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i am having a really hard time breathing can't get a deep breathe, what to do?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
ER: If you can't breathe, it qualifies as a reasonable indication for seeking emergency room help.

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My dad is 59 years old and a smoker. Lately he has been complaining of having a hard time breathing.?

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I have hard time breathing in hot. Humid temperature?

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See a doctor: You may have asthma that is triggered by humidity. Thus a good history and physical exam by a doctor is important.
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Im 16 non smoker and having a hard time breathing, what could i have?

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Many things: A better history includes how long have you had it, how far can you walk, what happens on stairs and at night. Do you have any fever, cough, wheezing, or chest pain. Cant make a diagnosis without a more complete history and physical exam. Your pediatrician can help. At your age it could be asthma or a virus or something else..

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