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Difficulty Breathing While Sitting
What could it be when experiencing difficulty breathing when sitting. It improves a little when standing. Is this emergent?
I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: changing head position, sitting upright), difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat, psychological. ..
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
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
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
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
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
Smoking: Depending on amount and duration of time and place smoked if enclosed, sure. Consult your pcp. ...Read more
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
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
I think you should: Have this medically evaluated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Shortness of breath: Most likely chronic pulmonary disease from smoking but still have to consider cardiac causes. ...Read more
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