What is Hyperinflation of the Lungs? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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Lungs that are hyperinflated are:

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What are the main reasons for hyperinflated lungs?

I. Loss of elasticity

II. Constricted or obstructed airways

III. Excess fluid in the plural space

2. The main disorder that results in hyperinflated lungs is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you review the causes and symptoms of hyperinflation in lungs. Questions will test your understanding of specific diseases and possible treatment options.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to see how much you know about:

  • What it means to have hyperinflated lungs
  • Causes of hyperinflation
  • Symptoms of hyperinflation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about hyperinflation from the material, including ways it is and is not commonly treated
  • Information recall - access your new knowledge about the symptoms of hyperinflation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about common causes of hyperinflation

Additional Learning

Learn more about hyperinflation in the lesson titled What is Hyperinflation of the Lungs? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson will help you understand:

  • How elasticity relates to hyperinflation
  • Effects of emphysema and chronic bronchitis on hyperinflation
  • Why you can become lethargic with hyperinflated lungs