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Is a pigeon chest and barrel chest the same thing?

Is a pigeon chest and barrel chest the same thing?

No: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Pigeon Chest (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How to cure pigeon chest with home remedy?

How to cure pigeon chest with home remedy?

?: 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. ...Read more

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I have pigeon chest. Iam 23 yrs female treatment?

I have pigeon chest. Iam 23 yrs female treatment?

Likely nothing: 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. ...Read more

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How to cure pigeon chest?

How to cure pigeon chest?

Surgery: Treatment is usually either conservative or surgical. ...Read more

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How pigeon chest is treated in adults?

Surgery: 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. ...Read more

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If a person have pigeon chest is he medically fit?

If a person have pigeon chest is he medically fit?

If there are no: symptoms of shortness of breath or rib pain, and Lung Function tests are normal, he is medically fit . ...Read more

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Sir person having pigeon chest,is he medically fit?

Sir person having pigeon chest,is  he medically fit?

Yes: I would make sure there is no family history of sudden death and if the father is still alive and I would strongly suggest a echocardiogram of the heart to make sure there is no cardiac issues and I feel that the patient would then be declared medically fit ...Read more

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Sir if a person has pigeon chest ,is he medically fit?

Sir if a person has pigeon chest ,is he medically fit?

Yes: only very rarely, is a chest wall deformity so severe that it would impair physical performance. These patients do not have any limitations generally. ...Read more

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Can i workout by doing chest exercises to improve pigeon chest?

No: At your age you will not alter the shape of the chest but depending on your muscle mass size you may end up minimizing the appearance of your sternum. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pigeon chest, what to do to make it more invisible ?

What to do if I have pigeon chest, what to do to make it more invisible ?

Cover up: Cover up with baggy clothes or consider having surgery to decrease the size. You should consult a thoracic surgeon. You should also consider at 50 you have had this for a very long time and whatever you are trying to accomplish, the surgery is not a walk in the park. ...Read more