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Pleurisy or other dx: Pain with breathing is called 'pleuritic pain'. Pleurisy or pneumonia can cause inflammation of the 'lung lining' so it is important to distinguish these 2 causes. Pneumonia usually has other symptoms: cough/fever/fatigue/short of breath. A chest xray can help make the diagnosis. The treatment for pleurisy is 'anti-inflammatories' (nsaids) such as aleve (naproxen). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
How come when i laugh real hard its hard to breath almost like i cant breathe hard to catch breathe?
It's a: Normal response to laughing real hard just as long as you recover normally don't worry ...Read more
If chronic, then...: Most common causes for persistent cough include 1) gastric reflux 2) postnasal drip 3) undiagnosed asthma 4) medication side effect 5) vocal cord problem. We are able to successfully treat most cases of persistent cough by focusing on these possibilities. A few screening tests are also warranted (such as a chest xray) and so seeing your physician is important. ...Read more
My lower back hurts when I breath in..why does it hurt? I also feel like I can't breath at times like its hard for me to breath.. Shortness of breath
?: Assuming you have not been subject to trauma, there are 2 internal organs in your back that move with respiration: your kidney and your lungs. Since you're short of breath, we'll presume it's the latter. If you have fever, cough, and phlegm, you likely have pneumonia. If you don't, you may have pleurisy (inflamed lining of the lung). You really should be evaluated/examined. Pls see your doc in am. ...Read more
Pleurisy?: There is one kind of cold that best fits with that description. It is called pleurisy, where the cold virus gets down into the lining of your lung, makes it raw, so that every time you take a deep breath, you get a sharp pain, and so you tend to take shallow breaths, and may feel short of breath. This has been called the "devil's grip." it is benign and will go away in a few days. ...Read more
Flemy cough, shortness of breath, hard to take deep breath, congested chest. Over all can't really breathe. What do I do?
Puffer helped last time.
Mgt: You may have an infection of the respiratory tract. Most are viral. You are having shortness of breath and should seek immediate care by a physician. ...Read more
Many reasons: I assume that you feel short of breath when you sleep? Do you wake up gasping for air? Do you think your symptoms are related to anxiety? There are multiple reasons for people to feel dizzy and short of breath. It is best to see your doctor so he/she can take a proper history. ...Read more
Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath/shortness of breath?
Unlikely : It's possible, but much less likely than other causes. In general, the chest pain you describe in your age group is more likely to be musculoskeletal (strain or inflammation) or respiratory (viral pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma). However, it could be cardiac or even GI related. You should contact your doctor immediately or go to the closest urgent care/ER if you're having breathing problems. ...Read more
Maybe but see MD: If shortness of breath is related to anxiety, deep breathing, gentle aerobic exercise, meditation and yoga may be helpful in controlling your symptoms. However, shortness of breath can also be caused by serious problems like heart attack and rhythm problems, asthma/COPD, lung disease, blood clot, anemia and even cancer. If sx persist or are associated with exertion, chest pain, palpitation, see MD ...Read more
Lung problem: Nerves from the lung go to the shoulder so that vascular or airway problems in the lung refer pain to the shoulder. ...Read more
Chest wall pain(hurts when working out, feels like muscle pain) and shortness of breath(air hunger feeling. Cant get deep breath) but tests negative..
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