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Does Your Chest Feel Tight When You Have Copd
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
I have asthma. Sometimes I get tightness in my chest and it gets hard for me to breath even when I'm sleeping or laying down. Could this be copd? How?
Unlikely COPD: By age alone unless you have some predisposition, like alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, you don't have copd, and only pft can elucidate that. Triggers for sob or asthma have to be sought, as things like gerd, or allergies can be circumvented to avoid exacerbation. Dusts and dust mites are other triggers at night or laying down. Talk to your doctors as you may both find your triggers and help you. ...Read more
Have asthma COPD stiffness in the back of my neck some chest tightness breathing a little off today but no other symptoms?
Go to ER: These could be the symptoms of a heart attack. Cal. 911 ...Read more
Can COPD cause burning, tingling sensations in the upper back lung area? It feels like my upper back and chest is tight and heavy feeling.
Not usually: COPD usually causes shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing. The sort of symptoms you are describing may be something more significant. I would get checked out by your doctor. He or she can listen to your lungs and maybe get blood tests or a chest xray. ...Read more
Chest pains chest very tight. I have asthma and COPD. No history of heart problems. My heartbeat per minute is between 60 to 66. Please help ASAP?
Go to ER NOW!: Your chest pain and tightness can be lung-related (asthma, COPD, PE) or heart-related (heart attack) or muscle-related or acid-related (heartburn, reflux). Heart attack, PE, asthma attack or COPD exacerbation can all be life-threatening. You say you take isosorbide mononitrate which is a heart medication. GO TO ER ASAP for IMMEDIATE EVALUATION. ...Read more
I recently had pneumonia. I also have congestive heart failure and copd. Now, whenever I just walk to the kitchen, I have chest tightness. What should I do?
28 yo. Quit smoking two weeks ago. Tight chest. Pft nov Fvc 79 fev1 98% pft feb Fvc 110 fev1 115. Fev1/Fvc 83%. Both have low pef. Copd? Asthma?
Hard to tell,: With those findings, further testing is needed. Unlikely to be COPD, given your age, please keep the follow up with your doctor / pulmonologist for continuity of care and better management, take medicines as prescribed, good luck ...Read more
Chest tightness not other lower back pain no pain on left side no sweating I do have asthma and COPD a little difficulty with breathing?
Have moderate copd. Sick one week now. On z pac but feel worse. Pulse ox 98, pulse 84, no fever. Bp 130/88. tight chest, cough, fatig ue, weak, stuffy, mild sob?
No cough or sputum but I have a wheeze and tight chest. Pred. Value spirometry is 83%. Is this COPD or late onset asthma?
More information pls:
COPD patients typically will produce more sputum or mucus when they cough. Your symptoms may be either but without a history of smoking, asthma is more likely. Since you have had a PFT, asking for the
FEV1/FVC ratio will help your physician determine whether there is a component of restriction as well. ...Read more
Bottom left lung feels like its not getting air. Sort of in the left corner. Whole lung feels tight, feel kinda sore. Had an xray a month ago when it started came back clear. Could this be COPD or athsma or something. I a smoker with a family and medical
PFT...: The best way to see how the lungs are functioning is to get pulmonary function testing. This will diagnose airway obstruction and determine if the obstruction, if present, is reversible (ex. asthma) or irreversible (ex. COPD). An x-ray tells you what the lungs look like but not how well they are working. Ask for a PFT! And, quit smoking ASAP to decrease airway inflammation! ...Read more
Depends,: The prognostic point scale for COPD is found here: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/297664-overview#aw2aab6b2b6aa. ...Read more
Barrel chested" is a term used to indicate increased chest diameter due to hyperinflation. It is commonly seen in copd?
Yes..: Barrel chest, when present, is most commonly seen in copd. But, patients can have COPD without being barrel chested. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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
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 more
My father who is 60 and has COPD is having very bad pressure in his chest with no congestion... What could that be?
Hy doc. I have barrel chest in my left chest and copd. Can I fix my chest to normal with surgery? Or can it fix by go to the gym? Thank you
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?
Serious: This needs to be evaluated by a physician. You are at risk for cardiovascular disease (heart attack) as well as worsening lung disease. ...Read more
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?
COPD: Tends to cause increased lung volumes (hyperinflation, flattened diaphragm), IPF does not. COPD often results in lung destruction with bulla formation, so the lungs look hyperlucent (darker) on xray, IPF does not, IPF causes fibrosis/scarring, resulting in increased "lung markings". There are other distinctions, but not enough space here! ...Read more
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