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Breathlessness Chest Asthma Cause
Stress relief: Yes it can. It can mimic heart disease. Try and learn self relaxation techniques, like meditation or self hypnosis. Exercise regularly and avoid stimulants. Get your sleep and eat small frequent meals. Some people get anxiety reactions from certain foods and additives like msg. Your doctor might prescribe an "emergency pill" for anxiety like Propranolol or xanax (alprazolam). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been experiencing breathlessness daily for 4 months now. It feels like my throat is closing. No discomfort in chest, diagnosed with asthma. is it?
Asthma vs. VCD: Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) or paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction is a condition that can mimic asthma but involves breathlessness focused in the throat area rather than lower airways where asthma usually hangs out. Can get a methacholine challenge test to confirm/deny asthma diagnosis and consider getting a videostroboscopy to evaluate VCD. ...Read more
2 months offrequent late night breathlessness, cough/wheez-ing.Got chest xray done.Have bilateral apical pleural thickening. Would it lead to asthma?
Unrelated: You seem to have asthma and need to consult your doctor who will likely obtain a breathing test on you to confirm the diagnosis then treat you accordingly. Since you have had sinusitis, it suggests that you have allergic rhinitis as well and thus an allergy consult may be worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For about 2 months i've been coughing, wheezing, had chest tightness and breathlessness. Is seeing an allergy/asthma dr a good idea?
Yes, good idea: An allergist can assist you in identifying the triggers of the cough, wheeze, etc, perform an examination, perform a breathing test called spirometry, and prescribe the right medications to control/prevent the symptoms as well as a quick relief medication to give rapid relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breathlessness. Chest tight. Heart racing. Before I developed a wheeze docs said it's acidity or anxiety. After slight wheeze, they asthma? What is it
Asthma bothers me during exercise, even the least activity causes shortness of breath and tightness in my chest, not just cardio exercises.
Uncontrolled asthma: We don't know what type of asthma you have? At any rate you are still suffering, you need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist for better asthma control, meanwhile, if you exercise regularly you need to take a bronchodilator inhaler right before exercise, albuterol (ventolin), call this no in Cairo for an appointment with an allergist/immunologist if you wish, 0122-279-6437, good luck ...Read more
What could cause recurrent chest congestion that worsens when lying down, causing shortness of breath? Never smoked, no allergies/asthma, have anemia?
Most likely cause of shortness of breath if lung function good chest X-ray clear and no asthma or allergies?
More details needed: Do you have SOB at rest or only with or after exercise? Do you have trouble getting air in or pushing air out? Do you have trouble talking whenever you have such an attack? Do you have any pounding in your chest? Do you have anemia? Providing such info will likely get you a better answer.since there are so many causes of SOB ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can metropolol cause shortness of breath if you don't have asthma or any lung disease..Been taking it due to heart surgery?
I've been wondering for a while if my asthma has returned as I feel breathless, tight chested and easily tiered even though i walk 4 times a week.
Never goes away: Asthma is a chronic disease that never "goes away". Instead, symptoms can be under good control. No matter how in shape you are, you can have recurrence of symptoms at any time in your life. It may have been a heavy pollen day on your last run or you caught a virus that is triggering symptoms. So yes, you can have recurrence of symptoms any day and any time in your life - see your doc ASAP! ...Read more
I ve bronceictasis and mild asthma, do I need 2 use inhalor.Ie;seretide regularly to keep chest free from mucus?Or only should take it when breathless
Regular use: Seretide is meant to be a controller medication that should be used on a daily basis. It will not be effective for immediate relief of acute symptoms and should not be used as a rescue inhaler when you are acutely ill. Please discuss an action plan with your doctor so you know which medicines to use daily & which ones are to be used when you are having acute symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have asthma and I've been experiencing Shortness of breath and pressure in my chest when I'm doing activities and laying down.for a week ?
Asthma exacerbation: It sounds like your asthma has gotten worse in the last week. It's time to visit your doctor to update your asthma action plan so you know what you can do when your asthma gets worse. For now, use your albuterol inhaler more often. Maybe you need a second inhaler for a couple of weeks until things calm down again. Good luck. ...Read more
How effective is singulair (montelukast) for shortness of breath in chest from asthma? Is it fast working?
Singulair (montelukast) not fast.: Singular is not meant for the acute treatment of acute shortness of breath related to asthma. It's a maintenance medications, meant to be taken once daily for symptom control and for prevention of asthma attacks. It will not help in an asthma attack if taken right then and there. You'd really need an Albuterol pump and a short course of steroids. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible 2 have asthma w/out wheezing? Couple times- my chest tightened up & couldn't breathe w/exercising. &have shortness of breath sometimes?
Pain on my chest from costochodritis that has gone away.But I have shortness of breath. My ribs do not hurt and it's not my asthma (no wheeze). scared?
Is it possible to have asthma with no cough? Dr thinks I have asthma. I get frequent shortness of breath and tight chest. Very mild wheeze.
Sudden adult flare of asthma. Peak flow within 20% of best but itchy chin, shortness of breath and tightness of chest. Dr says lungs sound okay?
I've got asthma and shortness of breath and stuffy nose with a nominated pick up medications sensitivity of the chest and nose what sport occasion?
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