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History of Chest pain, hurts when moving around, bending. when laying down back hurts between shoulder blade, rattling in lungs, difficulty breathing.

History of Chest pain, hurts when moving around, bending. when laying down back hurts between shoulder blade, rattling in lungs, difficulty breathing.

Too many symptoms--: For me to sort out what is going on in this forum, but many are serious enough that you should see a doctor ASAP!!! Good luck. ...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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Is it possible to have pneumonia without much of a cough? Could feel rattling in chest when breathing last night& have been having pain in chest& back

Is it possible to have pneumonia without much of a cough? Could feel rattling in chest when breathing last night& have been having pain in chest& back

For sure: I personally was very sick with fever and chills but no cough, It eventually was determined that I had right upper lobe pneumonia. You show have examination by physician and possible radiographic exam. One of major symptoms for community acquired pneumonia is chest pain. Of course musculoskeletal issues can also cause chest and back pain. ...Read more

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Lungs in fluid , problem in breathing and cuffing?

Lungs in fluid , problem in breathing and cuffing?

Several causes: Fluid in lungs can be due to several causes & it should be investigated by your doctor to determine appropriate therapy. Because the retained fluid in your lungs makes your lungs relatively stiff & makes it harder for oxygen to enter your body, it will lead to problems with breathing as the body tries to make up for this by breathing faster. Please consult a lung specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lungs and breathing?

What is the definition or description of: lungs and breathing?

God's organ: The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with the blood. Breathing is the act of moving air into the lungs to perform this exchange. ...Read more

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I'm always having a hard time breathing, is something wrong with my lungs?

Possibly.: That is a definite possibility. It would be very important to have this medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Elderly relative with breathing difficulties. Do lungs get tighter or smaller as people age?

Elderly relative with breathing difficulties.  Do lungs get tighter or smaller as people age?

Yes: The lungs do get "smaller" with age and lose some of their elastic recoil (ability to deflate with exhalation) but age alone should not result in breathing difficulties. It would be advisable to determine smoking history, other medical problems and evaluate with chest xray, breathing tests oxygen level and work to regain their breathing capacity when cause is determined. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to retrain your breathing? If your lungs are used to chronic hyperventilation is there anyway to reverse this?

Is there anyway to retrain your breathing? If your lungs are used to chronic hyperventilation is there anyway to reverse this?

Not really: Hyperventilation is either a physiological response to co2 or o2 levels in your blood sensed by the chemoreceptors in your brain or from an anxiety provoking mechanism (panic attack). So either you retain co2 due to copd/emphysema or you have high levels of Adrenalin from anxiety that stimulate hyperventilation. If the hyperventilation is from the latter you may try relaxation techniques. ...Read more

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Shortness of breathing esp. during work, but normal heartbeat. Clear lungs. Goes away if I lie down. Non smoker. Should I be worried?

Shortness of breathing esp. during work, but normal heartbeat. Clear lungs. Goes away if I lie down. Non smoker. Should I be worried?

Maybe: shortness of breath with exertion can be normal if the level of activity is extreme but if you are short of breath with exertion that would not make others short of breath then you should see a physician to be evaluated as there are many potential causes of this, some of which are serious. ...Read more

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Last week woke up because I felt like something popped in lungs & had a hard time breathing last night I felt the same pop & but breathing was fine?

Last week woke up because I felt like something popped in lungs & had a hard time breathing last night I felt the same pop & but breathing was fine?

Pneumothorax: the most obvious diagnosis in this case is pneumothorax. It is diagnosed by physical exam and chest xray. You are the right demographic for this, as a young woman. You should probably get checked for that with your doctor or Emergency Room.

Look up Pneumothorax on the internet and see if it matches up with what you have felt. ...Read more

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Will rhythmic breathing exercises everyday for 15-20 minutes help me with increasing my lungs capacity/size? To further assist me with my daily running?

Will rhythmic breathing exercises everyday for 15-20 minutes help me with increasing my lungs capacity/size?  To further assist me with my daily running?

No science here: Lung capacity / size increases some in marathon runners because of the extra extreme exertion changing the chest wall shape. There's no magic in rhythmic breathing -- i've seen only pseudoscience here. Unless you have asthma, it's your heart and not your lungs that limits your running capacity. Did you ever hear of real olympic or pro-team coaches incorporating this stuff? ...Read more

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Deep breathing causes strange cough. Is it my lungs?

