... I have been suffering from a chronic cough and throat clearing for over 2 years.It started out as a severe case of bronchitis--when one round of Levaquin didn't help, I was put on prednisone and another round of Levaquin. The infection and congestion went away but the cough/throat clearing did not. I have always felt that the violent, non-stop coughing damaged something in my... (0 replies)
... Hi...the body type is usually ectomorph. If the type runs in your family...you might have picked up the tendency (weakness within your lung) towards some of the qualities of that body type.
Regarding your collapse, you might never have had one until later years (maybe during/after an illness such as a cold/flu) if you didn't do the type of hard exercise you... (1 replies)
... is to show that collapsed lungs aren't just common in tall, skinny guys. ... (1 replies)
... That would make a huge difference. Also the location is important, whether these are actual nodules in the lungs vs hilar nodes, which can be from benign conditions. CT scan should be helpful, and I would wait to see what that shows. ... (6 replies)
... I went out with my step dad today to help at his work but for the first half hour I didnt have a mask? There wasnt anything in the air, but I had cut some metal and copper pipes and shred plastic stuff.
Should I be worried? Should I go see a doctor? Lungs feel fine but I know that they can get scared by small bits and all. (0 replies)
... f coughed up sputum showed levels of Eosinophil that topped the scale, a strong indication of poor asthma control. Other tests showed that the deeper areas of my lungs were in poor shape. ... (12 replies)
... Hey all,
I have been having a problem this winter with my lung capacity. My lung capacity has been particularly low at certain times, especially when I first wake up in the morning. I used to be an asthmatic, but have since been reevaluated and my doctor tells me I no longer have asthma. This problem is puzzling to me because in the summer and fall, I did a lot of... (0 replies)
... The lady had me repeat it multiple times as i wasn't doing well with it but i was doing it correctly. She told me it wasn't good that my lungs weren't performing well and i should get them checked though ofc, i never did because i wasn't feeling any need to as i was not having any breathing problems. ... (1 replies)
... What you are describing could be fluid building up in your lungs. I think you need to see your Dr. and get a chest xray and exam. You may get some relief from sleeping on 2-3 pillows, but you really need to see your Dr. ASAP. Are you on oxygen? That may help if your oxygen saturation is low. (3 replies)
... to start OK over the past 2 weeks I have been noticing that when I do something other than sitting down be it walking up stairs or around the kitchen cleaning my lungs kind of burn and i feel out of breath once it comes on it can take a day to go back to being bearable again. ... (0 replies)
... Go to a doc asap, blood in phlegm is a sign you might have something inside your lungs! (1 replies)
... even though every doctor has "diagnosed" "hyperventilation syndrome", couldn't this be due to poor gas exchange in the lungs caused by COPD? ... (0 replies)
... I had the same type thing happen when I quit smoking years ago. It was chalked up to the lungs clearing out all that tar and getting used to normal. Since they haven't found anything, I'd give it a couple more months to see if your lungs get adjusted. ... (1 replies)
... on my birthday 23 dec 2014 i decided to quit smoking as i saw a video about lungs filled with tar, i smoked my last cig and said good buy to the bad habit. ... (1 replies)
... also confirmed that my breathing was normal as well as my blood pressure. I occasionally have very light chest pains, but I can't confirm if it is coming from my lungs or not because it there is a pain when I grab the skin or muscle on my chest and no pain when I apply pressure. ... (0 replies)
... Hi....congratulations on the decions you've made to move forward. I agree that you know the answers of how your lungs are doing at this point and how they can improve as you continue to not smoke and drink. ... (2 replies)
... he three antibiotics. The last six months were every day. Definitely no fun, but I tried to stay busy so I wouldn't think about it too much. They went into my lungs and took a sample six weeks ago. The disease is still there. I have an appointment in January to see what they are going to do. I am seeing pulmonology. ... (3 replies)
... Did your Doctor take a chest X-ray? I would get one, as that would ease your mind about if it is or not your right lung. I have acid reflux and Gerd. I'm on medication and works great. Get that x-ray, see it it has anything to do with the lung, then let's talk more. Sorry to say, I know a lot about lungs. (1 replies)
... My husband had coughed up blood tinged mucus, so went to emergency room, oxygen level at 60. Took chest xray, cat scan, he was spitting up so much blood could not keep oxygen mask on, intubated, took echo cardiogram, heart treat, took to ICU on October 12, still on October 24th the doctors don't know what it is.
Took 58 blood tests, all came back negative, so they have him on... (0 replies)
... I had a ct of my chest done on Wednesday to check my lungs because I had an abnormal PFT with extremely low DLCO, and prior to that, experienced low pulse-ox following a surgery (80's). I'm a non-smoker and have never smoked and my doctor's office called this afternoon with my ct results. The test said I have a minimal collapsed airway with a small pericardial effusion. Does... (0 replies)