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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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Why do I feel the constant need to take a deep breath? And when I can't take a deep breath I feel short of breath, can it be anxiety?

Why do I feel the constant need to take a deep breath? And when I can't take a deep breath I feel short of breath, can it be anxiety?

Probably: Anxiety in some people causes a tendency to hyperventilate. As you breathe rapidly your blood loses too much carbon dioxide and you start to experience symptoms which can include shortness of breath, light headed ness, tingling, chest pain, sweating... It is one of the rare situations where the body can feed you information (i am short of breath) that makes things worse - breathing even faster... ...Read more

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Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath/shortness of breath?

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

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Can anxiety cause shortness if breath? Sometimes i take a deep breath but feel as uf i don't get enough air in.,

Can anxiety cause shortness if breath? Sometimes i take a deep breath but feel as uf i don't get enough air in.,

Short of breath : There are many causes of shortness of breath, and anxiety is certainly one of them. However, if this has been a recurrent problem you should see your doctor for an exam and appropriate tests. Other causes include anemia, lung infection, asthma, heart disease, and other conditions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause yawning everyday? All day long? And forcing deep breaths?

Can anxiety cause yawning everyday? All day long? And forcing deep breaths?

Yes to both. I think: you are terribly anxious about your health, and it is causing your symptoms. You may need help in learning to relax. Have you sought out a psychologist,etc? ...Read more

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I feel the need to take deep breath all the time like shot breath . Some times i get stuck taking a deep breath . Frustrated?

I feel the need to take deep breath all the time like shot breath . Some times i get stuck taking a deep breath . Frustrated?

Anxiety or bronchosp: Sometimes being conscious of the need to take a deep breath can be due to anxiety, but this can also be seen with bronchospasm in asthma. Some people describe this as a tight or heavy feeling in the chest. Breathing tests can confirm the diagnosis of asthma. A baseline chest x-ray is always helpful in ruling out other diseases associated with bronchospasm, . ...Read more

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Suddnly when I take 2 or 3 deep breath I get lightheaded my legs weak feel like can't breath no more, this continue when ever I try to breath deeply?

Suddnly when I take 2 or 3 deep breath I get lightheaded my legs weak feel like can't breath no more, this continue when ever I try to breath deeply?

Could be orthostasis: if you are experiencing this lightheaded was when standing up, it may not be just the effect of deep breathing, which does improve preload. Orthostasis or sudden upper body vasodilation is the result of rapid changes in posture causing hypotension and fainting. You need a test known as a tilt table to sort this problem out ...Read more

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Can i take deep breath anytime i feel like. Lately i'm conscious about my breathing and when i want to take a deep breath it stops half way.

Can i take deep breath anytime i feel like. Lately i'm conscious about my breathing and when i want to take a deep breath it stops half way.

Anxiety: I suspect you are an anxious person. Try not to think about the breathing and distruct your self with fun activities and intertain yourself. Hope it works. ...Read more

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Feels like I struggle to breath / shortness of breath only when am trying to sleep ? Then in deep sleep no one can wake me?

Feels like I struggle to breath / shortness of breath only when am trying to sleep ? Then in deep sleep no one can wake me?

You need: to have a "sleep study" it's just a thought but you may be having episodes of SLEEP APNEA...Discuss this with your PCP as soon as practicable! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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It hard for me to breath and take deep breaths. And I feel light headed ?

It hard for me to breath and take deep breaths. And I feel light headed ?

Need more info: it is very hard to tell exactly what your problem is without more information. If you are wheezing then, you may be having an asthma attack. If you are simply breathing very shallowly then, you may be hyperventilating. This could be due to nervousness, anxiousness, or pain. If this just developed and you have chest pain associated with breathing then, you should go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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My chest and throat burn when i take a deep breath. And sometimes it makes me cough as well?

Throat chest burn: The reason for this something causing inflammation on those areas. The two most common reasons would be an infection or acid reflux. ...Read more

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I cant sleep at night i cant get comfortable sweat really bad l. Hard to breath and take a deep breath. Feel like someone is sitting on my chest.

Sounds maybe like: anxiety to me. Are you an anxious person? Do you wheeze at all or have asthma? Do you smoke? These are all things that could give you a tight chest. I suggest you see a Dr. and get checked out. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain when taking deep breaths and when swallowing food?

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What causes chest pain when taking deep breaths and when swallowing food?

Several: You should not have chest pain when taking a deep breath or on swallowing. You better get checked. ...Read more

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Will deep breathing help my shortness of breath it's really scary sometimes?

Will deep breathing help my shortness of breath it's really scary sometimes?

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

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Terrible anxiety... Terrible heart burn no matter what I eat.... Tight chest and feel like I can't take deep breath with headache.... Lightheaded too?

Terrible anxiety... Terrible heart burn no matter what I eat.... Tight chest and feel like I can't take deep breath with headache.... Lightheaded too?

Anxiety: Could all be caused by anxiety. On the other hand ongoing acid reflux could cause your heart burn and a tight chest sensation. But these are a lot of symptoms to have all at once so go see your doctor tomorrow. ...Read more

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I get shortness of breath, as if can't breath in enough air, so its easier to breath through mouth. Some times chest tightness & cough what could it be?

I get shortness of breath, as if can't breath in enough air, so its easier to breath through mouth. Some times chest tightness & cough what could it be?

Get checked out ASAP: One of the most common errors patients and doctors make is assuming that because someone is under forty, they cannot have a serious cardiac or pulmonary condition. That is simply not true. You could be having an anginal equivalent - in other words your shortness of breath could mean your heartis notable to habndle thestrain being put on it. It sould also be pulmonary in origin. See your docto. ...Read more

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Why can't I take a deep breath without coughing? I feel constant weight on my chest and pain when I cough.

Why can't I take a deep breath without coughing? I feel constant weight on my chest and pain when I cough.

You have a: Respiratory disorder.It sounds like you need to a doctor and figure out what's going on ( bronchitis,asthma,pneumonia are just a few of the possibilities ). ...Read more