Circulation Issues and Pectus Excavatum [2024]: Cold Feet & Purple Hands

Other than the main issue that pectus excavatum causes, lung compression, there is another serious problem and that is heart compression, which can mess up the blood flow. When the heart is under sternum pressure, many problems can arise. Such are circulation issues. Poor circulation is a symptom of many different disorders rather than being … Read more

Pectus Excavatum Symptoms Increase [2024]: Should You Worry?

Increase in pectus excavatum symptoms can occur mostly because of the deformity severity or poor lifestyle choices. Periods of increased symptoms can be unpleasant and can occur due to lifestyle changes. Such feelings of hard chest pain, described by people as stabbing chest pains, dizziness, and shortness of breath, can happen repeatedly. In those cases, … Read more

Weakened Immunity and Pectus Excavatum [2024]: What To Do & More

Pectus excavatum does not weaken our immunity but can be associated with disorders that affect the immune system! Since there is no information and evidence that pectus excavatum is directly related to low immunity, there can still be a link. You could have a weakened immune system from birth. Asthma There can be many reasons … Read more

Phantom Pain/Sensation After Pectus Surgery [2024]: Causes

This odd perception of the pectus excavatum appearing the same, even though the surgery was successfully done is common in many patients after the surgery. They believe they can feel the chest dent the same way they did before surgery. They know that the deformity is corrected and can see the difference in the mirror, … Read more

How to Join Police Academy with Pectus Excavatum [2024] Tips

Many people with pectus who want to enroll in the police academy seek advice on whether the academy would accept them because of the chest malformation. However, there is no concrete answer. Everyone’s position and deformity severity are different, and because of that, there isn’t a general answer. It also varies from one place to … Read more

Pain While Applying Vacuum Bell [2024]: How to Prevent, Tips & More

One of the many reasons vacuum bell can be an excellent solution for patients with pectus excavatum is that there aren’t any serious side effects, and the therapy is not painful. Of course, the process of continually wearing a vacuum bell is not comfortable either. However, like surgery, which is a complex process, the vacuum … Read more

Atrial Fibrillation and Pectus Excavatum [2024]: What to Do & More

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most often treated heart arrhythmia. Arrhythmia occurs when the heart beats too slowly, too quickly, or irregularly. Many people with this condition may not have any symptoms; often, it can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, and weakness. Atrial fibrillation can occur periodically or continuously. Although it is rarely fatal, it … Read more

Sandwich Technique for Pectus Excavatum & Carinatum [2024]

There are many modifications and innovations to the Nuss procedure, notably for handling more complex cases of pectus excavatum. Dr. Hyung Joo Park has detailed many treatments addressing patients with more complicated, deep, or eccentric forms of a deformity. One of them is the sandwich procedure for treating patients with more severe and asymmetric forms … Read more

Dr. Park Cross Bar Technique For Pectus Excavatum in [2024]

The Nuss procedure has recently been published with several creative modifications, notably for handling more difficult pectus excavatum cases. That is a positive thing for us, meaning that there are constant improvements in the field of surgery, and can help us more efficiently. Dr. Hyung Joo Park is one of the innovators, who tried and … Read more

Balloon Therapy for Pectus Excavatum [2024]: Benefits & More

A few available and affordable options can help us improve pectus excavatum. One of them is blowing balloons as a lung-capacity-improving exercise. We often struggle with shortness of breath and breathing problems because of the deformity. Finding solutions to improve this is very important to us. Doctors advise that applying a compression brace, performing specialized … Read more

Pectus Nuss Bar Poking Out [2024]: Experiences, Pain & More

A surgical stainless wire is used in the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum to stabilize the pectus bar and ribs. However, wire breakage and related issues can be severe and are overlooked. There are many benefits of Nuss surgery in patients with a severe type of deformity. With the Nuss procedure, the sternum becomes flattened. … Read more