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Doctor insights on: Pulmonary Hyperaeration

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


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My chest X-ray finding indicates: right apical pleural thickening and pulmonary hyperaeration. What does that mean?

My chest X-ray finding indicates: right apical pleural thickening and pulmonary hyperaeration. What does that mean?

Non specific: Apical pleural thickening is non specific but can mean possible previous infection, most common is tuberculosis. Hyperaeration if a real finding is seen in asthma and COPD. Sometimes patients when told to take a deep breathe can over cooperate and simulate hyperaeration. ...Read more

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Is hyperaerated lungs treatable?

Is hyperaerated lungs treatable?

Not reversible: If the cause is known such as cops/emphysema it is treatable. There are people whose lung simply look hyperaerated but no disease, no treatment necessary. In asthma exacerbation, air trapping can occur and cause hyperaerated looking lung and if treated the cxr reverses. Hyperaeration by the way is a diagnosis made on imagings. ...Read more

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What is hyperaeration both lungs?

What is hyperaeration both lungs?

Emphysema: Hyperaeration means that the lungs appear more radiolucent on chest x-ray and over expanded. This is due to enlargement of the airspaces caused by destruction of the walls of the alveoli (air sacs). This finding is seen in Emphysema, a form of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. ...Read more

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Is coughing during the test of X-ray can cause hyperaeration of lungs as what stated in conclusion?

Is coughing during the test of X-ray can cause hyperaeration of lungs as what stated in conclusion?

No: Coughing causes movement and blurriness of xr or called movement artifacts. If the ribs and organs are clearly delineated, it would then be a good xr and the findings as noted would be accurate. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of hyperaerated lungs?

What is the meaning of hyperaerated lungs?

X-ray diagnosis: On X-ray the air in lungs looks black. Typically asked to hold breath for chest X-ray to examine them and hyper aeration means “blacker than expected”. Typical of asthma or other obstructive lung disease but can me normal in thin person or overexposed chest X-ray. ...Read more

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What do doctors mean when they say both lungs are hyperaerated?

What do doctors mean when they say both lungs are hyperaerated?

Hyper aerated...: This usually refers to lungs that have more air in them, typically noted on a chest x-ray. If there is airway obstruction, it becomes difficult to exhale so the lungs have more air in them and appear big and black on a chest x-ray. This is a finding common during an asthma exacerbation or a COPD patient. ...Read more

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I just had my xray done and the impression was: Hyperaerated lungs: R/O bilataral pulmonary emphysema. Is this treatable? I am not a smoker.

I just had my xray done and the impression was: Hyperaerated lungs: R/O bilataral pulmonary emphysema. Is this treatable? I am not a smoker.

Depend on your age: It is really depend on your age, and the other circumstances that gut you to have this condition.
this is a chronic condition, treatment for the symptoms, and to prevent it from making it worst.
the question is why you have it if you are not a smoker, is it a second hand smoking if you have somebody in the house that smoke.
is it environmental from work or regular local pollution.
follow your doctor. ...Read more

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My xray today showed mildly hyperaerated lungs, and mild bibasilar atelectasis. I have severe pain in my chest. Doc said bronchitis?

My xray today showed mildly hyperaerated lungs, and mild bibasilar atelectasis. I have severe pain in my chest. Doc said bronchitis?

Any wheezing?: Hyperaerated lungs and atelectasis can be signs of asthma and COPD. Bibasilar disease can sometimes represent superimposed community acquired pneumonia or mycoplasma infection. ...Read more

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My 3 babies have pulmonary hyperaeration (8yrs old), interstitial pneumonitis (7 y/o) and primary TB infection (5y/o.What best meds can I have for them?

Possible conditions: Each of these conditions may have a different underlying cause. Hyperinflation may be related to asthma/ bronchial obstruction. Interstitial pneumonitis is commonly associated with viral illnesses, but there are other causes. TB test all household members. ...Read more

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Why are my lungs hurting?

Why are my lungs hurting?

Pleurisy or muscle: Lungs actually have few nerve endings within the lung tissue itself. Most of the nerves are on the outer surface so pain is usually related to inflammation of the lining of the lung (known as pleurisy) or muscular. ...Read more

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What is lungs opacificification?

