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Where Are Lungs Located In Your Back
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
Other symptoms?: Usually, conditions that cause pains from the lungs, or from the lining surrounding the lungs, would cause respiratory symptoms - cough, shortness of breath, wheezing - while those causing back pains would cause more postural symptoms - worse when sitting, or walking, or lying down, or bending over. That's one way to tell, but a directed physical examination by a doctor would be ideal. ...Read more
Yes: But only if you quit smoking now. Lung function will improve, and exercise may help. ...Read more
Pain in my back for a week and a half radiating from right to left side in my middle region where my lungs are? Not getting any better
Pain: Couple of things can cause these symptoms. Gall stones can do this. Gastric and duodenal ulcers can do this. See a MD (internist) to figure it out for you and then put you on right therapy ...Read more
I have a pain in my back. It feels like its right behind my lungs and and it spreads out quickly. I can't move or else the pain percies me.?
Smoked from the age of 15 to age 23... Quit for good and now I am 51. Since 28 years smoke free, are my lungs back to normal or always a concern?
Any damage: From past smoking would not be reversible. Lung function declines with age even in non smokers. Unless you were a very heavy smoker for 8 years there should not be major long term consequences. ...Read more
Yes: But it depends on how much damage is already done. If there is chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema (COPD), smoking cessation will allow a little bit of healing but, more importantly, NOT DOING MORE DAMAGE. If it is milder, complete healing may occur. It takes years for things to get back to normal. The black coloring in lungs (anthracosis) will not change, but doesn't effect function. ...Read more
Time, usually: Most forms of pneumonia in children do not produce permanent changes in lung tissues, and with time and gradual increases in physical activity your child should recover uneventfully. If, however, they fail to do so, would strongly recommend they being seen by a pediatrician or pediatric pulmonologist. Truly believe and hope this will not be needed. Hope they get well soon. ...Read more
What could be the vibration sensation I feel all around my back when I breath? It's not my lungs.
As above: If it is bothering u, don't u think it is time to see your PCP? Good luck. ...Read more
How long does it take for ur body to get back to normal after smoking? I know my lungs will never be the same. I been smoking for 6 yrs.
Feels like there is fluid in my lungs after exercise. Is that normal? Not in greatest shape. Trying to get back in shape. HR after was 140 briefly
Deconditioning: If overweight and not physical activity, tachycardia and shortness of breath can occur with exercise Need a physician evaluation to rule cardiac problems. An approach will be healthy living and regular exercise starting with walking as tolerated and gradually increase intensity. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Hi I have c o p d bronkitus and ashma I have a pain in the middle of my back at the top and my lungs feel fealy heavy can you help please thank you?
Go see a doctor now: Please call your doctor and get it evaluated today. With your combination of lung problems, you cannot wait for this. You may need to go to the ER if your doctor can't see you. You need a definite diagnosis, and you will likely need some medications to treat this. The heavy feeling in your chest could be a sign of a heart problem, so don't delay. This is worrisome. ...Read more
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