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I have barrel chest, what could be the reason for this?

I have barrel chest and went for a checkup to see if i have asthma but the doc said no. I am having severe shortness of breath and even though i sleep more than average i still seem to be extremely tired. What should i do?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Mar 2011
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Cardiologist 's  Response
hello and welcome to health care magic.
barrel chest has been associated with lung and heart pathology , but not necessarily . if you have shortness of breath and tiredness , please consult a medical specialist to ule out valvular lesion associated . ideally get your lung function tests ( spirometry) and an ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY . get an x ray chest done also . hope your question is answered . take care and wish you good health .
Answered: Sun, 21 Aug 2011
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A physical examination or photograph of the chest [front and side views ] will be helpful. A CT chest may be required for confirmation. For further clarification contact the undersigned.

Dr LM.Darlong
Chest Wall Deformity Clinic
Fortis hospital Noida
Mobile +91-9958919595

Answered: Tue, 19 Jul 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Prahlad S. Patki's  Response
Do some respiratory exercises regularly , avoid cold drinks and Icecreams. If this doesnot help, get lung function tests done .
Answered: Sun, 21 Aug 2011
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