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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Can having pectus excavatum cause breasts to become deformed?

Can having pectus excavatum cause breasts to become deformed?

Not usually: Generally pectins excavatum doesn't affect breast development. Poland syndrome is one situation when pectus and abnormal breast development occur together. Usually pectus excavatum will make the breasts seem less prominent. ...Read more

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I have had a slight pectus excavatum and was wondering if this could cause me to have shortness in breath and no matter how much t

I have had a slight pectus excavatum and was wondering if this could cause me to have shortness in breath and no matter how much t

Probably: Probably not. I always recommend patients with pectus excavatum who have breathing issues get a complete pulmonary function test. This is a basic test that can be ordered by any physician.

Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Will pectus excavatum cause heart condition, or lung conditions in the future?

Will pectus excavatum cause heart condition, or lung conditions in the future?

May: But not always, may get systolic murmur and MR which may progress with age and may but not always need surgery to correct MR ...Read more

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I sufffer from pectus excavatum and have a tachicardy (caused by (anxiety), can I do exercise without being at risk of heart failure?

I sufffer from pectus excavatum and have a tachicardy (caused by (anxiety), can I do exercise without being at risk of heart failure?

Cardiac conditions: Need to be evaluated by a cardiologist in person prior to any exercise. If you are cleared for exercise consider getting a personal trainer at a gym to create a personalized plan for you. Exercise can help w/anxiety. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org Peace and good health.



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Is shortness of breath, fatigue or dizziness caused by pectus excavatum?

Is shortness of breath, fatigue or dizziness caused by pectus excavatum?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can be surgically repaired, but surgery is usually reserved for people who have moderate to severe signs and symptoms. People who have mild signs and symptoms may be helped by physical therapy. Certain exercises can improve posture and increase the degree to which the chest can expand.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/treatment/con-20028599 ...Read more

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Random light headedness, stomach uneasiness, acid reflux, chest tightness, Anxiety not always present could Pectus Excavatum be the cause? Or Sinus's?

Random light headedness, stomach uneasiness, acid reflux, chest tightness, Anxiety not always present could Pectus Excavatum be the cause? Or Sinus's?

Not speed of light: Physical and systemic effects of anxiety do not work at the speed of light. It can take years to take a toll on some organs and the bodily expressions of anxiety don't turn on/off like a light switch. Try to let the doctors diagnose these complex conditions from your good detailed reports. Consider CBT therapy to improve your understanding of how it all interacts and learn ways to feel better. ...Read more

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Getting help for pectus excavatum?

Getting help for pectus excavatum?

Pectus evaluation: It is recommended that any pediatric or adult patient with pectus excavatum undergo an evaluation by a physician with expertise in congenital chest wall malformations. Most pediatric surgeons will be able to assess the patient and determine if any additional testing is necessary. Not all patients will need ct scan or cardiac imaging. Not all patients will need corrective surgery. ...Read more

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I have pectus excavatum, what can I do?

Discussion: Most pectus excavatum patients lead totally normal lives, and repair is done for cosmetic or psychological reasons. If there are symptoms related to the pectus, repair is indicated. ...Read more

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How to improve pectus excavatum without pt?

How to improve pectus excavatum without pt?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can be surgically repaired, but surgery is usually reserved for people who have moderate to severe signs and symptoms. People who have mild signs and symptoms may be helped by physical therapy. Certain exercises can improve posture and increase the degree to which the chest can expand.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/treatment/con-20028599 ...Read more

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How would you measure how severe pectus excavatum is?

Cosmetic?: Pulmonary or cardiac function tests may be done to determine how severely the lungs and heart are affected.

This condition can be surgically repaired. Surgery is generally advised if you have other problems, such as trouble exercising. In addition, some people undergo surgery for cosmetic reasons. Your health care provider can help you make decisions about your therapy. ...Read more

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Is this a serious disease or it isn't? Pectus excavatum

Is this a serious disease or it isn't? Pectus excavatum

Pectus Excavatum: Pectus excavatum, also known as sunken or funnel chest, is a congenital chest wall deformity that creates a concave, or caved-in, appearance in the anterior chest wall. It can be mild or severe. Worsening of the chest’s appearance and the onset of symptoms are usually reported during rapid bone growth in the early teenage years. When severe, patients develop cardio-pulmonary symptoms. ...Read more

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Any pt, exercises or workouts to help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

Any pt, exercises or workouts to help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

No: Pectus is a problem with the cartilages that connect the ribs with the sternum. No exercise will reduce this. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is pectus excavatum dangerous?

Please help docs! Is pectus excavatum dangerous?

Pectus Excavatum: The severity of the pectus will determine symptoms and risk of cardio-pulmonary problems.

Here are some links with helpful information:
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1004953-overview

http://www. Musckids. Org/pectus/conditions/pectus_excavatum

https://www. Researchgate. Net/profile/Andre_Hebra/publication/236595059_Nuss_Procedure_for_Pectus_Excavatum/links/0deec51ed6b91290fc000000.pdf ...Read more

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Is there sucha a thing as pectus excavatum repair?

Is there sucha a thing as pectus excavatum repair?

Pectus Excavatum repair can be achieved using minimally invasive surgical technique: A detailed review of the minimally invasive technique for repair of pectus excavatum can be found at:
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1970203-overview
the procedure is also known as mirpe or nuss technique. ...Read more

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Are there different types of surgical procedures for pectus excavatum?

Unsinking the chest: Some really good options are available for this procedure. Pediatric surgeons have advanced this treatment over the years. Now it is possible to have the procedure done in less time with great results. All kids with pectus excavatum do not need surgery. Your pediatrician and his/her surgical physicians can determine the timing and type of procedure. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of pectus excavatum by working out?

Can I get rid of pectus excavatum by working out?

No: No, it is an anatomic bony deformity, and will not be affected by exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Delphine Yung
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Funnel Chest (Definition)

-defect where the sternum instead of a normal appearance is sunken. If U poured water on it it would pool. It can B severe & compromise cardiac & pulmonary Fx. It is in these cases ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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