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Inflammation in lungs
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Hi @trellg132, can you elaborate a bit more about the inflammation you are experiencing? What diagnosis do you have? What symptoms are you experiencing?
@trellg132 – I know that you have asthma. Are you treating this with any medications? It's one of the most scary things to feel that you can't breathe. There are exercises that can help you learn to control your attacks. The most important thing is to breathe through your nose. This also helps warm the air. Take small breaths and take shallow breaths at first so that you can get air into your lungs. I suggest sitting up. Also pull your shoulders back to open your chest.
Will you try these? Can you look into groups that support asthma patients and support good exercises?
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Yes I will
They say its what to do pleurisy
@trellg132– I sent you a couple to see if any fit. Have you looked at the asthma link?
@trellg132, I moved your message to the discussion you started yesterday about inflammation of the lungs. Have you since been diagnosed with Pleurisy?
Here is some information about the condition from Mayo Clinic
– Pleurisy https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pleurisy/symptoms-causes/syc-20351863
What treatment options are being suggested for you?
I headed to primary care doctor in the morning
Yes the mouth breather I do find my self doing that alot
@trellg132– Good morning. I use to be a mouth breather but my breathing is actually better now that I have trained myself to close my mouth when I'm not talking. I also have a night guard and that's easier to keep in my mouth when it's closed. How was your doctor's appointment?
Pcp said he Don't hear anything wrong with my lungs they sound good but he did say that they weren't expanding like they use to be
Could be my asthma causing the problem
@trellg132– Absolutely asthma can cause you to feel like your lungs feel irritated or inflamed. I believe that I asked you if you are seeing a pulmonologist, and if you are using any inhalers. Are you? What are they?
Yes I'm using an inhaler albuterol
I have not seen a pulmonologist
@trellg132 – Pulmonologists are experts in all things that involve the lungs, as you probably know. Since you are not feeling better with your current situation I suggest getting a referral and seeing one. I only use albuterol as a rescue inhaler but there are many more that help breathe more easily, help more with inflammation and irritation. Can you tell me what other things that you do to help reduce your symptoms, or other medications?
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