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A 29-year-old female asked:

I've been experiencing problems with my digestive system , i feel like i can't breathe and there's some sort of blockage , please can you advise on what could be the problem?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Constipation?: Typical problems with the digestive system can cause constipation (hard, lumpy stool) which backs up the waste product elimnation from the intestinal tract. This can cause fullness in the stomach and press on the diaphragm which prevents the lungs from expanding fully. Use a soluble fiber such as Psyllium and drink lots of fluids to keep the intestinal tract moving well.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Eval: I agree with Dr. Kratzberg . In the meantime if you are having gastrointestinal symptoms and problems breathing - I suggest prompt medical assessment. COVID 19 Sx's may include fever, cough, feeling tired, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, chills, chest pain, nasal congestion, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Last updated Jul 26, 2020


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