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Difficulty breathing

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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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 years experience
Several: Heart (congestive heart failure, blockage of arteries) Kidneys (fluid overload) Lungs (COPD/ emphysema, bronchitis) Hypertension Anemia Anxiety and pa... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
SOB: If you are having difficulty breathing you need to see a doctor. There's no way out here for us to know what your problem(s) are from such a question... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Short of breath: There are many causes of breathing difficulty. With no other information about you, can;t speculate for you. See a dr. For evaluation.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Quit what?: Cigarettes? Cigars? That would depend on what condition is making breathing difficult and it that particular condition is reversible or not.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Clarify? See doctor!: Ongoing problem or recent? Fever? Chest pain? Otherwise sick? Age? Other health issues? Could be anything from carrying excess weight in the midsectio... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
See a doctor: Its difficult to figure it out on your own and with out specific tests, including a history and physical and possibly a pulmonary function test if nee... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
See below: If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen levels may be normal.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehdi Qamar
Cardiology 32 years experience
Congestive Heart Fai: This is called orthopnea and is most commonly seen with congestive heart failure. Medical advise should be sought and a thorough work up is recomended... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
See your doctor: Cardiac, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal causes can cause this symptom. Your doctor can help.

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