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Push ups focus on which muscle region of the body?

Push ups focus on which muscle region of the body?

Push ups: While many muscle groups are involved, the chest muscles (pectoralis) are the main focus. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Vibration, seems my left lung. Lower. Know its not back muscle. Inside body. Have been out of breath for 3 days. But has improved today. Started today?

Vibration, seems my left lung. Lower. Know its not back muscle. Inside body. Have been out of breath for 3 days. But has improved today. Started today?

Suspect infection: That vibrating feeling, if with deep breath in/out in particular, could be an indicator of a lower respiratory tract infection (like a "walking pneumonia"). Probably best to see dr / urgent care and get a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Post pneumonia 9 wk. Had fluid right lung 2 wk ago. Using spirometer. Muscles in body feel weak at times. From levaquin (levofloxacin).? Healthy 35 yr old F

Post pneumonia 9 wk. Had fluid right lung 2 wk ago. Using spirometer. Muscles in body feel weak at times. From levaquin (levofloxacin).? Healthy 35 yr old F

Mgt/workup: Feeling tired after a pneumonia can be common. Monitor your temperature, eat well, rest and stay well hydrated. If there is a fever, the pneumonia may have recurred and a follow up appointment is advised. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight, before I exercise to gain muscle, so I can focus on the areas I want to build up. I have a fast metabolism. Would this workout?

I want to lose weight, before I exercise to gain muscle, so I can focus on the areas I want to build up. I have a fast metabolism. Would this workout?

Exercise: There's no reason you can't do both. Starting exercise while you diet, will only help you lose weight faster. Then you'll be closer to your goal at toning. Make sure you start slowly, and increase your exercise as your strength and tolerance improve. ...Read more

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How can you prevent tennis elbow from happening? If exercise, what muscles should we focus on?

How can you prevent tennis elbow from happening? If exercise, what muscles should we focus on?

Use brace: Gentle stretching of the arm is recommended almost immediately after tennis elbow develops
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it is important to look at the cause of tennis elbow to help prevent its recurrence. If you are an athlete and poor form or the wrong equipment caused the injury, get a professional coach to help you make the correct adjustments. Stretch before playing and ice your arm after playing. ...Read more

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I have muscle weakness, head aches, loss of focus eye and thought and the slightest exercise seems to make my internal muscles hurt for days. Any ideas?

I have muscle weakness, head aches, loss of focus eye and thought and the slightest exercise seems to make my internal muscles hurt for days. Any ideas?

Muscle weakness: headache, eye problems. These are symptoms that need to be evaluated by your doctor. Please see him/her asap. Lyme & Fibromyagia are a few of the possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are some good workouts to build lung capacity / muscle?

What are some good workouts to build lung capacity / muscle?

Cardio: Exercises especially swimming, treadmill or biking optimize lung function efficiency. Shoulder and upper extremity weights also build up chest muscles. ...Read more

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Could collaspe lung be caused by chest muscles being streched?

Could collaspe lung be caused by chest muscles being streched?

No,: Collapsed lung usually develops after lung tissue gets damaged and form Bullae (or bubbles). Cigarette smoking and genetics can cause these bullae. ...Read more

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Is your lung a muscle?

Is your lung a muscle?

No: No, the diaphragm is the muscle that you use when you breathe. The lung is an organ that allows gas exchange. ...Read more

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Can muscle tightness affect lung capacity?

Can muscle tightness affect lung capacity?

It might: If your muscles are tight, or painful, there will be limitation to expansion (inspiration) or expiration, making the lung capacity measurement less reliable. ...Read more

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Can lung tumors attach themselves to my spinal cord or muscles?

Can lung tumors attach themselves to my spinal cord or muscles?

Yes: Yes, lung cancer can get big enough to invade the chest wall and spine or can spread (metastasize) the spine and musculoskeletal system. .. ...Read more

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My friend has pneumonia in one lung and at th bus stop today he froze and couldn't move, it was like he pulled a chest muscle around lung? Cause?

My friend has pneumonia in one lung and at th bus stop today he froze and couldn't move, it was like he pulled a chest muscle around lung? Cause?

Need more info: How old is your friend? What diseases does he have? What you described sounds like a pulmonary embolism. Your friend should see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is muscle loss an early symptom of small cell lung cancer?

Is muscle loss an early symptom of small cell lung cancer?

"Paraneoplastic: Syndrome" may include muscle WEAKNESS but muscle loss is RARE. ...and only occurs when cancer is advanced and nutritional difficulties occur!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What does 70% lung capacity mean? Can it be caused by tight muscles?

What does 70% lung capacity mean? Can it be caused by tight muscles?

