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Cause Leading Compressed Lung Causing Difficulty Breathing
What could cause a spine to curve forward, leading to a compressed lung and causing difficulty breathing?
Kyphosis: Osteoporosis is the likely culprit. Brittle bones crack and fracture throwing the spine out of balance, resulting in increased pressure in an asymmetrical fashion, leading to more cracks and more bending in the same direction. Scoliosis is often also present. Chronic intake of certain medications such as steroids can cause or worsen the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
My husband age 45, having difficulty breathing with feeling of compressed chest and back, comes and goes, no other symptoms what can be cause?
I had chest pain and difficulty breathing after taking ecstasy. I also was smoking weed during the week and after taking the pills. what caused this?
Why to say "No!": Your dealer does not sell FDA approved drugs. Who knows what garbage and potential poisons are in this junk.? Maybe the pot was grown with a bunch of pesticides or your pills had toxins added. There is a reason that these drugs are illegal! Stop drug abuse. If you can't, or you don't care if they kill you, get treatment. You are a better person sober & will have a safer, often happier, life. ...Read more
What would cause sev chest pain and difficulty breathing when lie on right side? When get up chest pain still continues but can breathe easier.
My 9 yr.Old daughter has chest pain and difficulty breathing periodicaly, what could be the cause of this?
Asthma?: The most common cause of chest pain and difficulty breathing in a child is asthma. It is especially likely that is is asthma if there are triggers like exercise, cold, and allergens. It is also possible that there is a musculoskeletal issue. If the ribs are not moving freely with the diaphragm it can also cause these symptoms. Both can be treated easily by inhalers or manipulation respectively. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the causes of infrequently occurring (~monthly) central chest pain (tight, pressure) + difficulty breathing that lasts for ~1min - comes about spontaneously, including at rest?
Chest Pain: Chest pain can be very benign to serious. I would want to ask if you have a history of high blood pressure or other cardiac related diagnosis? If there is a family history of sudden death or arrhythmia, you need to be checked by an internist or cardiologist. Other benign causes can be esophageal spasm(the food tube decides to constrict and cause pain) Panic attacks also very common. ...Read more
What could cause an intermittent feeling of warmth in my chest and throat when i breathe in? There is no difficulty breathing, just the feeling.
U have history of: Panic attack and this symptom could be part of anxiety and panic attack. I presume u already had some heart and GI work up. Get reassurance from ur dr. Take care and god bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/features/12-possible-heart-symptoms-never-to-ignore. ...Read more
Can facet ligamentoushhypertrophy mid an lower spine in 15yo cause severe Chest pain. Quick onset, popping sound, difficulty breathing?
What could cause difficulty breathing, dizziness, heat flashes, sweatiness, difficulty concentrating, and constant dull pain in my upper left chest?
Hyperventilation: The simple explanation would be hyperventilation with anxiety & your symptoms. If so, breath holding for a few minutes will reverse the symptoms. Alternatively, hypothyroidism could cause a similar set of symptoms. You need to see a doctor and be examined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tring to find possible cause of sever sudden onset pain in center of chest going up into my throat and difficulty breathing and sometime nusea ?
Possible cause of sever sudden pain in center of chest up into my throat and difficulty breathing, sometime nausea even when at rest for 2 months now?
GERD: Symptoms like these are often caused by gastric acid coming up into the esophagus. A trial of an over the counter proton pump inhibitor such as Omeprazole is often indicated. This can be picked up at the local drugstore. If symptoms persist you should see your doc for a better review. ...Read more
Difficulty breathing (really having to draw breath in), tightness in chest and light headed feeling/headache. Previously tested clear for astma, cause?
High BP, nausea, chest congestion, (no fever) difficulty breathing, cough, and dizziness when I stand up. Causes? Have an Echo in a week.
19 years old: All the symptoms you list can be caused by asthma/bronchospastic disease, which, in your age group, would be my first diagnosis. Infection or allergy can be a trigger and should be considered. Unless you have known congenital heart disease, the echo is unlikely to be revealing. Pulmonary function testing is higher yield. A chest x-ray may also help. ...Read more
GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?
Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in origin. If in doubt, go to ER or an urgent care, if this is unlike anything you've experienced before and is accompanied by shortness of breath, cardiac issues need to be checked for and ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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