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how do I know if I have shortness of breath

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Only u can say: If you feel like you can't breath, or have just run a marathon without moving, feeling out of breath, or breathing really fast but still feeling like ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
18 years experience Cardiology
Difficulty breathing: You will feel hungry for air and as of you need more air and can't get enough.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
There are many cause: You are twenty years old and having shortness of breath.We can not tell you on this site what is causing your symptoms you need to be checked with det ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
ER: For undiagnosed breathing difficulty, you should go to the ER.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Shortness of breath: If you are a smoker, quit. If you have fever, consult a doctor.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Short of breath: Go see a doctor and get evaluated......
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe asthma or copd: Healthy folks should not have shortness of breath from a common cold, but those with underlying disease such as asthma and/or chronic-obstructive-pulm ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
short of breath: Not all overweight people have shortness of breath but it isn't uncommon especially in the markedly obese.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
No: No. It doesn't. But full meal/full stomach could cause shortness of breath by limiting diaphragm expansion.

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