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Shortness of breath when i take hot showers. Feels like i'm suffocating. What can be causing this ?

Shortness of breath when i take hot showers. Feels like i'm suffocating. What can be causing this ?

Bronchospasm: Airways are made of muscle tissue. Sometimes, that muscle can tighten up like a cramp - that's called spasm. Bronchospasm is seen when someone has a "reaction" to perfumes, allergies, strong odors or steam etc. You should have a pft (pulmonary function test) to evaluate your lung capacity. Other causes exist. You do need a checkup. There are treatment that would make the "suffocating" go away. ...Read more

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Problem i have with CPAP is it dont help me and ill wake up multiple times trying to catch my breath suffocating and how do i know if right pressure?

Problem i have with CPAP is it dont help me and ill wake up multiple times trying to catch my breath suffocating and how do i know if  right pressure?

Sleep MD: If you have CPAP you have probably been evaluated by a sleep MD. Return to the sleep doc for evaluation. You may need adjustment or a different type of CPAP. Sometimes CPAP not effective and surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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I keep having this feeling like my heart is suffocating and I kinda feel out of breath, could it be my asthma acting up ? It happens when laying down

I keep having this feeling like my heart is suffocating  and I kinda feel out of breath, could it be my asthma acting up ? It happens when laying down

Needs evaluation: Given your young age, and gender, the most common explanation would be your asthma or anxiety; however, those symptoms can also suggest more serious conditions that should be evaluated further by your primary physician. He may want to do an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart). Call 911 if shortness of breath worsens, dizziness, passing out or chest pain. ...Read more

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My breath smells bad all the time it's suffocating! my dentist fixed my cavities but my mouth still smells what can I use?

My breath smells bad all the time it's suffocating!  my  dentist fixed my cavities but my mouth still smells what can I use?

Brush/scrape tongue: Cleaning of the tongue is often missed by people who believe they are demonstrating good oral hygiene. It must be done, or the odor will continue. Speak with your dentist about your periodontal condition; as it not just properly filled cavities that constitute total good dental supervision. Good luck. ...Read more

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I walk up last night suffocating with acid-burning throat. I couldn't breath i felt that i was dying. What is it and can it be treated?

I walk up last night suffocating with acid-burning throat. I couldn't breath i felt that i was dying. What is it and can it be treated?

Reflux / aspiration: Please get with your physician now. It is likely that you aspirated some of your gastric contents. In the meantime, elevate the head of your bed on cinder blocks. ...Read more

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Doc said it's stronger then panic attacks,brain gets or sends false alarm that lungs are low in o2 feels like suffocating, can't breathe,what is this?

Doc said it's stronger then panic attacks,brain gets or sends false alarm that lungs are low in o2 feels like suffocating, can't breathe,what is this?

Fight or flight: Your doc may be referring to the 'fight or flight' response which triggers a variety of physical symptoms during a severe panic attack including hyperventilating or rapid breathing. Response can occur spontaneously/for no apparent reason or triggered by a perceived danger. Panic attacks are treatable. ...Read more