Usually seen as a-: -result of PFT's & it means after all the tests are done, it means you have 70% lung function compared 2 what is expected 4 Ur age, weight & height. Causes can be smoking, second hand smoke or some other cause such as asthma. ...Read more

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Why does my left lung hurt when I lie down on my left side. It has been happening for about 3 days now and I don't remember straining a muscle in my c?

Chest pain: The lung itself should not hurt unless you are having pleurisy which is inflammation of the pleura (lining) of the lung. Depending on your age, you have to make sure you are not having a heart attack, angina. If you have fever or chills and cough, you may have a pneumonia. A collapsed lung could cause pain but it is also associated with shortness of breath ...Read more

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Is it possible for acute bronchitis cause back muscle pains near the lung and chest?

Is it possible for acute bronchitis cause back muscle pains near the lung and chest?

If excessive cough: I would say that if you are coughing alot, then you could cause back and chest pain. When you cough for extended periods of time, the respiratiory muscles that are used in respiration are involved in the cough reflex. Bronchitis, is caused by inflamation of the bronchi and sometime virsus. You may have bronchospasm and excess mucus. A postbronchitis syndrome can produce cough that last months. ...Read more

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Does early stage small cell lung cancer cause muscle loss and malabsorption or are these later symptoms?

Does early stage small cell lung cancer cause muscle loss and malabsorption or are these later symptoms?

Lung cancer cachexia: Muscle wasting and weight loss ("cancer cachexia") are usually late stage occurrences; malabsorption is usually not the cause of these signs, but rather "hormones" released from the tumor cause a hyper metabolic state and also contribute to poor appetite. If you are already experiencing these problems, however, it is possible that the tumor - although localized (stage 1) is unusually active. ...Read more

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Yesterday was diagnosed with a strained muscle from coughing, today I've been getting popping feeling & sound in my left lung when breathing, normal?

Yesterday was diagnosed with a strained muscle from coughing, today I've been getting popping feeling & sound in my left lung when breathing, normal?

Bronchitis: Likely an infection that is causing you to cough so hard. You need a partial cough suppressant that makes the cough less harsh but still allows enough to bring up the mucus that is likely what is making the noises in your long. Some of the noise may be from swollen bronchial tubes causing wheezing. You should ask your doctor what to take. May need antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can a pulmonary function test detect if your lung muscles are properly working? Can it rule out anything if you feel like your having breathing issues

Can a pulmonary function test detect if your lung muscles are properly working? Can it rule out anything if you feel like your having breathing issues

PFTs: There are tests which can indicate respiratory muscle weakness. A pulmonary function test includes a number of measurements, which are helpful in making a diagnosis of obstructive or restrictive disease. ...Read more

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(all on left side) lung pain but not internal its more around the lung, no coughing, pain of ribs full, includes pectorals minor &major muscle? Ideas?

Muscular Pain?: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, did you had change in your schedule for work out or did you do extra push-ups or lifted heaving objects? How long you had the pain now? Also do you have shortness of breath or wheezing? Thank you ...Read more

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Pleurisy vs sprained muscle? Pain during inspiration right upper lung woke me up a 4AM. Not getting worse or better. Does pleurisy require an RX?

Pleurisy vs sprained muscle? Pain during inspiration right upper lung woke me up a 4AM. Not getting worse or better. Does pleurisy require an RX?

Not necessarily: Pleurisy is a viral infection that affects the lining of the chest cavity causing inflammation and irritation. The pain during inspiration is caused by the expanding lung touching the irritated chest cavity. Usually these symptoms will go away on their own as the virus clears the system. Rx meds are not necessarily needed. Can use Motrin to treat the inflammation and relieve the irritation. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with, for over a year, a tinglng feeling under my skin of my left breast. I also feel a tighting of muscles underneath in lung?

I have been dealing with, for over a year, a tinglng feeling under my skin of my left breast. I also feel a tighting of muscles underneath in lung?

Breast exam?: Have you had a breast exam or mammogram? I would recommend this to make sure there is nothing worrisome going on. If that is normal, you may be having spasm of your pectoral muscles. Try massage, alternating ice and heat, and anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen ...Read more

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If you had an "occult" lung cancer causing fatigue and muscle loss, how do you find it or even confirm that it is an occult tumor. Any other answers? TY

If you had an "occult" lung cancer causing fatigue and muscle loss, how do you find it or even confirm that it is an occult tumor. Any other answers? TY

Screening: If you have a risk factors such as smoking or exposure to certain chemicals, a chest x-ray or a low dose CAT scan is recommended for screening. Please talk to your primary care provider about this screening. ...Read more

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Could acute bronchitis cause back muscle pain in lung and chest?

Yes.: But it could also be a sign of complications such as pneumonia, pleurisy, or pneumothorax. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more