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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati Dr. Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
Andhra University, Andhra Medical College
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'i am having difficulty breathing while sitting?

'i am having difficulty breathing while sitting?

Breathing: Need more information to come up with diagnostyic work-up. Consult your md.

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati Dr. Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
Andhra University, Andhra Medical College
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Difficulty breathing when sitting, what to do?

Difficulty breathing when sitting, what to do?

Breathing problem: You need face to face physician visit to get physical examination for diagnosis.

Dr. Ira Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
38 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: changing head position, sitting upright), difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat, psychological. ..

I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: changing head position, sitting upright), difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat, psychological. ..

It sounds like: You may have vertigo however as a diabetic there is the potential this is related to your glucose control. Additionally autonomic dysfunction could contribute as well. Bring these issues to your health care provider as soon as possible.

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh Dr. Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Okay... over the last two weeks I have been having some difficulty breathing. It comes and goes mostly when I'm active, but sometimes when I'm just sitting in class. Especially when I walk up stairs it gets really bad. Also I get really wheezy and my brea

Okay... over the last two weeks I have been having some difficulty breathing. It comes and goes mostly when I'm active, but sometimes when I'm just sitting in class. Especially when I walk up stairs it gets really bad. Also I get really wheezy and my brea

Med hx please: I would suggest a review of your asthma plan and triggers. There is an online asthma control test at asthma. Com. If you find that you are using your Albuterol more frequently, please follow up. A virtual appt is also available online: healthtap. Com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ

Dr. Mustafa Al Shaar Dr. Al Shaar
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
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Difficulty breathing when standing or sitting up since 1 week ago. Better when laying down. Also upper, mid back pain.?

Difficulty breathing when standing or sitting up since 1 week ago. Better when laying down. Also upper, mid back pain.?

Check it please: Please see a doctor about it Could be caused by some problems of concerns like pneumothorax (puncture of the lung) or a clot (pulmonary embolism) so please get it checked

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Dr. Sue Ferranti Dr. Ferranti
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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I have COPD &asthma, I am haffing difficulty breathing and chest pain, feels like someone is sitting on my chest. Should I go to the er?

I have COPD &asthma, I am haffing difficulty breathing and chest pain, feels like someone is sitting on my chest. Should I go to the er?

YES!!: You need to go to the er immediately to make sure you are not having a heart attack. If you are, the sooner it is diagnosed, the quicker it can be treated to prevent heart damage. Call 911; do not drive yourself! Good luck!

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Why am I having difficulty breathing?

Why am I having difficulty breathing?

Sob: There are many possibilities and with no information we can't speculate for you why you're short of breath

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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What could cause difficulty breathing?

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.

Dr. Sergio Schabelman Dr. Schabelman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
44 years in practice
University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine
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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!!!

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Why am I having so much difficulty breathing?

Why am I having so much difficulty breathing?

SOB: If you are having difficulty breathing you need to see a doctor. There's no way out here for us to know what your problem (s) are from such a question without any other information.

Dr. Michael Sanders Dr. Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
12 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Will the difficulty breathing go away if I quit?

Will the difficulty breathing go away if I quit?

Not sure: Please repost your question. Not sure what you're asking.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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I started having difficulty breathing. Any help?

I started having difficulty breathing. Any help?

Short of breath: There are many causes of breathing difficulty. With no other information about you, can;t speculate for you. See a dr. For evaluation.

Dr. Leto Quarles Dr. Quarles
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Difficulty breathing after excercise, what to do?

Breathing: See your doctor for evaluation and recommendation, there are many possibilities.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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How do I figure out why I am having difficulty breathing?

How do I figure out why I am having difficulty breathing?

See a doctor: Its difficult to figure it out on your own and with out specific tests, including a history and physical and possibly a pulmonary function test if needed. Wish I could be more help, but the best way to find out would be to see a doctor.

Dr. John Szawaluk Dr. Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Sanders Dr. Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
12 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Difficulty breathing?

What is the definition or description of: Difficulty breathing?

See below: If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen levels may be normal.

Dr. Tarek Naguib Dr. Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
36 years in practice
University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

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