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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Breathlessness (Overview)

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


Dr. John Szawaluk
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Does anemia cause breathlessness?

Dr. John Szawaluk
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Does anemia cause breathlessness?

Possibly: If the anemia is severe enough.

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Breathlessness (Overview)

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Breathlessness in humans activates insular cortex. What does this mean?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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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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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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I have heard there is new medication just out to treat Breathlessness and wheezing, can you confirm what this is please.?

Dr. Carrie Cannon
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have heard there is new medication just out to treat Breathlessness and wheezing, can you confirm what this is please.?

Asthma? COPD?: It depends on whether your inhalers are for mild asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) http://www.webmd.com/asthma/news/20140702/new-inhaled-drug-shows-promise-against-asthma-allergies http://www.centerwatch.com/drug-information/fda-approved-drugs/drug/1323/incruse-ellipta-umeclidinium-inhalation-powder ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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I had an chest X-ray and I have scoliosis! Could this be related to breathlessness I have been experiencing and how is scoliosis treated?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I had an chest X-ray and I have scoliosis! Could this be related to breathlessness I have been experiencing and how is scoliosis treated?

Hard to say: Scoliosis varies from very little to quite a bit.It is usually only those with a lot that would have breathing issues (irregular shape of rib cage). Scoliosis treatment varies from none at all to surgery for the worst cases.At 19 you are unlikely to worsen (worsens during rapid growth) Discuss the finding with your doc.It is likely just a finding of little importance. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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Sometimes i feel breathlessness when i go in closed surroundings where others react normally. Is it a disease?

Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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Claustrophobia: Is a real condition & can be treated. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Board Certified, Family Medicine
43 years in practice
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Treatment for breathlessness?Please suggest medecine.

Dr. Linda Gromko
Board Certified, Family Medicine
43 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Board Certified, Cardiology
50 years in practice
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How can I cure my COPD breathlessness in order to sleep?

Dr. Louis Grenzer
Board Certified, Cardiology
50 years in practice
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How can I cure my COPD breathlessness in order to sleep?

See doctor: There are many treatments for COPD but the word cure is probably not very appropriate. You can improve but it is doubtful you will be cured. First the diagnosis has to be clarified with various tests which will also help decide how severe is the problem. If you are smoking, stop. There are pills and inhaled medicines that improve copd. You may need oxygen at night or during the day as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Paul Velt
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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Change of contraceptive pill 5 days ago, headache, nausea, chest discomfort on exhalation and slight breathlessness, bloods/x-ray fine, muscular?

Dr. Paul Velt
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Change of contraceptive pill 5 days ago, headache, nausea, chest discomfort on exhalation and slight breathlessness, bloods/x-ray fine, muscular?

Contraception pill: Have you considered it may be the new contraceptive pill? Seems symptoms are related to when the pill was changed. I would go back to the gynecologist who changed the pill. ...Read more

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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31 years in practice
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