Air Pockets in Lungs?

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Air pockets in the lungs is a condition called pneumothorax. In the human body, there are two layers of the pleura which cover the surface of the lungs and are filled with fluid. If there is a large enough pocket of air between these two layers, it can cause the lung to collapse. If a person has air bubbles, a person can experience chest pain or shortness of breath. If the condition is bad enough, a person may also experience a hacking cough and a sharp chest pain. Severe shortness of breath can result in shock and cardiac arrest.
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i think what the doctor meant by air pockets is that u have pockets with stagnant air in it.air does not move out or in very much. this will happen if ur lungs lose elasticity.smoking
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