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Breathlessness Bending Over Obesity
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
Yes: Simply put, if you are obese, you can be short of breath for many reasons. You could be cardiovascularly out of shape, causing shortness of breath (sob). Or, you could have something called "pickwickian syndrome" where the abdominal obesity affects your breathing simply by too much abdominal mass not allowing the lungs to expand. There are other reasons too, but these are the main ones... ...Read more
What is my statistical chance of getting heart disease at 22? Have you heard of heart disease in someone my age? Who wasnt born with a heart problem? I don't smoke and im not obese im thin and no family history all I have is shortness of breath it just st
Can your anxiety levels be high and you not actuallly feel tit? Im 22 with bouts of shortness of breath i wshould i be concerned that i got heart disease this early? Im not obese im thin and don't smoke but exposed to 2nd hand smoke
High anxiety level : Anxiety may manifest itself in many different ways. High anxiety level may mimic the symptoms of a heart attack and/or respiratory condition. Sometimes also, physical conditions may trigger anxiety. Get first reassured on your physical health by having a physical exam and lab work-up done by your general practitioner to rule out any medical condition before seeing any therapist or psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breathlessness for over a year and now have sensation of lump in my throat which is very uncomfortable and am tired all the time. What could this be?
At your age: If your physical exam is normal (this means you have had a "check up" yearly physical in the past year these symptoms are most likely related to ANXIETY (The name for your throat condition is most likely "globus hystericus" an "old fashioned" name for "lump in the throat" without any physical explanation. Hope this information helps you! Good luck Dr Z ...Read more
I have severe bloating, gas, and breathlessness vwith muscle cramps all over body. Water does not help. Severe cramping in left arm from time to time.
See below : You need a medical physician evaluate you with a history and physical exam. ...Read more
I sometimes feel breathlessness. Can it be due to my cronic dns / sinus. Can it be the start of asthama?
Heart rate at rest 120, on steroids due to asthma - overweight vicious circle of breathlessness = lack of exercise - how worried should I be?
Cyclic trap: Yes. The oral steroid/asthma/under-activity/obesity cycle is easy to fall into and difficult to escape. However the tachycardia is not necessarily associated and may be a marker for other organ system(s)(cardiovascular) involvement. You need to see an asthma specialist and if you have, see another one. Otherwise this will only get worse! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the causes of Diastolic Heart Failure? Can it be functional, or is it just structural? My neurologist did a tilt table test, said my heart contraction phase is longer than my relaxation phase. I never had heart pain, breathlessness, before a
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