Had some fun other day talking to very nice radiologist .. Anyway she said i had Long Lungs after doing my xray.
A said yumi is that a good thing .. as we had been having laugh n joke and she no not really as am going to have to radiate you some more.
Anyway got me thinking all this long lungs .. and yer is true some thin tall people can have long lungs with no ill effects .
But us lung suffers can and seem to have gut problems that looks to be like musicale problems or liver being squashed a tad.
Anyway to cut a long story short Long Lungs are called hyperinflated lungs here is good video to explane what is just going on .
In my picture of coughed up lung tissue you can see elastic stuff bands .. That am not happy about as if am coughing up bits of lung tissue avol or what ever my condition must be worse than the letting on.
Yer forgot here is explantion to read after watching video on macanics of long lungs copd or hyperinflated lungs.
Why does the lung hyperinflate?
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have some degree of hyperinflation of the lungs. Hyperinflated lungs can produce significant detrimental effects on breathing, as highlighted by improvements in patient symptoms after lung volume reduction surgery. Measures of lung volumes correlate better with impairment of patient functional capabilities than do measures of airflow. Understanding the mechanisms by which hyperinflation occurs in COPD provides better insight into how treatments can improve patients' health. Both static and dynamic processes can contribute to lung hyperinflation in COPD. Static hyperinflation is caused by a decrease in elasticity of the lung due to emphysema. The lungs exert less recoil pressure to counter the recoil pressure of the chest wall, resulting in an equilibrium of recoil forces at a higher resting volume than normal. Dynamic hyperinflation is more common and can occur independent of or in addition to static hyperinflation. It results from air being trapped within the lungs after each breath due to a disequilibrium between the volumes inhaled and exhaled. The ability to fully exhale depends on the degree of airflow limitation and the time available for exhalation. These can both vary, causing greater hyperinflation during exacerbations or increased respiratory demand, such as during exercise. Reversibility of dynamic hyperinflation offers the possibility for intervention. Use of bronchodilators with prolonged durations of action, such as tiotropium, can sustain significant reductions in lung inflation similar in effect to lung volume reduction surgery. How efficacy of bronchodilators is assessed