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Do I have copd? I was born with a slightly narrow windpipe and have been having regular but increasing breathing difficulty and wheezing.

Do I have copd? I was born with a slightly narrow windpipe and have been having regular but increasing breathing difficulty and wheezing.

Not really: In the real sense of the phrase, any chronic obstruction to include asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and things called bronchiolitis which may be the one you have is COPD but in the loose sense, COPD is emphysema, which is a destruction of lung tissues or loss of some connective tissue and bowing of the midsize airways that lead to enlarged air sacs and loss of surface area. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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I have mild breathing difficulty with slight burning sensation in my nose, no cough, no wheezing. Allergy??

I have mild breathing difficulty with slight burning sensation in my nose, no cough, no wheezing. Allergy??

See doctor: It is hard to tell but I suspect that your problem may be from atrophic rhinitis or having had much turbinate reduction. From a previous surgery. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough. The following also describe me: Difficulty breathing and Wheezing. What should I do?

I am experiencing cough. The following also describe me: Difficulty breathing and Wheezing. What should I do?

Go to ED.: Not knowing about your medical history, of course, your symptoms could represent an attack of asthma, COPD, heart failure or pneumonia, just to name a few of the more significant possibilities. An immediate evaluation in an emergency department is in order. ...Read more

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I am 38, female and I wheeze when I exhale, but no difficulty breathing. Family history of asthma though. Night coughing with phlegm?

I am 38, female and I wheeze when I exhale, but no difficulty breathing. Family history of asthma though. Night coughing with phlegm?

Airway hyperactivity: Need to be evaluated by your doctor, what you described is airways hyper responsiveness, may be due to either upper or lower respiratory tract viral infection that would resolve by resolution of infection, or due to chronic process, asthma still needs to be ruled out, your doctor might prescribe you a bronchodilator to relax your airways, also gi over your history including environmental history, ...Read more

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Hi! I've been having difficulty breathing for a week now. I'm able to inhale deeply but feel like a band is gripping my chest. No pain or wheezing.?

Hi! I've been having difficulty breathing for a week now. I'm able to inhale deeply but feel like a band is gripping my chest. No pain or wheezing.?

Please get evaluated: Lesia, Unfortunately your symptoms require an urgent medical evaluation. I would recommend you go to an urgent care or emergency room if your doctor cannot see you today. Unfortunately your symptoms don't indicate an absolute cause. Possible causes: PE, pneumonia, cardiac disease, significant chest wall injury, new asthma- without wheeze. You must be evaluated urgently! I hope get better so ...Read more

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I am experiencing wheezing (worsened by: lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, smoking, worse at night), difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: noisy) (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate) and cough (worsened by: lying

I am experiencing wheezing (worsened by: lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, smoking, worse at night), difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: noisy) (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate) and cough (worsened by: lying

Wheezing: Your symptoms are strongly suggestive of bronchial asthma or asthmatic bronchitis and are severe enough to warrant an examination and possibly a chest X-Ray as well as medications like inhalers, corticosteroids and maybe a course of antibiotics. Don't let your symptoms go too long without treatment as a very prolonged period of illness would be likely. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing (shortness of breath) along with coughing and wheezing sound during winter season especially night time.

I have difficulty breathing (shortness of breath) along with coughing and wheezing sound during winter season especially night time.

Asthma?: If this is ongoing, my first step would be to rule out asthma. Corticosteroids produced by the body wax and wane depending on circadian rhythm, which results in frequent nighttime symptoms for asthmatics. Shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing are typical. Primary care provider, Allergy/Immunology specialist, or Pulmonologist are good places to start. ...Read more

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8 mnths old baby girl making wheezing sound (difficulty breathing)for 15secs somtimes in a day no wheezing sound when sleeping?

8 mnths old baby girl making wheezing sound (difficulty breathing)for 15secs somtimes in a day no wheezing sound when sleeping?

