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can muscle spasms cause shortness of breath

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: Can't say that it would.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Neck muscle: Not directly, but if the spasm is related to anxiety, it can be associated with shortness of breath and other hyper arousal symptoms.

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Time for an exam: These sound serious enough to see a doctor for an exam. I doubt that you can get a valid diagnosis any other way and whatever it is, you'll probably n ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety: Consult your primary care doctor to make sure you are not suffering from any medical issues. If cleared it is possible your symptoms or some of your s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Upper muscle tension: please be specific. If you are referring to the pectoral or breast area, it is possible, but unlikely. Other causes need further medical evaluation.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: If the dysphonia interrupts the mechanics of inspiration or expiration in any way, one could note shortness of breath even with healthy lungs.
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: High blood pressure is the most common cause, but there are others. A stiffer heart may still be an excellent pump, but because it doesn't relax as w ... Read More
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Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
If it hurts your: chest when you take a breath, then yes it can cause that. Any muscle strain in the chest and back area will have the same effect. However there are ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Landry
11 years experience Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Posture...not really: Bad posture should not cause shortness of breath. Even scoliosis does not have a significant impact on pulmonary function until a curve reaches around ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No, but: Stress can cause tight muscles, shortness of breath and dizziness.
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Dr. Gary Lederman
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: If the bite is bad, it causes changes in head position. This. Au reduce the size of the posterior pharyngeal airway. Anything that reduces airway ca ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Pleurodynia: Or pain with breathing can. be from infectious pleuritis - a viral illness causing inflammation of the layer of tissue that covers the lungs - aka ple ... Read More

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