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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
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as 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 for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...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
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
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