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Doctor insights on: Bulimia Cause Difficulty Breathing

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Can bulimia cause difficulty in breathing?

Can bulimia cause difficulty in breathing?

It's possible: Bulimia can lead to abnormalities in electrolytes and in the acid/base balance of the body. Some of these abnormalities can, in turn, lead to shortness of breath or other cardiac or respiratory symptoms. I recommend that the person having these symptoms see a professional as soon as possible for evaluation. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

Catching up.: In a healthy state we consume o2 and produce more co2 during exercise. The "difficulty" breathing we feel, is the need to exhale the co2. Our respiratory drive is tied more to getting out the co2 than getting in the o2. It is an interesting question on why is the body "wired" that way. ...Read more

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Can it cause difficulty breathing? And nauseous?

Can it cause difficulty breathing? And nauseous?

Sure: see your doc ASAP. No reason to wait. Difficulties with breathing can be ominous. No procrastinating. Check with your doc and good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause difficulty breathing?

What could cause difficulty breathing?

Many things: Shortness if breath is a non specific complaint and could represent many things (some benign and some serious). Get checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme difficulty breathing?

What can cause extreme difficulty breathing?

Several: Heart (congestive heart failure, blockage of arteries) Kidneys (fluid overload) Lungs (COPD/ emphysema, bronchitis) Hypertension Anemia Anxiety and panic attacks Alcohol to excess and drugs of any kind. SMOKING!!! and also complete lack of physical fitness (being out of shape) and several more!!! ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

Clarify? See doctor!: Ongoing problem or recent? Fever? Chest pain? Otherwise sick? Age? Other health issues? Could be anything from carrying excess weight in the midsection (make it difficult to take a deep breath while lying down), to heart failure or fluid in lungs from infection or tumor. You should definitely see a doctor to get this checked out soon. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when lying in bed? What might be the cause?

Heart or lung diseas: CHF is a known cause for this, but also other conditions that cause swelling and fluid retention would cause water to go from legs to chest when a person lies flat. Also lung diseases varying from mild asthma to severe emphysema could cause this. Severe obesity would do it too since it restricts lungs inflation. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down in the spring time?

Not a podiatry ?: You need to talk to your family doctor or to an allergist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause a person to have difficulty breathing?

Please tell me what can cause a person to have difficulty breathing?

Difficulty breathing: This can be caused by mechanical problems with the chest breathing structures, problems with the lung themselves, general body weakness, anemia, hypothyroid, heart failure and other problems too. ...Read more

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If you have difficulty breathing with intense activity and exercise what could be the cause of it and how can it be completely fixed or minimized?

If you have difficulty breathing with intense activity and exercise what could be the cause of it and how can it be completely fixed or minimized?

See doc in person: Abdulla, there are many things that can cause the problem. Main concerns are heart or lung disease. Most likely thing in someone your age is asthma. But depending on your family and personal history there could be other issues. I recommend seeing a doctor in person, who can do a full history, examine your heart and lungs, and get any tests needed to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can weight gain cause difficulty breathing?

Yes: Obesity puts a strain on many body systems. Weight control is important. ...Read more

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How does acid reflux cause difficulty breathing?

How does acid reflux cause difficulty breathing?

Through asthma: Acid reflux can lead to breathing in of stomach acid into the lungs. This can irritate the lungs and cause asthma type symptoms including shortness of breath, wheezing, and cough. ...Read more

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What could cause difficulty breathing and pain in my ribs?

Get evaluated: Many things. You should be evaluated by your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing. Could it be caused by my scoliosis?

I have difficulty breathing. Could it be caused by my scoliosis?

Unlikely: Only the largest curves and most extreme rib deformities cause lung function problem like curves above 70 degrees if your curve is this large than maybe. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more