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Dr. John Szawaluk Dr. Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
19 years in practice
Udayana University Faculty of Medicine
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Meaning of pallor and breathlessness on exertion. Anemia?

Meaning of pallor and breathlessness on exertion. Anemia?

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.

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas Dr. Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
34 years in practice
Cebu Institute of Medicine
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Can anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Can anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Certainly: Anemia leads to low red blood cells that carry oxygen to tissues in the body. With reduced delivery of oxygen, the heart tries to pump more blood or work more and muscles tire more easily and the tissues switch to.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Why would anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Why would anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: Anemia causes less hemoglobin to be delivered to the tissues so the heart and lungs are working overtime to oxygenate and distribute enough oxygenated blood to the tissues, the increased breathing work is shortness of breath.

Dr. Feras Abdul khalek Dr. Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
10 years in practice
University of Balamand Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences
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Shortness of breath caused by anemia, worse with caffeine, what should I do?

Shortness of breath caused by anemia, worse with caffeine, what should I do?

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.

Dr. Jon Spiers Dr. Spiers
Surgery - Thoracic
27 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Can anemia cause shortness of breath when walking upstairs?

Can anemia cause shortness of breath when walking upstairs?

Yes.: Anemia limits your blood's oxygen transport ability, which can make you feel short of breath. Talk to your doc for more insight into your condition, since there are many other cause of breathlessness. Hope this helps.

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor Dr. Kalathoor
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Kannur University, Academy of Medical Sciences Pariyaram
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Dr. Tracy Sinha Dr. Sinha
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
49 years in practice
Saurashtra University, C.U. Shah Medical College
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Will albuterol help with shortness of breath due to anemia?

May be: Shortness of breath b, cause of anemia is fluid overload so, little help may be not really.

Dr. Mohammad Khan Dr. Khan
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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Could my anemia be causing yellowish eyes? Shortness of breath? Nausea?

Yes: Depends on the type of anemia. Some anemias will cause distraction of red blood cells and yellow tinge in the white of eyes. Anemia can cause shortness of breath, fatigue and low exercise tolerance

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh Dr. Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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.

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?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Could this be anemia or low blood pressure cause shortness of breath ane exaustion?

Could this be anemia or low blood pressure cause shortness of breath ane exaustion?

Syndrome: What you describe could have many causes. The two you mention are among the possibilities.

Dr. Qura Rashid Dr. Rashid
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 years in practice
Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Medical College
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What could cause recurrent chest congestion that worsens when lying down, causing shortness of breath? Never smoked, no allergies/asthma, have anemia?

What could cause recurrent chest congestion that worsens when lying down, causing shortness of breath? Never smoked, no allergies/asthma, have anemia?

Heart problem: Congestive heart failure is one of the things that can cause shortness of breath while lying down. Recommend discussing the issue with you physician. Hope this helps!

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Urgent Care
15 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Evry while dyspnea for days special when wake up. Lungs, thyoroid, cardiac echo ok, iron 4/hemato34\feritine 10, is anemia reason? More investigation?

Evry while dyspnea for days special when wake up. Lungs, thyoroid, cardiac echo ok, iron 4/hemato34\feritine 10, is anemia reason? More investigation?

Too much testing is: It is not a good idea to keep doing all sorts of tests which may not be relevant because they can only mislead you. If you have trouble breathing, get a lung specialist (pulmonologist) to check you and make sure you do not have asthma or airway allergy.

Dr. Olaf Johansen Dr. Johansen
Surgery - Colorectal
32 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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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.

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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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

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

Dyspnea: Dyspnea with no anemia, lung diseas or heart disease mmay indicate deconditioning, or other systemic illness like Thyroid, liver disease, chronic infections or mental illness. More history a through re-evaluation may help identify etiology

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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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?

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.

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

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