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Doctor insights on: Breathlessness Bending Over Obesity

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Could being obese cause shortness of breath?

Could being obese cause shortness of breath?

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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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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. ?

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

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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

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 more

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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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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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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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Can anxiety cause breathlessness?

Can anxiety cause breathlessness?

Yes: Anxiety or stress can cause many symptoms in the body such as breathlessness, nausea, headache, or even chest pains. One way to help relax is to take deep breaths in and out very slowly 3 or 4 times. If the breathless symptoms persist i would suggest calling your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause breathlessness?

Can constipation cause breathlessness?

Possible: In severe constipation with abdominal bloating and distention, it is possible to experience shortness of breath due to pressure on the diaphragm and impairment of its movement. ...Read more

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What causes sudden breathlessness during sleep?

What causes sudden breathlessness during sleep?

Sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea is getting more common as our population gets heavier but under diagnosed. Your symptom indicates you should get further evaluation as osa left untreated can have many adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is breathlessness a symptom of sleep deprivation?

Is breathlessness a symptom of sleep deprivation?

Breathlessness: Not usually due to sleep deprivation, but there are a number of causes including anemia, allergies, asthma or even sleep apnea. If you are having trouble breathing then you should see your doctor, there are tests he or she can perform. ...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

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Can you have thrombophilia without having symptoms of breathlessness?

Yes: Thrombophilia means you have a tendency to form blood clots. Unless one of those clot breaks off and goes to the lungs, breathlessness does not occur. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Breathlessness on exertion?

What is the definition or description of: Breathlessness on exertion?

Breathlessness: Breathlessness on exertion is another term for exertional dyspnea. This is the uncomfortable sensation of difficulty breathing during physical exertion. This is different than the normal findings of a faster and deeper breathing which is expected with physical exertion. ...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