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Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Tracheomalacia: Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek ???????, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads to tracheal collapse especially when increased airflow is demanded. The trachea normally dilates slightly during inspiration and narrows slightly during expiration. These processes are exaggerated in tracheomalacia, leading to airway collapse . REwiki ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Are overweight people have shortness of breath?

Are overweight people have shortness of breath?

short of breath: Not all overweight people have shortness of breath but it isn't uncommon especially in the markedly obese. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath, chest pressure, weakness, bloating. I am overweight. Best exercise?

I have shortness of breath, chest pressure, weakness, bloating. I am overweight. Best exercise?

CP: Before deciding on exercise we need to assess why you are having symptoms of chest pressure, weakness, and bloating. See your doctor to rule out cardiac problems. In general 30 min of walking every other day keeps you healthy. ...Read more

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My husbands oxygen level came at 93% he is overweight and feels shortness of breath on exertion. He has no lung desease.feels headache most of the tim?

My husbands oxygen level came at 93% he is overweight and feels shortness of breath on exertion. He has no lung desease.feels headache most of the tim?

Obstruct SLEEP APNEA: He appears to have obstructive sleep apnea. This is where the airway is blocked when he sleeps. This leads to decreased oxygen in the blood and the tissues and a rise in CO2 which causes headache and in the long term early dementia, difficulty losing weight, and elevated blood pressure. It can also lead to heart disease. This is a serious condition. Needs sleep study and see lung MD. ...Read more

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I am a 32 year old male. I'm not overweight. Rapid heart rate. Flip flopping in chest. Nausea. Dizziness. Shortness of breath. Can't run. Pain. ?

I am a 32 year old male. I'm not overweight. Rapid heart rate. Flip flopping in chest. Nausea. Dizziness. Shortness of breath. Can't run. Pain. ?

Cardiac irregularity: You may be developing blockage in your coronary arteries or you likely have cardiac arrhythmia. This may be a manifestation of abnormal thyroid or more serious conditions, talk to your primary care doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Been having shortness of breath for a while now, (which I am over weight) but now am having chest pains when sneezing or stretching. ?

Been having shortness of breath  for a while now, (which I am over weight) but now am having chest pains when sneezing or stretching. ?

Chest pain: There can be so many reasons for your symptoms. Please make an appointment with your primary physician. ...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