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Does breathing difficulty cause anxiety , ie;breathlessness caused by asthma, or bronchiectasis?

Does breathing difficulty cause anxiety , ie;breathlessness caused by asthma, or bronchiectasis?

Distress: The natural response to severe shortness of breath can reach panic level. I find that using anxiety to describe this reaction is extremely dangerous since it significantly downplays the urgency of the situation and may lead to administration of anxiolytics which could be detrimental. ...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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Can dystonia cause difficulty swallowing or breathing?

Can dystonia cause difficulty swallowing or breathing?

Muscle imbalance: Dystonia is a state of muscle control that does not allow relaxation and sets off severe muscle imbalance. If this affects throat muscles it will cause swallowing and speech and even breathing problems. If this affects hands and feet it will distort joints and result in severe joint and bone defects. ...Read more

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Is shortness of breath, fatigue or dizziness caused by pectus excavatum?

Is shortness of breath, fatigue or dizziness caused by pectus excavatum?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can be surgically repaired, but surgery is usually reserved for people who have moderate to severe signs and symptoms. People who have mild signs and symptoms may be helped by physical therapy. Certain exercises can improve posture and increase the degree to which the chest can expand. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/treatment/con-20028599 ...Read more

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Can excess swallowing cause throat tightness or trouble breathing?

Can excess swallowing cause throat tightness or trouble breathing?

No: Excess swallowing should not cause these symptoms. Talk with primary doctor about your complaints to determine if something else is causing these symptoms (i.e. asthma, acid reflux, etc.). ...Read more

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Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Tracheomalacia: Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek ???????, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads to tracheal collapse especially when increased airflow is demanded. The trachea normally dilates slightly during inspiration and narrows slightly during expiration. These processes are exaggerated in tracheomalacia, leading to airway collapse . REwiki ...Read more

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Can excess curvature of the spine cause breathing difficulty?

Can excess curvature of the spine cause breathing difficulty?

Yes: especially a kyphosis. scoliosis can do it as well. The abnormal curvature causes a change in the lung mechanics making you short of breath. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

Catching up.: In a healthy state we consume o2 and produce more co2 during exercise. The "difficulty" breathing we feel, is the need to exhale the co2. Our respiratory drive is tied more to getting out the co2 than getting in the o2. It is an interesting question on why is the body "wired" that way. ...Read more

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Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Can be a heart probl: Chest pain and shortness of breath including wheezing can be a sign of heart disease specially at the age of 60. It is important that you check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can severe cervical stenosis cause swallowing difficulty?

Can severe cervical stenosis cause swallowing difficulty?

Not usually: Cervival stenosis by itself should not cause swallowing problems, however of you have very, very large bone spurs (osteophytes) on the front (ventral) aspect of your cervical spine then it is possible to have swallowing problems from that. You can get a swallow study or scope to look into it. ...Read more

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Can sleep deprivation affect breathing or cause difficulty swallowing?

Can sleep deprivation affect breathing or cause difficulty swallowing?

Difficulty breathing: Sleep deprivation may cause mental and physical problems including memory impairment, depression, increased blood pressure, weight gain. That said, for difficulty breathing go to ER without delay. Follow-up with your pcp to find out why you are not getting adequate sleep and have difficulty breathing/swallowing. See: http://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What conditions involve chest tighness and breathing difficulty?

What conditions involve chest tighness and breathing difficulty?

See your doctor: Chest pain and tightness should not be taken lightly, as it could be a sign of severe heart issues. This should be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

Clarify? See doctor!: Ongoing problem or recent? Fever? Chest pain? Otherwise sick? Age? Other health issues? Could be anything from carrying excess weight in the midsection (make it difficult to take a deep breath while lying down), to heart failure or fluid in lungs from infection or tumor. You should definitely see a doctor to get this checked out soon. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble breathing. Is it caused by pyridostigmine?

I'm having trouble breathing. Is it caused by pyridostigmine?

Pyridostigmine: not a side effect listed for pyridostigmine....if you're taking the drug read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyridostigmine ...Read more

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Can bulimia cause difficulty in breathing?

Can bulimia cause difficulty in breathing?

It's possible: Bulimia can lead to abnormalities in electrolytes and in the acid/base balance of the body. Some of these abnormalities can, in turn, lead to shortness of breath or other cardiac or respiratory symptoms. I recommend that the person having these symptoms see a professional as soon as possible for evaluation. Best of luck. ...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

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Help please! could cervical stenosis cause difficulty with breathing?

Help please! could cervical stenosis cause difficulty with breathing?

Not likely : That would not be a likely symptom from cervical stenosis unless the patient had suffered a spinal cord injury. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Will difficulty in breathing cause hypertension or hypotension?

Will difficulty in breathing cause hypertension or hypotension?

