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Musculoskeletal causes of shortness of breath?

Musculoskeletal causes of shortness of breath?

Diaphragm motion: Dysfunction in any structure that surrounds your lungs could impair your ability to take deep breaths. Excessive tone or tightness of the diaphragm (a large muscle between your lungs and abdomen) or problems with the mobility of your ribcage are two possibilities. Practicing mindful deep breathing and gentle stretching of the torso can help these conditions. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Common causes of shortness of breath?

Common causes of shortness of breath?

Many!: 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

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Can allergy cause inflammation of neck airways(apart from nasal airways), leading to labored breathing?

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Can allergy cause inflammation of neck airways(apart from nasal airways), leading to labored breathing?

Possible: but only when it causes swelling at the throat would you have labored breathing. See an ENT to find out if you have any upper airway obstruction and possibly vocal cord dysfunction. ...Read more

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Could smoking weed causes shortness of breath?

Could smoking weed causes shortness of breath?

Yes: Yes, both short term and long term use can do this. Especially if you have asthma or COPD (emphysema). Just don't do it if you get short of breath when you do it. Chronically, (no pun intended) it can cause other problems as well. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of wheezing and trouble breathing.?

What are the main causes of wheezing and  trouble breathing.?

Wheezing: Wheezing in younger children are often caused by viral infections. Some individuals experience trouble breathing, with or without wheezing, during exercise; any strenuous physical activity or exposure to cold weather. Wheezing is also associated with allergies. ...Read more

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What is cause of shortness of breath?

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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

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Can hayfever cause shortness of breath?

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Can hayfever cause shortness of breath?

Possible: Studies have shown that many hay fever sufferers do have an over-reactive airway despite absence of symptoms. A few years back , I was one of the co-authors reported for the first time evidence for large airway (higher up than the small airways involved in asthma) constriction was found in patients with fever causing tightness sensation at the upper chest. Do check with your doctor . ...Read more

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What are the causes of shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person over exerts. If there isn't enough red blood cells in the blood. If the lungs don't work well, heart dysfunction, abnormal respiratory mechanics. ...Read more

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Can histatussin cause shortness of breath?

Can histatussin cause shortness of breath?

Histatussin: Histatussin, which is not available in the USA, contains chlorpheniramine, a well tolerated short acting anti-histamine, ammonium chloride, used as an expectorant, and ephedrine for nasal congestion. AC can cause metabolic acidosis which would make you feel short of breath. Ephedrine can cause tachyarrhythmias which would make you feel S.O. B. so the answer is...yes, it's possible. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of shortness of breath?

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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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Does smoking cause some shortness of breath?

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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Whats sign of pneumonia, cough, wheeze or chest tightness?

Whats sign of pneumonia, cough, wheeze or chest tightness?

All of the above: Or none of them. There is nothing specific about the symptoms of pneumonia or, for that matter, nearly every other disease your doc has to diagnose and treat. Symptoms are common to many different disease and have to be viewed in context. Rarely, pneumonia can cause no symptoms, and only be seen on a cxr. Most will have some fever and cough. ...Read more

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Could post nasal drip cause tightness in chest and shortness of breath?

Could post nasal drip cause tightness in chest and shortness of breath?

If infected: Infection post drainage/ allergic rhinitis worsening can cause above symptoms/ would check with pcp for treatment if not better. ...Read more

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Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Tracheomalacia: Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek ???????, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads to tracheal collapse especially when increased airflow is demanded. The trachea normally dilates slightly during inspiration and narrows slightly during expiration. These processes are exaggerated in tracheomalacia, leading to airway collapse . REwiki ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

Short of breath: As you suggest learning to breath properly with singing is important. If you have good technique then you have to be evaluated for obstructive and other lung disease. If you can't get air out of your lungs easily, you'll get sob really fast trying to sing.. ...Read more

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In status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

In status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Airway constriction: With any asthma attack, the airway is constricted, which increases the flow velocity and causes the noise, which we call wheezing. Of course the real problem is the increased work of breathing and decreased oxygenation. Medications open the airway, decreasing the flow velocity, reducing the noise and allowing you to breath easier. ...Read more

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Could an air purifier cause shortness of breath?

Could an air purifier cause shortness of breath?

Possible: If not maintained and cleaned well yes. These may become dirty and not function well. Also depends on the type of cleaner. Some are electrostatic or ionized. Most likely it is the surrounding enviorment not the machine if working well. Need to trouble shoot more. ...Read more

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What causes heavy feeling lungs and shortness of breath?

What causes heavy feeling lungs and shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person over exerts. If there isn't enough red blood cells in the blood. If the lungs don't work well, heart dysfunction, abnormal respiratory mechanics. ...Read more

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What types of things cause shortness of breath in nonasthmatic teen?

