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A 38-year-old male asked:

Im having shortness of breath ?

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Dr. James Farrell
Internal Medicine 8 years experience
Monitor symptoms: Monitor for other symptoms like fevers, cough. Other less common symptoms include headache, nausea, diarrhea, loss of smell, and sore throat. If shortness of breath is severe and you can’t breathe then call EMS or go to hospital.
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Shortness of breath : Shortness of breath along with the current pandemic of covid-19 should be evaluated in an ER, along with covid-19 testing.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of shortness of breath?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person over exerts. If there isn't enough red blood cells in the blood. If the lungs don't work well, heart dysfunction, abnormal respiratory mechanics.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Why im shortness of breath?

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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Many causes: You should really be evaluated. It can be from deconditioning, heart problems, lung problems, smoking, kidney problems, thyroid problems...Etc. See this link for more details: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/shortness-of-breath/my00119.
A member asked:

Can you die from shortness of breath?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
RU serious ?: Of course you can die of shortness of breath: asphyxiation and drowning are every day examples. Pulmonary edema and ARDS are medical examples. If your tissues don't get oxygen, you're a goner.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is cause of shortness of breath?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Many causes: Shortness of breath has many potential causes, many benign but some serious. If associated with other symptoms or progressive, professional medical assessment is prudent. Blood tests (looking for anemia, etc.), cardiac and pulmonary abnormalities can be sorted out fairly easily. Then the underlying causes for those abnormalities can be sought. Psychological causes can be responsible as well.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is considered shortness of breath?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Short of breath: Generally a feeling of increased work to breathe is considered 'shortness of breath', generally the respiratory rate is increased at those times.

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