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does diabetes cause shortness of breath

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Dr. Marc Grobman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Not in itself: Diabetes can affect every system in the body in different ways. You may have another issue like a heart problem from the diabetes or from inactivity. ... Read More
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
See below: I've never seen diabetes cause this unless it's DKA and you're breathing very fast to try and blow off CO2

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
yes and no: Diabetic ketoacidosis causes air hunger - a severe form of shortness of breath. Uncomplicated diabetes causes neither shortness of breath nor blood in ... Read More
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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
11 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Shouldn't: Even with hypernatremia, those aren't common symptoms.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Diabetes insipidus: I can't think readily of a way they would be related.
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A 33-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 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to the ER now.: If you are short of breath. It might turn out to be something like anemia or poor sleep but shortness of breath and yawning in a diabetic on Actos (pi ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anben Naidoo
Specializes in General Practice
Further history: Hi I'm sorry to hear that you don't feel well. I suggest you book an virtual consultation with a GP ( eg Dr Connect) to help deal with the anxiety and ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Weak: Excessive urination needs more clarification. Is there a lot of volume of urine in a day, more than 3 liters? If so diabetes insipidus can explain thi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Big list: Shortness of breath is due to a demand for oxygen by your body in excess of your capacity to deliver it. This can be due to anemia, heart dysfunction ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: Anemia causes less hemoglobin to be delivered to the tissues so the heart and lungs are working overtime to oxygenate and distribute enough oxygenated ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tauseef Qureshi
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many things: There are many causes of shortness of breath. The easiest way is to compartmentalize into three categories. 1. Any problems with the heart – heart fai ... Read More
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