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Silly question i'm sure, but does the use of a cpap machine help increase lung capacity? Endurance?

Silly question i'm sure, but does the use of a cpap machine help increase lung capacity? Endurance?

No: Logical question, but sorry - CPAP won't increase your lung capacity nor endurance, if it did every elite athlete would own one! ;-) exercise is the safest and healthiest. Talk with your sports medicine doctor to get an "exercise prescription". ...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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I came from the emergency room today and was checked with an xray and did cardio electro test nothin bad.Anyway to increase lung capacity. Lung hurts ?

I came from the emergency room today and was checked with an xray and did cardio electro test nothin bad.Anyway to increase lung capacity. Lung hurts
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MORE CONDITIONING: Not sure what "lung hurts" means but it sounds like you have some chest pain on exercise- since you are listed as a 17 year old and had negative EKG and cardiac screens, it is unlikely from your heart and more likely musculoskeletal&deconditioning. Consider pulmonary function testing to see how your lungs are doing, If you are a smoker, stop smoking. As you get more exercise you will improve. ...Read more

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Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Lung capacity: To some degree, yes. But this is limited to the physical capacity of the lungs. Cardiopulmary function may improve as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to put an end to this wheezing, clean out lungs, increase lung capacity?

What is the best way to put an end to this wheezing, clean out lungs, increase lung capacity?

See allergist: You cannot increase your lung capacity at your age. If you have frequent wheezing and a productive cough, you should consult an allergist. You cannot fight this battle alone. ...Read more

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I have asthma and lately even with my medication, I feel very short of breath. Is there any way to increase lung capacity?

I have asthma and lately even with my medication, I feel very short of breath.  Is there any way to increase lung capacity?

Asthma: It might be something more than just your asthma or it might simply be an asthma exacerbation as it is viral season. I would definitely see your asthma specialist as you might simply need a more thorough controller therapy asthma action plan. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if jogging increases your lung capacity?

Can you tell me if jogging increases your lung capacity?

Lung capacity: Yes it does. Regular exercise does help with your lung capacity. Initially to increase it, and as you keep it up, you have less chance to loose capacity quickly as you age. Best of luck, but do not go overboard! ...Read more

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Would things like blowing out through straws or kid blow toys help expand lungs and increase lung breathing capacity? Other suggestive techniques ?

Would things like blowing out through straws or kid blow toys help expand lungs and increase lung breathing capacity? Other suggestive techniques ?

Possibly helpful: Some evidence exists for using positive pressure or incentive spirometry to enhance lung capacity. Any deep breathing exercise or activity such as swimming or playing wind instruments may be helpful as well. JDF1? ...Read more

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If I work out for a long time, can the air capacity in my lungs increase?

If I work out for a long time, can the air capacity in my lungs increase?

Define air capacity: If by air capacity, you mean your lungs vital capacity, then no. Your vital capacity is dictated by your anatomy (it's a function of your age and height). But if you're referring to your vo2max (maximal aerobic capacity) then yes, since this is a measure of oxygen use and indirectly, physical fitness. ...Read more