See a doctor: There are several possible causes and more information is needed to offer advice. Your child needs to be examined. ...Read more

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Confused. Wikipedia says symptoms of post nasal drip includes wheezing n difficulty breathing but why doc here says post nasal drip does not cause it?

Confused. Wikipedia says symptoms of post nasal drip includes wheezing n difficulty breathing but why doc here says post nasal drip does not cause it?

Post nasal drip: Does not usually cause wheezing or difficulty breathing. Sometimes whatever is causing the post nasal drip (a cold or allergies) can also trigger asthma or reactive airways which is really the cause of the wheezing/difficulty breathing, not the post nasal drip itself. Don't believe everything wikipedia says. A lot of it is great information, but not all of it. ...Read more

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Symptoms: coughing, wheezing, congestion, fever, difficulty breathing, dizziness, fatigue. Been going on for 2 weeks. What could this be?

COPD or pneumonia: Sounds like pneumonia. You need to be examined and have a chest ray. You may need antibiotic treatment. Due to your smoking you may have chronic bronchitis. The best thing you can do for your health is to quit smoking. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wheezing and difficulty breathing (severity: severe) (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: noisy) (time frame: gradual onset). I was told it was Candida Overgrowth in my lungs. An x-ray a year ago showed nothing. Sugar makes It bad!

I am experiencing wheezing and difficulty breathing (severity: severe) (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: noisy) (time frame: gradual onset). I was told it was Candida Overgrowth in my lungs. An x-ray a year ago showed nothing. Sugar makes It bad!

NeedToBeChecked: You are having severe difficulty in breathing. You should go to ER and get checked asap. This is an emergency and I don't know what you are doing on this site with your symptoms.Candida Pnumonia needs to be treated as it is a serious infection, if it is. You need an examination and xray of your chest. Don't waste time and go to the neaest ER or call 911 ...Read more

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Could multi-vitamin/mineral supplements cause excessive bloating, difficulty breathing and loose stools?

Could multi-vitamin/mineral supplements cause excessive bloating, difficulty breathing and loose stools?

Bloating, loose stoo: Not likely. See your doctor for an examination to determine the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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Burping, chest tightness, bloating, difficulty breathing for 5 straight days. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Burping, chest tightness, bloating, difficulty breathing for 5 straight days. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Hard to tell: Need further info. How long does pain last? Does physical activity provoke or exacerbate the pain? How old are you? Do you smoke? Does heart disease run in your family? These questions should be answered to a health care professional, probably sooner than later. Don't presume to know what your problem is before you can have a doctor or extender. ...Read more

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At times I get fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing at times. Wheezing, cough that is dry at times. Other times clear sputum. No fever?

At times I get fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing at times. Wheezing, cough that is dry at times. Other times clear sputum. No fever?

Mgt: An inbox consultation can be helpful and imaging studies can be reviewed at that time.
Some possible causes include asthma/allergies, prolonged viral infection/inflammation in the lung. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal bloating with gas and difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Lower abdominal bloating with gas and difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Digestive: The heart is like a ship in the ocean, buffeted by hormones secreted when things go wrong. That is probably causing your palpitations. The bloating may be pressing on your diaphragm causing the difficulty breathing. This does not seem to be a heart problem, but it is always prudent to have your heart checked. ...Read more

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Bloating in stomach, difficulty breathing while laying flat on back, dizziness , fatigue, swollen ankle and weakness... what can the cause be?

Bloating in stomach, difficulty breathing while laying flat on back, dizziness , fatigue, swollen ankle and weakness... what can the cause be?

GET YOURSELF CHECKED: You are only 15 years old and have all these symptoms of difficulty in breathing, dizziness, fatigue, swollen ankle and weakness
You should speak to your parents and they need to take you to your Pediatrician or Family Doctor to be checked as soon as possible
We can not help you on this site as there are several possibilities for your multiple symptoms which can be serious
Talk to your parents asap ...Read more

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I am experiencing high fat diet, burping, bloating or abdominal fullness, passing gas, abdominal obesity, difficulty breathing.

