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A 27-year-old female asked:

What can cause problems with taking deep breaths? doc said it could be asthma due to allergies but didn't do additional tests.

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Dr. Sonal Patel
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Need allergy testing: You should have allergy testing done via a skin test (Allergist) or via a blood test (ImmunoCap). That way you can know for sure.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possibily: I would ask your doctor to order pulmonary function tests to see if there is an underlying lung condition causing the shortness of breath. Often, if the PFTs are normal, the inability to get a deep enough breath is due to anxiety. Are you having any increased stress or anxiety problems? Good luck.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2015

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