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Breathlessness Bending Over Obesity
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
I am experiencing fatigue, obesity, shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: mild) (worsened by: exercise or physical activity) ...
activity-walking into a store in there about five minutes walking out, I was feeling very tired. ?
Needs evaluation: This could be any number of things - and should be properly evaluated by a doctor with questioning (history), physical exam, labs and studies. The list of possible diseases is long, but hopefully as you point out relatively mild in presentation. If you can't get an appointment with your primary doctor right away, you might want to connect with a Health Tap doc here for a virtual consult. ...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
I am experiencing ankle swelling and foot swelling. The following also describes me: Obesity. What should I do? I am on an ARB and my BP normal now. I only have slight shortness of breath during exercise or a lot of movement. Not at rest.
Edema: You are eating too much salt so that your body cannot get rid of it all. Describe to your Dr. Could also be early sing of heart failurr.Does it go away at night? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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