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Causes Of Painful Breathing
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
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
What are the causes of difficulty in breathing accompanied with tiresome , muscle and joint pains?
What could cause these symptoms?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is there condition that is characterized by symptoms of back pain, dizziness, chills, hot flushes, trouble walking and breathing?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I've developed a fixation on my breathing. I know if im distracted i don't think of it, but as soon as im ok, i think of it again. What could be cause?
Very normal: Most of us will - if we pay attention to our breathing - have a tendency to cling to that sensation. Just be present with that awareness. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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