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Can bulimia cause difficulty in breathing

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Bulemia: Patients that vomit frequently are at high risk to aspirate (vomit going into the lungs). This could cause a respiratory inflammatory process known as... Read More
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Child Psychiatry 22 years experience
It's possible: Bulimia can lead to abnormalities in electrolytes and in the acid/base balance of the body. Some of these abnormalities can, in turn, lead to shortnes... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Allergen exposure: Perhaps there is a strong allergen present which had provoked your sneezing as well as an asthma attack.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: No real thyroid cyst is ever this big — it would be grotesque and the airway obstruction would be obvious. Look for some other cause of your shortness... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: It can cause heart palpitations leading to difficulty breathing.
A female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Sure: see your doc ASAP. No reason to wait. Difficulties with breathing can be ominous. No procrastinating. Check with your doc and good luck.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Catching up.: In a healthy state we consume o2 and produce more co2 during exercise. The "difficulty" breathing we feel, is the need to exhale the co2. Our respira... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Short of breath: Rheumatoid arthritis can be associated with lung changes and shortness of breath.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
This needs: Further evaluation asap to rule out problems like heart disease.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Heart Disease!: These are symptoms of a heart attack! go to the er immediately!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Many things: Shortness if breath is a non specific complaint and could represent many things (some benign and some serious). Get checked out by your physician.

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