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A 17-year-old female asked:

What are the possible causes of breathlessness in a non smoker if asthma and copd ruled out?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Cardiac: After ruling out lung pathology, the next things to rule out are- cardiac reasons and renal reasons. Sometimes hepatic reasons too.
Dr. Rose Merola
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 39 years experience
Breathless: If your handle means you are 53yo think about your heart or how in shape you are; if breathlessness continues see your doctor.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Excellent advice, Dr. Mercola. Pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism, and anxiety are all causes of breathlessness.
Jan 6, 2013

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