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Doctor insights on: Severe Air Trapping

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Can air trapping be caused by pneumonia?

Can air trapping be caused by pneumonia?

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

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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!

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!

Walking: Your disease causes airflow obstruction. You need bronchdilator therapy like spirva or tudorza. You may need oxygen with activity, and pulmonary rehab where you will learn breathing techniques ie pursed lip breathing to improve air trapping. ...Read more

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What does air trapping in the lungs mean ?

What does air trapping in the lungs mean ?

Obstruction : Air trapping means that air gets into the lungs and can't get out easily. This description applies to asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema- disease known as obstructive lung doseases. ...Read more

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Can lungs air trapping be cured or treated, or is it permanent?

Can lungs air trapping be cured or treated, or is it permanent?

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

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What can cause Air Trapping in the absence of COPD/Asthma?

What can cause Air Trapping in the absence of COPD/Asthma?

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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Can air trapping be caused by asthma or is it always associated with smoking/copd??

Can air trapping be caused by asthma or is it always associated with smoking/copd??

Air trapping: can be caused by any obstructive lung disease including asthma, it is simply inability to fully exhale, disappears with good asthma control, ...Read more

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What is Air Trapping? Is it always related to Asthma/COPD, or can it be harmless/anxiety related?

What is Air Trapping? Is it always related to Asthma/COPD, or can it be harmless/anxiety related?

Air trapping.: Air trapping is found in people with COPD wherein they chronically breathe in more air than they release, expanding the lungs and making breathing inefficient. Air swallowing happens with anxiety. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed on a VQ scan with bilateral air trapping and was referred to a pulmonologist. I am only 22, and I have bad pain in my chest. Causes?

Mgt: I would suggest lung function testing with a DLCO and chest imaging to include a chest CT as indicated. If you smoke, please quit smoking. Your local chapter of the ALA has more information. I would advise asking about CF, COPD, A1AT deficiency, asthma. ...Read more