A 18-year-old female asked:

How to make myself feel better and how to stop this shortness of breath?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can examine: Shortness of breath (SOB) is not normal, unless it is the mild, temporary shortness of breath with sports activities (but even then, one must be sure she is not having more shortness of breath than her sports peers have). Possible causes for SOB include tonsillar abscess, airway swelling, heart attack or arrhythmia, fluid around the heart, fluid around or in the lungs, asthma, tight muscles, etc..
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A 23-year-old male asked:

What does shortness of breath feel like?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Hold Ur breath and C: The feeling u get towards the end is what it's like. This is the feeling people who have COPD have every day. Or like gasping 4 breath after u run a long distance, & u r unable to catch ur breath. This is not a good feeling 2 have all day long.
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Last updated Mar 30, 2020


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