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what is progressive shortness of breath

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Shortness of breath: Progressive shortness of breath = worsening difficulty with breathing.

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Evaluation : Sometimes GI conditions may result in your symptoms. Additional cardiopulmonary causes may be assessed by your PCP.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Many causes: You should really be evaluated. It can be from deconditioning, heart problems, lung problems, smoking, kidney problems, thyroid problems...Etc. See th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Farrell
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Monitor symptoms: Monitor for other symptoms like fevers, cough. Other less common symptoms include headache, nausea, diarrhea, loss of smell, and sore throat. If short ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Short of breath: Generally a feeling of increased work to breathe is considered 'shortness of breath', generally the respiratory rate is increased at those times.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person ove ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
RU serious ?: Of course you can die of shortness of breath: asphyxiation and drowning are every day examples. Pulmonary edema and ARDS are medical examples. If your ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Many causes: Shortness of breath has many potential causes, many benign but some serious. If associated with other symptoms or progressive, professional medical a ... 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Many!: Lungs: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia (100 causes), pulm. Embolism ("clot"), pneumothorax, tumor, effusion and more. Heart: CHF with 100 ca ... Read More
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