A 24-year-old male asked:
my baby is battling to breathe, could it be due to her being overweight?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Emergency: Please see the Emergency Room if she is in distress- right away. Obesity may be related to poor exercise tolerance, but her symptoms need to be further investigated. She may have asthma, sleep Apnea or another condition which may or may not be related to her obesity. A weight loss reduction program is suggested. Pulmonary testing may help your physician in determining the cause.
Answered on Sep 13, 2018
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing qquestion: It is not clear what you mean by battling to breathe. If she is fighting for each breath, cannot drink or eat, cannot play she needs to be seen emergently. If you mean she works extra to breathe but drinks easily, plays and moves happily through her day she needs to be seen in the next few days. The origin of her difficulties can only be sorted out through proper evaluation & maybe tests.
Answered on Sep 16, 2018
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