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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Horlander
49 years experience Pulmonology
Waking with dyspnea: This is something you should see a physician about. The differential diagnosis for shortness if breath is large. Since you said it is waking you up ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Cholesterol SOB: High cholesterol itself can't cause sob but bad cholesterol build up with arterial and heart damage can in turn cause symptoms. Primary prevention is ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Short of breath: As you suggest learning to breath properly with singing is important. If you have good technique then you have to be evaluated for obstructive and oth ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Deconditioning: At your age deconditioning is the most likely cause of your symptoms. Go ahead and do physical activity and if the symptoms persist, see your healthc ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
It depends,, : It likely depends on what your other readings are for red cells. If you've a low hemoglobin, hematocrit and red cell count, it could mean an anemia l ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
SOB : Shortness of breath is a physical sensation of increased work of breathing, it can happen with normal po2, pulse goes up with exercise, it isn't unusu ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Why would you: think that dysautonomia would cause resting shortness of breath? That does not make sense physiologically. Exercise will not increase the blood oxygen ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms: most of us don't get those symptoms except with excessive increases in heart rate which compromise myocardial filling.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild epis ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sob: It is possible to develop sob because the disease affects the small and midsized blood vessels. Giving a picture resembling pulmonary emboli this can ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
18 years experience Cardiology
Possibly if anemic: B12 deficiency may be associated with macrocytic anemia. A condition where one has low red blood cell count. Blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
53 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: You have to be evaluated by your personal physician. You need physical examination and some tests to rule out possible heart and lung disease.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Common: Common during pregnancy. You need more oxygen during pregnancy and the body adapts to this. Also as the growing baby/uterus pushes against your diaphr ... Read More
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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience Pulmonology
See specialist : You need to go ahead and see a pulmonary specialist to see what's going on
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hyperkalemia: If it causes the heart to malfunction, which it will if high enough, shortness of breath will occur and if the potassium gets high enough the heart wi ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
34 years experience Cardiology
Uncertain: I am afraid you are going to need to resubmit your question as unfortunately, I am not able to understand what information you are seeking. Low level ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
See your: Doctor or cardiologist. This could be an arrhythmia or irregular heart beat causing these symptoms. Get seen soon. U don't want to faint while driving ... Read More
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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
Clubbing: describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation.Clubbing may ... Read More
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Zweben
30 years experience Cardiology
Possible lung dz: These symptoms can be lung related if indeed heart tests are normal. The heart tests needed are a stress test and ECHO. Lung tests would be a X ray, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Short of breath : Hard to tell. Need to see a doc and get labs, chest xray and an exam. Young for CHF. That's where one would start.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It : It is possible that one can have recurrent problems after an ablation. Best to see a cardiologist who specializes in electrophysiology. He would be ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Go get checked: New onset of dyspnea or shortness of breath on exertion may be a sign something serious & needs to be evaluated.
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