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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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Can anxiety cause constant shortness of breath?

Can anxiety cause constant shortness of breath?

Anxiety: Yes & No
Anxiety can cause or mimic so many other conditions. We have to R/O cardia or pulmonary /lung problems completely before we think Shortness of breath is due to anxiety. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause constant shortness of breath?

Can a hiatal hernia cause constant shortness of breath?

Unlikely: Some can get quite large or para esophageal and compress some lung, but I would seek another explanation.
Smoking
inhalation
high altitude
heart disease
anemia
etc. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause constant shortness of breath for over a week and pain in chest and rib?

Can anxiety cause constant shortness of breath for over a week and pain in chest and rib?

Yes: Yes, anxiety can cause both shortness of breath and chest discomfort. However, before attributing those symptoms to anxiety, your physician should take a thorough history, perform a complete physical examination and order appropriate tests to rule out cardiac or pulmonary causes of your symptoms. Referrals to cardiologist and pulmonologist may be advised. ...Read more

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I've had constant shortness of breath for the past few days- at the end of each breath it feels a bit shallow/hurts. I have no cough/cold possible causes?

I've had constant shortness of breath for the past few days- at the end of each breath it feels a bit shallow/hurts. I have no cough/cold possible causes?

PutAHolterOnYerDimer: If you have pain in one area of the chest when you breathe in or out, along with that sense of not getting enough air, I'd suggest you see a doctor who could get more details and also examine you and then decide what, if any, tests he might want to do. I see here that you've had a Holter and a D-dimer done in the past, so why not contact that doctor. I suspect (s)he' would know you fairly well. ...Read more

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I woke up from sleeping because my breathing felt shallow and each breath felt short. I sat up to relieve it but now I feel constant shortness of breath possible causes?

I woke up from sleeping because my breathing felt shallow and each breath felt short. I sat up to relieve it but now I feel constant shortness of breath possible causes?

Depends: If you are 19 years old and have no medical conditions and you are taking no medications there is very low likelihood of serious condition. If you have recently been sick with a respiratory infection, use oral contraceptives or recently traveled distance by plane or car it may be related to that. If symptoms are persisting be seen by a medical provider today to have exam and testing as needed. ...Read more

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Constant shortness of breath all day and tightness in chest for 4 to 5 without any history of lung and heart disease. Anxiety cause all day dyspnea?

Dyspnea d/t anxiety: While anxiety can certainly cause shortness of breath, and you point out you've had no cardiac or pulmonary problems in the past, but do have a history of anxiety -- it's also important to remember that anxiety is a diagnosis of exclusion. See your primary, esp if you have any assoc sxs like cough, fever. With medical causes ruled out, it would be time to pursue a more robust anxiety treatment. ...Read more

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What can be the causes for a bounding pulse and a recurrent shortness of breath along with constant chest pain.

What can be the causes for a bounding pulse and a recurrent shortness of breath along with constant chest pain.

Chest pain and dyspn: Shortness of breath (SOB) and chest pain with a bounding pulse (forceful palpitation) should get some further evaluation. Given your young age, it is likely benign, but should get an exam to evaluate. Constant chest pain is less likely to be heart related. Consider seeing a cardiologist or primary care physician for further evaluation. Severely worsened symptoms may warrant more urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause constant chest burning and shortness of breath? Many tests. . . If heart is ruled out should I go the mental health route?

Can anxiety cause constant chest burning and shortness of breath? Many tests. . . If heart is ruled out should I go the mental health route?

Yes!: Anxiety can mimic all sorts of medical conditions. It can make one feel something that does not exist or may magnify a small problem out of all proportion to its importance. If you know you suffer from anxiety, by all means seek help with a mental health professional. There is great hope that you can be helped. You are not alone; many people are afflicted with anxiety. Not seeking help=poor choice. ...Read more

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Tiny vsd. Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack. Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath. Possible discomfort causes?

