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absent lung sounds in an asthma patient in respiratory distress means?

Abnormal breath sounds can be classified as either diminished, absent or adventitious. Absent breath sounds indicate no air movement within the area being examined or a blocking of the sound transmission due to abnormalities within the pleural space.

It means they are very constricted, so much so that they can't even wheeze, and need some treatment right away!

This could be very serious. The lung may have collapsed and/or there is now oxygen getting in and out of that lung. See a physician immediately. Good luck.

Is it possible to pass a lung capacity test but still have asthma?

I had a lung capacity test done at work last week. I am a member of the fire brigade and we have annual testing done. The Dr. told me that I passed it and had actually done quite well.The same results as last year. My problem occurs when I run. I have

This sounds like exercise-induced asthma. Two puffs of a rescue inhaler before exercising would probably take care of it. However, be careful getting a full diagnosis of asthma. At least here in the US, NFPA number something-or-other says you cannot use

I can tell you that the lung test can be bluffed. You can get a good score and still have asthma.
From the sound of it, if it is asthma, it's not that severe. Running will cause it in most people. It happens to me sometimes on shorter runs (2miles

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