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Anaemia And Breathlessness
Could be: Pallor is one of the sign of anemia. Shortness of breath on exertion presents when your body does not get enough/adequate oxygenation- either from anemia/decreased level of hb (not enough hb to carries o2 to the lung and other vital organs), or other causes- such as problems with the lungs/heart. You should see your md to have a complete evaluation to find the cause and further treatment. ...Read more
See doctor: If your shortness of breath is truly from anemia then that means your blood level is pretty low, and you should be evaluated by a doctor and you might need a blood transfusion. Shortness of breath could be due to other reasons even if u have anemia. Anxiety, fast heart rate (from caffeine) etc. ...Read more
Pr3 elevated at 3.9 u/ml labcorp, with no anca titre. Anemia, kidney issue and shortness of breath: should vasculitid be worked up? Diabetic patient.
Mgt: I would suggest chest imaging, and discussing a renal workup to include an ultrasound, renal function, and possibly a biopsy. Vasculitis is one possible cause of shortness of breath, but others include fluid retention due to decreased renal function. Is there a family history of renal disease? ...Read more
Syndrome: What you describe could have many causes. The two you mention are among the possibilities. ...Read more
What could cause recurrent chest congestion that worsens when lying down, causing shortness of breath? Never smoked, no allergies/asthma, have anemia?
I had anemia back then. I wanted to know how to detect leukemia? I have fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath once I hurry up the stairs. Lossappeta
Evry while dyspnea for days special when wake up. Lungs, thyoroid, cardiac echo ok, iron 4/hemato34\feritine 10, is anemia reason? More investigation?
I have known anemia/gerd/scarring in my lung & recent lar of rectal ca (ned now). New onset of shortness of breath. Do I need to see my dr? Which one?
Start with surgeon: Many things can cause shortness of breath, including some of the things you listed. However new onset of shortness of breath after recent lar always raises the possibility of pulmonary emboli (unlikely but needs to be considered). Start with your surgeon who will start with a chest xray and if significant concerns will get a ct scan. Good luck. ...Read more
I have dyspnea from 1month and my chest is good no cough no anemia no heart problem no lung problem. Please tell me the cause? I am so worried
Sir I have dyspnea from one month. My chest is good no cough no lung problem no anemia. Plz tell me the cause? Ihave severe dyspnea no wheezing sound
? heart problem: Get checked by your doctor. There are other causes for dyspnoea such as heart problems--so get checked out ...Read more
If the heart and lungs are fine, no anemia etc but the brain receives less blood due to say hypotension could it cause shortness of breath?
Highly Unlikely!: Hypotension drives dizziness, slowness of mental function, etc; dyspnea (shortness of breath) very unlikely. Dyspnea typically a result of exercise, anxiety &/or increased congestion in lungs, as perceived in brain. Having a "normal" echo or MRI does no exclude this because they do not reveal diastolic function, pulmonary venous pressures or air flow; only possibly changes of chronic elevation. ...Read more
Feeling tired sometimes, shortness of breath, noticeable heartbeat, cold feet and hands. Anemia? I also suffer from Health anxiety and general anxiety
Where would you send a 42 y o woman with long term chronic anemia diagnosed SVT palpitations shortness of breath intermittent swelling of lower extremities and fatigue?
Card & heme: You would need to see cardiologist for your palpitation, shortness of breath and swelling on your legs and make sure you don't have congestive heart failure or other heart problem. You also will need to see a hematologist to figure out why you have chronic anemia as there is a highy likelihood that your anemia is related to all of your symptoms (fatigue, shortness of breath, palpitation etc). ...Read more
Symptoms of hypoxia but normal s02?! ; shortness of breath, blue nails, clubbing fingernails, pale/gray skin, tachycardia, fatigue, anxious. No anemia,
Need ABG....: You need to get an arterial blood gas test (ABG) to see what your oxygen level is. There are many factors that could render a pulse ox test inaccurate. In order to get an accurate measure of your oxygen level, and to see if the pulse ox test is accurate or not, have your doctor order an ABG. The test can be done as an outpatient. Good luck!! ...Read more
Can mitral valve prolapse be misdiagnosed as anemia? Fluttering pounding heart beat, shortness of breath, shaking/twitching, pain in arms and legs.
Short of breath: Lots of potential causes. Just swallowing too much air can cause distension in your abdomen (bloating)and that can be associated with breathlessness from interfering with diaphragmatic motion. Having said that something else could be wrong, see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
Lack oxyen: Lack of oxygen causes pain in any muscle when oxygen demand out strips suply. In the legs its called cludication. As for the shortness of breath it can be due to the dysfunction of the left ventricle due to poor oxygen suply. Much like an engine sputters if the fuel line is clogged. Along with heart failure pain and anxiety can also cause shortness of breath. ...Read more
Yes with some work: You might also want to work with a psychologist to understand what triggers the anxiety in the first place. In addition, learning skills like mindfulness, yoga, breathing, etc. (your therapist can help you with this) and incorporating these skills into you daily routine could help prevent the anxiety. Hope you feel better! ...Read more
Work with your: Breathing. F you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more
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