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why do i have a shortness of breath

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Dr. William Simon
31 years experience Integrative Medicine
Back pain: upper back or rib pains can cause shortness of breath but I do not usually see lower back pain causing this. Pain and spasms can "take your breath awa ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
23 years experience Psychiatry
Physical therapy: Physical therapy and magnesium as a muscle relaxer can help your scolisosis. Watch out for which exercises you do.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Vague: Need a thorough history and more info on the symptoms. I would see a dr. Asap.
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
If just one day: Of symptoms and all is well now, it is not absolutely necessary, but if persistent exertional breathlessness and weakness i would see your doctor very ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Need evaluation: Shortness of breath with exertion should be evaluated. There are many possible causes for shortness of breath including heart or lung disease, anemia, ... 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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
?: Exercise fatigue? pneumonia? asthma? anemia? heart problem? Possibilities are endless without knowing more information that includes any past medical ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not enough: For a meaningful answer. If you have been exposed to people possibly sick, your shortness of breath is relatively new onset and you have some other sy ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: Anemia causes less hemoglobin to be delivered to the tissues so the heart and lungs are working overtime to oxygenate and distribute enough oxygenated ... Read More
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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Will what?: Will what cause shortness of breath?

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