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Causes Of Chest Pain And 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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