A 38-year-old member asked:
if i have to take lorazepan for lots of coughing and shortness of breath, could it be emphysema?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Louis Grenzer answered
54 years experience Cardiology
Maybe: The reasons for coughing and shortness of breath are many and to tell what the reason is in you requires examination and testing. You need a doctor to ask you questions, examine you, order appropriate tests, and then put all that together. Do you smoke? Do you have a fever? Are you more short of breath when you lie down? Answers to such questions can be very helpful.
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
Dr. Rada Ivanov answered
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: Lorazepam is not a medicine for coughing or shortness of breath. You may have asthma, emphysema or a number of other lung diseases. Get yourself checked by a pulmonary specialist. And if you smoke, stop - that will improve your symptoms.
Answered on Jul 4, 2014
Dr. Fernando Torres answered
26 years experience Pulmonology
Usually no: Emphysema is a specific lung disease caused by smoking. If you are not a smoker, it is unlikely to be emphysema. A simple cxr and a visit to your doctor will clear that concern for you. I would be more concerned of other illnesses that are treatable. But you need to see a doctor for this. The causes of cough, dyspnea on a young person need to be worked up.
Answered on Feb 21, 2013
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!