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Doctor insights on: Air Hunger Causes

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What is, or what causes, air hunger, and does it go away if you use an oxygen tank?

What is, or what causes, air hunger, and does it go away if you use an oxygen tank?

Air hunger: This term is often applied to people who have a sensation of shortness of breath but the root cause is anxiety. There is nothing wrong with their heart or lungs. ...Read more

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Does antidepressants cause air hunger?

Does antidepressants cause air hunger?

No: Antidepressants do not cause air hunger. However, anxiety and panic attacks can definitely cause sensations like this. Antidepressants are often prescribed to help these problems. Please tell your physician what you're experiencing. ...Read more

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Can mild tricuspid insufficiency cause air hunger & SOB, especially when tired? My doc doesn't think so, my aunt (OBGYN) does. Unsure what to do?

Can mild tricuspid insufficiency cause air hunger & SOB, especially when tired? My doc doesn't think so, my aunt (OBGYN) does. Unsure what to do?

Pulmonary: Mild TR should not cause those severe symptoms. Need a pulmonary evaluation including pulmonary function testing. Would also look into whether abnormal heart rhythms may be making the TR episodically worse, which might then cause those symptoms. Also need to rule out anemia or some other oxygen carrying capacity problem. ...Read more

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I had 2 periods within 3 weeks (due to stopping bc) been short of breath, chestxray clean, echo clean, h and h 10.2, 31.3 can lo h&h cause air hunger?

I had 2 periods within 3 weeks (due to stopping bc) been short of breath, chestxray clean, echo clean, h and h 10.2, 31.3 can lo h&h cause air hunger?

Anemia: Hgb 10.2 is low but most people will not get short of breath from that unless you dropped hemoglobin quick from let's say13-14 level. Blood clot possible given bc use. ...Read more

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Besides anxiety what are other causes of air hunger?

Causes of air hunger: 1. Asphyxia
2. Asthma
3. Hypovolemia
4. Peritonitis
5. Pneumothorax
6. Pulmonary embolism
7. Shock. ...Read more

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I am 40, male and have sporadic bouts of air hunger, that last for a month or more. I am an ex-smoker of just 2 months. What could cause this?

Exam: Get a full physical, chest xray and pulmonary function tests. "air hunger" can also be related to a heart conditiom;therefore, these symtoms should not be ignored- call for an appointment. ...Read more

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What causes sensation of numbness/tingling cheeks, lips, often side of neck as if, but not, hyperventilating & always accompanied by slight air-hunger?

What causes sensation of numbness/tingling cheeks, lips, often side of neck as if, but not, hyperventilating & always accompanied by slight air-hunger?

Nerve issue: If the tingling is within the distribution of a cutaneous nerve then it's possible that that nerve is being pinched somewhere. The tingling of hyperventilation is due to changes in calcium in your blood so if the symptom is similar to hyperventilation then calcium levels should be checked. I don't know why the sensation of air hunger is associated with these symptoms in your case. ...Read more

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Please tell me a list of causes for air hunger/sob when your oxygen saturation is 100%. Can you still have pulmonary emboli with 100% oxygen saturatio?

Please tell me a list of causes for air hunger/sob when your oxygen saturation is 100%. Can you still have pulmonary emboli with 100% oxygen saturatio?

SOB: Saturation when oxygen is above 60 torr can range from 90-100%. Pe can be large or small. Air hunger can be when there is real causes as in pneumonia, asthma, pe or even when a lung is constricted and can't inflate fully and lacks the feeling of satisfaction, anxiety, nervousness, CHF or even simple cold with congestion can do it. It is best to talk to your doctor, he/she knows you better than us. ...Read more

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Would a lack of oxygen in the brain cause a air hunger feeling?

Would a lack of oxygen in the brain cause a air hunger feeling?

Sure: The body is powerful and when not getting enough air (or oxygen) it will stimulate you to breath more coming from direction of your brain. It can also cause cloudy thinking or headaches. ...Read more

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What is air hunger?

What is air hunger?

Shortness of breath: Air hunger occurs when the patient is working hard to breath and using extra muscles to do so (ie neck muscles or abdominal muscles). Another term would be increased work of breathing. ...Read more

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What causes air in your back?

Trauma: This condition has been decribed after trauma, to include motor vehicle collisions and suspension from hooks. It is not a common condition. ...Read more

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What causes you to lose your appetite?

Appetite: Many things can do this, including psychological issues as well as systemic diseases. Many conditions cause the release of chemicals called cytokines, several of which will cause loss of appetite (tnf alpha, etc). ...Read more

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What causes no air pockets in colon?

What causes no air pockets in colon?

Please specify: Please be a little clearer with your question. It sounds like you may be talking about diverticulosis, small weak areas of the colon wall. This is caused by chronic constipation and is very common in the american population, particularly as we age. If not, ? ...Read more

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What causes air in the uterus?

