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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when lying flat?

Difficulty breathing when lying flat?

Get it checked out: If you do not have a cold, or wheezing to explain it, see your doctor. A failing heart has a hard time with the increased blood coming back to the heart when you lie flat. Sometimes obesity causes a problem by applying pressure to lungs. No matter what, not breathing right when at rest is not normal. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when lying down at 38 wks?

Difficulty breathing when lying down at 38 wks?

Rhinitis &pregnancy: Tends to resolve after delivery! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing/pain in sides, what to do?

Breathing: You need complete physical exam and work up to get diagnosis. Consult your physician. ...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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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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What to do if I have difficulty breathing after I cough?

What to do if I have difficulty breathing after I cough?

Bronchodilator: That's a typical asthma symptom. If you don't have previously diagnosed asthma, see your doctor and ask for spirometry with and without a bronchodilator and with methacholine challenge if otherwise normal. ...Read more

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How to quickly treat difficulty breathing after exercise?

How to quickly treat difficulty breathing after exercise?

Shortness of breath: Some level of shortness of breath is normal after exercise. But if it is disproportinate or dysnea on exertion is not normal. You need work-up to rule out blocks in heart arteries. ...Read more

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Good day I have difficulty breathing after I wake up from sleep?

Good day I have difficulty breathing after I wake up from sleep?

Difficulty breathing: Upon waking up- what do you mean by that? Need more information. How long has this been going on? Difficulty as in very stuffy or cannot breathe at all? Any chest discomfort? Do you have any respiratory conditions? Asthma on meds? ...Read more

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Why do I have great difficulty breathing when I lie down to sleep?

Shortness of breath: Could be one of many things from nose problems to lung or heart or sleep apnea. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Could I have difficulty breathing from smoking excessively at night?

Could I have difficulty breathing from smoking excessively at night?

Smoking: Depending on amount and duration of time and place smoked if enclosed, sure. Consult your pcp. ...Read more

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I have a pain under my right ribcage and having difficulty breathing?

I have a pain under my right ribcage and having difficulty breathing?

Get evaluated.: The most common cause of pleuritic chest pain in a younger person without signs of a lung infection is costochodritis, or an inflammation or injury to the ribs. The pain often causes a labored breathing pattern known as splinting. However, make sure you are seen so that atypical chest pain related to the heart, or an infection of the lung, is not missed. Make sure you are evaluated! ...Read more

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I'm having extreme difficulty breathing and coughing up crud, what's going on?

I'm having extreme difficulty breathing and coughing up crud, what's going on?

See doc today!: Shortness of breath can be life-threatening so you need to be seen by a doctor today asap. Go to the er if your doctor cannot see you today. Possible diagnoses for your symptoms include bronchospasm from any etiology, pneumonia, acute or chronic bronchitis, pulmonary embolism etc. Etc. You need to be seen asap so the diagnosis can be made and treatment rendered. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Difficulty breathing after exercise?

What is the definition or description of: Difficulty breathing after exercise?

Many causes: I assume you mean what is the cause.
It could be lung problems such as asthma or heart problems to name a few. You need an examination. ...Read more

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Can someone explain why I have difficulty breathing when bounding up the stairs?

Depends on # things: Your age, diseases that you have, medicines on, weight/height (body mass index or bmi) all would be needed to know to come to some answer. Most important is if there is a change in your ability to bound up the stairs; is this an acitivity you do regularly, are you in good condition generally from regular excercising? Get yourself a good check-up, discuss everything, the good doc will answer. ...Read more

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I lived in central valley of california, sick and difficulty breathing a lot. Why?

I lived in central valley of california, sick and difficulty breathing a lot. Why?

Problem in and out.: As far as I know, central valley california and a high air pollution index. But if you are having difficulty breathing, then you have some underlying condition, either with your heart of lung systems, that may be exacerbated by the air you are breathing. So, get a good checkup with your internist, including blood testing, ekg, pulmonary function study. ...Read more

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Still feeling difficulty breathing sometimes after pneumonia. Is that normal or not?

Needs evaluation: Persistent shortness of breath needs a specific medical evaluation. For some people after pneumonia they can feel short of breath for some time, if they have a prior lung disorder ( (copd etc) on the other hand persistent shortness of breath can indicate many potential serious problems, from an incorrect original diagnosis, to a persistent infection, etc etc. Thus it needs an evaluation by an md. ...Read more

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Grandfather hospitalized for difficulty breathing. Is that due to smoking for 50years?

Grandfather hospitalized for difficulty breathing. Is that due to smoking for 50years?

Shortness of breath: Most likely chronic pulmonary disease from smoking but still have to consider cardiac causes. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to start feeling difficulty breathing from smoking?

Please tell me how long it takes for to start feeling difficulty breathing from smoking?

Shortness of breath: It can be immediate or it can take years depending on the reaction to the smoke. ...Read more

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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

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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