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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

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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What're the common causes of breathing problems?

What're the common causes of breathing problems?

Many...: There are many, many causes of breathing problems. Some are related to the respiratory system (asthma, copd), others to the cardiac system (congestive heart failure). Some problems are due to infection (pneumonia) and others related to trauma (quadriplegia). There are congenital causes (cystic fibrosis) and some causes where the etiology is not known. There are so many causes so see your doctor! ...Read more

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What are the causes of difficulty in breathing accompanied with tiresome , muscle and joint pains?

What are the causes of difficulty in breathing accompanied with tiresome , muscle and joint pains?

See your doctor: These are all vague symptomsee your doctor for a physical exam, blood work and possibly other testings to find the cause. ...Read more

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What could cause these symptoms? Nausea Shortness of breath Intermittent swelling of feet and ankles Persistent odd taste in back of mouth.

Dr. Ionel Rad Dr. Rad
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What could cause these symptoms?
Nausea
Shortness of breath
Intermittent swelling of feet and ankles
Persistent odd taste in back of mouth.

See your doctor : There are many diseases that can cause some or all the symptoms you mentioned. Please see your doctor soon! ...Read more

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Causes of extreme throat pain?

Causes of extreme throat pain?

3 most common: Cold, strep throat, tonsillitis most common causes. May required treatment. See MD. If tonsillitis and recurrent, may need ENT evaluation. ...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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What are common causes of throat pain?

What are common causes of throat pain?

3 most common: 3 most common are old, strep throat, tonsillitis. May require treatment. See MD for exam/treatment. If recurrent, you may need ENT exam/treatment. ...Read more

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What would cause chronic random and sudden deep inhalation of breath?

What would cause chronic random and sudden deep inhalation of breath?

Brain activated: Two types of muscle: voluntary and involuntary. (eg., muscle of GI tract involuntary, Skeletal muscles are voluntary (but nervous system can override). But diaphragm (muscle for breathing) has both muscle types. So can breathe when U want, but U cannot stop!. Sudden deep breaths are called Sighs, brain does this to prevent lung collapse from low vol breathing at rest. ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath during c-section?

What causes shortness of breath during c-section?

Could be many reaso: Reasons, many not serious , some more serious what did your OB say you need to ask your OB as your OB knows you , your situation and your medical history. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of chest pain and limb pain?

What are the common causes of chest pain and limb pain?

See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...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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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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What are the causes of chronic laryngitis and choking sensation in throat.?

What are the causes of chronic laryngitis and choking sensation in throat.?

Most likely reflux: Most likely cause is acid reflux even if there is no heartburn. Only 1/3 of people with reflux have heartburn. Consider avoiding caffeine, alcohol, acidic or spicy foods, smoking, eating less than 4 hrs before sleep, sleeping with the the head higher than the heart, and antacids. Could also be throat tumor so consider ENT evaluation if symptoms present longer then 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of painful sharp stomach pain?

What are some possible causes of painful sharp stomach pain?

Lots: Anything from gas, spasm, constipation/stool to ulcers, tumors, inflammation, kidney stones, and other causes. See your doc, get examined. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of persistent throat problem?

What are the common causes of persistent throat problem?

PERSISTANT THROAT PR: Common causes are 1 allergy 2 gastro esophageal reflux 3 infectious mononucleosis 4 viral infections 5 throat irritation from low humidity, smoking, air pollution, yelling, post nasal drip 6 chronic fatigue syndrome 7 persistant mouth breathing, due to stuffy nose. ...Read more

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Constant chest pains causing difficulty breathing, painful, got worse since past mon. Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) ineffective. What can l take to relieve pain?

Be seen: You could have a pneumothorax (collapsed lung) - can happen to young people. You need to be examined. Get your parents to take you to the closest er. Other possibilities are pericarditis, pleurisy, and pneumonia. All require treatment. Don't try to treat this without expert assistance. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes pain on right side of body in rib area sometimes painful when breathing?

What causes pain on right side of body in rib area sometimes painful when breathing?

