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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
I am not short of breath but it feels like my lung are restricted but I just had a doc visit about 2 week ago listened to my lungs can they just stop?
Dyspnea: Do you feel short of breath while you're at rest but not when you are walking or exercising? If so this sensation may be more due to tension and anxiety. If you feel breathless with only mild or moderate exertion, then you should be evaluated with at least a chest xray, ekg and pulmonary function tests, as a simple exam with a stethoscope won't be sufficient to detect many abnormalities. ...Read more
Bad idea: You should sit at the edge of a chair and stay upright to help your lungs - this is difficult understandably. The best thing you can do for your twins is to keep them inside as long as possible. Studies recently have shown that each week after 36 is beneficial to brain and lung maturity. Get a cheerleader and a breathing partner. This is exhausting work especially in the summer. ...Read more
If there is a lesion or more in my lung and its too dangerous for a biopsy because of air pockets surrounding it how will they know if its cancerous?
Biopsy: The specifics of location and anatomy will have an impact. Additionally degree of disease in your lung will impact risk of biopsy. That said, if too risky for radiology guided biopsy, you may be a candidate for inreach/em-navigation bronchoscopy with biopsy. Again, risks greatly depend on your overall health, location of lesion, and conditions of lung/pulmonary status. ...Read more
Cardio EF at 35-40%, with left ventricle strength low.11 wks pregnant. Had virus in lungs & dr thinks affect heart. Shld work be restricted? What to do
Work should be: Restricted depending upon what you do. Heavy lifting and rigorous exercise is not in your best interest right now. Call your doctor and ask what sort of work restriction is appropriate. ...Read more
Musculoskeletal tension, poor posture, rounded shoulders, panic attacks, anxiety, asthma, & allergies has caused my chest to tighten & restrict lungs.
Dr. Trivedi, I can exercise but only short period. Stomach gets bloated/tight restricts breathing no matter what exercise. Lung/ heart function good. Y?
I've had a light brown spot on my chest for some time ad it's grown to quarter size, but now there's 7 more surrounding it. Could it be cancer?
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Hi. What is the meaning of recurring sharp sounding chest pains, a decline in exercise capacity and restricted by breathlessness. Many thanks.?
Many things: And unfortunately, all of them are dangerous. Whoever is experiencing these symptoms should be evaluated by a clinician, and quickly. ...Read more
I have things on my chest which I think could be warts, there's is one larger one and then a few little ones surrounding. What would I do to get rid?
Chest lesions: First you need to find out what they are. Do this by seeing your doctor or abBoard Certified Dermatologist. Then after an appropriate diagnosis treatment can be discussed and started. ...Read more
On the upper part of my chest there is a bug bite a bruise that has about an inch cumference surrounding it. Is this bad or would a sunburn affect it?
Needs evaluation: While this might be an ordinary bug bite which sunlight would not affect, it could be something nasty like a brown recluse spider bite which can advance and spread over several months. You should have someone look at this unless you actually saw the critter that bit you. ...Read more
What could red, raised patch of bumps on chest that feel like mosquito bites with surrounding skin turning black be?
Can muscles or nerves n ur back make chest feel tight and restrict a persons function. I got anxiety also. Lifting, riding n car irritate my breathing?
What could a small area of red, raised bumps on the chest that had a surrounding area of red skin where that surrounding area is now turning black be?
Could be. ...: Could be an infection, or possible insect bite. It would be helpful to view an image to give you a more informed opinion. ...Read more
What is cause of rightside upper chest pain. Seems to go up to big bone surrounding neck. I had 2 stents put in. A week ago I have 5 stents on lad?
TheStentWentThataWay: Well, young lady, thanks for the heads-up. If I could, I'd ask you a few questions like what the pain is like and what you do to bring it on etc etc but with your particular story and with studies that indicate that right-sided chest pain is actually more specific for heart-induced pain in the chest I would kindly suggest you pick yourself up from the computer and call your doctor--NOW-- ...Read more
Why ringworm on chest is spreading a little on the surrounding skin even if I use Clotrimazole on it for last 5 days since it appeared?
Make sure it is it: Sometimes it might take a week or 2 for those lesions to disappear, but make sure you have the correct diagnosis by visiting your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Tight feeling in chest, breathing feels restricted and heart beat can feel funny. Usually episodes of symptoms only lasting few seconds or minutes?
See cardiologist.: "Funny heart beat" can be anything from atrial or ventricular premature contractions. Considering your other symptoms however you should get evaluated by a cardiologist sooner than later and get an accurate diagnosis. Cardiac problems can be very serious and should not ge considered benign till evaluated by a cardiologist. ...Read more
I have mild to moderate exercised induced angina. Am I right in assuming that I should restrict my activity if I experience arm back, or chest pain as this would indicate possible damage to the cells or tissues of the heart?
