings are usually not seen until COPD is severe. In this case, X-ray may show: flattening of diaphragms, the large muscle that separates lungs and heart from the abdominal cavity.Increased size of the chest, as measured from front to back. Abnormal air collections within the lung (focal bullae). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have severe COPD and hospitalised a few months ago with a chest infection. Any preventive meds I should take?
Inhalers...: The treatment for COPD consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as oxygen, if your oxygen level is low enough to warrant this therapy. The best thing to do to prevent infection is to quit smoking and wash your hands very frequently. Avoid being around people with acute airway infections as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father who is 60 and has COPD is having very bad pressure in his chest with no congestion... What could that be?
I have COPD for the last few days i feel like I have 5 elephants on my chest making it very hard to breathe, however my oxygen is at 93 to 97?
I am 45 n have moderate emphysema COPD for 3 yrs. For the past 3 months I have been havr bad chest pains different from normal pressure also pain in?
I have sharp pain on the right back side of chest for about 4 hours. Breathing is Ok.I do have COPD and some bullae. Is this something to worry about?
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more
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