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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
short of breath: Not all overweight people have shortness of breath but it isn't uncommon especially in the markedly obese.

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Oxygen: First off, an oxygen level of 93% is generally normal. Although it needs to be interpreted in the correct context. Shortness of breath with exertion ... Read More
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Dr. Theresa Henderson
41 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Obstruct SLEEP APNEA: He appears to have obstructive sleep apnea. This is where the airway is blocked when he sleeps. This leads to decreased oxygen in the blood and the t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Sob: Shortness of breath and chest pain can be associated with being overweight.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Heart or lung: See your doctor and see if you have heart or lung problems. Both are more common in people who are overweight.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Avoid the 4 Ps: Pizza, potatoes, pastries and pasta. Eat more fruits , veges and nuts.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Walking to your MD: Joking aside, the bloating and the shortness of breath could be explained by being overweight but you should not ignore the chest pressure. You shoul ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Salman Saeed
33 years experience Neurology
Cardiac irregularity: You may be developing blockage in your coronary arteries or you likely have cardiac arrhythmia. This may be a manifestation of abnormal thyroid or mor ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: There can be so many reasons for your symptoms. Please make an appointment with your primary physician.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
SOB: If it is in any position , but happens when you lay down, the symptoms could be caused by GERD. That would be one idea. I would recommend getting ch ... Read More
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