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confusion and shortness of breath

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Get medical help: There are many things that can cause this, but with acute symptoms like this, it would not be inappropriate to visit an er. Possible causes include se ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
May have prediabetes: insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, testing can be useful to check. If so poor absorption of B vitamins and folic acid are common to people having ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
May have prediabetes: insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, testing can be useful to check. If so poor absorption of B vitamins and folic acid are common to people having ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
No: Gallbladder infection and sepsis ("blood poisoning") could--at worst--cause those symptoms but never gallstones. Whoever is experiencing shortness of ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Many possibilities : Could be anything from anxiety to CHF to arrythmia ...Get evaluated.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Short of breath: The shortness of breath worries me. I would go seek help immediately. Feel better.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Vague Symptoms: Your two symptoms can be caused by a plethora of conditions, and a medical evaluation is in order, not internet guessing. Please call a physician for ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Possibly: Pvs are extra beats and in succession can cause your complaints. You may want to get an ekg or go to the emergency room.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Need evaluation: Symptoms of shortness of breath and frequent cough can be related to asthma or other conditions that can affect pregnant women including cardiomyopath ... Read More
A 86-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Sure can: Doxazosin can lower your blood pressure significantly causing dizziness and shortness of breath. This can happen even after you've been on it a long ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: A number of things can cause these symptoms including heart attack and failure. See a doctor as soon as possible.
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Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Nasal problems: Congestion of nasal membranes or sinuses can cause all of these symptoms. Can also aggravate asthma.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
Tracheomalacia: Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek μαλακία, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Musinski
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
I : I am conceerned that you may have asthma. Your history of allergies raises the risk of asthma. Pregnancy will often improve some aspects of asthma but ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Possible reflux: If this occurs with eating, this may be a symptom of reflux and esophageal spasms. It would help to know when your symptoms occur.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Many things, including heart attack and failure. See your doctor as soon as possible.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Would see a doctor asap.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Only if caused by: Panic anxiety. If the racing thoughts are part of a panic attack then you can get shortness of breath. Otherwise i would not expect racing thoughts fr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Rincon
24 years experience Internal Medicine
GAD: May be signs of generalized anxiety disorder (i.E panic attacks). A neurological and cardiovascular exam may help excluding other organic causes.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person ove ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes: If severe enough & left untreated.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience Internal Medicine
SOB: Depending on your age, heart and lung causes need to be looked at. Also one would look at other symptoms ie. Chest pain, cough, sinus symptoms.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Anxiety: You are describing a panic attack. Plain and simple
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