I am experiencing high fat diet, burping, bloating or abdominal fullness, passing gas, abdominal obesity, difficulty breathing.

Have U tried to...: ...to change your diet (e.g. why are you eating a "high fat" one?) and to exercise with a weight loss goal in mind? Both are lifestyle changes that may go a long way to start improving the other symptoms you noted. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm). The following also describe me: Chills, Wheezing, Hoarse voice, Aching muscles, Difficulty breathing through nose, and Body aches. What should I do?

I am experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm). The following also describe me: Chills, Wheezing, Hoarse voice, Aching muscles, Difficulty breathing through nose, and Body aches. What should I do?

Flu?: If these symptoms have been present for less than 2 weeks, they are likely from the flu. You may try tylenol for the body aches, and decongestant nasal spray for the nasal congestion (no more than 5 days). The blood in phlegm is likely from violent coughing which may require a Rx cough syrup. If symptoms get worse, persists >2 weeks, or a fever of over 103 develops, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Okay... over the last two weeks I have been having some difficulty breathing. It comes and goes mostly when I'm active, but sometimes when I'm just sitting in class. Especially when I walk up stairs it gets really bad. Also I get really wheezy and my brea

Okay... over the last two weeks I have been having some difficulty breathing. It comes and goes mostly when I'm active, but sometimes when I'm just sitting in class. Especially when I walk up stairs it gets really bad. Also I get really wheezy and my brea

Med hx please: I would suggest a review of your asthma plan and triggers. There is an online asthma control test at asthma. Com.
If you find that you are using your Albuterol more frequently, please follow up.
A virtual appt is also available online:
healthtap. Com/DosanjhMD
Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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Came down with heavy congestion, feeling a headache, and throat ache - difficulty breathing, breath sounds wheezy.

Came down with heavy congestion, feeling a headache, and throat ache - difficulty breathing, breath sounds wheezy.

OneFluOverTheCuckoo: I just got over what you have and it SUCKS. If you haven't gotten the flu vaccine, or, really even if you have, you have a flu-like syndrome that can be just as sucky. My guess is that the worst will be over in 4-5 days but you'll have a lingering cough for another week or two. You need rest, fluids, aspirin or Motrin.Whatever you get over-the-counter is up to you. But if you get really bad see a doctor! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Breathing difficulty?

What is the definition or description of: Breathing difficulty?

Breathing difficulty: = alteration of the normal perception of the ease of breathing, e.g. increased labor of breathing, pain when breathing, shortness of breath. ...Read more

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I have breathing difficulty from anxiety help?

I have breathing difficulty from anxiety help?

Breathing: If 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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Breathing difficulty from anxiety, what to do?

Get professional: Help. Breathing can be impacted by anxiety ; especially by panic disorder. Try this simple breathing relaxation exercise. 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 needed. Anxiety disorders are definitely treatable! ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart failure and breathing difficulty?

What do you advise for heart failure and breathing difficulty?

Depends on type: It depends upon the type of HF you have. Sometimes there are reversible factors, sometimes the HF is due to heart damage.

Heart Failure is a poor term in that it is very general - kind of like using "cancer" as a term - obviously there are different treatments for lung, breast, skin, or prostate cancer - Heart Failure is an analogous situation.

Correcting underlying causes and medical therapy. ...Read more

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Can feeling cold & breathing difficulty (after waking up) be caused by 'Orofer XT' (taken 1 month) for 57+ yr female? Is it cardiac or gastric?

Can feeling cold & breathing difficulty (after waking up) be caused by 'Orofer XT' (taken 1 month) for 57+ yr female? Is it cardiac or gastric?

Orofer XT & breathin: GI upset and bronchospasm as well as tachycardia can be side effects of Orofer XT, it is worsened by ACE inhibitors Would go to ER/call you doctor today since breathing difficulty. Do not take Orofer XT until the issue is discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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