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What to do if I have hyperinflated lungs and asthma?

What to do if I have hyperinflated lungs and 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

Lung (Definition)

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


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Is it possible for you to reverse hyperinflated lungs caused by asthma?

Is it possible for you to reverse hyperinflated lungs caused by asthma?

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

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What can I do about hyperinflated lungs due to untreated asthma?

What can I do about hyperinflated lungs due to untreated asthma?

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

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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?

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?

Asthma uncontrolled: It seems your asthma is not controlled. A pneumonia can trigger asthma symptoms and they can linger for a while. You need an inhaler to help you breathe. I would go seek immediate medical attention if you are having trouble breathing. ...Read more

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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...

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

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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 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 more

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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?

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?

Anxiety or Asthma: Could be either or both. A visit to a pulmonary specialist would clarify that, following thorough medical exam & pulmonary function tests. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe: Hyperinflation of lungs is sign of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD). There are several types of COPD asthma being only one of several. Need more test and history to be specific. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have asthma& have constant lightheadedness as sole sx? Awaken sob, no wheezing. Chest xray shows hyperinflated lungs. Nonsmoker.

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 more

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Do I have tobacco lungs or asthma?

Do I have tobacco lungs or asthma?

Not sure: 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.
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Why do my lungs fell wet im 18 and I have asthma

Why do my lungs fell wet im 18 and I have asthma

Wet mucus?: If by wet you mean "muscusy" this is not uncommon in asthma. However, it may also indicate something else like an upper respiratory infection and should be checked by your physician. ...Read more

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Does being less stressed affect the lungs recovery from asthma?

Does being less stressed affect the lungs recovery from asthma?

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 more

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Daughter has very small lungs. Are these warning signs for asthma?

Daughter has very small lungs. Are these warning signs for asthma?

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

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I have asthma I usually have itchy lungs does that mean I'm about to have an a attack?

?: Not quite sure about "itchy lungs". Do you mean they begin to feel tight or your throat is scratchy. Are you associating this feeling with an allergy you have (cats, dogs, etc) that makes your skin itchy and then you may have an attack? ...Read more

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I am a 38 year old female with asthma. My breathing test showed I have the lungs of a 51 year old?

I am a 38 year old female with asthma. My breathing test showed I have the lungs of a 51 year old?

Need better control: Lung age is a meaningless number. Your test seems to show that your asthma is not under control and adjustments need to be made. Most people in your condition are able to return to normal lung function ("age") with treatment. ...Read more

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I have had asthma for several years. It seems to be getting worse. Could it be from scarring in my lungs?

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 more

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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