Normal or not?: Since everybody becomes short of breath with exertion, it should first be determined if this is normal. Valvular and congenital heart disease, and various non-asthmatic lung diseases cause pathological breathlessness. Specific cardiac examples include: rheumatic heart disease (mitral stenosis), dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and a large variety of congenital defects. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have bronchial induced asthma and i woke up barely breathing. Should i be worried?

What should I do if I have bronchial induced asthma and i woke up barely breathing. Should i be worried?

Be concerned: Asthma symptoms can worsen at night and this usually occur between 2-3 am. This is frequently the first sign that asthma is not controlled. If this occurs more than twice a month, then an asthma specialist should be seen to evaluate for persistent asthma. Other causes of difficulty breathing at night should be sought including sleep apnea. ...Read more

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If i don't have asthma and my breathing is fine, could i fail a bronchial challenge test?

If i don't have asthma and my breathing is fine, could i fail a bronchial challenge test?

Potentially: The most common bronchial challenge test is called a methacholine challenge test. This test can be "false positive" in patients who recently had the flu or who have seasonal allergies. The interpretation of the bronchial challenge test requires a physician who has extensive knowledge of the patient. ...Read more

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Can i fail a brochial challenge test if i don't have asthma and my breathing is fine?

Can i fail a brochial challenge test if i don't have asthma and my breathing is fine?

Yes.: If you reacted to the challenge that means you may have reactive airways to a certain exposure. Also depends at what dose you reacted. Need to take the results in clinical situation. A 'negative test' is not asthma. Positive depends on why you had the test and there are other causes for positive test. Clinical eval is the best. ...Read more

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What could cause shallow breathing?

What could cause shallow breathing?

Shallow breathing: Problems in the brain. Great wikipedia question as control of respiration cannot be told in 400 spaces. Or we can chat and figure out exactly what your problem is. ...Read more

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What could cause difficulty breathing?

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Many things: Shortness if breath is a non specific complaint and could represent many things (some benign and some serious). Get checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme difficulty breathing?

What can cause extreme difficulty breathing?

Several: Heart (congestive heart failure, blockage of arteries) Kidneys (fluid overload) Lungs (COPD/ emphysema, bronchitis) Hypertension Anemia Anxiety and panic attacks Alcohol to excess and drugs of any kind. SMOKING!!! and also complete lack of physical fitness (being out of shape) and several more!!! ...Read more

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What can cause bad back pains when breathing?

What can cause bad back pains when breathing?

Spine Joints/Nerves: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Epidural injections are also helpful to reduce inflammation into the spinal canal area or around the spinal nerve roots exiting the spine. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytosis cause pain when breathing?

Not likely: However, thrombocytosis can be associated with many things that do cause pain with breathing including pulmonary embolism of blood clots, malignancies, inflammation of pleura and others. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

Clarify? See doctor!: Ongoing problem or recent? Fever? Chest pain? Otherwise sick? Age? Other health issues? Could be anything from carrying excess weight in the midsection (make it difficult to take a deep breath while lying down), to heart failure or fluid in lungs from infection or tumor. You should definitely see a doctor to get this checked out soon. ...Read more

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What causes; whistling raspy sound breathing out ?

Breathing : Anything from a cold with a bit of congestion to airway obstruction, also heart disease may have respiratory problems, it depends if there are other signs and symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath. If it is a recurring problem or you have other symptoms i urge you to consult your doc. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyriod cause breathing issues on one side?

No: Please contact your doctor. Your breathing symptoms are not normal and cannot be diagnosed on this forum. You need medical attention. Please take care. ...Read more

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Is bronchial inhaler dangerous to health and cause problems?

Is bronchial inhaler dangerous to health and cause problems?

No: Inhalers are not dangerous. As in any medicagtion the danger is in the correct indication & usage & not to abuse. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when lying in bed? What might be the cause?

Heart or lung diseas: CHF is a known cause for this, but also other conditions that cause swelling and fluid retention would cause water to go from legs to chest when a person lies flat. Also lung diseases varying from mild asthma to severe emphysema could cause this. Severe obesity would do it too since it restricts lungs inflation. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down in the spring time?

Not a podiatry ?: You need to talk to your family doctor or to an allergist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause a person to have difficulty breathing?

Difficulty breathing: This can be caused by mechanical problems with the chest breathing structures, problems with the lung themselves, general body weakness, anemia, hypothyroid, heart failure and other problems too. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of dificulty breathing and a normal oxygen level?

What could be the cause of dificulty breathing and a normal oxygen level?

Many: Most people with asthma have normal oxygen level and would be those who hyperventilate. See your doctor to find out. ...Read more