No I did not have other tests. However, I have had spirometry tests done ocassionally and due to my disability i have always had a low vital capacity due as my diaphragm muscle is weak. I had bloodtest done and my oxygen levels measured - all clear. Anyway, the doc I consulted was my GP and then a radiologist. The chest tightness has lasted 4 years.
he just said slight hyperinflation
He just said slight hyperinflation
Thanks I found this very informative.
However, what I would like to know is if scoliosis and thereby chest deformity can cause the slight hyperinflation or make my lungs appear larger. When I had the x-ray done I was lying down and had to take a deep breath and hold it while the picture was taken.