Deep breathing causes strange cough. Is it my lungs?

Cough: No way to tell that for sure. There are many causes of cough to include airway abnormlities/ parenchymal or lung tissue abnormalities/ vascular abnormalities/etc. Recommend seeing your doctor! ...Read more

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Why might it be that my lungs hurts when breathing in?

Talk to your doctor: Often new chest pain comes from a lung infection such as pneumonia, especially if there is cough and fever along with it. Pain can stick around after chest trauma if your chest has been hit hard by something. There are many causes of chest pain so your doctor should help you sort it out. Some come and go while others get worse or at least need treatment to get better. ...Read more

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When breathing I feel cold in my lungs. 7 months pregnant?

When breathing I feel cold in my lungs.  7 months pregnant?

Need more info.: Are you short of breath? Coughing? Any fevers? Being that you're pregnant, certain diagnostic tests and medications would be prohibited. Your best bet, all things considered, would be a good local examination of the lungs to see if any treatment would be necessary or if watchful waiting would be more prudent. ...Read more

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When breathing I feel cold in my lungs. 7 months pregnant?

When breathing I feel cold in my lungs.  7 months pregnant?

Interesting : More info needed. Do you feel as if you have a cold, or is there a cool/ cold sensation? ...Read more

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Do preemies have difficulty breathing because lungs are tiny?

Do preemies have difficulty breathing because lungs are tiny?

Surfactant: It has more to do with the development of the lungs. They are not developed enough to stay open and hold air/oxygen well enough. During late pregnancy the baby's body produces what is called surfactant and it helps the lungs expand and stay open with out collapsing so that air/oxygen can go through the lungs. ...Read more

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At what gestational age are babies lungs developed that they won't need help with breathing?

Varies with situatn: Some can be born at 32 weeks and have no issue(mostly females) and some will have poorly developed lungs at 40 weeks (infant of diabetic mother). The main info i give parents is to expect 50% to need oxygen rx if born at or before 36 weeks. ...Read more

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I am a 38 year old female with asthma. My breathing test showed I have the lungs of a 51 year old?

I am a 38 year old female with asthma. My breathing test showed I have the lungs of a 51 year old?

Need better control: Lung age is a meaningless number. Your test seems to show that your asthma is not under control and adjustments need to be made. Most people in your condition are able to return to normal lung function ("age") with treatment. ...Read more

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I always feel the need to take a deep breath into my lungs. Feels if I don't I will stop breathing because I can't get air to them.

I always feel the need to take a deep breath into my lungs. Feels if I don't I will stop breathing because I can't get air to them.

Very common symptom: I have seen this many times through the years. You might be surprised to hear the commonest cause is poor diet, particularly all the sweet stuff. This results in a vitamin deficiency that affects the autonomic nervous system that controls the normal breathing mechanism. The first thing to do is to get rid of the sugar across the board. ...Read more

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Am having dyspnia a ery hard breathing with no coughing or chils , i feel that my lung capacity is decreased specially at night why?

Several causes: Dyspnea that is gradually progressive, worse at night, without cough could be due to several different causes. It could be due to infection, obstructive disorders such as asthma, or restrictive conditions such as lung fibrosis. A lung specialist can do detailed exam, measure your lung function by spirometry to identify pattern of lung disease & recommend appropriate investigations to find cause. ...Read more

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I've had difficulty breathing for 2 years. It feels like I only get my lungs half full. I've seen many specialists & no diagnosis yet. Thoughts?

PFTs: It depends what kind of tests you have had done. "PFTs" or pulmonary function tests can give much insight into patients with breathing problems. Rarely, obesity and problems with your nervous system may lead to difficult getting air into your lungs. ...Read more

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I hear a whizzing like sound when breathing while sitting(only sitting) but apparently its not my lungs cause i got it fully checked. what can it be?

Probably fine: It is possible that the whizzing sound is from your nose or throat. If you do not feel short of breath, dizzy, chest pain or have a cough, it might just be that you have nasal congestion or or large tonsils. ...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