I had surgery 6 months for Thymus Thymoma Cancer my right hemidaphragm is paralysis . I can not breath when I lay on my back or if I walk up hills or steeps, have hard time to sleep feel like I do not get enought air.. Could my diaphragm still get better.. Or will it stay like this.. Is there anything that can be done to fix it?
The phrenic nerve makes the diaphragm move so that the lungs can fill with air and empty. Diaphragmatic paralysis is a condition where this nerve is not working properly. In many instances the cause is never found. It can occur on its own. It can follow surgery, like you had to treat your cancer 6 months ago. During the surgery the nerve may have been irritated or cut or destroyed. This may be seen with a CT scan. If the nerve was just irritated by the surgery, over time your diaphragm may get better.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.