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What can cause shortness of breath

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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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience Internal Medicine
SOB: Depending on your age, heart and lung causes need to be looked at. Also one would look at other symptoms ie. Chest pain, cough, sinus symptoms.
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Many things: Too numerous to list. See your doctor for further evaluation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: A number of things can cause these symptoms including heart attack and failure. See a doctor as soon as possible.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
SOB: There are very many causes of shortness of breath. When it 'just comes and goes' it may be due to rhythm disturbances or asthma type episodes or episo ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Deconditioning or ei: It could be sec to deconditioning or exercise induced asthma which can give rise to shortness of breath and dizziness is sec to these or hyperventilat ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lung related: You have mentioned good causes some time acid reflux can do too.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Poor hydration: Drink more water or gatorade pain is most likely from muscular issue from poor hydration status so also lightheadednesss.
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A member asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience Pulmonology
Well : Well presence of allergies, hyper inflated lungs on cxr and dyspnea suggest asthma. You can have normal pfts (pulmonary function tests) ad still have ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience Pulmonology
Asthma possible: Asthma is a very common cause of intermittent shortness of breath although other causes e.G anemia, underlying heart disease etc can also be possible.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Vague symptoms: you need to give more info. ? progressive?new?any other symptoms ,? any fever .what was done to work this up so far ? cxr,echo,complete pulmonary func ... Read More

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