Descriptive term: This is a term used to describe the lung fields on an x-ray that show little change in degree of density between normally dense areas like heart and bones and the lungs. Dense areas like bone show up white, if the lung areas that are supposed to be filled with air show up white instead of dark, it implys that the lung tissue is filled with dense material like water making it opaque., . ...Read more

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Lungs have holes is it nescery for opertion?

Lungs have holes is it nescery for opertion?

????: Do you mean holes, like in collapsed lung or pneumothorax? If so, that usually needs a chest tube, or if recurrent a surgery to create more scr tissue in the lungs ...Read more

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What is bullae in lungs?

Emphysema: A bulla is an air space in the lung measuring more than one centimeter in diameter in the distended state. Giant bullae develop as a result of cigarette smoking. Patients with HIV and IV drug users can also have bullous lung disease. Patients may have shortness of breath with exertion or at rest. Surgical removal is called bullectomy. ...Read more

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Can lungs be transplanted?

Can lungs be transplanted?

Sometimes: Lung transplant (pulmonary transplantation) is a procedure which may be done with appropriate indications. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary atresia?

What is pulmonary atresia?

Congenital defect: Pa involves the valve, which is imperforate, and makes blood flow to the lungs dependent on other sources. If combined with a ventricular septal defect it can be repaired in most cases. If no vsd exists the right chamber is most often underdeveloped and repair is more complex. You should seek advice from your cardiologist who knows the details about your (childs) anatomy. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect lungs?

Several ways: The most common problem is pleurisy (pain on taking a breath) due to inflammation of the covering layer of the lungs. Lupus patients can also have infiltrates within the lungs, blood clots (pulmonary emboli), or bleeding into the lung tissue. Aside from pleurisy, most of these problems are very uncommon. ...Read more

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What is an mtc pulmonary test?

Tuberculosis test: A mycobacterium tuberculosis complex test (mtbc or mtc test) is a test for tuberculosis. In this case, the test is looking for tuberculosis germs in the lungs. ...Read more

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I've a dull pain in both lungs?

See your doctor: It is not clear what other symptoms you have and how you know for sure it is your lungs. ...Read more

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Are scars on the lungs serious?

Are scars on the lungs serious?

It Depends..: It depends on what was the cause of these scars are in the first place. Most "lung scars" are due to a condition that has resolved and therefore have little clinical significance. Larger areas of scarring might cause breathing problems. You should consult a physician as to the cause of the lung scars. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary bleeding dangerous?

Is pulmonary bleeding dangerous?

It could be: Small amount of bleeding are controllable. More significant amounts are much more challenging, possibly life threatening. ...Read more

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Is lungs sarcoidosis contagious?

Is lungs sarcoidosis contagious?

No: As far as it is known, sarcoidosis is not due to an infection and is not spread from person to person. ...Read more

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How does asthma affect my lungs?

How does asthma affect my lungs?

It narrows the...: ...Airways by the process of inflammation in the airway walls and so increases their resistance to air movement. ...Read more

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When do pulmonary oedema occurs?

When do pulmonary oedema occurs?

Pulm edema: Pulmonary edema is when the air sacks and tissue of the lungs fill with fluid. This has many causes but number 1 cause is heart failure, when the heart is unable to pump the blood effectively and the fluid backs up into the lungs. This can occur with sudden high blood pressure, a heart attack or if someone becomes overloaded and is retaining a lot of fluid from poor diet, or excess salt intake. ...Read more

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Can my ribs or lungs be damaged?

Yes: You can damage ribs with any trauma. Hence rib fractures. Lungs can be damaged many ways from trauma to smoking and inhalation of particles. Need to protect your lungs as much as possible. Other causes can include infectious one that will damage your lungs. ...Read more

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Can e cigs make your lungs bleed?

Can e cigs make your lungs bleed?

Not reported: I did a literature search and could not find any reports of hemoptysis - coughing up blood - related to e-cigs. However, if you have coughed up blood, this is always an urgent symptom and should be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. If there is a large amount of blood you should see a doctor urgently. While ecigs may prove to be somewhat safer than smoking, nobody really knows. ...Read more

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Could pulmonary embolisms return?

Yes: Newer guidelines from accp recommend long term blood thinning. Also the primary cause may be determined and this will increase your risk for them to return. Some patients require filter to be placed in the lower veins to prevent clot from reaching the lungs. Again risk factors must be determined. ...Read more

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Do lungs heal from dust exposure?

Yes: It will depend on content, amount, etc But the most imp is to avoid it or all ...Read more