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Symptoms Of Hyperinflated Lungs
Asthma 3 months after pneumonia. Symptoms of hyperinflated lungs and hyperventilation syndrome. I know I need to see my dr, but what can I do for now?
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Copd at age 27? Had pft and diagnosed with asthma. 3+ months ago I had pneumonia. Now I'm having symptoms of hyperinflated lungs.
COPD: COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. On xray...One will very commonly find hyperinflated lungs (by rib counting. Rough and dirty way). You should have pft's if you haven't already. Your not smoking I hope. There is good medical treatment out there. Go to your pcp or pulmonologist. ...Read more
Hyperventilation syndrome vs. Hyperinflated lungs? How do I find out which one I have. Pft dr. Said I have asthma. My symptoms match chv. Need help...
Follow your doc: Follow your doctor's advice and don't diagnose yourself. Symptoms can overlap between different entities and if they started you on a treatment plan, follow it. ...Read more
58yr male 40yr smoker quit hyperinflated lungs flat diaphragm no symptoms can I live almost normal longevity waiting on breath test scared to death! ?
.: Hyper inflated lung with flat diaphragm usually means possibility if COPD are very real. Especially with a 40 year habit. ...Read more
Yes & No: Hyperinflated lungs are larger but that's not good. Rather than being elastic, the lungs are more rigid and stretched out which makes them less efficient and less able to clear out stale air and contaminants. This is often seen in COPD. So, it's not like they're really larger in that there's more surface area for gas exchange. ...Read more
Air trapping: Means you have air trapping disease. The degree and severity of it can be determined by a complete pulmonary function test, the fef25-75, fev1, dlco, mvo2 and cat scan thorax. The prognosis and morbidity will depend on these as well as the current cardiac status. Need to consult pulmonologist. ...Read more
R/O COPD: Over Inflated Lungs can be caused by COPD=CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE the majority is caused by tobacco abuse. You need full exam /labs /CHEST CT/ Pulmonary Function Tests PFTS with DLCO) Then depending on results a Pulmonary Consult with Lung Bronchoscopy and biopsy. ...Read more
Strive for control: The goal of asthma treatment is best lung function possible, least amount of symptoms (day, night, exercise) all on the least amount of medications. Hyperinflation can be seen with uncontrolled asthma with air trapping, but best evaluated with spirometry. An asthma specialist can help you achieve the goals. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Asthma is an inflammatory airway condition that causes airflow obstruction resulting in hyperinflation. Asthma controller medications (typically inhalers or nebulizer therapies) can help alleviate the inflammation and bronchoconstriction causing obstruction and air-trapping. Discuss this with your md to help determine an appropriate treatment strategy. ...Read more
Yes: By definition, asthma is a reversible airway disease (or at least partially reversible). When properly treated, the lung function should return to normal and with relief of bronchospasm and airway inflammation, the hyperinflation should resolve. If hyperinflation does not resolve, other lung problems need to be investigated. ...Read more
Diagnosed with hyperinflated lungs due to untreated asthma, I have to do another X-ray next month. What does that mean?
This: Is a good question to ask the clinician who ordered it. ...Read more
Hyperinflated lungs. FVC 123% predicted, FEV1 115% predicted. FEV1/FVC 93% predicted. DLCO 81% predicted. SOB. COPD diagnosis?
See below: None of the numbers you mentioned indicate hyperinflation. That number is from the TLC. All the numbers you listed appear normal (except the FVC, which is just a little high - we don't worry about high - it means nothing). Nothing you listed suggests COPD either - not even remotely close. ...Read more
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