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Could Copd Cause Anxiety Attacks
Yes: Not being able to breathe is one of those things that can lead to panic. It becomes hard to tell which is the worse problem. So you could have fairly mild COPD but making you feel short of breath out of proportion to the lung problem. Then again, if the lung problem is severe, panic could make the symptoms even worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
Why willstanding up fast or bending over cause a sudden COPD panic attack in which i can't catch my breath?
Absolutely: Bending over is a frequent cause of shortness of breath in COPD and can generate a panicky feeling very quickly. Any sudden movement can do the same especially if you unconsciously hold your breath for a few seconds while getting up or carrying something. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why can standing up fast or bending over cause a sudden COPD panic attack in which I can't catch my breath?
Increased pressure: Bending causes increased pressure in the abdomen which is in turn transmitted to the lungs causing shortness of breath. Lungs with diminished reserves like in COPD are unable to adjust to that pressure increase. The standing up part is a different story. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you differentiate between COPD and asthma? Can stress on top of asthma, allergies, and panic attacks cause copd? I have trouble exhaling fully.
Reversibility: Asthma and COPD overlap however asthma shows reversible pft changes where the changes with COPD are more fixed. In addition COPD is a disease mostly of older people who have been smokers, asthma can affect anyone including young people and is often associated with a hx of allergies. In some patients the tow disease coexist. Stress/anxiety make both worse but do not "cause" copd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lot of health problems, back injury, copd, overweight, depression, what kind of doctor would be the best to treat me hurt my back many years ago always have pain, i suffer from panic attacks everyday, I have under active theroid, over weight, can
Doctor: Would start with a general practitioner which can be an internist or family practitioner. This person can evaluate you and help you organize your care. Also if referrals need to be made, this person will help coordinate them for you. With a number of insurance plans, it is required that referrals come from a primary care physician which is what these persons are. Do your research.Find a good one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
27 years old with hyperinflated lungs? I have had chronic anxiety and stress and am wondering if this could have caused it or is it asthma or copd?
L renal failure due to reoccurring reflux. Dx= crohns, sleep apnea, COPD, chronic fatigue, anxiety. What could cause all of this? No answers so far!!!
Need a consultation: It's likely that your conditions are not all coming from a single source. A physician would need to know more about your medical history, social history and specifics surrounding each complaint in order to give helpful advice. You may want to have a Health Tap Virtual on line consultation.A VIDEO/PHONE consultation or an INBOX TEXT consult is best. A real time text consult is not the best for you ...Read more
Please help I am very scared will Mucinex increase my anxiety or heart rate I have COPD and afib I am very concerned about the Mucinex I need it to ?
Losing weight. Not even trying. Lost 10lbs since 03/09. Losing wt more faster now. Am HIV-/COPD/depression/anxiety/insomnia/high cholest. Suggestions?
Full exam ASAP: The serious conditions you mention make it essential that you be receiving optimal coordinated treatment. A Health Psychologist might help pull your care together to highten efficiency and support you as you deal w/ all those challenges. You'll need a good diet/exercise plan once you discover appropriate medical care. Therapy will help you keep track and stay on track. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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