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Albia, IA
A 19-year-old male asked:

High bp, nausea, chest congestion, (no fever) difficulty breathing, cough, and dizziness when i stand up. causes? have an echo in a week.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
19 years old: All the symptoms you list can be caused by asthma/bronchospastic disease, which, in your age group, would be my first diagnosis. Infection or allergy can be a trigger and should be considered. Unless you have known congenital heart disease, the echo is unlikely to be revealing. Pulmonary function testing is higher yield. A chest x-ray may also help.

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