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Doctor insights on: Low Lung Volumes

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How do you treat low lung volume?

How do you treat low lung volume?

Lung volumes: Low lung volumes are not treated per se. The underlying disorder is what gets treated. ...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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What percent of lung volumes on tlc is bad also rv frc and vc?

What percent of lung volumes on tlc is bad also rv frc and vc?

Less than75%is reduc: Lung volumes are calculated based on ht, wt, age, sex and race. Therefor reduced volumes are related to your predicted values and not spesific numbers. Less than 75% would suggest a reduced volume. There are many causes of restrictive disease. ...Read more

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If something is wrong with my lung or lungs will my oxygen generally be low?

If something is wrong with my lung or lungs will my oxygen generally be low?

Not necessarily: Your lungs come with a lot of built-in reserve. That is, functionally they can do far more than you need to, unless you're running a triathlon for example. That said most lung diseases will not affect your oxygen levels until very far advanced. ...Read more

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What r the medications given for lung pneumonia and for low long pls, thanks?

What r the medications given for lung pneumonia and for low long pls, thanks?

Ambiguous: Antibiotics. And for as long as it takes to get better. Usually for at least ten days.

There is no way to be more specific. It depends on the history, the kind of pneumonia, and all kinds of other variables. ...Read more

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I feel like my lung capacity is really low, when I breath I can only breath for 4 scoundrel maximum, and I breath really often?

I feel like my lung capacity is really low, when I breath I can only breath for 4 scoundrel maximum, and I breath really often?

Lung capacity: I am not sure what is meant by 4 scoundrel. Please let your parents know about your concerns. They can make the decision if this needs medical attention. Take care. ...Read more

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Is having low grade tumors in the lungs and kidney considered good being that there non aggressive: regardless of a person being at stage IV. .

Is having low grade tumors in the lungs and kidney considered good being that there non aggressive: regardless of a person being at stage IV. .

Depends on Tumor: It really depends on the type of tumor, i.e. The diagnosis. Angiomyolipomas in the kidney and lung are generally benign and do not cause problems. Renal cell carcinoma with metastatic lesions in the lung has a much worse prognosis, although there are exciting new chemo options now available. More information is required. ...Read more

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Have 2 low grade tumors in the lungs and kidney with the lungs being primary. Would the next tumor they are going to biopsy be low grade as well?

Have 2 low grade tumors in the lungs and kidney with the lungs being primary. Would the next tumor they are going to biopsy be low grade as well?

Lung Tumor: If I understand you correctly, you have a low grade lung tumor that has spread to the kidney, and not two separate tumors. As a general rule, a new metastasis will have the same morphology as the original tumor, but, even so, a metastatic lung tumor, even if it is "low grade, " requires immediate treatment, which may include surgery, chemotherapy and irradiation, depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have 2 low grade cancerous tumors already in two separate parts of the body lungs/kidney would the next tumor found and being biopseed be low as well?

The grade: Is not as crucial as the cell type. It says you are using o2. Both lung and urothelial cancers are smoking related. Should you develop a third cancer, having 2 low grade cancers conveys no information about a third. Have you sought genetic testing? ...Read more

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My lungs have phlegm I think. Noticeable when I exercise. It even vibrates deep & low in my lungs, but I feel great & can breathe perfectly. Cause?

My lungs have phlegm I think. Noticeable when I exercise. It even vibrates deep & low in my lungs, but I feel great & can breathe perfectly. Cause?

Have it checked: Your friendly lung doc can do a thorough history and physical examination. He/she can determine if additional testing such as PFTs, CXR or CT are useful.

Good luck and all the best. ...Read more

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What does low density in your lungs mean?

What does low density in your lungs mean?

Not sure: I am not sure. What are you specifically referring to? A finding on chest xray or chest CT? ...Read more

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What is the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? My lungs are used to breathing much larger volumes through the chest and I can't stop it.

What is the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? My lungs are used to breathing much larger volumes through the chest and I can't stop it.

Treat cause: We breath different amounts during different times. Just like blood pressure and heart rate, body responds to what it needs. If you breath larger volumes, generally there are less breaths per minute. Hyperventilation without this can be due to a metabolic problem that keeps your body breathing excessively. See your doctor or more specifically a pulmonary specialist if needed. ...Read more

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How do you stop chronic hyperventilation syndrome? Either my mind or my lungs have become accustomed to breathing large volumes of air. I can't fix it!

How do you stop chronic hyperventilation syndrome? Either my mind or my lungs have become accustomed to breathing large volumes of air. I can't fix it!

