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My lung sometimes feels tight. Does this mean that I have asthma?

My lung sometimes feels tight. Does this mean that I have asthma?

Perhaps...: I would need you to clarify exactly what you mean by "tight." then, there are pulmonary function tests that can be done to determine whether this symptom is due to asthma or something else entirely. These tests would be needed since the treatment would be different depending on the precise etiology of your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

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


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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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What is meant by my pulmonar doctor telling me my chest tightness and lung pain and breathing problems is due to ischemia of the lung?

What is meant by my pulmonar doctor telling me my chest tightness and lung pain and breathing problems  is due to ischemia of the lung?

Shrinking lungs : Your lungs are shrivelling up. If you're still smoking stop if not don't start again. Go have another chest x-ray and see your lung dr about solutions to make you comfortable. ...Read more

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Pain on my right side in my lung area. Can breathe fine it's just tight and hurts?

Need more info: Go and see a doctor if this persists. Cannot possibly diagnose over internet without an exam and possibly some imaging studies after a full history and physical exam.. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Black streaks in my mucus and tight lung feeling :( I'm 19 and smoked for 3-4 years ?

Black streaks in my mucus and tight lung feeling :( I'm 19 and smoked for 3-4 years ?

Stop smoking: The lungs are very delicate, used to extract oxygen from the air and transfer it to the blood. Filling them with soot is very harmful. 4 years of smoking isn't enough to result in cancer but within a few weeks if giving up smoking, the chest tightness and abnormal mucus should stop. ...Read more

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When I exercise, my chest gets really tight. I don't think this is an endurance problem. Could this be a lung problem?

When I exercise, my chest gets really tight. I don't think this is an endurance problem. Could this be a lung problem?

Possibly.: Chest tightness with exercise can be from a number of causes, the most serious being heart or lung problems. If one experiences tightness, an immediate evaluation by your physician is warranted. Exercise should be stopped until this evaluation occurs. ...Read more

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My chest gets tight randomly. It feels like my lungs cannot expand to their full capacity. Also i get an occasional shape pain. Is this alarming?

My chest gets tight randomly. It feels like my lungs cannot expand to their full capacity. Also i get an occasional shape pain. Is this alarming?

Are you anxious?: Anxiety/fear of the unknown can cause such symptoms. Go get some exercise and do some relaxing walks daily. It will likely all go away.It does not sound alarming to me..Not right now. ...Read more

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My lungs feel tight... Like someone is squeezing them and it hurts when I breathe. It happens randomly throughout the day... What's wrong with me?

My lungs feel tight... Like someone is squeezing them and it hurts when I breathe. It happens randomly throughout the day... What's wrong with me?

Probably... Asthma: 18 y/o Female says My lungs feel tight... like someone is squeezing them and it hurts when I breathe. it happens randomly throughout the day..Whats wrong with me? Probably developing Asthma if one did not already have it earlier in childhood. Usually an Allergen, dust, smoke, pollutants in one's current environment could be acting as Triggers to induce chest tightness. Fairly Easy to treat See MD ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more