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What are symptoms of hyperinflated lungs?

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A hard time breathing when you walk up a flight of stairs or exercise is the main symptom of hyperinflated lungs. It’s called dynamic hyperinflation.

SOURCES:

Cedars-Sinai Hospital: “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Emphysema.”

HealthyWomen.org: “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Chronic Bronchitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hyperinflated lungs: What does it mean?”

Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society: “Why does the lung hyperinflate?”

Radiopedial.org: “Lung hyperinflation.”

University of Michigan Health System: “Lung Volume Reduction Surgery.”

UpToDate: “Dynamic hyperinflation in patients with COPD,” “Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Definition, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and staging.”

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on April 24, 2020

SOURCES:

Cedars-Sinai Hospital: “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Emphysema.”

HealthyWomen.org: “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Chronic Bronchitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hyperinflated lungs: What does it mean?”

Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society: “Why does the lung hyperinflate?”

Radiopedial.org: “Lung hyperinflation.”

University of Michigan Health System: “Lung Volume Reduction Surgery.”

UpToDate: “Dynamic hyperinflation in patients with COPD,” “Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Definition, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and staging.”

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on April 24, 2020

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