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Why do I have crap lungs?

Inspired by this post - I have breathing problems when exercising that I don't think are asthma. Has anyone else ever had an issue like this and if so, what is it called and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Apr 1, 2016 - 7 answers

Cat has lots of fluid on her lungs

My 2-year-old cat is at the veterinarian’s office overnight. I’m afraid she may not have much time left. I’m looking for more information than I’ve got so far so I have a better idea of what I’m dealing with. [more inside]
posted by bryon on Nov 16, 2015 - 9 answers

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema...a month later?

I think I might have suffered High Altitude Pulmonary Edema during a hike a month ago. Why do I still have scratchy lungs and a "gasping" sound when I inhale? [more inside]
posted by straycatinthewildwest on Oct 28, 2015 - 14 answers

Arranging an interhospital transfer from a good hospital to a great one

My last question was about coordinating care among physicians at different hospitals. It's not working. Now I need to know the safest (but also insurance-covered) way to get my baby to the better hospital in a future crisis. Please share your interhospital transfer (or other related) experiences. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Apr 3, 2015 - 10 answers

Coordinating medical specialists at different hospitals

After a terrible run of illness (and another PICU admission this week) we have seen a few different pediatric pulmonologists. The doctor we like the best doesn't have privileges at our hospital. How do we coordinate care? [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Mar 5, 2015 - 4 answers

Sucks to your ass-mar (and your ass-piration?)

My 16 month old has had a winter full of back to back respiratory infections of increasing severity. She has an asthma diagnosis but after a recent terrifying episode and prolonged hospitalization, the pulmonologist is really concerned about aspiration. I'm in the process of scheduling a swallow study. Obviously YANMPediatrician, but please tell me about your experiences with children with severe asthma, or chronic respiratory infections, or aspiration. I'm currently scared shitless, so positive stories and reassurance are especially welcome. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Feb 25, 2015 - 13 answers

Experiencing shortness of breath. Looking for some guidance

On Saturday while kayaking in the bay, I experienced shortness of breath for about ten minutes, which then went away. The last time I’d experienced this feeling was nearly 20 years ago when I was 12, when I last had asthma. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2014 - 16 answers

Adenocarcinoma - Quality of Life

Some one very close to be has been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lungs. What can I expect over the next five(?) years? [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Jan 24, 2014 - 4 answers

When I drink water a little keeps going into my lungs?

I noticed the last couple days almost every time a take a sip of water a little goes down the wrong hole into my lungs and makes me cough. What is wrong with me? I should mention I have acid reflux but I have had it for over a year now with nothing like this happening.
posted by john123357 on Apr 5, 2013 - 18 answers

Breathed food into lungs. Will this cause a problem?

I accidentally inhaled a bite of toast. Is there any health risk? Do I need to do anything?
posted by Bushmiller on Mar 12, 2013 - 12 answers

No bacta tank, many hours of waiting

Medical-results-waiting-game Filter: How have you (or a loved one) dealt with waiting for medical tests and for the results? How do you stop yourself from pessimism? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Take a bweaff...

I have shortness of breath/cannot get a deep breath without forcing myself to yawn. Have you experienced this, and what is wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Nov 28, 2011 - 37 answers

Why Do My Lungs Get All Squishy?

Why, when going deep underwater, does the air in your lungs compress? I'm pretty sure we learned this in 5th grade...yet...I got nothing. [more inside]
posted by Bibliogeek on Mar 9, 2011 - 19 answers

Living near busy streets in Berkeley - effect on child's long-term health?

I'm considering moving in the next few months to a fairly busy avenue in Berkeley - Ashby Avenue, between Adeline Street and Telegraph Avenue. It has two lanes of traffic - one each way - and averages about 19,000 cars a day. I'm worried after reading a few articles - including Black Lung Lofts in the LA Weekly, the Children's Health Study (skimmed it, but couldn't decipher it all) they refer to and others - that living there might have bad long-term effects on my young son's health. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by mistersix on Oct 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Has anyone used the ColdAvenger?

Has anyone here used the ColdAvenger mask before, particularly if you have asthma? (Non-asthmatics also welcome.) [more inside]
posted by flod logic on Jan 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Puff, puff, OWWWWWWW

All my life I've had this problem when doing any sort of cardio activity: my throat can stand my breathing for about 15 seconds before it starts to burn like hell. I've tried breathing differently, asking for medical advice, drinking various beverages before/during/after working out... nothing. It's happened when I've been in better shape and when I'm a lazy slob. So I avoid cardio, which I have always desperately needed. How can I overcome this and work out pain-free? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Dec 28, 2009 - 16 answers

Paging Dr. House

Help me find a Dr. House in (or near) Los Angeles for my father. [more inside]
posted by ohyouknow on Dec 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Why do my lungs hurt?

Lung pain brought on by sudden exercise - possible causes/solutions? [more inside]
posted by Salieri on Nov 23, 2009 - 6 answers

Occasional deep coughing problem after chest infection

Why am I occasionally getting coughing/breathing problems still when swimming after a 2 week course of antibiotics for a chest infection 2 months ago? ( I am very fit). [more inside]
posted by lndl on Apr 8, 2009 - 24 answers

How does conditioning work in sports?

