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Can Exercise Cause Pleurisy Or Just Shortness Of Breath
SOB: Exercise can't cause pleurisy which is due to rubbing of the inflamed (usually infected) outer lining surfaces of the lungs. But vigorous exercise can make intercostal muscles (muscles between your ribs) and costochondral joints (where ribs attach to your sternum (breastbone)) sore which mimics pleurisy as it may hurt to take a deep breath or cough. ...Read more
See your doctor: Medications for shortness of breath can mimic or cause anxiety, shortness of breath itself can cause anxiety and your fear itself plays into the anxiety. Discuss these with your doctor and then see a therapist to see if you can use your thoughts to get it under control (cognitive-behavioral therapy). ...Read more
I was diagnosed with pneumonia and pleurisy 3 weeks ago. I still have minor pains in my chest & shortness of breath. Is it normal to last this long?
sometimes: I agree that's a long time. Have you stopped smoking 100% to allow full healing of your lungs and respiratory tract? Has fever resolved? Is your cough improved? If the answer to all 3 questions is "yes" - i'd give it more time. Otherwise, go back to your treating doc for another look. And please don't smoke anymore! ...Read more
Please help me with answers for my pleurisy and very shortness of breath. Anything starts my breathing to b bad. Wht 2 do. Prednisone did not help.
Worried I have a pe, have had shortness of breath for 3 weeks now. Doc said it was pleurisy and my EKG and chest X-ray were fine. Possibility?
I quit smoking 6 month ago.4 weeks ago i had pneumonia/pleurisy and blood in my spetum.No more blood/cough/fever.I feel short of breath sometimes.Stil?
Is it possible for lack of exercise to cause shortness of breath at times. Use to work out often just haven't been motivated as much anymore?
Only on exertion: Lack of exercise shouldn't make you short of breath on ordinary activity, just on heavier exertion, like playing ball as a weekend warrior. If you are short of breath on ordinary activity like walking and housework, that might need attention to check your heart and lungs and rule out a situation like anemia. ...Read more
Asthma bothers me during exercise, even the least activity causes shortness of breath and tightness in my chest, not just cardio exercises.
Uncontrolled asthma: We don't know what type of asthma you have? At any rate you are still suffering, you need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist for better asthma control, meanwhile, if you exercise regularly you need to take a bronchodilator inhaler right before exercise, albuterol (ventolin), call this no in Cairo for an appointment with an allergist/immunologist if you wish, 0122-279-6437, good luck ...Read more
I just had a chest x-ray that showed minimal old granulomatous disease. Could this cause shortness of breath with minimal exercise (walking up hill)?
Shouldn't: If the lung involvement is truly "minimal" on CXR or CT scan then this shouldn't compromise your lung function enough to cause respiratory symptoms with minimal exercise. Important to determine etiology of lesions first then look for other causes of shortness of breath. Deconditioning, asthma, heart disease are just a few conditions that can be implicated. See Pulmonologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I am experiencing shortness of breath and some dizziness after exercise. I am very healthy and stay well hydrated. So what could cause this?
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