pigeon chest

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Pigeon chest (pectus carinatum) is a feature in which the front central part of a person's chest sticks out forwards, resembling the protruding breastbone area of a pigeon. Usually, pigeon chest is a feature that a person is born with, and becomes more prominent in appearance as he grows from childhood to adulthood.
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Fibromyalgia
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How to cure pigeon chest?

Surgery

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Treatment is usually either conservative or surgical.
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Pigeon chest goes away with puberty?

Sometimes

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Pectus deformities of the chest can change with growth but usually do not go away completely. The reverse is also true in that they can worsen during that time.
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How pigeon chest is treated in adults?

Surgery

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Usually the pigeon chest or pectus carinatum does not need any treatment. They don't cause any harm. But surgical correction is possible only for cosmetic reasons if it is really bad.
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What causes the pigeon chest deformity?

Longitudinal growth

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When parasternal cartillage has accelerated longitudinal growth at the time that the sternum still maturing, the sternum many deflect anteriorly (carinatum, pigeon) or posteriorly (excavatum).
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How to cure pigeon chest with home remedy?

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Pectus carinatum is caused by cartilage overgrowth, leading to protuberence of the sternum. Since it rarely causes a hemodynamic issue, surgery is usually for cosmetic reasons. If you think you know of a home remedy for this, feel free to try it.
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I hav a pigeon chest.how do i get rid of it?

Knock knees

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The alignment of your chest is how your Skelton formed as you developed. In order to change the alignment of the bones you would need an osteotomy where the bone is cut and a plate & screws or other device is used to hold the new alignment until it heals in about 8 wks. Unless you have pain from your alignment it may not be for you
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I have pigeon chest. iam 23 yrs female treatment?

Likely nothing

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Pectus carinatum is best operated when young. Unlikely to cause you physical trouble. If not very exaggerated in the appearance, you likely should leave alone. Thoracic surgeons and some pediatric thoracic surgeons are interested in, and expert, in the condition.
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Is a pigeon chest and barrel chest the same thing?

No

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A pigeon chest is a deformity of the sternum in teenagers called pectus carinitum or excavatum. These are usually not responsible for any symptoms but are mostly cosmetic. A barrel chest is the result of COPD or emphysema and is an over expansion of the lungs from smoking resulting in the entire rib cage billowing out ke a barrel
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My mother has pigeon-chest. What should I tell her?

Stay call

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This a congenital deformity. Pt needs to keep active, avoid fumes & smoking (as everybody should), postural exercises. Be check by a PMR or orthopedic doctor to reviewed any other problem & if any severe problem & check a pulmonasry function to be on the safe side.
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Can pigeon chest (pectus carniatum) go away on its own?

No

Some muscle building of pectorals may reduce visual impact of the protrusion carinatum appearance. Most do not interfere with heart or lung function in some contrast to a rare problem with excavatum.
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