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Lungs Rattling 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
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
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
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
See below: Please share more details...I would be happy to answer. ...Read more
My fiance has short sporadic issues with breathing from time to time. Says it feels like someone pushing on her lungs. What could it be?
I have pain in my left bottom lungs when i lean forward i feel more pain pain only occurs when breathing and sometimes exhaleing what to do?
See md: should see md, have cxray ekg, and ABGs and as per ur md ...Read more
Having issues breathing been tested lungs are fine everything looks fine recently had kittens then this started suddenly had cats longtime no problems?
??: I am not sure what you are asking? ...Read more
Vague : Your question is too vague and non specific. Please give more specific information. ...Read more
Possibly.: That is a definite possibility. It would be very important to have this medically evaluated. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Interesting : More info needed. Do you feel as if you have a cold, or is there a cool/ cold sensation? ...Read more
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
Absolutely: Ammonia can be very irritating to the lungs. ...Read more
I am a 38 year old female with asthma. My breathing test showed I have the lungs of a 51 year old?
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
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
Why do I always pay attenction to my breathing? Like something i feel i'm not breathing right. Or breathing light. Lungs checked out ok.
Vague: The duration of your potential habit may determine if you need to see a dr. If you have other symptoms, don't hesitate and be examined. ...Read more