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I sometimes have difficulty breathing, like my lungs feel "heavy". No cough or colds & I havnt had an asthma attack for years now. What could this be?

I sometimes have difficulty breathing, like my lungs feel "heavy". No cough or colds & I havnt had an asthma attack for years now. What could this be?

Difficulty in breati: You have a past history of bronchial asthma and it can be an attack of asthma with or without infectious process like bronchitis or pneumonia.The fact is asthma can always come back if there is a trigger. You need to see your doctor and need a pulmonary function test after clinical evaluation, and xray chest exam. Then you can be treated with inhaled steroids, bronchdilaters with/without antibiotics. ...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'm not sick, I don't have a cough however my right lung feels heavy and full but only when I'm laying down in bed... Help?

I'm not sick, I don't have a cough however my right lung feels heavy and full but only when I'm laying down in bed... Help?

See to see MD: It's difficult to ascribe a cause for that symptom. The only way to get an answer is to see your physician for an exam and a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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Heavy phlegm comes out when I cough. Does this mean that I have poor lung health?

Heavy phlegm comes out when I cough. Does this mean that I have poor lung health?

Not necessarily: Sputum production can come from postnasal dripwhich normally results from allergies. Also, some patients with sputum have gastroesophageal reflux disease. From a pulmonary standpoint, many patients with a variety of respiratory disorders complain of sputum production. To be sure what's causing the sputum, I would recommend a full history by a physician. ...Read more

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Burning in lungs and heavy cough from two years, I consulted doctor and he suggested to do some test and gone through all test based on tests doctor?

What tests were done: Not possible to diagnose on this forum without more data. Your doctor who ordered the test will work with you to try to find out the cause of your symptoms. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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My lungs feel heavy when breathing but no shortness of breath also I have dry cough. Is this a normal sickness or should I be worried?

See physician: Asthma can present like this, rather than with wheezing. A number of lung problems can have only a dry cough as you do. See your physician. An evaluation, including breathing tests and a chest X-ray can get to the root of the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more

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For the past 5 years I've had silicone-like balls productve cough. My lungs feel heavy. Laughin or cardio provokes it and causes shortness of breath.

For the past 5 years I've had silicone-like balls productve cough. My lungs feel heavy. Laughin or cardio provokes it and causes shortness of breath.

Please follow up: This may be caused by a number of conditions. I would suggest a chest radiograph and a review of your asthma.
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Lung cancer late symptom are cough with blood weight loss what are the earlier symptoms?

Lung cancer late symptom are cough with blood weight loss what are the earlier symptoms?

None: It is rare for early lung cancer to have symptoms at all. The vast majority of patients with symptoms unfortunately have advanced, incurable disease. There are data suggesting that screening may be of help in certain high risk populations but at the end, reducing risk by not participating in the consumption of tobacco products is the best you can do. Be healthy. ...Read more

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I'm loosing weight, finding dried up blood in my nose, and I have a cough, which is getting better. I don't smoke, so it can't be lung cancer, can it?

I'm loosing weight, finding dried up blood in my nose, and I have a cough, which is getting better. I don't smoke, so it can't be lung cancer, can it?

Very unlikely: From the information you provided the risk of lung cancer is minimal. You may try applying a small amount of an emollient in the nares. Do apply only small amount as you do not want the emollient to be inhaled.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I have pain in my lower right lung. I am non smoker. Breathing is fine. No blood in cough. There is no weight loss. What can it be. Can?

Hi Doctor, I have pain in my lower right lung. I am non smoker. Breathing is fine. No blood in cough. There is no weight loss. What can it be. Can?

Pleurisy: Could be pleurisy which is essentially pain with breathing. Numerous causes-sometimes unable to isolate cause. Could be musculoskeletal which cause more symptoms with movement. Could try OTC analgesics/ application of heat/cold compresses. If no improvement in 36-48h or if symptoms worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in rite lung while breathing deep+pain in rite shoulder+feeling of sand bag at rite lung+heaviness of rite arm n leg+fever+dry cough often?

Sharp pain in rite lung while breathing deep+pain in rite shoulder+feeling of sand bag at rite lung+heaviness of rite arm n leg+fever+dry cough often?

Need chest xray: The pain with deep breathing suggests pleuritic pain (due to inflammation or fluid between the lung and chest wall). The fever and dry cough suggest infection. The pain in shoulder could be due to pain from fluid/inflammation involving the diaphragm known as "referred pain." a chest xray and/or ct scan of chest would be helpful to determine if there is fluid outside or inside the lung. ...Read more

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Lungs feel heavy for 3 months. Shortness of breath. Dizzy. Drs ruled out asthma. No cough. Quit smoking 4 months ago. What is this?

Lungs feel heavy for 3 months. Shortness of breath. Dizzy. Drs ruled out asthma. No cough. Quit smoking 4 months ago. What is this?

Cough: Lung symptoms are challenging because part of it is your description of symtoms, then is our interpretation of what you say. Requires reexamination, ordering test (blood, xray, pulmonary test etc). Your age and smoke pack history is essencial because smoking is associated with emphysema, lung cancer, heart disesase, other cancers and other conditions that can cause diziness, fatigue. ...Read more

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I quit smoking marijuana ive been a heavy user but now I stopped cold turkey and I cough out phlegm with brown specks and left lung hurts sometimes?

I quit smoking marijuana ive been a heavy user but now I stopped cold turkey and I cough out phlegm with brown specks and left lung hurts sometimes?

