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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Chest Pain And Shortness Of Breath

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


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What causes pain in chest shortness of breath?

What causes pain in chest shortness of breath?

See below: Several things can cause these symptoms including heart attack and failure. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Causes of chest pain and cough?

Causes of chest pain and cough?

Many, : Infection, cold, flu, heart attack, lung diseases, etc. You need to have it checked by a real doctor. Don't delay...Ok? ...Read more

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Which type of cardiac problems cause, shortness of breathe, pressure tightness and chest pain?

Which type of cardiac problems cause, shortness of breathe, pressure tightness and chest pain?

Chest discomfort: The cause of your symptoms range from stress to congestive heart failure( uncommon in a 34 years old). See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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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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Can pvc's cause chest tightness and shortness of breath?

PVC's : In a healthy 31 yr old male, pvc's are almost never the cause of any major issues. Mostly likely, you're having some anxiety when experiencing pvc's (which is very common)! nevertheless, get a check up to make sure there isn't anything else going on. If you're checkup is clean, i bet those symptoms will go away after getting the proper reassurance. ...Read more

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What could chest and back pain along with shortness of breath indicate?

What could chest and back pain along with shortness of breath indicate?

Muscle strain: Shortness of breath (sob) could be from many things such as asthma and infections like bronchitis and pneumonia. Infections could cause chest and back pain. Sob can go along with coughing. Coughing could lead to muscle strain which in turn can lead to chest and back pain. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid cause symptoms of heart pain and shortness of breath?

Can the thyroid cause symptoms of heart pain and shortness of breath?

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 more

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What causes fullness feeling in throat and shortness of breath?

What causes fullness feeling in throat and shortness of breath?

Possibly reflux: Stomach juice can come into the throat causing the symptoms you describe. Sleep with the lower part of your neck elevated above your abdomen (semi-sitting). Do not eat or drink anything for 3 hours prior to going to bed. Take Prilosec otc before breakfast and Zantac (ranitidine) 150 before dinner. No coffee, tea, soda, tomatoe products. If you are not better within 2 weeks see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?

What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?

Right rib pain: Many things can cause right rib pain with shortness of breath, such as pneumonia or other causes of infection/inflammation; lung, mediastinal or rib tumors, pulmonary artery embolus (life-threatening), rib fracture or focal trauma. I recommend a visit to your doctor or to the ER. ...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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Pregnant with shortness of breath. Constant cough and allergies then the shortness of breath

Pregnant with shortness of breath. Constant cough and allergies then the shortness of breath

Need evaluation: Symptoms of shortness of breath and frequent cough can be related to asthma or other conditions that can affect pregnant women including cardiomyopathy (heart problems). Allergies and asthma frequently occur together and if untreated or under treated can lead to serious consequences. It important these symptoms are addressed by a physician specialist soon. ...Read more

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What causes nosebleeds, shortness of breath and dizziness?

What causes nosebleeds, shortness of breath and dizziness?

Nasal problems: Congestion of nasal membranes or sinuses can cause all of these symptoms. Can also aggravate asthma. ...Read more

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Chest pains and shortness of breath after vomiting from drinking?

Chest pains and shortness of breath after vomiting from drinking?

Get checked soon: It may be cardiac, respiratory or gastro-esophageal origin. With your history of heavy drinking and vomiting anything is possible. Don't ignore it ang get checked. Unfortunately we don't have any other history from you. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, burning sensation and pains across the chest, a lot of burps and fatigue?

Shortness of breath, burning sensation and pains across the chest, a lot of burps and fatigue?

This is a lot & not : Sounds like asthma + acid reflux. But a much more complete history (and physical) is need. If you drink coffee (regular & decaf) or eat sweets, i'd suggest you stop those for now to see if there is benefit. You will enjoy our website www.Thepmc.Org. ...Read more

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Pain on left rib cage shortness of breath and excessive sweating?

Pain on left rib cage shortness of breath and excessive sweating?

See your doctor: These complaints could be due to any number of problems - some of them serious. You need to see your doctor or go to an emergency room to have the symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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Could gastritis cause shortness of breath and fatigue?

Could gastritis cause shortness of breath and fatigue?

Yes.: Can cause sob especially if this is due to reflux. This can also cause spasm of the airways and cause wheeze. Fatigue can also be due to anemia from gastritis. Depends on severity. Need to follow up with md or GI doctor. ...Read more

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Sticking pain on left side of chest and feeling shortness of breath ?

Sticking pain on left side of chest and feeling shortness of breath
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Must check the heart: A visit to one's primary care doctor very soon can help sort things out. If symptoms recur prior to the visit, one can go to the E.R. (A person with worrisome chest pain and shortness of breath has to go to his doctor or the E.R. to be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry".) ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more