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Can High Cholesterol Cause Shortness Of Breath
↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally Hi-Fat & Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles & carbohydrate foods ↑LDL ↓HDL ...Read more
Yes: If the thyroid is overactive it can cause palpitations and cause blood pressure to go up. The heart can beat faster. One can feel discomfort as a result. These changes can also make one feel short of breath. If the thyroid function is really low, fluid can build up around the heart (rare) & the heart rate can be slow. This can cause shortness of breath too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor 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, and vice versa: A spike in blood pressure can cause strain on the heart, and if there is existing vascular disease or a problem with the structure or function of the cardiac valves or muscles, this can lead to shortness of breath. On the other hand, anxiety often provokes the sensation of being short of breath, and can simultaneously induce a spike in blood pressure via adrenaline release. Best to see/talk2 a doc ...Read more
What kinds of diseases can cause shortness of breath, besides heart related and blood clot issues?
Many: Shortness of breath (sob) can be a symptom of many conditions other than heart and blood clot issues. Pulmonary conditions are a major example, ...Asthma, reactive airway disease, copd, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc, anxiety can even cause sob. If you're sob, see a dr. For an eval and work up. (if you smoke, stop). Good luck. ...Read more
It can: the lungs would try to compensate for that making the person breathe faster ...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
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: For some people this is more or less noticeable, but it is very common. It may be your bodies way of telling you not to smoke. Since breathing is necessary for life - you might want to listen. Since proper breathing is the best way to manage your mind-body-soul connection - you'd be wise too. Also, if other things also affect your breathing, have a doctor check it out with you. In-hold-full exhale. ...Read more
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