Emergency: If you have cardiac pain you should seek help from cardiologist or er to rule out heart attack and protect myocardium from further damage. Do not delay. ...Read more
I'm feeling tired all the time and get out of breath easily I'm 21 chest feels restricted and also have abdominal pains?
Go to a doctor: What you are describing at your age can have many causes. These symptoms could be as simple as anemia (low blood count). Or a sign of heart, lung, endocrine, or many other disorders. You will need to see a physician, be examined and undergo lab and possibly x-ray testing to get an answer. ...Read more
I have a circular rash on my side with red surrounding it the same type of rashes are on my face and chest I also feel very weak with dry gritty eyes?
When I try to restrict calories and carbs I get a pressure feeling in chest and throat....What could this be.?
Not necessarily from low sugar
you can confirm by measuring your sugar with a finger stick test
although there are several important causes of chest pain, among which is heart disease, anxiety does typically cause throat and chest discomfort and the anxiety may be driven by your fear that depriving yourself of carbs is doing something bad. ...Read more
Breast cancer diagnosed, stage not yet confirmed. None appear spread to surrounding lymphs. 2 shadows on chest xray?
Complicated conditio: It's hard to answer. Obtain a copy of all medical reports & medical images (like the chest X-ray) to upload onto HealthTap Prime; or, discuss those results with your doctor at length. Depending on the X-ray appearance, those "shadows" could be metastasis (spread) of breast cancer - Stage IV if +ve biopsy - or be figments of imagination. Full staging should be completed b4 treatment. Best Wishes. ...Read more
I get brief chest pains in the center of my chest, under my left breast, and the surrounding area. Very brief. I can't tell if its from heart burn or not?
Possibly heartburn: You have to be more specific as to when you experience the pains, but heartburn (i.e. Reflux) is possible. Based on your age, it is unlikely that the symptoms are cardiac in nature. The pains could also be musculoskeletal. Check with your pcp, as all chest pains should be evaluated. ...Read more
Feel like my heart beat is getting weaker everyday and something surrounding it. Loss of appetite loss weight. Doing a catscan chest. Will that show anything wrong? Feel like not getting enough blood to pump. Blockage. Major headache like crazy
Your symptoms are: Not typical of any particular diagnosis. It sounds like your health care provider has initiated a work up which should help to identify a source for your symptoms. Follow his/her advice. Good luck. ...Read more
Numb head on an off for 1yr getting more regular pins and needles in extremities left eye sight now restricted chest tight. Doc said don't work 30yrs?
Seems neurological: From your short history it seems like your symptoms are getting worse. Are the pins and needles in all 4 extremities? Are you having blurry vision? Where is the head numbness? Any other symptoms such as balance problem, incontinence, weakness? Thinks to consider in the differential are MS, transverse myelitis, or other CNS pathology. The peripheral nervous system seems less likely... ...Read more
Always tired now. Dry mouth nose. Dull pain and fullness on my center and left side chest. Like something surrounding heart beat being weaker. What can be? I'm going nuts? I got X-ray ekg ft scan blood work. I get lightheaded slow beat then panic.
Chest symptoms: The symptoms you describe do not necessarily indicate a particular diagnosis. Central left chest pain can be a symptom of serious conditions and it is always better to be safe than to ignore it. You don't want to miss a cardiac problem. Consider seeing an internist or cardiologist, or an Inbox Consult on HealthTap. These little text boxes are too small for a detailed review of your history. ...Read more
Lungs: There are variations between humans, but on average the right lung weighs about 625 grams and the left lung weighs about 567 grams (it is smaller because of the heart). Weight variances are due to the amount of blood or fluid that is in the lung. Males have heavier lungs than females; weight proportionally to the weight of the rest of the body is 1:37 in males, and 1:42 in females. ...Read more
Yes but unlikely...: Cough as a result of the occasional cold virus is unlikely to cause any lung damage. Even the whooping cough in the unvaccinated is unlikely to cause lung damage per se (unless you're a newborn, in which case your risk of death in much greater). However, one could develop a pneumothorax as a result of coughing but it's unlikely unless underlying disease process. Check out http://goo. Gl/pqfybx. ...Read more
Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more
Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing. Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases. Html. Emphysema can't be cured because it is irreversible lung destruction. Smoking causes it, as well as other less common causes. To stop progression, stop smoking and other exposures. Other less common lung conditions may or may not be reversible. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: Depends on what setting. Acute repiratory distress syndrome can be 'stiff lungs' this means the elastic function of the lung is compromised for some illness. People are on life support with this. There are very rare diseases that can cause this as well. Need to know the clinical situation. ...Read more
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