None: Difficulty in breathing by itself will neither cause Hypertension or Hypotension There are different causes of difficulty in breathing and a person's blood pressure during those episodes may be high or low.But by itself difficulty in breathing does not cause Hyper or Hypotension ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing. Could it be caused by my scoliosis?

I have difficulty breathing. Could it be caused by my scoliosis?

Unlikely: Only the largest curves and most extreme rib deformities cause lung function problem like curves above 70 degrees if your curve is this large than maybe. ...Read more

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Random upper back spasms, difficulty breathing during spasm. Lasts anywhere from few min to hours. Have s curve scoliosis, mild on top?

Random upper back spasms, difficulty breathing during spasm. Lasts anywhere from few min to hours.  Have s curve scoliosis, mild on top?

Conservative care: There may by underlying pathology, such as early disc degeneration, causing the spasms, or you may have unknowingly injured your back. A mild scoliosis is actually unlikely to cause any significant pain/problems. If symptoms persist and/or are debilitating, you need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Is the nurse right to say that i had scoliosis, and that could cause breathing problems?

Possibly.: Scoliosis can cause significant breathing problems if the curvature is very high. Smaller curves may cause a reduction in respiratory function when measured, but usually not clinically observed. If you have scoliosis and breathing problems you need to be examined because one may not be causative of the other. ...Read more

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When i was little i was healthy but when i reached my teens i developed allergies, scoliosis, weak joints, and breathing problems. What could cause it?

When i was little i was healthy but when i reached my teens i developed allergies, scoliosis, weak joints, and breathing problems. What could cause it?

Allergies, scoliosis: While some children develop asthma in infancy, it is more typical for allergies like hayfever to develop in adolescence and young adulthood. Presumably, this is due to hormonal changes which then cause changes in the immune system. Scoliosis is not related to allergies but can worsen in teens as a result of growth spurts occurring at this time which can affect bone and joint development. ...Read more

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Can it cause difficulty breathing? And nauseous?

Can it cause difficulty breathing? And nauseous?

Sure: see your doc ASAP. No reason to wait. Difficulties with breathing can be ominous. No procrastinating. Check with your doc and good luck. ...Read more

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Could alergies cause headaches dizziness and difficulty breathing?

Could alergies cause headaches dizziness and difficulty breathing?

Allergy and Symptoms: Allergies can cause headaches from sinus/nasal involvement and triggering migranes. They can cause dizziness from the effect on the inner ear. Allergies can cause shortness of breath from swelling of the tubes in the lung or infiltrations into the lung which should't be there. You should see your md to determine if your symptoms are truly from allergies.The heart must be considered as well. ...Read more

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What could possibly be the cause of difficulty breathing in warm areas...

Few options: Humidity, if high can do it. If you mean very warm, the inability to cool upper airways (as they warm air for lower airways) can do it. If tropical or fertile, can be pollens / molds. If desert, can be dusts (or still molds/pollens). If a firefighter--might be smoke ; toxic gasses. :) unfortunately, many options means need good history and exam to narrow down and diagnose properly. ...Read more

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Does using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause certain symptoms like difficulty breathing?

Does using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause certain symptoms like difficulty breathing?

Yes: It is a sedative antihistamine. Causes drowsiness, dryness of respiratory system & even impair breathing in elderly patient & otherr very affected ones. A high dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (over 150 mg) can cause depression of system & is compare to 0.08% of alcohol effect in the brain. ...Read more

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What would cause sev chest pain and difficulty breathing when lie on right side? When get up chest pain still continues but can breathe easier.

What would cause sev chest pain and difficulty breathing when lie on right side? When get up chest pain still continues but can breathe easier.

Chest pain: You should consult your doctor asap. There are several possibilities for your condition. You need an examination and tests. ...Read more

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What could cause difficulty breathing?

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What could cause difficulty breathing?

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?

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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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

Clarify? See doctor!: Ongoing problem or recent? Fever? Chest pain? Otherwise sick? Age? Other health issues? Could be anything from carrying excess weight in the midsection (make it difficult to take a deep breath while lying down), to heart failure or fluid in lungs from infection or tumor. You should definitely see a doctor to get this checked out soon. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when lying in bed? What might be the cause?

Heart or lung diseas: CHF is a known cause for this, but also other conditions that cause swelling and fluid retention would cause water to go from legs to chest when a person lies flat. Also lung diseases varying from mild asthma to severe emphysema could cause this. Severe obesity would do it too since it restricts lungs inflation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause a person to have difficulty breathing?

Difficulty breathing: This can be caused by mechanical problems with the chest breathing structures, problems with the lung themselves, general body weakness, anemia, hypothyroid, heart failure and other problems too. ...Read more

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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more


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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