Tiny vsd. Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack. Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath. Possible discomfort causes?

Chest pain not from: Chest pain possibly from ASHD or blocked coronary arteries. What showed possible old heart attack if this was an ekg this is not that accurate. If it was and echocardiogram or cardiac sonogram that showed prior heart muscle damage that is probable accurate. Cardiac cath should tell you if you have blocked arteries and how significant they are. If borderline blockages are found a wire can be passed. ...Read more

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Constant shortness of breath and hyperventilating. What to do?

Hyperventilating: First make sure you don't have a physical problem such as low grade asthma. Then your doctor should check you and advise if you need mental health treatment. ...Read more

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How long does constant shortness of breath from bronchitis last?

Depends...: If you have acute bronchitis, the cough may be due to bronchospasm, especially if it increases as your other symptoms improve. See your doctor because this can be treated with inhalers. If you have chronic bronchitis, you need to see your doctor so your treatment can be adjusted. If you smoke, you need to quit today and your doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the constant shortness of breath from bronchitis last?

Normally, how long would the constant shortness of breath from bronchitis last?

Bronchitis: During maximal bronchial edema from bronchitis the shortness of breath will remain, when the swelling in the bronchi is receding thus decreasiing the resistance to air flow, the shortness of breath will decrease. ...Read more

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Why do I have constant shortness of breath? And could this be cured? I have digestion problem and heartburns and also tend to have anxiety at times.

Why do I have constant shortness of breath? And could this be cured? I have digestion problem and heartburns and also tend to have anxiety at times.

SOB: For shortness of breath we have first to rule out lung disease, if u don't have it and have no medical problem that can impact u lung than u have anxiety. U need to see u physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a cardiac ablation done 5 days ago...it went with no complications. However after the procedure I have constant shortness of breath when I talk?

I had a cardiac ablation done 5 days ago...it went with no complications. However after the procedure I have constant shortness of breath when I talk?

See your doctor!: Complications from cardiac ablation are rare but can include blood clots forming in the legs or lungs. This is called a PE, and could cause shortness of breath. It's also possible (depending on the approach used) to have a partial lung collapse. See your doctor to rule out any serious problem causing your shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Bloated, diarrhea 2-8 times a day, pain under right rib, constant shortness of breath, chest burning & pressure, upper right back & between shoulders.

Awful: You have so much going on here, I have no idea where to start. You need a complete evaluation pronto. Please see your primary care doctor or go to the Emergency room. ...Read more

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What is cause of shortness of breath?

Many causes: Shortness of breath has many potential causes, many benign but some serious. If associated with other symptoms or progressive, professional medical assessment is prudent. Blood tests (looking for anemia, etc.), cardiac and pulmonary abnormalities can be sorted out fairly easily. Then the underlying causes for those abnormalities can be sought. Psychological causes can be responsible as well. ...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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Common causes of shortness of breath?

Many!: Lungs: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia (100 causes), pulm. Embolism ("clot"), pneumothorax, tumor, effusion and more.
Heart: CHF with 100 causes
anemia, thyroid xs or deficiency, obesity, rib cage deformity, paralyzed diaphragm, neuromuscular disorders (ms, als), foreign body, aspiration, psychogenic, hyperventilation, metabolic acidosis. I'm sure I've forgotten a few. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath and what's the cause of it?

?: Exercise fatigue? pneumonia? asthma? anemia? heart problem? Possibilities are endless without knowing more information that includes any past medical problems, onset of symptoms, severity, exacerbating/relieving factors, coinciding symptoms, etc. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of shortness of breath?

Many possibilities: You're taking albuterol so asthma & copd/emphysema come to mind. Pleural effusion & pulmonary embolism, too. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Heart attack & heart failure. Abnormal heart rhythm. Pneumothorax. If that's not enough, check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/shortness-of-breath/my00119/dsection=causes. Check w/your doc for thorough evaluation. ...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