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Cedar Rapids, IA
A 17-year-old male asked:

I have been short of breath at night and my heart rate at rest is 96 at night and i'm a 16 year old male. what does this mean?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Many things: Asthma tends to be worse at night but you will have to be very short of breath to get a heart rate this fast. You need to see your doctor to get a check up which may include evaluation of your lungs, heart, and thyroid status. If you were female, i would be more concerned with anemia.
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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If you are waking up short of breath, these may be what are called gasping arousals and could indicate sleep apnea. If that is the case I would recommend that you see a sleep doctor.
Dec 20, 2013
Last updated Dec 20, 2013

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