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A 45-year-old member asked:

My breathing has gotten really heavy and does not feel like i'm breathing in oxygen. how can i get this treated?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Dyspnea or air: Hunger, shortness of breath is what you describe. You leave a lot out (smoking?, when you last breathed normally, cough, blood, heart issues, etc). You need a doctor, a physical exam, and at least a chest x-ray to start, then pulmonary function tests and peraps blood gasses. Depending on your air hunger, this might qualify for an er vist.

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