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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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Can a muscle spasm cause difficulty in breathing?

Can a muscle spasm cause difficulty in breathing?

Yes: People with muscle spasm of the thoracic spine can have pain with deep inspiration, and difficulty breathing. It's also possible to have spasm of the intercostal muscles that are necessary for inspiration, and that can also be painful. ...Read more

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What are the causes of slow or rather difficulty in breathing after excercises?

What are the causes of slow or rather difficulty in breathing after excercises?

Lung or heart: This could be due to lung or heart disease. At your age of 25, something like asthma is most likely. It would be best for you to see a doctor and have an exam and possibly pulmonary function testing to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of difficulty in breathing accompanied with tiresome , muscle and joint pains?

What are the causes of difficulty in breathing accompanied with tiresome , muscle and joint pains?

See your doctor: These are all vague symptomsee your doctor for a physical exam, blood work and possibly other testings to find the cause. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of difficulty in breathing from the nose?

What might be the cause of difficulty in breathing from the nose?

Many possibilities: Some common causes of mouth breathing are: allergies, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, blockage of the sinuses or nose from polyps, a deviated septum, congestion from an infection and sleep apnea. There are certainly other possibilities that can only be determined by a proper examination. ...Read more

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Will difficulty in breathing cause hypertension or hypotension?

Will difficulty in breathing cause hypertension or hypotension?

None: Difficulty in breathing by itself will neither cause Hypertension or Hypotension There are different causes of difficulty in breathing and a person's blood pressure during those episodes may be high or low.But by itself difficulty in breathing does not cause Hyper or Hypotension ...Read more

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What are the causes of pressure in the head and ears accompanied with tiresome and difficulty in breathing?

What are the causes of pressure in the head and ears accompanied with tiresome and difficulty in breathing?

Allergies/sinus: Sounds like you are having allergy symptoms in your sinuses and lungs. Take over the counter loratadine, fexofenadine or cetrizine, once daily, and getting more treat, en from your doctor should he. ...Read more

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When ı binging my heartbeats increasing and ı feel difficulty in breathing .Is it can cause health problem ?

Make an appointment: You asked about eating disorders in another question. An evaluation will help you sort out where these symptoms are coming from - some causes are life threatening. ...Read more

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Hi doctor im primigravida of 26weeks of amenorrhoea.Im getting mild difficulty in breathing.What is the cause of it.Tell exercises that can bedone.

Hi doctor im primigravida of 26weeks of amenorrhoea.Im getting mild difficulty in breathing.What is the cause of it.Tell exercises that  can bedone.

Shortness of breath: Is common as pregnancy advances: the enlarging uterus pushes upwards against the diaphragm preventing its full range of motion. Relatively rapid weight gain also taxes your system. Experts recommend continuing to exercise (walk, ride bike, swim); just pause when too short of breath. Exercise seems to help breathing mechanisms work more efficiently. ...Read more

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Difficulty in breathing, sudden twitching of limbs, internal shaking at night and easily forgot things, what caused all these? What happened?

Difficulty in breathing, sudden twitching of limbs, internal shaking at night and easily forgot things, what caused all these? What happened?

Hyperventilation: These are classical symptoms of hyperventilation (overbreathing). When you breathe too fast and too deep, you wash out carbon dioxide from your blood and cause alkalosis. Alkalosis pushes calcium into the cells causing temporary hypocalcemia in the blood. This hypocalcemia causes muscle twitching and even sometimes tetany. ...Read more

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I have some difficulty in breathing.. i dont have cough but i do have a cold that causes me not to breath in my nose.. im also experiencing acid reflax..

I have some difficulty in breathing..  i dont have cough but i do have a cold that causes me not to breath in my nose.. im also experiencing acid reflax..

Need exam: I would recommend you get a good clinical exam as it sounds like you may benefit from some medication that may help your cold symptoms as well as some medication that can help acid reflux issues. Certainly, avoiding triggers and watching your diet with "TLC-Therapeutic Life Style" changes would help too. (avoid triggers-Coffee, Soda, spicy foods, peppermints, acidic foods, etc.). See the Doc ...Read more

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Feels like phlegm or saliva stuck in my throat. Also on and off rapid heart beat and difficulty in breathing for 3 days now. What can be the cause?

Feels like phlegm or saliva stuck in my throat. Also on and off rapid heart beat and difficulty in breathing for 3 days now. What can be the cause?

Rapid heart beet: I would strongly advise that you have someone take you to the nearest emergency facility to evaluate and manage your throat and heart issues. Hope all goes well! Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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I have difficulty in breathing due to sinus?

Allergies: See your doctor to see if you have allergies or an anatomical problem with the nose and get treatment. ...Read more

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Does smoking affect the difficulty in breathing?

Does smoking affect the difficulty in breathing?

Absolutely, yes: When you smoke anything, you are inhaling toxins into your lungs. Your lungs respond by constricting bronchioles. Your initial result may be difficulty breathing . . . If severe, or sudden like in acute asthma, you can die. Chronic lung disease can develop also. Smoking can encourage lung cancer to grow too. ...Read more

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Gastric problem and difficulty in breathing. Are these related?

Gastric problem and difficulty in breathing. Are these related?

Possibly: Not sure what the gastric problem is. Some people with gastric reflux can aspirate small amounts of stomach content into lungs - resulting in infections and inflammation. ...Read more

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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