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I have been diagnosed with mild hyperinflation of the lungs, what does this mean? Is it serious?

I have been diagnosed with mild hyperinflation of the lungs, what does this mean? Is it serious?

Hyperinflation: Hyperinflation of the lungs, or retention of air in the lungs, is not a diagnosis. It is a physical finding. People who have asthma, emphysema, COPD and a few other lung disorders retain air in the lungs. If you smoke, stop now. Have you had a chest X-ray? Have you had spirometry or pulmonary function testing yet? These tests may help decide how serious your lung disease is at this time. 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 want to know how serious a chest xray result of mild hyperinflation is of the lungs is?

I want to know how serious a chest xray result of mild hyperinflation is of the lungs is?

That is a: Fairly nonspecific finding. It could indicate COPD, but could also potentially be normal if you took a particularly deep breath in. Tough to say without seeing the xray. Best course is to talk to your doctor about it...if there is concern for COPD, pulmonary function tests might be in order. Read more

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What does mild dependent atelectacis of lungs mean?

What does mild dependent atelectacis of lungs mean?

Collapse of air sacs: Atelectasis is a a complete or partial collapse of an are of lung. It happens when the tiny air sacs (alveoli) within the lung become deflated. 'mild' means that the changes are slight/minimal. 'dependent' means that the less inflated areas are in regions of the lung where gravity is pulling the tissue down - often related to the patient being in one position for a long time. Read more

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Can reflux cause mild edema of lungs?

Can reflux cause mild edema of lungs?

Reflux can hurt lung: I am not exactly sure what you mean by long edema but stomach juice that comes up and gets into the throat and spills into the lungs can cause significant damage. The damage certainly can cause swelling and edema of the lung tissue and can lead to pneumonia and pneumonitis. Read more

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I have had pnemonia twice in my early life and have been diagnosed with mild right basilar atelectasis. What can I do to strengthen my lungs? M

I have had pnemonia twice in my early life and have been diagnosed with mild right basilar atelectasis. What can I do to strengthen my lungs? M

Active lifestyle: I would consider an evaluation of your immune system if the two prior pneumonias were significant (ie hospitalized or required IV antibiotics), or if you have had other infections. Consider an evaluation of your lungs, as there may be a structural abnormality which is contributing to your lung issues. An active lifestyle will help prevent atelectasis. Read more

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Mild depent hyperemia in the posterior lung base?

Mild depent hyperemia in the posterior lung base?

Unimportant usually: Radiologist code intended to indicate slight excess fluid in the lower part of the lung field (posterior if lying down) due to the influence of mild excess volume in the blood vessels and effect of gravity and not typical of other causes. Description implies 2 issues- > usual blood vessel volume and cause as gravity and positioning. Danger is if this is being misinterpreted by the radiologist. Read more

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What is mild dependant atelectatic changes present in both lung bases?

What is mild dependant atelectatic changes present in both lung bases?

Not breathing deeply: Atelactic changes means your lungs are not full expanded. This is a non-specific finding that can be seen in healthy people. Read more

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I'm a young adult who went to a Respirologist and measured 70% lung function. Can this be caused from mild chronic dehydration? Is this normal range?

I'm a young adult who went to a Respirologist and measured 70% lung function. Can this be caused from mild chronic dehydration? Is this normal range?

70% of expected?: If you obtained a result of "70% of expected" for your age and body parameters, you need to be concerned. Most commonly, this is a heads-up that you may have mild asthma. What's this "mild chronic dehydration" stuff? Not drinking enough water can make you constipated, but it's not interfering with your breathing. Read more

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Hello, I have a constant burning (not extreme, just mild) sensation in my lungs for the past few weeks. I am breathing normally with occasional cough?

Hello, I have a constant burning (not extreme, just mild) sensation in my lungs for the past few weeks. I am breathing normally with occasional cough?

See physician: Given your smoking history and the fact that the symptoms are " constant" you should be examined by your doctor to rule out infection and heart problems. Occasional cough can be as simple as post-nasal drip or can be a warning sign of more serious pulmonary disease. Read more

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M23. Anxiety, palpitations (mainly b4 sleep/after meal), mild dyspnea, fatigue, s-shaped scoliosis. Ecg, echo, blood test/pressure, lungs-ok. What can I do?

