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Severe Air Trapping
Severe pain and tightness in chest with trapped air in my chest is this a sign of any illness and what causes it how do I get rid of it?
Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation or referral to cardiologist. Take care. ...Read more
Occasionally when moving I get a single hiccup then a really severe pain in my centre chest. It feels like trapped air? What is it please? Thank you.
I get severe bloating, where i look 8 months pregnant. It feels like I have a balloon of air trapped in my gut. Gallbladder is gone.
Start w/ evaluation: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloating ; many are not due to the GI tract. Bowel "problems" often accompany GI disorders--whether functional or "organic." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Don't ignore if persistent, tenderness, pain. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
I have lymphangioleiomyomatosis and with it I have "air trapping". Do you know of any good exercises that i can do from home to help with it? Thanks!
Sometimes: If air trapping predated pneumonia (asthma or COPD) patient may have underlying condition that could lead to superimposed pneumonia. Pneumonia may exist with area of compensatory hyperaeration which is not air trapping,. Viral pneumonia certainly can be associated with air trapping. Common bacterial pneumonias usually are not air trapping. ...Read more
Air trapping is: usually caused by asthma, reactive airways disease, or bronchitis. Inflammation of the tiny airways leading to the alveoli get clogged or narrowed, which traps the air inside the alveoli. This is usually reversible by decreasing the inflammation in the bronchioles with steroids, anti-inflammatories, and bronchodilators. ...Read more
Obstructed airways: I think context would be helpful in order to answer this question satisfactorily. Air trapping is a symptom or sign of obstructed airways where the air has an easier time getting in than out. Conditions like COPD, Emphysema and Asthma are the usual causes and can be seen on xray as flattening of the diaphragm and on spirometry as a increased Functional Residual Capacity. Other causes are rare. ...Read more
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