I had a bad cold 3 weeks back and my friend (also my GP) send me for x rays just to make sure because he knows I was diagnosed with Emphysema. He also send me for a sonar before. The strange thing that baffles both of us - neither have shown any signs of lung damage although my readings at the pulmonologist shows that I have emphysema. There are no physical signs of emphysema. Readings varies from 67% to 81 % in 4 blows.
This made me wonder:
1) Are there any physical signs on a sonar or x rays with emphysema ? He reckon there should be.
2) I have a nice round beer belly with 2 hernias and due to the hernias do not really use my diaphragm when I breath. Could it be that due to my tummy and the hernias my readings are far worse than it should be ? I know I must loose weight that I can go for the umbilical hernia operation.