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Can Hashimotos Cause Constant Shortness Of Breath
I am having shortness of breath with standing or sitting. Relieved about 30 mins after lying down. Only health problem is hashimotos. On armour.
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
Can anxiety cause constant shortness of breath? I've had pulmonary testing and it came back fine but all day I feel a constant shortness of breath
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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?
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
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
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
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
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
Constant burping and shortness of breath and can't complete a yawn and tightness in the left side of my chest when I take deep breaths what could cause?
Yawning: These myriad signs require a physical exam and a more in depth history. Please go see a physician in person. ...Read more
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
Chest pressure/shortness of breath/sometimes nausea. Not constant, many times daily heart ok. Just started Carafate (sucralfate) for potential reflux. Other causes?
Start there and: See if it improves...If so then you have your answer. If not need to keep looking. ...Read more
Chest pain right side under breast to back All activity hurts Ripping pain during cough hiccups breath 1 week duration normal xray bloodwork hashimoto?
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
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.
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
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
Chest heavy & constant shortness of breath... Ekg & blood work came back normal with the exception of slightly elevated WBC (12.7). Echo necessary?
See your doctor: You may need a different testing talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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