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Hyperinflated Lungs Asthma
Strive for control: The goal of asthma treatment is best lung function possible, least amount of symptoms (day, night, exercise) all on the least amount of medications. Hyperinflation can be seen with uncontrolled asthma with air trapping, but best evaluated with spirometry. An asthma specialist can help you achieve the goals. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Yes: By definition, asthma is a reversible airway disease (or at least partially reversible). When properly treated, the lung function should return to normal and with relief of bronchospasm and airway inflammation, the hyperinflation should resolve. If hyperinflation does not resolve, other lung problems need to be investigated. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Asthma is an inflammatory airway condition that causes airflow obstruction resulting in hyperinflation. Asthma controller medications (typically inhalers or nebulizer therapies) can help alleviate the inflammation and bronchoconstriction causing obstruction and air-trapping. Discuss this with your md to help determine an appropriate treatment strategy. ...Read more
Diagnosed with hyperinflated lungs due to untreated asthma, I have to do another X-ray next month. What does that mean?
This: Is a good question to ask the clinician who ordered it. ...Read more
I had a CT of chest done and it showed hyperinflated lungs...Which could be asthma-copd-lung disease right? Could these cause atrial fibrillation?
Asthma 3 months after pneumonia. Symptoms of hyperinflated lungs and hyperventilation syndrome. I know I need to see my dr, but what can I do for now?
Hyperventilation syndrome vs. Hyperinflated lungs? How do I find out which one I have. Pft dr. Said I have asthma. My symptoms match chv. Need help...
Follow your doc: Follow your doctor's advice and don't diagnose yourself. Symptoms can overlap between different entities and if they started you on a treatment plan, follow it. ...Read more
Copd at age 27? Had pft and diagnosed with asthma. 3+ months ago I had pneumonia. Now I'm having symptoms of hyperinflated lungs.
COPD: COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. On xray...One will very commonly find hyperinflated lungs (by rib counting. Rough and dirty way). You should have pft's if you haven't already. Your not smoking I hope. There is good medical treatment out there. Go to your pcp or pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
27 years old with hyperinflated lungs? I have had chronic anxiety and stress and am wondering if this could have caused it or is it asthma or copd?
Thin ex smoker 28yo shows hyperinflated lungs in X-ray would it indicate asthma or copd? 12 pack year history. Fev values normal. Odds of emphysema?
Difficult todiagnose: A chest Xray alone cannot give detailed information about whether a patient has asthma vs. COPD. Many factors must be taken into account. A full set of pulmonary function testing in a physician's office with FEV1, FVC, DLCO etc. And a detailed history and physical examination is the first step. ...Read more
I had pain/ pressure in my chest/below my heart. I was sent for x-rays and it showed hyperinflated lungs but I don't have asthma, not sick, non smoker?
Is it possible to have asthma& have constant lightheadedness as sole sx? Awaken sob, no wheezing. Chest xray shows hyperinflated lungs. Nonsmoker.
Asthma, possibly: Hyperinflated lungs mean that there is too much air in your lungs that can't go out. Because of that you may be hyper-ventilating (breathing too much). If that is the case, carbon dioxide in the blood drops and you may become dizzy. If you are not treated by an asthma specialist (allergist/immunologist or pulmonary doctor), see one. Anxiety and tension can also cause such symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If tobacco lungs means chronic bronchitis (copd) your physican can probably test you for whether its asthma or copd. In either case -i kown this is easier said that done- you should quit and quit now! . Wheter bronchitis or asthma tobacco smoking only makes it worse.
There are many apps on line for smoking cessation. Look into them.
Good luck. ...Read more
Twitchy: It is neither weak or strong but more like twitchy. ...Read more
Yes: Asthma is a chronic condition. Stress affects all chronic conditions adversely. Addressing stress, and especially one's response to stress, must be an integral part of treatment of any person with chronic disease. Remember: our emotions and our physical body are tightly connected and one affects the other. All treatment must be holistic, addressing all issues in the person. Www. Bookonhealing. Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Persistent cough: I need to know more: your child's age? Was she born premature? Has she ever had respiratory problems before? In general children who develop asthma are often "atopic" that is they also have food allergies, environmental allergies and eczema. Symptoms of a persistent tight cough, rapid breathing and retractions: pulling of the muscles of the chest and abdomen, should prompt immediate medical evalua. ...Read more
I am a 38 year old female with asthma. My breathing test showed I have the lungs of a 51 year old?
I have had asthma for several years. It seems to be getting worse. Could it be from scarring in my lungs?
Family practice: Asthma is usually inherited. However it can be aggravated /made worse by smoking, allergies, and infection. Scarring from any of these may occur from recurrent episodes. Follow your drs advice and treatment. There is no cure, only preventative measures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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