Causes Of Shortness And Coughing And The Results Of X-rays?
result of CTR u0026lt; 50%; form within normal limits; the aorta and superior mediastinum are not dilated.
Hi Jovantandy .. Thank you for the question.
Chest X-rays can be used to assess the lungs, heart, bones forming the chest cavity. From the results of your X-rays, the results of CTR (cor thoracic ratio / comparison between the size of the chest cavity and the size of the heart) <50% indicate that there is no enlargement of the heart and it is still within normal limits. Infiltrates is a term for a collection of patches or spots which are mucus or white blood cells that can indicate an infection. Your results show no infiltrates.
From the conclusion, it is stated that there is no enlargement of the heart and there is no abnormality in both lungs so that from this result there are no abnormalities that you need to worry about excessively.
Your complaints are sometimes shortness of breath and cough which can rarely be caused by asthma, allergies, sinusitis, heart rhythm disorders, increased stomach acid. If your complaints do not get better, the tightness often recurs, there is fever, pain in swallowing, then it's a good idea to see a pulmonary doctor. So that doctors can carry out a physical examination directly and if necessary, other supporting examinations can be carried out. Meanwhile, what you can do includes:
Avoid consumption of caffeine and acidic, spicy, sour foods. Identify if you are allergic to dust, cold air, a certain substance. If you have allergies, then it's best to avoid allergy triggers. Drink enough water. Use a mask to keep dust and smoke out of the way. Avoid smoking. If the tightness gets too much, seek help to the nearest doctor or hospital.