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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 μαλακία, 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.
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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


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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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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 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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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

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Shortness of breath wen I lay down no matter which way I lay. Am not over weight. It's like my throat is bein squeezed or closed?

Shortness of breath wen I lay down no matter which way I lay. Am not over weight. It's like my throat is bein squeezed or closed?

Hard to say: You should get it looked at. Many simple things like anxiety, sleep apnea can give you those symptoms. However, there are some very rare (at your age), serious things that could also give you those symptoms. Best to see your primary who can help you rule out the rare serious things and help you treat the more common, benign issue it most likely is. ...Read more

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What would cause shortness of breath?

What would cause shortness of breath?

Big list: Shortness of breath is due to a demand for oxygen by your body in excess of your capacity to deliver it. This can be due to anemia, heart dysfunction, lung disease or airway problems. These will all be aggravated by exercise and if severe can cause a problem going up stairs or even walking. This needs evaluation by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why would anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: Anemia causes less hemoglobin to be delivered to the tissues so the heart and lungs are working overtime to oxygenate and distribute enough oxygenated blood to the tissues, the increased breathing work is shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath?

What can cause shortness of breath?

Many things: There are many causes of shortness of breath. The easiest way is to compartmentalize into three categories. 1. Any problems with the heart – heart failure, enlargement of the heart, or valve disease of the heart. 2. Any problem with the lungs – asthma, COPD, fluid around the lungs, fluid in the lungs, or lung scarring to name a few. 3. Everything else – deconditioning or knee/hip pain for example. ...Read more

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Will this cause shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: It hasn't made me short of breath yet. If you're referring to sinus infection or uri, they can but usually at most very mild. Your question isn't clear as to what 'this' is. As bill clinton said, it all depends on what this is. ...Read more

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Can histatussin cause shortness of breath?

Can histatussin cause shortness of breath?

Histatussin: Histatussin, which is not available in the USA, contains chlorpheniramine, a well tolerated short acting anti-histamine, ammonium chloride, used as an expectorant, and ephedrine for nasal congestion. AC can cause metabolic acidosis which would make you feel short of breath. Ephedrine can cause tachyarrhythmias which would make you feel S.O. B. so the answer is...yes, it's possible. ...Read more

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What disease would cause shortness of breath?

What disease would cause shortness of breath?

Short of breath: There are many diseases that cause shortness of breath from anemia, lung disease, or heart disease, or just deconditioning. You need a doctor evaluation to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What could cause shortness of breath while exercising?

What could cause shortness of breath while exercising?

Many things: Shortness of breath needs to be evaluated by your physician. It can be due to heart problems, lung problems (smoking related, asthma, etc), deconditioning, irregular heart rhythms, vocal cord or upper airway problems. See your doctor, ask if getting a stress test is appropriate due to your age. This is not something one should sit on. ...Read more

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What types of things cause shortness of breath in nonasthmatic teen?

Normal or not?: Since everybody becomes short of breath with exertion, it should first be determined if this is normal. Valvular and congenital heart disease, and various non-asthmatic lung diseases cause pathological breathlessness. Specific cardiac examples include: rheumatic heart disease (mitral stenosis), dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and a large variety of congenital defects. ...Read more

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Can anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Can anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Certainly: Anemia leads to low red blood cells that carry oxygen to tissues in the body. With reduced delivery of oxygen, the heart tries to pump more blood or work more and muscles tire more easily and the tissues switch to. ...Read more

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Can hayfever cause shortness of breath?

Can hayfever cause shortness of breath?

Possible: Studies have shown that many hay fever sufferers do have an over-reactive airway despite absence of symptoms. A few years back, I was one of the co-authors reported for the first time evidence for large airway (higher up than the small airways involved in asthma) constriction was found in patients with fever causing tightness sensation at the upper chest. Do check with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Would a high potassium cause shortness of breath?

Would a high potassium cause shortness of breath?

Hyperkalemia: If it causes the heart to malfunction, which it will if high enough, shortness of breath will occur and if the potassium gets high enough the heart will slow down and stop; when this happens it cures the shortness of breath permanently....We call this death..... ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath (dyspnea)?

What can cause shortness of breath (dyspnea)?

SOB: Depending on your age, heart and lung causes need to be looked at. Also one would look at other symptoms ie. Chest pain, cough, sinus symptoms. ...Read more

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Can not excercising really cause shortness of breath over time?

Not really: Inactivity can contribute to obesity, but by itself it will not cause shortness of breath unless you have some other coexisting condition. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath and intermittent fainting spells?

See below: A number of things can cause these symptoms including heart attack and failure. See a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath? Had it for years. Just comes and goes without warning.

SOB: There are very many causes of shortness of breath. When it 'just comes and goes' it may be due to rhythm disturbances or asthma type episodes or episodic exposures to triggers. Discuss with the dr. Who knows you whether investigation is appropriate. Extensive investigation of infrequent occurences isn't always necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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