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What Does Having A Barrel Chest Mean
Shape of chest: A "barrel chest" is the change in shape of a chest due to emphysema. When the lungs get destroyed from smoking (most often), it is hard to blow the air out of the lungs, which causes the lungs to get bigger with the trapped air. Thus, the chest changes shape to look like a "barrel.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chest pain: Most chest pain in teenagers is cause by chest wall muscles or bones and is harmless. You can confirm that by pressing the area with your hand and if the pain is cause by pressing you have confirm it. However, rarely the pains can be caused by rare lung or heart diseases, so if the pain is not reproduced by pressing on the chest wall, you should see your doc and get evaluated. ...Read more
Virus in chest: The common cold tends to have "flavors." there are chest colds, nose colds, and nose colds, each in general caused by a slightly different class of cold virus. Chest colds tend to be caused by the "parainfluenza" viruses. It does not imply anything wrong with the lungs. People with a tendency toward asthma may get sicker with chest colds or get an asthma attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest pain: It means something is either inflammed or not getting enough blood supply, so either way you should never take chest pains lightly until you have been seen and a diagnosis and treatment nailed down for you. ...Read more
No.: There is no known medical correlation / link between chest size and penis size. A person with a large chest could have a small, medium, or large sized penis, and the size of the chest does not correspond to the size of the genitals. Each person has a unique anatomy. ...Read more
Usually nothing un-: -less you suffer from chronic lung disease. Check your family history & see if it runs in your family. If no respiratory symptoms, may be genetics. If symptomatic get in touch with a pulmonolgist (sp). Cheaper way is to see your PCP for evaluation & get referrals if needed. ...Read more
Shortness of breath: We increase our rate and depth of breathing when our body needs more oxygen to be delivered to the tissues. This happens with rest or when anemia or heart failure or low oxygen environment produces a supply deficit. Shortness of breath is the sensation of working to breath in enough air to satisfy the body's demand for oxygen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several causes: Lymphadenopathy can be due to both benign and malignant causes. Benign causes include sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and other disorders. Cancer or lymphoma can cause lymphadenopathy. This needs to be further evaluated by a physical examination, possibly a ct scan, and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more
No: Blue extremities can mean low oxygen levels but this could occur in lung, heart or vascular diseases. There are also rheumatologic (arthritis) type illnesses that can cause the extremities to appear blue or black. It is best to show your healthcare provider this problem to help determine why it is happening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ekg said short st.. what's this mean and what causes it? Also does a normal ekg mean I'm not having a heart attack?
Pattern between S&T: Waves in EKG. Study: https://goo.gl/RBVB3n. EKGs actually miss most heart attacks because (to be continued). ...Read more
Normal: The normal limiting factor for all mammals when exercising is they reach the limit of their heart's ability to increase the supply of oxygenated blood delivered to the muscles performing exercise. As we approach this normal physiologic limit, our tissues switch from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism producing an oxygen debt which must be repaid and causes the sensation of shortness of breath. ...Read more
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