M23. Anxiety, palpitations (mainly b4 sleep/after meal), mild dyspnea, fatigue, s-shaped scoliosis. Ecg, echo, blood test/pressure, lungs-ok. What can I do?

Diet and lifestyle: Assuming that your blood work including a thyroid function are normal. I recommend you eat a healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis. Avoid simple carbohydrates, alcohol, and excessive caffeine intake. Read more

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What does it mean when you have a mild plate like atelectasis in the lung?

What does it mean when you have a mild plate like atelectasis in the lung?

linear atelectasis: Lung collapse/atelectasis can occur for many reasons asthmatics get collapse because of mucus plugs in the airway. Sometimes aspiration causes atelectasis. Infection and tumor can produce atelectasis. Ateletasis can clear following disappearance of disease process. Plate-like atelectasis is usually minor area of lung collapse sometimes seen without obvious cause or scar from previous disease. Read more

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17 year old cardiac work up fine lungs checked and are normal, discomfort under left pec and mild sob at times?

17 year old cardiac work up fine lungs checked and are normal, discomfort under left pec and mild sob at times?

So far, so good.: Well, we can know for now that it's not the heart or the lungs. Could be musculoskeletal? Diaphragmatic? Gastrointestinal? Read more

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What does, "The lungs are hypoinflated resulting in mild perihilar and basilar bronchovascular crowding" mean? What are treatment methods?

What does, "The lungs are hypoinflated resulting in mild perihilar and basilar bronchovascular crowding" mean? What are treatment methods?

Exhaled: It sounds like the X-Ray was taken following exhalation rather than inhalation. Nothing is wrong, but if there is a ny concern, another ray can be done. Read more

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Should I take advair 100/50 for mild/moderate asthma or should I try fix my lungs naturally? I'm afraid of some of the side effects I've read.

Should I take advair 100/50 for mild/moderate asthma or should I try fix my lungs naturally? I'm afraid of some of the side effects I've read.

Define "naturally": I agree there is no proven natural remedy if you're talking about herbal supplements, etc. Now, if you have allergic asthma, immunotherapy is shown to improve asthma control. This is a long-term process by which your immune system is changed with regular injections of allergen extract (also referred to as allergy shots). Some would consider that more natural. Read more

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I'm 60 yrs old female my echo shows mild mr, mild to moderate tr rvsp 45mmhg, mild pah, no lung issue r results too threatening? Is tr problm major here?

I'm 60 yrs old female my echo shows mild mr, mild to moderate tr rvsp 45mmhg, mild pah, no lung issue r results too threatening? Is tr problm major here?

Effect of PH: Pulmonary hypertension if seen in the echo should be further investigated with a right heart catheterization to see if left sided valvular heart disease is contributing to it. Also tr is due to ph most of the times and is called functional tr. Very rarely there could be structural tr not related to ph. Please talk to your cardiologist as well as a pulmonlogist experienced in ph. Read more

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Does mild lung fibrosis get worse gradually?

Usually: Usually the fibrosis gets worse (unless it was from a scar due to a previous infection) but it would also be dependent on the cause for the fibrosis. Talk to your doctor about it. Read more

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What are mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung? Are these dangerous?

What are mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung? Are these dangerous?

Emphysema: Is a disease of the lung which is either caused by smoking or a genetic disorder. Emphysema destroys lung tissue and creates holes called blebs that look like Swiss cheese holes. By themselves, they are not dangerous, but they can lead to pneumothorax (collapsed lung). Since they are associated with smoking, they can be the location of future lung cancer. So please STOP SMOKING. Read more

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Mild scarring is seen in the right lower zone of my lung, what does it mean? I don't even have history of tb. How do I get this?

Mild scarring is seen in the right lower zone of my lung, what does it mean? I don't even have history of tb. How do I get this?

Information.: Scarring in the lung can occure for many reasons. Any type of occult infection can cause it. An asymptomatic blood clot can cause it. If it doen's cause a functional problem it may be you don't hae to worry about it. However, you should have periodic chest xrays to be sure it is stable and not progressive. Read more

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What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?

What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?

Benign findings: Dependent atalectasis is just compression of the dependent lungs when lying down. A normal finding, mild bi-apical scarring is simply symmetric scar formation at the top of both lungs, usually associated with aging. Don't worry. Read more