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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
Yes & No: Hyperinflated lungs are larger but that's not good. Rather than being elastic, the lungs are more rigid and stretched out which makes them less efficient and less able to clear out stale air and contaminants. This is often seen in COPD. So, it's not like they're really larger in that there's more surface area for gas exchange. ...Read more
Xray report diffuse reticular shadowing throughout both lungs with reduced lung volumes also the right side No large pleural effusion or pneumothorax.
Chest XRay - Latetal view demonstrates blunting of both costophrenic angles w/either small lung base pleural effusions are chronic pleural thickening.
If you have: previous chest X-rays to compare, that would be helpful in making the determination between mild pleural thickening(scarring) or effusion(fluid). There are numerous potential etiologies for each. Further imaging could include ultrasound, special chest xray views(decubitus views ), or CT scan. ...Read more
Lung capacity/asthma: Total lung capacity is the volume of air in the lungs at the end of maximal inspiration. Asthmatics can have higher lung volumes than normal people because their lungs become hyperinflated when they have attacks. They have trouble breathing all the way out, so the volume left over afterward, the residual lung volume, is also elevated. In severe asthmatics, fibrosis/scars can decrease volumes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spirometry results essentially normal spirometry. Hyperinflation questionable the single breath diffusing capacity is moderately impaired. COPD?
Possible: A reduced DLCO/Va points to damage or scarring in the lung tissue and emphysema (especially if you have been a smoker) or other interstitial lung diseases may be the cause. The normal lung function however is not compatible with COPD but then I don't understand what you meant by hyperinflation in the presence of normal lung function test. See a pulmonologist. ...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
Chesty cough>6wk,X-ray show lung well expanded no collapse/consolidation.licency of lung marking within both upper lobes.is it serious?clear phlegm.
NO: Air trappin is generally due to air OBSTRUCTION in the smaller lung (bronchial) tubes. S guess a VERY DEEP Breath ...held while the xray is taken could give an appearance of hyperinflation but Radiologist know the difference!!! BTW anxiety generally is associated with rapid shallow breathing...Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My spirometry:slight restrictive shape of curve.Moderate expiratory limitation.Examination for extrathoracic obstruction & expiratory trachealstenosis?
HRCT: Extrathoracic obstruction may result in changes in airflow both on inspiration and expiration depending on where the obstruction is located. If your physician is investigating an extrathoracic cause, an HRCT is indicated. Sometimes enlarged lymph nodes may impinge on the airway as one possible cause. The restriction is mild and may be due to a number of causes such as fibrosis or scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have acute bronchitis. My peak flow meter reads 350 when it should be 420 as per chart. Is it due to illness or is my lung function generally restricted? Can it be improved?
Peak Flow: Peak flow tests need to be evaluated with understanding of your past medical history, including history of asthma and any obstructive or restrictive lung disease, and history of spirometry. Peak flow measurements are usually evaluated as a % of a patients personal best, and this is only established with use at home for conditions such as asthma. In practice, I prefer a clinical exam and pulse ox ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Musculoskeletal tension, poor posture, rounded shoulders, panic attacks, anxiety, asthma, & allergies has caused my chest to tighten & restrict lungs.
Too many things: You have mentioned many things, and I am sorry you are suffering with them. For your lungs to feel restricted and be tight however, asthma and allergies (exacerbated by anxiety) seem to be the only pertinent conditions to look at for an explanation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Send us a picture: You can send us several photos of your rash: go to www.imgur.com At imgur you can upload the photo's anonymously. They will attach your photo's to a URL address. Then resubmit your question AND INCLUDE THE LINK (the web address). Then who ever answers the question will be able to see your pictures. Don't reply to me. Just ask the same question again with the link. Include history of rash. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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