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   * **hyperinflation** – Hyperinflation is sometimes called “air trapping” and may be helped by measures such as [[http://​www.olivija.com/​exercise/​|pursed lip breathing]]. Pursed lip breathing can help release air trapped in the lungs and can help relieve the feeling of shortness of breath, if it's due to hyperinflation. In some cases, supplemental oxygen might be useful in overcoming hyperinflation. This [[http://​www.medscape.com/​viewarticle/​518312|Medscape article]] (registration required) discusses how supplemental oxygen facilitates lung emptying.   * **hyperinflation** – Hyperinflation is sometimes called “air trapping” and may be helped by measures such as [[http://​www.olivija.com/​exercise/​|pursed lip breathing]]. Pursed lip breathing can help release air trapped in the lungs and can help relieve the feeling of shortness of breath, if it's due to hyperinflation. In some cases, supplemental oxygen might be useful in overcoming hyperinflation. This [[http://​www.medscape.com/​viewarticle/​518312|Medscape article]] (registration required) discusses how supplemental oxygen facilitates lung emptying.
   * **obstructive lung disease** – It's a little-recognized fact that sarcoidosis can cause PFTs results to indicate obstructive lung disease (sarcoidosis is considered a restrictive lung disease). This is because chest lymph nodes may become so enlarged they compress airways and/or granulomas themselves may obstruct airways. [[http://​www.mayoclinic.com/​invoke.cfm?​id=AN00759|This article]] explains the difference between restrictive and obstructive lung disease. ​   * **obstructive lung disease** – It's a little-recognized fact that sarcoidosis can cause PFTs results to indicate obstructive lung disease (sarcoidosis is considered a restrictive lung disease). This is because chest lymph nodes may become so enlarged they compress airways and/or granulomas themselves may obstruct airways. [[http://​www.mayoclinic.com/​invoke.cfm?​id=AN00759|This article]] explains the difference between restrictive and obstructive lung disease. ​
-  * **pulmonary fibrosis** –  Formation or development of fibrous connective tissue in the lungs. Also called scarring, the creation of collagen allows the body to encase pathogens which have been missed by the immune system. Symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include shortness of breath, a chronic dry cough, and chest discomfort. The angiotensin blockade (put into place by olmesartan) inhibits the formation of new fibrotic tissue.+  * **pulmonary fibrosis** –  Formation or development of fibrous connective tissue in the lungs. Also called scarring, the creation of collagen allows the body to encase pathogens which have been missed by the immune system. Symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include shortness of breath, a chronic dry cough, and chest discomfort. The angiotensin blockade (put into place by olmesartan) inhibits the formation of new fibrotic tissue. ​ALSO This study suggests that mast cells may contribute to the progression of pulmonary fibrosis. ​ (({{pubmed>​long: ​   30808717}}))  ​
   * **pulmonary hypertension** – Abnormally high blood pressure in the  in the pulmonary artery, which connects the heart to the lungs. It makes the right side of the heart need to work harder than normal. PH is common in sarcoidosis.(({{pubmed>​long:​16227329}})) (({{pubmed>​long:​16198969}})) (({{pubmed>​long:​15863633}})) (({{pubmed>​long:​15449010}}))   * **pulmonary hypertension** – Abnormally high blood pressure in the  in the pulmonary artery, which connects the heart to the lungs. It makes the right side of the heart need to work harder than normal. PH is common in sarcoidosis.(({{pubmed>​long:​16227329}})) (({{pubmed>​long:​16198969}})) (({{pubmed>​long:​15863633}})) (({{pubmed>​long:​15449010}}))
  
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