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265 Possible Causes for Barrel Chest, Weight Loss

  • Pulmonary Emphysema

    Eventually, these patients develop muscle wasting and weight loss and are identified as "pink puffers."[emedicine.com] Signs of emphysema include: tachypnea absence of cyanosis pursed-lip breathing, tripod position chest hyperinflation "barrel chest" reduced breath sounds hyper-resonant to[radiopaedia.org] loss The symptoms of pulmonary emphysema may look like other lung conditions or health problems.[saintlukeskc.org]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    On the lateral radiograph, a "barrel chest" with widened anterior-posterior diameter may be visualized.[radiopaedia.org] Roflumilast in particular was associated with weight loss during the trial period and an increase in insomnia and depressive mood symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Thoracic examination reveals the following: Hyperinflation (barrel chest) Wheezing – Frequently heard on forced and unforced expiration Diffusely decreased breath sounds Hyperresonance[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Obesity

    weight loss.[doi.org] Significant weight loss was observed with any low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet. Weight loss differences between individual named diets were small.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Study Selection: Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) focusing on weight loss or weight loss maintenance in adults.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    An oral glucose tolerance test is recommended annually for patients or 10 years of age and for any patients presenting unexplained weight loss or symptoms of diabetes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Children with Cystic Fibrosis experience symptoms including difficulty breathing, frequent respiratory infections, cough, rapid respirations, and a barrel-chested appearance[disabled-world.com] […] of appetite Stools that are pale or clay-colored, foul smelling, have mucus, or that float Weight loss Symptoms related to the lungs and sinuses may include: Coughing or[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Bronchiectasis

    A 64-year-old woman with a history of weight loss and a markedly elevated serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9 level of 560 U/mL was referred for an F-FDG PET study to evaluate[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] loss and no urinary symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Although the patient generally feels well – without fever or pain--fatigue, weight loss, shortness of breath and wheezing can also present.[blausen.com]

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

    Hyperinflation results in barrel chest, increased percussion note, decreased breath sound intensity (see breath sound assessment video, below), and distant heart sounds.[emedicine.medscape.com] Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest infection, fatigue and unexplained weight loss are some of the grave symptoms of this genetic disorder.[symptoma.com] A physical examination may reveal a barrel-shaped chest, wheezing, or decreased breath sounds.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Silicosis

    loss for past three months and hemoptysis for preceding three weeks.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This can lead to lung scarring and cough, weight loss, and fatigue.[lung.org] This type of silicosis develops the fastest and symptoms include severe shortness of breath, cough, weakness, and weight loss.[pneumoconiosis.org.uk]

  • Tumor of Endocrine Glands

    Anxiety, insomnia, tremor, weight loss, and heart palpitations can result if a thyroid nodule produces too much thyroid hormone.[louisvillesurgery.com] Pituitary tumors can cause fatigue, unexplained weight loss or weight gain, and, in extreme cases, blindness. But pituitary tumors don't always cause symptoms.[endocrineweb.com] Weight loss (unintentional) Weight gain (unintentional) In women: Cessation of menses Abnormal nipple discharge Excessive body hair In men: Breast development Impotence Signs[uclahealth.org]

  • Asthma

    Weight loss often improves asthma symptoms in obese subjects 3, and low calorie diets and exercise programs result in weight loss and can reduce asthma symptoms in overweight[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A systematic review performed by Eneli et al. looking at the effects of weight loss and asthma outcomes showed an improvement in at least one asthma outcome after weight loss[doi.org] Although major weight loss (13%) is known to result in some improvement in pulmonary function, our PEF improvement occurred within 3–4 weeks when weight loss was 4%; PEF thereafter[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Bronchitis

    About one third of people with severe COPD experience severe weight loss. The cause of weight loss is not clear, and causes may differ among different people.[merckmanuals.com] […] respiratory acidosis increased PCO2 CXR decreased lung markings with flattened diaphragm hyperinflated lungs with bullae and/or blebs thin-appearing heart and mediastinum barrel-chest[step2.medbullets.com] chest).[msdmanuals.com]

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