... have they scoped your throat and stomach. How do your blood read. Have they scanned your lungs. Did they do a biopsy on your lungs ? ... (13 replies)
... They go on about anxiety or stress being the cause don't think they quite understand that breathing discomfort whether from my lungs or the rigidness from the abdominal distention creates the anxiety i spent year's believing all was down to ibs or ibd and dietry issues alone now i'm not so sure and think it's more the copd and possibly liver related just how do i get my doctor... (24 replies)
... I was recently diagnosed with Bronchiectasis! Most of the symptoms apply to me except coughing up phlegm! My cough seems dry and non-productive. I was sent to a Pulmonary Doctor and he ordered a CT scan and ex ray to come to this conclusion. I've also done a Pulmonary Function Test. Treated for a month with prednisone and a rescue inhaler. Now on Montelukast Sodium... (5 replies)
... I would think with your lung issues and bloating, the following are possibilities: I would wonder about your liver function and think you need to have liver enzymes checked along with ferritin levels for iron overload (hemochromatosis). This could relate to the brown marks on your arms and torso. Another rather uncommon thing would be alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, which is... (24 replies)
... emphysema around 6 or 7 year's ago they performed the respirioratry test's and my lungs were like the lungs of a 78 year old man i'm on a symbicort 200 inhaler but it doesn't help much. ... (24 replies)
... January, I started experiencing shortness of breath again. Another CT scan showed my lungs to be all clear. ... (0 replies)
... No need to apologize for a late reply. I just appreciate you take the time to reply. Your input is insightful & informative.
The Dr. appointment went well. I was VERY nervous during the x-ray. I even asked the tech if I could have a look afterwards. He obliged. Lungs looked pretty good except for one tiny part at the very top of my right lung (the culprit of the last two... (7 replies)
... Hi...sorry for the late reply, it's been a busy week.
How was your appointment with the surgeon on Wednesday? and how are you feeling this week?
You're going through the grief process, and that's part of your depression. Your thinking will change as you heal and you become more active.
Regarding your thoughts.....totally understandable considering the very active life... (7 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)
... 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... (7 replies)
... is to show that collapsed lungs aren't just common in tall, skinny guys. ... (7 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)
... 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)