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Breathless when I go to take a shower?

Breathless when I go to take a shower?

Depends on duration : Have you had this all your life, or just recently? Is it associated with a different place to shower? Do you wheeze? Do you get dizzy? Do you get chest pain? Best to ask your doctor to check you out. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


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What are the best non addictive medications for chronic anxiety- i take Xanax (alprazolam) and my breathlessness doesn't go completely away but gets much better?

What are the best non addictive medications for chronic anxiety- i take Xanax (alprazolam) and my breathlessness doesn't go completely away but gets much better?

See Psychiatrist: You probably need an ssri[selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor] medication
as well as adjustment of the xanax (alprazolam) first. Once the symptoms are controlled then perhaps the xanax (alprazolam) can be tapered off. Also enter into a course of psychotherapy since in the long run this may help you do without the medication totally. ...Read more

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COPD breathlessness gets real bad. I do symbicourt, incruse and a nebulizer with no relief. Blood oxygen is in a he 90's. What more can I do or take. ?

COPD breathlessness gets real bad. I do symbicourt, incruse and a nebulizer with no relief. Blood oxygen is in a he 90's. What more can I do or take. ?

See below: I would recommend having a follow up with your pulmonologist. You are on good medications. However, if you are having a flare up, you may need more acute treatment. If you are not, then you may need other testing done, such as an ECHO or maybe try pulmonary rehab. I would be happy to discuss further if you need more information. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Worrying to take viagara as I have read it could be fatal I got breathlessness on exertion due to acid reflux plz help?

Worrying to take viagara as I have read it could be fatal I got breathlessness on exertion due to acid reflux plz help?

Way too little info: ...and you really haven't asked a question. If you read something on the Internet that worries you about a medicine you're taking, it's best to ask your doctor in person. Nearly every concern my patients bring to me after reading the Internet can be explained as completely irrelevant to their particular situation. Use the Internet to get the questions to ask your doctor, not the answers. ...Read more

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While i was travelling to kenya, i had experienced breathlessness, as I do suffer from palpitations, should I take sleeping pills on my way back?

You could: Don't mix them with alcohol. Don't overdose. If they were prescribed to you, presumably you don't have any contraindications or allergies to them. The breathlessness and palpitations (whatever their cause) should not be exacerbated by sleeping pills (a benzodiazapine?). ...Read more

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Unable to take deep breath or drink liquids by straw i have breathlessness on minimal exertion ctscan Pft normal is it due to lpr reflux and why? So

Unable to take deep breath or drink liquids by straw i have breathlessness on minimal exertion ctscan Pft normal is it due to lpr reflux and why?

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Mgt/workup: Your symptoms warrant a further workup which may include an EKG, Cardiac Echo and 6 walk test. Your PFTs should include a total lung volumes and DLCO.
If you have trouble swallowing a swallowing study with speech therapy can be performed, you may be aspirating.
Other screening tests include an autoimmune workup. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed me hetrazan 100 for 21 days. I am asthmatic . can I take cipla seroflo 250 with hetrazan 100 as I m feeling breathlessness today?

Doctor prescribed me hetrazan 100  for 21 days. I am asthmatic . can I take cipla seroflo 250 with hetrazan 100 as I m feeling breathlessness today?

See your doctor: Stop all medicines that you think are causing you trouble for now, take your rescue asthma medicine like Albuterol, don't self medicate with other medicines that you don't usually take, and see your doctor or go to the hospital if you feel breathless, ...Read more

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Breathlessness age 19 no other symptoms?

Breathlessness age 19 no other symptoms?

Get a physical: exam and breathing tests from your doctor. If it is negative then it is probably due to anxiety. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sudden breathlessness?

What is the cause of sudden breathlessness?

many causes: Blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism); heart attack (myocardial infarction), collapses lung (pneumothorax), asthma attack (bronchospasm), fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) or around the heart (tamponade) - just to name a few. ...Read more

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What does breathlessness feel like? Is it painful?

Breathless: If you want to feel what its like get a straw and try to breath through it while pinching your nose shut. That will simulate extreme respiratory difficulty for you. ...Read more

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Can continuous mild breathlessness be caused by the food we eat everyday? No other symptoms.

Can continuous mild breathlessness be caused by the food we eat everyday? No other symptoms.

Possibly : I know of patients with reactive airway disease who improved when they converted to a vegan diet. Read the book "The China Study" by Dr. Campbell. ...Read more

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Whenever i catch cold it is almost always accompanied by breathlessness. Is it a normal thing ?

No: Generally when people catch a common cold they do not have breathlessness! If you have underlying asthma or another underlying illness then you may have some breathlessness. You should probably ask your doctor for a spirometry test to evaluate your lung function if you are having breathlessness with colds. ...Read more

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Feeling bloated and breathlessness?

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

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Why does angina cause pain and breathlessness?

Why does angina cause pain and breathlessness?

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

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Can breathlessness due to anxiety be finished?

Can breathlessness due to anxiety be finished?

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

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I feel breathlessness due to anxiety. Any solution?

I feel breathlessness due to anxiety. Any solution?

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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How do you grade the severity of patient's breathlessness?

Short of breath: Either by performing an exercise treadmill , 6 minute walk or a cardiopulmonary test . Very commonly deconditioning or lack of exercise play a big roll. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel breathlessness wirh anxiety most days?

Is it normal to feel breathlessness wirh anxiety most days?

Normal no common yes: Anxiety is a disorder. Common, yet a disorder nevertheless. So it is not a healthy state or a condition of "normalcy". What is very common is hyperventilation, trouble catching your breath etc. Many people describe breathing changes as part of their anxiety "attacks". If anxiety is disabling normal activity most days, seek counsel with a mental health professional. Good luck! ...Read more

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Breathlessness in humans activates insular cortex. What does this mean?

Breathlessness in humans activates insular cortex. What does this mean?

You read a paper: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10923655 some people were put in a color pet scanner and were made to hold their breath. The signal from the insular cortex changed, as it does from other uncomfortable things. The results were published in an obscure journal. This is not cutting-edge science or surprising, though i'm glad someone does studies like this. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how breathlessness can cause impaired verbal communication?

Short of breath: If you are very short of breath, you work so hard getting air in and out that vocalizing is difficult. ...Read more

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A month ago i was informed i had no iron left in my body, how can this happen when I have been taking iron. Have also experienced breathlessness.

A month ago i was informed i had no iron left in my body, how can this happen when I have been taking iron. Have also experienced breathlessness.

No iron in body: You may be losing iron through menstrual bleeding and not absorbing enough iron. You probably have iron deficiency anemia. Take iron supplements e.g. Slow fe along with vitamin c. Be sure you do not have bleeding else where. ...Read more

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I m suffering from breathlessness. Is it asthma??

I m suffering from breathlessness. Is it asthma??

Not online: The causes vary from lung issues to heart issues to blood issues and more. Without reviewing your history, doing an exam and testing as needed there is no way to ake that determination. I suggest you schedule a visit and have it evaluated. It may be something easily fixed or something life changing. ...Read more

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Treatment for breathlessness?Please suggest medecine.

Please get exam!: Having trouble breathing or feeling like you cannot get enough air to breathe is a potentially serious symptom - and it can be caused by problems in the lungs or heart - or both. It can also be caused by anemia or kidney disease. Don't wait. Breathing is non-negotiable. Find out what's causing your symptoms and get the condition treated. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more