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Can Constipation 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
Not usually: caffeine however is a stimulant, and can cause anxiety and the rate of breathing may go up - breathing faster and more deeply. This may result in low carbon dioxide levels, which mimic feeling short of breath. Cut WAY back in your caffeine use if this is happening to you. You may need to do a gradual taper, because rapid cessation may cause severe headaches and other withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: More common dizziness or lightheadedness less common blurred vision confusion dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position fainting (sudden) fast and pounding heartbeat irregular heartbeat shortness of breath sweating swelling of feet or lower legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI: Unlikely to produce these symptoms, assuming this is lower urinary tract infection. If you have upper tract infection you should be seen by a doctor immediately. Sounds like something else is going on and it would be helpful to be fully evaluated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Not for any length of time.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: Irritations in the gastrointestinal tract can result in palpitations. Treatment of the gastritis may lead to decreased symptoms. Full cardiac evaluation would be recommended. Acid blockers, probiotics and or antibiotics may be used to treat the gastritis. Control of the irregular heart beat may need antiarrhythmia medications to bring them under control and improve the symptoms such as sob. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If severe enough & left untreated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more
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