Could be rib: Dysfunction. Read more about this here at my blog http://www.Basicspine.Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome.Html. ...Read more

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I have constant popping from my neck down to my middle back that is painful. Happens sometimes just when breathing. Hard to rest and sit. Causes?

Joint problem: It sounds like you may have some inflammation or degeneration in facet joints of your spine and possibly the joints where the ribs join the spine. Recommend you see your doctor for evaluation and imaging. ...Read more

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I have hyper-acidity, that cause breathlessness. . It makes impossible to a normal deep breathing. That makes my life so painful. Can you help me? Thanks

GERD: Your symptoms could be related solely to uncontrolled reflux. Would recommend initiating daily Prilosec otc for potential relief but also advise that you consult with your physician. ...Read more

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2 IgA results of low 50's I have lupus, I experience swollen painful lymph nodes, painful breathing etc can low IgA cause symptoms, what should I do?

2 IgA results of low 50's I have lupus, I experience swollen painful lymph nodes, painful breathing etc can low IgA cause symptoms, what should I do?

No: This would not have accounted for your symptoms. Make sure you get a lung function test to find out whether asthma is the only cause for your breathing impairment . Another remote possibility is a drug reaction from the many drugs you have been taking to control your autoimmune disorder. If your rheumatologist can't help you, get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Three years ago, I got a painful rash on my right ribs that lasted 1 month. I still have that severe pain today that causes difficultly breathing. ?

Three years ago, I got a painful rash on my right ribs that lasted 1 month. I still have that severe pain today that causes difficultly breathing. ?

Not 100% clear: It would help to see a photo of the rash, but consider whether this is post herpetic neuralgia. This condition causes a rash that affects strips of skin called dermatomes that can cover the ribs. The rash can be very painful, and the pain can last after the rash is gone. Sometimes a medicine like gabapentin helps. Was the rash caused by zoster? ...Read more

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What could cause painful/difficult bowel movements that make u feel as if u were going to pass out, and breathing is difficult?

Constipation: You probably are suffering from severe constipation. To relieve the constipation you have to be well hydrated, eat lots fibreand take small doses of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) at bedtime. Straining at stool stimulates the vagus nerve , that gives a faint feeling. ...Read more

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What can breathing too much chemicals cause?

Damage your airways: Any chemical could cause airway irritation, burning or even bronchospasm. Depends on person genetic susceptibility. With time could developed, chronic irritation, lung or airway destruction leading to emphysema, chronic bronchitis or lung fibrosis. Some irritants are known carcinogens. Thats why I opposed any smoking. Even electronic cigarretes can damage your lungs ...Read more

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What causes the thrat to constrict and shut off breathing a bit?

What causes the thrat to constrict and shut off breathing a bit?

Allergic?: Sudden allergic responses can cause your throat to swell and shut off breathing -- if this goes untreated and progresses to full closure, you will die. If this is happening right now, you need immediate medical attention. If this has happened in the past & you've recovered, you need to find out what food, etc you're allergic to & avoid it. See your doctor to work on this. ...Read more

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What would cause a 27 yr old to just up and quit breathing? And how common of an occurance is this?

What would cause a 27 yr old to just up and quit breathing? And how common of an occurance is this?

More to the Story: This is not a normal scenario and there has to be more to the story. Nothing naturally would cause this scenario. ...Read more

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I'm staying still and on my left side, breathing deeply causes pain the left side as well. What does this mean ?

Hard to tell: Could be a number of things including pleurisy and musculoskeletal. Breathing makes both worse. If you can push anywhere on your chest or back to reproduce pain, this points to more musculoskeltal. Can be a rib out of some other issues. When in doubt, always consider a cardiac or abdominal cause and get it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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I suffer from breathing problem and it has caused me to restrict my physical activity. I also suffer from frequent coughingand frequent temporary cold. What is the solution to my problem?

Asthma: Breathing problem with cough could be a bronchitis, pneumonia and/or asthma attack; also more severe conditions have to be r/o like heart problems or even pulmonary emboli if risk factors present. See you doctor asap for a good history and physical and further evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause trouble breathing?

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What could cause trouble breathing?

Many things: Many things including: colds, reactive airway disease, heart issues please see your primary care physician with your complaints. ...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