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Increase Lung Capacity
Silly question i'm sure, but does the use of a cpap machine help increase lung capacity? Endurance?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have asthma and lately even with my medication, I feel very short of breath. Is there any way to increase lung capacity?
Would things like blowing out through straws or kid blow toys help expand lungs and increase lung breathing capacity? Other suggestive techniques ?
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
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