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bilateral lung fields are Hyperinflated

27 years old male
6 months back, my 1st chest x-ray came out normal followed by viral fever twice in a month which affected my liver,after 2 months my 2nd x-ray showed "bilateral lung fields are hyper-inflatednothing else)". i went for spiromertry test, results are FVC=90% FEV1=95% FEV1/FVC% =107. recently chest x-ray and ct scan came out normal. I have been a smoker for last 8 years and with total of approx 4 to 5 packyears. every morning i run around 2 kms and do exercise. i always feel my upper back is little stressed, i feel i cannot expand my lungs more than 80 or 90%, full inhalation cause me to burp always. now i always think i am not ok and i am worried too because of my 2nd x-ray. am i suffering from COPD? please suggest something.
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Hi, the normal spirometry values are FVC-80-120% and FEV-80-120%. Also, FEV1/FVC ratio, is a calculated ratio used in the diagnosis of obstructive and restrictive diseases. A diagnosis of COPD is made when the FEV1/FVC ratio is less than 70%. If we see your values they are well within the normal values. You will have to see them chronologically to see for changes in the lung function tests. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Regards.
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