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Breathing problem throat infection?

Breathing problem throat infection?

Nonspecific : If you have a sore throat plus shortness of breath, it could be any number of infections. If you can't breath go to your er, but don't drive yourself. If you really can't breath call 911. ...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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Please tell me, could chest breathing be related to breathing problems/asthma?

Please tell me, could chest breathing be related to breathing problems/asthma?

Possible: There are multiple different causes of breathing problems and asthma could be one of them. One's physician can help to sort this out and come to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Asthma problem breathing?

Asthma problem breathing?

Check with your doc: Check if you have asthma with your doc. If you really have asthma you may need anti-inflammatory medication such as inhaled steroids. No reason to wait seeing your doc. ...Read more

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How do I know if breathing difficulty means having a heart problem or respiratory problem?

How do I know if breathing difficulty means having a heart problem or respiratory problem?

This can be: Difficult for expert internists to discern, and may require testing of pulmonary and cardiovascular systems. First step is history and physical. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Whom to consult for breathing problems?

Whom to consult for breathing problems?

Internal Med: A great place to start is with an Internal Medicine Dr that can many times start the appropriate testing and possibly treat you as well. If not then he or she could refer you to a specialist in Pulmonary Medicine. ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis cause breathing problems, ie a feeling of congestion, shortness of breath? If so, what can be done to ease this problem?

Can gastroparesis cause breathing problems, ie a feeling of congestion, shortness of breath?  If so, what can be done to ease this problem?

Yes: Gastroparesis can cause increase acid reflux, which can irritate to wind pipe and lung tissue which will give increase shortness of breath. Anyway, consult your doctor to get a thorough examination and to discuss the treatment options. ...Read more

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Can dysphonia be related to breathing problem or not really?

Can dysphonia be related to breathing problem or not really?

It can: .it means that your vocal cord are failing to close completely, because the hyperfunction muscle pulling them apart.it si something voice therapy can solved. be cereful until you have a better control there is slim chance of aspiration that could lead to a breathing problems it si a miscle tension gap,with gap there is chance of aspiration.with aspiration, there is a breathing problem ...Read more

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Help please. Could acupuncture help someone with breathing problems, on oxygen?

Help please. Could acupuncture help someone with breathing problems, on oxygen?

That depends: Possibly. There are generalized treatments that would be likely to benefit the person. However, to treat any specific breathing conditions - the condition needs to be identified through standard medical means or traditional chinese medicine to determine if it is a condition that responds to acupuncture. One would not use moxa or flame cupping with use of o2 - but all other acupuncture is safe. ...Read more

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Asthma breathing problem?

Asthma: First off, quit the cigs. Then you need to have pulmonary function testing. Afterwards, your asthma doctor (if you have asthma) will prescribe daily controller therapy in the form, most likely, of an inhaler medication(s). ...Read more

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Tongue problem, should I see doctor or dentist?

Tongue problem, should I see doctor or dentist?

Dentist is an expert: A dentist is a doctor of oral health. By definition "A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a health care practitioner who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity." Wikipedia. ...Read more

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Need suggestion on asthma problem. Need suggestion on asthma problem. Need suggestion on asthma problem. Need suggestion on asthma problem.Need sugges?

Need suggestion on asthma problem. Need suggestion on asthma problem. Need suggestion on asthma problem. Need suggestion on asthma problem.Need sugges?

Proper site use: To get the most benefit from the site, you need to provide basic background information on your problem and ask a concise related question.Just saying you need advise does not provide enough to work with.You are welcome to start over, but provide more info or we cannot help. ...Read more

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Could anxiety make you have bad breathing problems?

Could anxiety make you have bad breathing problems?

It is possible: that panic/ anxiety could negatively impact breathing. This could occur in the form of hyperventilation or exacerbation of asthma. ...Read more

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Can cold medicine help with asthma or breathing problems?

Can cold medicine help with asthma or breathing problems?

Rarely.: Most cold medications are not only useless in asthma, but also of very limited effectiveness in colds. ...Read more

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Can a pulmonary func test rule out anything if you feel like your having breathing issues Can it rule out resp distress or clinical vs perceived issue?

Can a pulmonary func test rule out anything if you feel like your having breathing issues Can it rule out resp distress or clinical vs perceived issue?

Only lung conditions: Pulmonary function tests are very helpful in orienting us about the possibility of lung conditions contributing to your symptoms. Normal PFT's are helpful in ruling out some lung conditions: asthma or emphysema, among others. Normal PFT' s do not rule out all lung conditions, cardiac, muscular or anxiety that still may play a role in your symptoms. ...Read more

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If you are having a sleeping problem, then which doctor office should you visit, neurologist, brain center, primary care or sleep specialist?

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If you are having a sleeping problem, then which doctor office should you visit, neurologist, brain center, primary care or sleep specialist?

Who to see for sleep: Typically one starts with your primary care doctor who can - if indicated - order some screening tests like oximetry first before referring to a sleep lab for further evaluation. It is not unusual if the complaints are not involving significant snoring, that several different modalities of treatment are attempted including cognitive behavior therapy, medications, sleep hygiene protocols, etc. ...Read more

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Will problems breathing and fever need to be seen by a doctor?

Will problems breathing and fever need to be seen by a doctor?

Yes...: Any time you have difficulty breathing , you need to be evaluated by a physician since there are benign causes of this but there are also life-threatening causes. If the shortness of breath is severe, call 911 and get to the er. A physician will be able to evaluate and treat you quickly before it gets any worse. ...Read more

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What md do you see for vocal cord problems?

What md do you see for vocal cord problems?

ENT first.: Start with a good ENT in your area that has experience treating singers. The ENT can determine the correct diagnosis and treatment, which often includes working with a speech therapist to change any vocal habits that may have led to the problem. Voice rest and lots of fluids are a must! ...Read more

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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more