What causes air in the uterus?

Shouldn't be: There should not be air in the uterus, fluid maybe but not air. ...Read more

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What can cause no appetite?

Are there are so: Many possible reasons for low appetite -that I couldn't count them all. If you have a constellation of symptoms - then there would be a better chance of narrowing down causes. ...Read more

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What might cause increased appetite?

There's correct: appetite (to keep up with needs) and incorrect which is triggered by habits/emotions/situations. Guess which is more common and associated with obesity!
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details how to deal with obesity/appetite

and... if there is weight loss with incresased appetite, that is due mainly to increased needs: fever/infection/ thyroid, diabetes out of control are most of the cause ...Read more

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Can e-mycin cause you to lose appetite?

Can e-mycin cause you to lose appetite?

Absolutely: Erythromycin can be one of the more difficult antibiotics to take. Nausea & vomiting can limit this use of this antibiotic. ...Read more

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What could cause an increased appetite?

What could cause an increased appetite?

There's correct: appetite (to keep up with needs) and incorrect which is triggered by habits/emotions/situations. Guess which is more common and associated with obesity!
http://www. Amazon. Com/dp/0692496157/
details how to deal with obesity/appetite

and... if there is weight loss with incresased appetite, that is due mainly to increased needs: fever/infection/ thyroid, diabetes out of control are most of the cause ...Read more

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Can air trapping be caused by pneumonia?

Can air trapping be caused by pneumonia?

Sometimes: If air trapping predated pneumonia (asthma or COPD) patient may have underlying condition that could lead to superimposed pneumonia. Pneumonia may exist with area of compensatory hyperaeration which is not air trapping, . Viral pneumonia certainly can be associated with air trapping. Common bacterial pneumonias usually are not air trapping. ...Read more

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Can stopping Gralise cause a loss of hunger?

Can stopping Gralise cause a loss of hunger?

Possible: Depends how fast the Gralise was stopped (abrupt vs. Taper off) and also if the issue for which you have been taking Gralise has recurred after stopping the medication (i.e. worsening of pain). ...Read more

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I was wondering what are causes for appetite loss?

I was wondering what are causes for appetite loss?

Many causes: Chronic illness, depression, cancer, medications that dampen appetite, collagen vascular disease, liver disease, cogestive heart failure, etc

the results of the bruins and red sox games last night would knock out any true bostonian's appetite (editorial aside). ...Read more

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Does hyperglycemia cause you to lose your appetite?

Yes and no: Very high sugar levels will suppress appetite somewhat. However, as your sugar levels fall from that elevated level, your appetite may be inappropriately triggered. That is the reasoning behind the use of metformin in weight control- it moderates the blood sugar spikes and minimizes cravings caused by high glycemic foods. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus cause hunger to be supressed?

Hydrocephalus: Among its negative actions, hydrocephalus has been associated with appetite suppression. ...Read more

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Can being in cold and dry air cause lots of skin itch?

Can being in cold and dry air cause lots of skin itch?

Yes, especially if: You breath it through your mouth. The nares usually warms air before it makes it's way down toward the lungs, but sometimes the temperature is not adequately equilibrated. Cold air passes through the mouth without being warmed. ...Read more

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With gastritis what causes me to have constant hunger??

Gastritis: Gastritis typically does not cause hunger. In fact it usually causes the opposite:
●Pain in the upper belly
●Feeling bloated, or feeling full after eating a small amount of food
●Decreased appetite
●Nausea or vomiting
Vomiting blood, or having black-colored bowel movements
●Feeling more tired than usual – This happens if people with gastritis get a condition called “anemia. ...Read more

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What could could cause gasping for air after excersise?

What could could cause gasping for air after excersise?

Oxygen debt: When you exercise maximally, beyond your anaerobic threshold (>85% of your age-based maximum predicted heart rate (154 for you) for more than a few minutes, your muscles shift from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism and you build up an "oxygen debt" with lactic acidosis that must be paid back. The longer you continue, the more you owe. If a tiger is chasing U, it can save your life! Thus: gasping! ...Read more

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Can air get trapped inside vaginal area and cause discomfort?

Can air get trapped inside vaginal area and cause discomfort?

Yes and possible: Yes, air can get trapped in the vagina and also make its way out. I imagine that this could be "uncomfortable". Based on the dicomfort, though, it would be best to go in for an exam and see what is going on. Ask if there is any sign of vaginal prolapse. ...Read more

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What could cause a person to wake up coffin and gasping for air.

Cough/air hunger: Several possibilities e.g. Sleep apnea, or gerd a condition where stomach contents regurgitate into your throat during sleep. See your doctor for complete exam and workup for your problem. ...Read more