Hyperventilation: People with panic attacks do hyperventilate, see your PCP for evaluation and work up try to teach yourself to breath slowly. ...Read more

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Tickling lung (right) and low fever. No other symptoms. What could it be?

Tickling lung (right) and low fever. No other symptoms. What could it be?

See below: Infection - viral most likely but figuring this out depends on other symptoms, history and physical exam findings. See you doctor for an evaluation if you are having chest pain, respiratory distress, high fevers or fevers longer than 5 days without resolution. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a low grade small cell lung cancer that is slow growing?

Is there such a thing as a low grade small cell lung cancer that is slow growing?

No.: One of the critical characteristics of small cell carcinoma is that they are fast growing. Other types of non-small cell cancer can be slower growth rate ...Read more

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I've been getting chest pains and tightness for a week. I am 29, the pain is not excruciating and I have a low peak flow in one lung. What do I do?

I've been getting chest pains and tightness for a week. I am 29, the pain is not excruciating and I have a low peak flow in one lung. What do I do?

See your Doctor: Chest tightness and pains could be from many causes, some minor and some serious. Perhaps it is simply from asthma or a virus. It could be something more serious such as some other type of lung problem or even a heart problem.
Your doctor will ask you more detailed questions and do an exam and then may need to do additional testing ...Read more

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Oxygen level be low if you had lung cancer?

Oxygen level be low if you had lung cancer?

See below: Yes it is possible depending on extent of lung involvement;. ...Read more

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Is low sodium normal in lung cancer. All other tests are fine. So us it cancet?

Is low sodium normal in lung cancer. All other tests are fine. So us it cancet?

See below: Sometimes lung cancer produce hormones that can cause low sodium; this may be related to the cancer, often seen in a form of lung cancer called small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

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I had half of a lung removed due to cancer. Now my blood oxygen level is very low. Will exercise help it?

I had half of a lung removed due to cancer. Now my blood oxygen level is very low. Will exercise help it?

Confusing: Removing half of one of your lungs should not have severe effects on your blood oxygen level is there are not other problems. See your doctor and ask for a more complete explanation of your functional status and whether or not there are other diseases affecting your blood oxygen level. ...Read more

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If a lung nodule grows to 1cm and its cancerous and taken out. What are the chances of cure or survival? The internet says it is still low.

If a lung nodule grows to 1cm and its cancerous and taken out. What are the chances of cure or survival? The internet says it is still low.

See braking bad: Need to know pathology results: small cell cancer vs non-small cancer vs mets - all will cast different prognosis. See oncologist for stats. ...Read more

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Recently discovered a 6mm lung nodule during ctshort history of smoking around 18-20 sociallyshould I be concerned as a high or low risk patient?

Low risk: Your smoking history is relatively short. A 6mm nodule would be observed for 3-6 months before repeating the scan. The overwhelming majority (>95%) of nodules seen on ct are benign. If you stopped smoking, congratulations. If not, strongly consider it. ...Read more

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I have a wet cough that has gotten better (tickle going away). Lungs clear on exams. Today I noticed a low noise by my trachea when I inhale deeply.

I have a wet cough that has gotten better (tickle going away). Lungs clear on exams. Today I noticed a low noise by my trachea when I inhale deeply.

Can be inflammation: Sometimes, when there is residual mucus in the throat or bronchus, it can narrow the airway passage. Narrowed passage can cause turbulent air flow when breathing in and out causing a noise like a whistle. If it gets worse or breathing is worse, see a doctor. If it gets better, mucus and inflammation are likely improving. ...Read more

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What can cause low flowpeak and feeling of full lungs in morning other than gerd. Only time I need rescue inhaler. Take Flovent 2x day. Suggestions???

What can cause low flowpeak and feeling of full lungs in morning other than gerd. Only time I need rescue inhaler. Take Flovent 2x day. Suggestions???

Could be your asthma: Asthma can be triggered by allergens, and if you seem to be awakening with those symptoms the triggers could very well be in your home. Pets? Mold in central air/heat ducts? Dust mites? An ionic or HEPA air purifier in the bedroom might help your symptoms. ...Read more

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Low lung volume. And Mild anterior compression at the T10 and T11 vertebral bodies is this why my back is in constant pain. What is a mild compression?

Low lung volume. And Mild anterior compression at the T10 and T11 vertebral bodies is this why my back is in constant pain. What is a mild compression?

Maybe: Hard to know without a more complete picture. Will say that both nerve compression and/or compression fracture could be quite painful ...Read more

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Could low oxygen (decreased lung expansion) decreases cardiac output?

Could low oxygen (decreased lung expansion) decreases cardiac output?

Possible: The heart needs oxygen as fuel to do its job. If oxygen is very low, the heart may not pump as well. ...Read more