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Are there lung or breathing problems associated with graves disease?

Are there lung or breathing problems associated with graves disease?

Lung and Graves: With hyperthyroidism such as in graves' disease, people can experience shortness of breath. However this is usually resolved with treatment of the hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease in itself, does not cause lung disease. ...Read more

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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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Can the physical symptoms of gad kill you ? My latest one being weird lung sensations but not breathing problems.

Can the physical symptoms of gad kill you ? My latest one being weird lung sensations but not breathing problems.

No: Physical symptoms of anxiety will make you uncomfortable, but won't kill you. However, are you sure the "weird lung sensations" are one of these symptoms and not something else. If you have concerns it would be a good idea to get a medical opinion. ...Read more

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I get breathing problems every time I do physical activity. I have done a lung and heart test but the results came out negative.What is causing this?

I get breathing problems every time I do physical activity. I have done a lung and heart test but the results came out negative.What is causing this?

Asthma, etc. : It sounds as if additional investigation is necessary. Exercise-induced asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, acid reflux and deconditioning (being out of shape) should all be considered. A visit to your doctor, a sports med doctor or a pulmonologist would be my recommendation. ...Read more

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My sister had a heart surgery the outcame was good but now she has fluids in her lungs. And also breathing problems?

My sister had a heart surgery the outcame was good but now she has fluids in her lungs. And also breathing problems?

See surgeon: How long ago? What operation? Valve may have failed- coronary graft may have obstructed other complications are possible but frequently fixable! ...Read more

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Is it possible for non smoking and from a smoking free family 17 yr/o to get lung cancer? Stiff back, sometimes breathing problems.

Is it possible for non smoking and from a smoking free family 17 yr/o to get lung cancer?  Stiff back, sometimes breathing problems.

No, it is not that s: Second hand smoke can cause lung cancer but it is uncommon and takes more than 20 years of heavy(daily ) exposure. You are fine.... just quit worrying about this issue. get outdoors and get daily exercise....you will then feel wonderful! ...Read more

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I have weird itching sensations in my lungs (not on my skin) and a bad dry cough, but no sinus or breathing problems. Never had allergies or asthma.

I have weird itching sensations in my lungs (not on my skin) and a bad dry cough, but no sinus or breathing problems. Never had allergies or asthma.

You need to be: examined/have your chest listened to. It sounds like you could be wheezing. Even without a history of asthma or allergies, it is possible to have them now. It also could be a sign of bronchitis or pneumonia, so please call your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Will TB scars cause breathing problems? Is oxygen therapy needed? In future when i conceive will it effect my lungs?

Will TB scars cause breathing problems? Is oxygen therapy needed? In future when i conceive will it effect my lungs?

Lung scars: While lung scars do decrease the alveolar total space and cause fibrosis, their effect is still dependent on the lung function. If you have an adequate lung function as seen in pft and dlco, you should not have much problem. ...Read more

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What is meant by my pulmonar doctor telling me my chest tightness and lung pain and breathing problems is due to ischemia of the lung?

What is meant by my pulmonar doctor telling me my chest tightness and lung pain and breathing problems  is due to ischemia of the lung?

Shrinking lungs : Your lungs are shrivelling up. If you're still smoking stop if not don't start again. Go have another chest x-ray and see your lung dr about solutions to make you comfortable. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

Chest dyspnea is a feeling of being short of breath, a feeling of not being able to fully expand the chest wall, such as due to pain after a ...Read more