Uh oh! He's "out of gas"! How does conditioning work in sports like MMA and boxing? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Feb 25, 2009 - 16 answers

"I've been out before but this time it's much safer in."

As an inveterate L.A. bike commuter (not to mention recently losing a close family member to cancer), this article made me wonder what sort of tests I should be having to measure the impact of particulate air pollution on my body. Recommendations? And how often? (I'm biking 30 miles a day in rush-hour traffic, year-round.)
posted by mykescipark on Jul 29, 2008 - 1 answer

Getting the gunk out of my lungs

Some questions on sickness and phlegm. Gross details inside... [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on Mar 14, 2008 - 16 answers

Stomach acid and infiltrates in the lungs?

When do you need to start worrying about acid reflux and your lungs? [more inside]
posted by arimathea on Jan 26, 2008 - 2 answers

How to adjust to high altitude?

Will the altitude of Denver have a negative effect on my father's ability to breathe? [more inside]
posted by foxinthesnow on Oct 20, 2007 - 13 answers

Coughing after eating in Denver

Lung congestion after eating, why now? [more inside]
posted by yodelingisfun on Sep 21, 2007 - 14 answers

How will I ever get my fitness back after two years of major respiratory problems?

Can I rebuild my lung capacity? And how? In the past two years, I have gone from being a high-level aerobic athlete - one to three hours daily of bike riding or running - to doing almost nothing. The reason? Respiratory problems. It started with asthma, went on to sinus infections, then two cases of pneumonia. I've had two sinus surgeries in the past six months. The good news is I am feeling better. The bad news is that my wind is shot... [more inside]
posted by soulbarn on Jun 29, 2007 - 10 answers

My lungs are like katamair damacy rolling up all the ick it passes.

What is your action plan for staying well? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jun 22, 2007 - 21 answers

Natural remedy or tonic for lungs?

Natural remedy or tonic for lungs? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on May 13, 2007 - 7 answers

Need some input on my near-coma mother.

My mother has been kept asleep and paralyzed for almost 3 weeks now, from a horrible drug reaction. I want some advice on how she can/if she can/when she will recover. [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Nov 21, 2006 - 26 answers

What does it mean to "blow out" a lung?

What does it mean when a paramedic applies oxygen to someone in respiratory distress and it "blows out" the lungs? [more inside]
posted by forensicphd on Nov 15, 2006 - 4 answers

Pain on the left side when breathing in

Breathing-in feels like your lung is snagging on a rib.. [more inside]
posted by lundman on Sep 19, 2006 - 16 answers

How to rebuild your lungs

Any way to speed up lung recovery once you've quit smoking? [more inside]
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb on Aug 22, 2006 - 18 answers

That's not flying, it's falling with

Skydiving with respiratory condition...should I try it? Is it safe? Am I batshit insane? Skydivers and medical sorts are most welcome to reply! [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Jun 23, 2006 - 11 answers

Sucking cold wind burns my lungs it does

When I jog or something in the cold my lungs burn. Is this normal? If I jog in the cold repeatedly will this go away or get worse?
posted by baking soda on Mar 28, 2006 - 16 answers

does menthol from cigarettes crystalize in your lungs?

Does menthol in cigarettes crystalize in your lungs? [more inside]
posted by frankie_stubbs on Dec 31, 2005 - 6 answers

Upper Back (Lung?) Pain

For the past four and a half years I have had pain in my upper back, between and just below my shoulder blades. It feels to me like its lung pain. It is worse when its cold, and at night (I think because it's cold at night). My doctor doesn't know what it is. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by duck on Nov 12, 2005 - 16 answers

Should I worry about these symptoms?

You Are Not A Doctor: Three weeks ago, I got a nasty head cold that never quite went away. It's now settled into my chest, and I have a chronic, slightly productive cough. Ordinarily, I would just wait it out, but I'm exhausted, can't really get a full breath, and the stuff I'm coughing up tastes like bleach. I swear, I haven't been inhaling or gargling bleach. I do have an appointment to see my doctor on Wednesday (the earliest I could get in,) but I was wondering if anyone else had had these symptoms and could tell me what caused them, so I can quit Googling medical conditions and diagnosing myself with lung abscesses and tuberculosis.
posted by headspace on Oct 9, 2004 - 16 answers

Quit Smoking - Now What?

BodilyFunctionFilter: Five weeks smoke free - huzzah! - however, I am worried that I am not hacking up any lung hommous from 8+ years of a reasonably rastafarian rock n roll lifestyle. I am breathing great, but i *know* there should be stuff coming out ... is my worry justifed?
posted by elphTeq on Jun 6, 2004 - 26 answers

How to keep my lungs warm when biking in the winter?

I'm wanting to do some outdoor bike training this winter, in preparation for going over the Rockies next summer. But, of course, riding in the winter isn't pleasant. The biggest problem I've run into is that my lungs start freezing when I get into a hard climb, while the rest of my body is overheating from the extra layers (essential for big downhills). Any tips on clothing choices that get the best of both worlds, or ways to keep my lungs warm?
posted by kaibutsu on Dec 19, 2003 - 8 answers

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