See a doctor: The symptoms might be caused by irritation of your airways or lung tissue, but might also represent an infection of the airways (bronchitis) or lungs (pneumonia). It is best to see a doctor as soon as possible. If you develop difficulty breathing in the meantime it would be best to go to the ER. Good luck! ...Read more

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pallative lung cancer ad weight loss 8 stone to now 6, in the last week cough as gne much worse n she's sleepin mre is this signs of end of life comin?

pallative lung cancer ad weight loss 8 stone to now 6, in the last week cough as gne much worse n she's sleepin mre is this signs of end of life comin?

Unpredictable: From what you described, the patient is terminal, however, it is not feasible to provide a time line of events that may happen.
You are to be commended for providing care to a person at the end of life.
May God bless you and the patient! ...Read more

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Already on zpac for ears and sinus infection day 4 Still feel horrible no engery very thick heavy dry cough lungs burn low grade temp?

Already on zpac for ears and sinus infection day 4 Still feel horrible no engery very thick heavy dry cough lungs burn low grade temp?

You want to: Revisit your doctor, it may still be a viral disease, but looks like your lower airways became affected too, so you may need more Rx medications as bronchodilators, best wishes ...Read more

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33yrs old smoker persistent cough, right sided back ache, fatigue, no weight loss, healthy appetite, anxiety leads me to believe I have lung cancer?

Possible; unlikely: Lung cancers are rare in patients your age, but they do occur. You should see your doc about these symptoms, as you will need some further evaluation. This could be a number of other things as well. ...Read more

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Weight gain, swollen ankles more left, cough more then 2 months, head aches, chest pain when eating, irregular periods, enlarged lymnodes in lungs, ?

Weight gain, swollen ankles more left, cough more then 2 months, head aches, chest pain when eating, irregular periods, enlarged lymnodes in lungs, ?

See your doctor: 2 months of systemic symptoms and enlarged lung lymph nodes could be caused by a chronic infection of some types of blood or lymph cancer. Sometimes these things are hard to sort out but you should be working closely with your regular doctor or a pulmonary (lung) specialist. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and woke up this morning with my chest feeling heavy, minor cough and its alittle tough to breath at times. What do you recommend I do?

I'm 18 and woke up this morning with my chest feeling heavy, minor cough and its alittle tough to breath at times. What do you recommend I do?

Breathing tough: If you woke up the difficulty breathing and have a cough, there is a good chance you are suffering from a case of asthma like symptoms. If you have never had this problem before, you will need to see your doctor for the diagnosis and treatment. He/she will need to listen to your lungs to determine what is going on. This is necessary so you can be provided with the correct treatment. ...Read more

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My chest is heavy, it's alittle hard to breath and I have a slight cough, what do you recommend I do?

My chest is heavy, it's alittle hard to breath and I have a slight cough, what do you recommend I do?

Seek help: It sounds like you have some sort of respiratory infection, whether it be tracheobronchitis or an early pneumonia, is hard to tell - with limited info, it's possible its something else. I would encourage you to be evaluated inperon so that you can initiate a good treatment plan, and more urgently if you are developing progressive chest pain, shortness of breath or just feeling quite unwell. ...Read more

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Why can't I take a deep breath without coughing? I feel constant weight on my chest and pain when I cough.

Why can't I take a deep breath without coughing? I feel constant weight on my chest and pain when I cough.

You have a: Respiratory disorder. It sounds like you need to a doctor and figure out what's going on (bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia are just a few of the possibilities). ...Read more

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What shall I do in order for mucous to release out from my chest? As I have heavy cough that leads to headache.

What shall I do in order for mucous to release out from my chest? As I have heavy cough that leads to headache.

Non- productive: Cough- drink plenty of warm liquids to help thin out the thick mucus clogging up the airway and take an expectorant (guaiafenesin) to loosen it up. This should ease up your headaches. If someone can do chest percussion on you that would be great too- this will help mobilize the mucus and you should be able to cough them up. ...Read more

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Please help I feel like I have got a heavy chest like a need to cough a lot but don't have a cough? I'm feeling very worried?

Please help I feel like I have got a heavy chest like a need to cough a lot but don't have a cough? I'm feeling very worried?

It's a sign: "Heavy chest" is a sign to go to the E.R. if one's doctor is not readily available. Chest heaviness or pain can be a heart attack. One should not drive herself (it's safer to go by ambulance). If she turns out not to have heart attack symptoms, the E.R. will also have evaluated for chest problems such as a collapsed lung or a pneumonia. A chest x-ray, EKG, and labs can be done quickly at the E.R. ...Read more

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I have a cough and I observed that I don't produce that much phlegm now after 6 days but I feel some heaviness in my chest. What is it?

I have a cough and I observed that I don't produce that much phlegm now after 6 days but I feel some heaviness in my chest. What is it?

Chest "heaviness": The only way in which this can be answered is for you to be examined, your chest auscultated with a stethoscope and possibly undergoing a chest x-ray if felt necessary by the diagnosing doctor. If this continues or you have any trouble breathing see somebody ASAP. Good luck and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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For 2 month have heavy coughing when cough slight pain in chest do not smoke and also have history of asthma?

For 2 month have heavy coughing when cough slight pain in chest do not smoke and also have history of asthma?

Need better control: This suggests that your asthma is not well controlled and the heavy coughing has led to costochrondritis (inflammation of the rib joints). Need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bronchitis and besides the cough I have a heavy feeling in my chest. Like it is tight. Is it a normal symptom of bronchitis?

I was diagnosed with bronchitis and besides the cough I have a heavy feeling in my chest. Like it is tight. Is it a normal symptom of bronchitis?

Yes: Frequently with bronchitis one can have an abnormal feeling in the chest.
However, if you become short of breath, or if your temp. Goes above102, then you should be seen by your DR ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more