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If I have shortness of breath after short exercises do I have bronchitis?

If I have shortness of breath after short exercises do I have bronchitis?

Not necessarily...: Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection of the airways and you would have symptoms of infection. Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and is usually due to cigarette smoking. This, too, would have other symptoms and not just decreased exercise tolerance. See your doctor to evaluate your decreased exercise tolerance, if present. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


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Why do I still have shortness of breath after pneumonia?

Why do I still have shortness of breath after pneumonia?

Pneumonia: There is a condition called post pneumonic asthenia which can take months to resolve after pneumonia. However you should see your Doc to be checked to be sure that something else isn't going on. ...Read more

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Why do I have shortness of breath if I don't have asthma?

Why do I have shortness of breath if I don't have asthma?

Short of breath: Pulmonary disease is very common, obstructive pulmonary disease is a common cause, weakness of respiratory muscles and interstitial lung disease all do the same as well as a bunch of other things; the heart is just one of many causes of sob, anemia can do it too. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have shortness of breath and chest pain but don't have asthma?

Should I be worried if I have shortness of breath and chest pain but don't have asthma?

Yes: Yes, and you should consult your doctor. Many other things can give you those symptoms, like reflux disease, heart disease, allergies, cancer. ...Read more

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I have had shortness of breath for several days now. What do you suggest?

I have had shortness of breath for several days now. What do you suggest?

You see a doctor: It is not normal, and we cannot diagnose it over the internet. A visit to your doctor is advisable. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have breathing difficulties or shortness of breath?

How do I know if I have breathing difficulties or shortness of breath?

Only u can say: If you feel like you can't breath, or have just run a marathon without moving, feeling out of breath, or breathing really fast but still feeling like you can't get enough air, then you are short of breath. If this is happening now, then go to the nearest E.R. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have anxiety and chronic shortness of breath?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What can I do if I have anxiety and chronic shortness of breath?

Anxiety: First, see your pcp to rule out medical causes for shortness of breath, and who can treat or refer for tx of anxiety. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have shortness of breath about 3 weeks after lung infection?

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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What should I do if I have shortness of breath about 3 weeks after lung infection?

F/u with physician: You may have a recurrent infection or new infection or a complication from original infection....Please see a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I have moderate copd. I don't have trouble breathing. Would inhalers strengthen my lungs, or wait untill I need them?

I have moderate copd. I don't have trouble breathing. Would inhalers strengthen  my lungs, or wait untill I need them?

Maybe not: many COPDers do not use inhalers except when they have an attack. A better suggestion would be lung exercises. This would "build" up your tolerance to walking and other exertions. Talk to your physician about a good program or contact the american lung association. Good Luck ...Read more

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I want to run, but I have problems with shortness of breath. Any advice?

I want to run, but I have problems with shortness of breath. Any advice?

Training: get evaluated by your doc to be sure running is ok. If cleared be sure to start gradually with walking mixed with running and gradually build up. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have asthma.After doing any kind of prolonged exercise, i can't breath properly for a day or two?

What should I do if I have asthma.After doing any kind of prolonged exercise, i can't breath properly for a day or two?

See a physician: An asthma attack can occur during or immediately after prolonged exercise, or even 4-6 hours following due to a delayed reaction. Using your albuterol inhaler prior to exercise can minimize these attacks. However, your breathing may also be affected reasons other than asthma, and so seeing your doctor for a full evaluation would be a good idea. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath at night. Do I have asthma?

I have shortness of breath at night. Do I have asthma?

Shortness of breath: It could be cardiac or pulmonic. It could be asthma. You need to see your physician and for physical and work-up. ...Read more

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What to do if I have shortness of breath with a cold?

What to do if I have shortness of breath with a cold?

Needs to be checked: Any time you have shortness of breath with a cold it needs to be checked as it may be complication of viral uri, like bronchitis or pnumonia and if you are asthmatic it may be an acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma. ...Read more

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What medicine will i take if i feel shortness of breath and chest pain because I have mild valve prolapse?

What medicine will i take if i feel shortness of breath and chest pain because I have mild valve prolapse?

Not over the I - net: I would suggest consulting the doctor who diagnosed you with mild valve prolapse, if possible. It is important to be sure that it is indeed the case. Beta-blockers have been used in the past in some patients, but it is not right to recommend/ prescribe any medicine over the internet based on very limited information. ...Read more

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I have asthma. Am having moderate sharp chest pain when inhaling, coughing, and shortness of breath. Did inhaler. Is there anything else I should do?

Urgent care needed: Your symptoms could be serious. Sharp chest pain likely indicates an irritation of the inside of your chest/surface of the lung. While there are some benign causes, the shortness of breath associated with it means you need a chest x-ray at at minimum, TODAY. Best advise would be to call your local doctor if you have one, and head to the ER. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath days after drinking, what to do?

See your doctor: If you are suffering from shortness of breath for several days, you should see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Bronchitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes (the tubes that carry air to ...Read more